Land maintenance and help around the house on the edge of a village in the Tarn in the Midi-Pyrenees. France

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France

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  • last activity

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    22/09/2020

 
  2020 

 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    My wife and I and 10 year old daughter live in a large house on the edge of a village in the Tarn in the Midi-Pyrenees. We've been here a few years but there is always additional work to be done. There is general decorating to be done on the house and a lot of manual clearing work to be done in the partly wooded grounds. The vast majority of the work doesn't involve any special skills - just a bit of graft.

    We'll provide a double bedroom with its own bathroom and additional space if needed We're happy to provide meals including vegetarian if required. There's plenty to see in the local area and we can provide transport for occasional more distant trips out. Bikes are also available at the house and there is a games room with darts and pong pong. We are very easy going, social people and are happy to meet people of varied age range and background.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco Projects
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I have a background in plumbing, bathroom installation and general property maintenance and my wife has a career in events. Our French language is still in need of a good deal of work but we are increasingly immersing ourselves in the local culture to improve our communication skills. I'm still a keen squash/racketball player and am happy to play anyone interested in sport - there is a squash and tennis court in walking distance!

  • Help

    Help

    We have an area of the grounds where pine trees were removed 2 years ago. A lot of branches were left behind and this needs to be cleared along with brambles which have grown up since.
    There are various decorating tasks in the house if interior help is preferred or rain prevents outdoor work.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Double or twin bedroom (or both if required) with own bath/shower room. Situated on the top floor of our three storey home.
    We can provide all meals or guests are welcome to share our kitchen facilities.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The village centre of Anglès is a five minute walk and has a bakery, butchers, bar/tabac, restaurant, grocery store, cashpoint and 24hr filling station.
    There are two large lakes within a 15 minute cycle, one of which has a beach and watersports. The area is famous for its volcanic geological rock attractions including "trembling rock" and river of boulders. The larger local town of Castres is well worth a visit with its historic Riverside houses, restaurants/bars and medieval buildings.

  • 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

    Wifi available in bedrooms and shared areas

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Smaller camper vans are able to park in the driveway easily but larger ones may also be accommodated.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 979969962798