Come and stay with us, lend a hand, learn a skill and most importantly share your story in Lot et Garonne, France

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France

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    13/04/2021

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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    My Husband and I have recently settled full time in France. After traveling all over the country in our Motor home to find just the right spot for us we purchased a lovely property in the Lot & Garonne not far away from the River Lot and surrounded by Plum orchards, hazelnuts and sunflowers.

    We both decided to quit our corporate lives in our 30s, sell up our worldly possessions and move to France from the UK in search of a different sort of lifestyle.

    Our world now revolves around the seasons and the weather and we could not be happier.

    Our existence could not be more different to our old lives and we love to share our journey with others and show that where there is a will there is a way.

    Come and stay with us, lend a hand, learn a skill and most importantly share your story.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Help around the house
    Language practice

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Aside from the immersion into French culture and language (we are learning) I think the biggest benefit we could offer is sharing our story. I stayed with a family a few years ago that offer workaway and the knowledge they shared about their new lives in France made our journey so much easier - it would be great to share that with someone else

  • Help

    Help

    All skills will find a fit with us but mostly we want people who are enthusiastic, willing to get involved and happy to turn their hand to most things. Think more along the lines of paint brushes, some woodwork, weeding, mowing and planting than anything too strenuous! We do however have a major project of a new roof and pool coming soon and a building rewire but Dan is a experienced DIY electrician and builder so if you fancy getting involved in those jobs then it will be supporting Dan.

    Specific tasks - lawn mowing, rotavating a new veg patch, strimming, pruning, planting, watering, painting walls, wallpapering, sanding and staining woodwork, renovating furniture, cooking (if you want to)

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Private room provided with either an ensuite or shared bathroom in a shared house with other workawayers. Communal areas and kitchen provided.
    All food and drink will be provided for the duration - continental breakfast (cereals, bread, preserves), lunch (all home made - examples - soups, quiches, salads, meats & cheese) and dinner (All home made Spanish, Indian, Mexican, French, English - we really love to try out new things - we can cook veggie and non veggie) with wine/ beer.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are quite remote and there is no public transport available but we would be happy to drop you off locally in your spare time. We are also happy to collect you from the local airport when you arrive (Bergerac) or the train station in Agen or Marmande. There is so much to do in the local area - its a gastro delight and lots of chateaus/ castles to visit plus the river lot is close by with boat hire.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    Our internet access is currently being sorted out so have a chat with us about your needs and we can see whats possible. A work area can be provided.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    As long time motorhomers (we lived in one full time for 12 months) we know all about the requirements. We have space to comfortably park a bus up to 8m and we can provide electric hook up/ water and black/ grey waste disposal.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week




Host ref number: 872393995837