Help us renovate this beautiful 15th century house in the medieval town of Sarlat, France

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  • Description

    Description

    Hi !
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    SPECIAL SEARCH OF THIS MOMENT :
    I'm searching for a sort of "apprentice", someone who would want to learn many things about construction, and stay for a longer time than usual. I can teach a lot, and in the next months we will go through drywall, concrete floors, wooden floors, electricity, plumbing...

    If you want to learn construction, and are not afraid by hard work, you could be the good one !
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    We are in the process of renovating a beautiful old house in the medieval town of Sarlat, one of Europe's best preserved towns, located in the Périgord Noir, land of foie gras and fortified castles. We are, Berenice and Raphaël a small family in our thirties with an incredible 5 y-o kid named Savinien speaking very well (and he likes to teach French too :-D). We are in a complete change of life and we'd like to share our dynamism !
    You will be accomodated in a (big) room that may be shared, or not, depending on the period and organizing, on the first floor of the house that is dedicated to workawayers with three rooms and two bathrooms, and a little quiet corner. The Original is not in the same house, so the place is clean, like a normal house :-)

    In the house we are renovating, we have now finished the demolition, so the real construction is starting : dry wall mounting, electricity, plumbing, etc...

    All meals are given, and for the week-end I cook fresh products, often local, depending the season.
    On the weekends we generally do a little trip (castle / cavern / church / town visit etc...) on which everybody can come, of course!

    For more info, feel free to ask us !

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Perigord Noir is a region where you find many fortified castles, since it was the center of the one hundred year war. In the week-end we generally make at least one activity or visit (castles, old towns, etc...) We love this place as we love history, and would be happy to share about this. It is one of the most recognized regions of France for gastronomy, with foie gras, truffle, duck breast, etc... We can also help to learn french as well, and this probably could help us with our english :-)

  • Help

    Help

    We are seeking help for all kinds of building works and now, we finished the demolition part, and start constructing dry walls, installing electricity, plumbing... Do you feel ready for a real construction ? Come and help us, there is a lot of work !

    SPECIAL SEARCH OF THIS MOMENT :
    I'm searching for a sort of "apprentice", someone who would want to learn many things about construction, and stay for a longer time than usual. I can teach a lot, and in the next months we will go through drywall, concrete floors, wooden floors, electricity, plumbing...

    If you want to learn construction, and are not afraid by hard work, you could be the good one !

  • Languages spoken

    French: Fluent
    English: Intermediate
    Spanish: Beginner

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We now live in another big house, and the first floor is dedicated to workawayers, with 3 big rooms and 2 bathrooms, and a little-calm-sofa-corner.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We have a 5 years old kid, and three lovely cats that live outside (not the kid) !

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5h per day, 5 days a week

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