Help visual artist around the house in Avignon, France



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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

  • Description


    We are a friendly French-American couple with a 4-year-old daughter. We live in an old farmhouse in the Provence countryside close to Avignon. Also living with us are 3 young and friendly students (age 13 and 15) who study at a nearby school. We have 2 chickens and 2 cats, all of which live outdoors.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Art Projects

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We speak French, English (and some Spanish) and would be happy to speak with you whichever language you prefer. We are both artists (poet, visual artist) and like to share these and many other interests (music, literature, the natural world). We have both travelled and know what it's like to be in a foreign country and new cultural situation. You can learn about French cooking and paper cut-out techniques.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    Elodie, who is a visual artist working on cut-outs and shadow puppet theatres, tore her achiles tendon and needs help with her visual work and performances (drive to shows and help set up, help with paper cut-out). She also needs help around the house (cooking, cleaning a little, driving the kids to school). Driving is critical. We are looking for a confident driver. Construction work also possible.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    A studio with bunk beds and a private bathroom.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Possibility of using one of our cars outside of working hours. You can also use one of our bicycles to go to any of five nearby villages (all between 2 and 5 kilometers distance). Two of the villages have train stations that can take you to Avignon or Avignon TGV. There are also some local buses, and there are beautiful walks in the countryside of this agricultural region. There are fascinating and beautiful towns and natural sights within easy reach of us.

    We eat healthy food, occasionally with meat, at regular hours. We do not smoke or drink alcohol, but we don't mind if you drink socially or smoke outside. Dinners and lunches are often convivial occasions. We make delicious fresh bread every other day. We heat our house with a wood stove and a chimney. We turn off the Wifi every night before going to bed (around 9 or 10 pm).

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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

  • 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: 947457266183