Help needed for maintenance projects and our Gardens in Pays de la Loire, France



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 Min stay requested: at least a week

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    Hello, we're a friendly couple, with a good sense of humour, in our early 60's, living in the Vendee, western France.We live in a stone farm cottage adjacent to our Gite (Bungalow).We are looking for a couple/two people. You will be staying in the Gite and you will also have the use of our lovely heated swimming pool!! We are surrounded by lovely rolling countryside, with footpaths from the front door. We are 3 km from the nearest village, with all amenities.There is lots to see and do in the area, and you can have the use of bikes.

    We are English speaking, with basic French. Julie was a swimming teacher, and a dance teacher, in the UK. She still teaches 'Tap' here in France. Chris loves music, plays keyboards in a band. We both love the outdoor life; art & swimming, and Skiing in the winter. We have 2 married sons who live nearby who help where they can.

  • 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

    We can help you with French, or English, language, swimming skills. If you're musical, a jamming session in our music room with keyboards and guitars. We live in a small typically French rural hamlet, and love the French way of life. Practically, we have become 'skilled' DIY'ers, having renovated 2 properties over the last few years; picking up Lime rendering skills etc. along the way. We love to cook, and would be happy to share some meals with you.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We need help with lime rendering a small barn and also to re new the roof. We have two small gardens which need hedge trimming, weeding etc.We are very active, but age and arthritis is slowing us down........

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    You will be staying in our comfortable 2 bedroomed Gite. It has UK freeview TV, and free wi-fi. The Gite has numerous books,local maps & guides, and board games. You will be welcome to share some meals with us, but mainly you will be self catering, and we'll take you shopping.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are lots of nearby interesting things to see; Forests, rivers ruins and Chateaux; picturesque villages, country walks, cafes and bars.

  • 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: 951144944847