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I live in a small town in the south of France. I am in the process of opening a small bric a brac at the bottom of my garden. I have a disabled daughter who comes home every nine days for about 3-4 days. I have lots of motivation but have run out of steam to do all that needs to be done to tidy the area and do some planting to make it look bettter. I love to cook and entertaine. I also do b&b from time to time. I love to renovate furniture and enjoy sewing. I have lived in France for 12years and have many outside interests. I enjoy meeting new people and am very easy going. I have a very largish house and whoever stays will have their own room and bathroom. We are about one hour from Toulouse and the Pyrenees are breathtakingly beautiful. We are an hour from Spain and four hours from Barcelona. The life here is good, the local produce such high quality. Markets galore each having their own unique stalls. I can pick you up from the airport or the railway station. Come and give me a hand and put on a couple of kilos!!! The shop is now open on Saturday mornings, market day. I also have a second hand clothing shop in the beer garden at the bottom of my place. The beer garden is run by an Australian who brews his own beer here in Aurignac. Aurignac Ale beer garden is a very popular place serving food and is open fro Thursday to Saturday. Live music also. There have been many changes in Aurignac with cafes opening and restaurants. There is also a cinema.
Types of help and learning opportunitiesLanguage practiceGardeningDIY and building projectsAnimal CareCreating/ Cooking family mealsHelp around the houseGeneral MaintenanceHelp with Computers/ Internet
Cultural exchange and learning opportunities
Good home cooking, sharing of ideas, meeting different people and places. I renovate furniture and can teach sewing skills.
Help with gardening, maintenance in the garden, help with computing,
Large house in a small town. Own room with ensuite. Large garden and court yard.
What else ...
Local bus into st Gaudens, next big town. One hour from Spain. Train station about 10 mins away. We are at the foothills of the Pyrenees, so walking,sightseeing and fishing. I travel to Tarbes to pick my daughter up and can drop off and pick up so that they could have a long weekend there or in Pau. I enjoyed having a Chinese girl to stay for 3 months. We loved to cook together and share experiences. I am looking for someone who will be a part of our family and have fun with us. I feel so lucky to have found this beautiful place but recognize I need some help. I am normally a very independent person and have a very outgoing personality as does my daughter Laura.
A little more information
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
How many Workawayers can stay?
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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