Help at our project with gardening,fencing and wood chopping at our house with pool in the Dordogne.

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France

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  • Description

    Description

    We are Nick and Judy, a couple with grown up children and we live in the South of the Dordogne area, situated between 3 beautiful old bastide towns. Our nearest town is Bergerac. The property is the remains of a 17th Century hamlet. There are 3 houses, two barns and a swimming pool. The grounds consist of 26 acres – woodland, meadow, vegetable patch, walnut grove and a small lake. We moved here from London 10 years ago and during that time have restored the 3 houses, installed photovoltaic panels and put in eco-friendly sanitation systems including a reedbed. We have a dog, cat, some sheep, kune kune pigs, ducks and chickens.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Help

    Help

    Potential projects for this year include:
    •wood clearance and management -the aim being to be self sufficient in firewood but also to gain access to woodland that has not been managed for about 50 years
    •stone wall repair/maintenance
    •plant propagating
    •fruit and veg growing, harvesting and preserving


    We find it best to work with couples or groups of friends rather than with a workawayer travelling on their own.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, French, a little Italian and even less Russian

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Accommodation would be on the first floor of the main house (two large double bedrooms with en suite bathrooms) plus two single rooms in the pigeonnier.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Life here is never boring and is characterised by good food, good wine, good company and lots of sunshine – at least for March through to November .
    We welcome anyone who feels they can contribute to the projects we have in hand either by offering muscle power, relevant knowledge and experience or simply a willingness to muck in. French or English lessons can be offered in return.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    4















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