We are a retired couple living permanently in rural France. Our house and gite is set in almost 8000sqM. We have a friendly Tibetan Terrier - Marley and a Laborite who is a recent rescue . I am a retired podiatrist born and bred in London and have adapted to rural life. Steven ran a small chain of tailoring shops in London and is loving his new life.
Our gite operates mainly in the summer months so any maintenance or large gardening projects have to be done outside July and August. We arrived here in late 2015 so are in our fourth year. Our main projects for this year are to extend our vegetable garden which we started last year which produced an abundance of tomatoes, French beans and a few charentais melons but we are only using less than a quarter of available area and we would love to grow more and more BUT WE DO NEED SOME HELP
We are looking for someone for At least two weeks to help us with landscaping the garden and clearing our vegetable garden. We have a rotavator but I would love someone to help Steven (who isn’t as young as he thinks or acts!!!!!)
DIY and building projects
We speak 4 languages - English, French, German and Polish and depending on the nationality of the volunteer we can offer linguistic help in English, French or German.
We are also offer “pocket money” 10 Euros per day per person based on a 5 day week
We are looking for a volunteer/s to help us in the autumn/winter for various projects, gardening including rotavating, weeding, digging
Accommodation will be in our beautiful gite with all meals being taken with us in the main house
French/English TV in the gite
Plenty of rural walks, 5 Kms from the nearest small town. We are situated in a very rural area. We have bicycles for the use of volunteers
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week