We are a British couple who have lived overseas most of our working lives. Our home is a 250 year old cottage in the middle of the countryside. We are less than 10 minutes from the nearest town which has great leisure facilities, including bars, restaurants and a large lake for swimming and water sports. We are surrounded by the Brenne National Park a wonderful area for cycling or walking. I am a great cook and we love to entertain. Our house has a very large garden and a large pond.
We live a very active life . We have 7 dogs, 6 cats and 4 ducks.
DIY and building projects
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We have two projects we would like help with. We want to create a wildlife haven on an island in our pond and build a small wooden summer house entirely from recycled materials on the island and we want to create a native species hedge which will run alongside our garden boundary for about 60 metres. The work involved would involve some digging, planting and being creative. No previous experience required.
We can offer two, double bedrooms in our house. The rooms are very comfortable and the bathroom and shower is great. Our volunteers would live with us as part of the family . We would like our volunteers to work for a maximum of 20 hours each week. We will provide food and accommodation and transport.
The area is very beautiful and within a 50 km radius there are dozens and dozens of tourist attractions. We also have cinemas, bars, cafes, sports and water sports facilities close by.
We are happy to drive our volunteers to places and we will also provide bikes.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
maximum 20 hours per week.