British woman living in France, renovating a house in a small hamlet in central France, looking for helper to help with renovations and garden



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    Hi - I'm a British woman living in France, renovating a house in a small hamlet in central France. I'm just looking for somebody to work alongside me with the DIY and gardening while practising their French or English if they would like. I think I'm pretty integrated into local society, have lots of friends - mainly artistic/creative - of different nationalities and participate in local activities.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance
    Help around the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    English and French, rural living and French culture.

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    The DIY that remains isn't too onerous - just mainly sanding, painting, cleaning and putting up fixtures and fittings. I would hope we can work together on this. At the moment I just try to keep the small patch of garden around the house tidy, but hope to start next year on sorting out my large neglected plot opposite! I have an ESOL qualification so I could help you with your French or English and of course we'd do a bit of sightseeing.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
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  • Accommodation


    Own large comfy downstairs bedroom. Although the house is a "work-in-progress " the kitchen and bathroom facilities are perfectly adequate and there is plenty of hot water.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    It is a quiet rural area and the nearest town is 12 miles away and not renowned for its nightlife! There is no public transport so this placement is not recommended if you are a party animal! However I'd of course pick you up from airport/station and take you shopping. If you like tranquillity, stunning scenery, flora and fauna, walking, visiting natural/historic sites or just taking time out to catch up with your studies, meditate or whatever - then this is the place for you! I am a non - smoker and mostly - tho' not strictly - vegetarian, but I think most people would not describe me as a fuddy-duddy!

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

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    Hours expected

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

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