Explore the countryside and help in our home and garden in Central France



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    We are a married retired couple in our early 60's, we have a longiere and very large garden in a rural area of Berry in the Loire Valley. My husband is a retired teacher and I used to work for the NHS.
    The area we live in is not an area for someone looking for night life or for anyone wanting to meet other youngsters in large towns etc.
    We do have Tours airport 1 hour from us and Paris 2 hours, Amboise Poitier Bourge Blois are all close by which we visit and we are also on the edge of the Brenne which, is the National Park of France.
    My husband belongs to a motor cycle club and I go to the free art classes held here, there is also free french lessons, keep fit, cookery and sewing groups here.
    We can offer accommodation house is only two bedrooms, of which we have one . in exchange for some gardening work,and help in the house, painting woodwork etc
    They are welcome to come on our visits to other places and meet up with our friends and can use our bicycles to go off on their own as they want.
    If anyone is interested they must be aware this is a rural area surrounded by fields and forests so must like a quiet country environment, would hate anyone to come thinking anything else.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    French, different culture of politeness protocol etc Cooking from me if they wanted.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We would love it if you could come and help in our garden.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Two bedrooms longere so all one one level, very large garden where you can put camper van to stay in if you want.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    About a mile from 2 different villages which have restaurants yoga classes a stade for football boules etc,lots of local sites to visit steam train, canoeing in St Aignan, fishing, chateau's etc

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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    4-5 hours

Host ref number: 921396433333