Help required around the property, building, gardening, helping around the House near Angouleme , France



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 Min stay requested: at least a week

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    We live in the south west of France 20 minutes from Angouleme and 1hour from Bordeaux. We are a married couple with two teenage children, and a little dog. We have lived in France for 10 years. I don’t work, but my husband does, he travels quite a lot across Europe. We are an English family With a 19 year old daughter and 16 year old son. Harriet goes to university in La Rochelle, she stays away during the week and comes back home most weekends. And our son Taylor goes to school in Angouleme.
    We have a large 4 bedroom renovated farm house, with two barns attached to the house, which haven’t yet been renovated. We are looking for someone to help around the property always lots to do..... gardening, building, woodwork, helping around the house. The list goes on!!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Help around the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We live in a small hamlet surrounded by vines producing grapes for the major Cognac houses, so you will enjoy French rural life. There are many interesting and varied local events celebrating the local lifestyle, vintage cars, festivals etc.
    Good opportunity to improve your French....
    Nearest town is 5-10 minutes by car or 20/30 minutes by bicycle (which we can supply). Angouleme is 30 minutes by bus, where there are regular trains to Bordeaux taking minimum 30 mins.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We require someone to help with gardening, building, woodwork, housework. The list is always full...

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Our property is a large old farmhouse with outbuildings. The house has been completely renovated, and the garden considerably improved with the addition of patios, and a pool including sun deck. There is also an old (18th century) bread oven that we often use for home made pizza!
    From the recently built kitchen extension there are magnificent views of the summer sunset.

    For accommodation we have a downstairs private double guest room with an en suite bathroom (shower, toilet and sink). You will have use of the family kitchen where you are welcome to prepare your own food or eat with the family, whichever is your preference. BBQ prevails in the summer months!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Nearest town is 5-10 minutes by car or 20/30 minutes by bicycle (which we can supply). Angouleme is 30 minutes by bus. Bordeaux Is 30 mins by train from Angouleme.
    If you are looking for nightlife this is not the place for you, but if some lazy days in the countryside with plenty of sun is appealing then it certainly is!

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 941642635491