Hi. Sara and I (Guy) live on the edge of the Dordogne in Lot et Garonne. We have two friendly dogs, a cat and a horse. Our children, now grown up come and stay regularly. On 2 evenings a week, I run a food truck and by day I sometimes work part time for a non profit organisation renting electric bikes.
We are in a famous tourist area, full of vinyards, ancient fortified towns and dramatic scenery. The area is also celebrated for its night markets and its gastronomy. We're easy going, good hosts and great cooks. I am bilingual and can help with your French and I can teach you to cook if you like as I used to be a chef.
DIY and building projects
Visitors with us will enjoy all that South West France has to offer - it's climate, its gastronomy, it's peaceful way of life. Visit markets, visit chateaux, kayak on rivers and cycle, whilst improving your French.
We are restoring an old farmhouse and barns along with 2 acres of land, with some fun outdoor projects such as pizza oven, cold smoker,outdoor kitchen and swimming pool. Inside, we have some construction work to do which it would be great to have some help on. Skills are useful, but willingness is also good.
Bedroom, sitting room kitchenette arrangement with bathroom. Breakfast, snack lunch and fab dinner included.
In your time off, you can cycle, eat and drink, attend plenty of Anglo French events, go fishing if you like. There are caves, castles to visit wine tours, a chocolate factory.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week