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Help around my property, exchange languages and live in a seaside town on the French Riviera in South of France

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  • Last activity: 06/02/2023

Availability

  2023 

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello Workawayers,

    My name is Lionel and I live in a house with a garden in the suburbs of Sanary sur Mer. I am only a 10 minute walk away from the sea side. The work that I need help with is mainly in the garden and in the house , as well as other small activities such as painting and decorating. I do not have children or pets. The location is great for someone who likes the sea, sun, culture, wine and languages from Provence and the French Riviera. I am living on my own.


    You do not need to be fluent in any particular language, however if your mother tongue is English, German or Portuguese, that would be preferred. I would enjoy giving French lessons in exchange for English/German lessons on a daily basis.

    A covid vaccination would be a useful point too in this time of uncertainty about new variants.

    I have a lot of experience working with foreign students from my job in finance and I have travelled a lot in Europe. I am flexible, reliable and love speaking English or German. My meals consist mainly of local organic vegetables with some meat and fish, although I am very flexible with my diet and can easily adapt. Of course, being French I visit the boulangerie every morning for bread.

    I like to pay attention to eat in a healthy manner. I am open to new cultures and ways of cooking; I like using horizontal decision management when organising work. I would prefer non-smokers and non-party animals! But, I do on occasion like to enjoy the local pastis and wine which I can introduce to you.

    I am looking for someone enthusiastic and positive. I am 52 but seem 40. I have a passion for cooking, travelling in Europe, economics, history, psychology, languages, TV series, and am open to learn new things. I am honest, reliable and trustworthy.

    With the beach only 10 minutes walking distance, I enjoy going swimming every morning or evening in summer. From September it would possible to have a longer stay for a few weeks or months.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Teaching
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Living in a town between Provence and the French Riviera with local contacts, and sharing meals with the owner. A lot of sport possibilities too with sea side, walking, jogging, cycling... There is a bus stop near the house and the train station is on the line Marseille-Nice. It is an easy place to reach by train and coach. We could have a lot of conversations and work on your French and other languages on a daily basis. There are some great cultural attractions nearby too.

    In my free time I like to go swimming, as I have previously mentioned, hiking, playing boules in my garden and board games in the evening. I also love learning new games/trying out new activities and really enjoy teaching games as well.

  • Help

    Help

    Most of the tasks would be gardening, painting and improvements of the house. This help would be at the morning and does not take too long as the house and garden are a manageable size. There is no help asked for any guest.

    Language exchange (French- English or German) with books is be possible during the afternoon for a few hours.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Portuguese: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    I would enjoy speaking German/French or English/French every day, and to do some lessons too. Ich kann auch sehr gern auf Deutsch sprechen.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    A private bedroom with shared bathroom. There are satellite TV channels, a desk with chair to work, Wi-Fi in the bedroom with a large balcony in a flat of 80 sq m with a living room, kitchen, and second bedroom. There is a garden to enjoy spending time in as well.

    I like to buy organic vegetables or local fish and some meat. However, I am not a huge fan of meat and would enjoy a vegetarian diet.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    My situation is more appropriate for people who like nature and small towns, even though big towns are not so far away. However, the house is not isolated, the town centre and sea side are a 10 minutes walking distance, with some shops like a bakery or supermarket just 5 minutes away. I would prefer an early bird, quite shy, calm and a little sporty.

    The stay could be a few weeks to a few months in the autumn.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    There is access to the internet via fiber-optic broadband. There is Wi-Fi in the house and in your bedroom too. Access to a printer is also possible. A digital nomad would feel very comfortable here as there is good internet connection. I would enjoy if you could stay at least 2 weeks until a few months, if you are interested!

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 968981277857

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