Creating a cabin and gardening in the countryside in Pougny, France



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  • Description


    I am Vincent, 50 years old, with most of the time a construction or renovation project in progress.
    The oldest and most ongoing is my home cave in Andalusia where there is still no water or electricity!
    One day, with volunteers, we will meet there between olive and almond trees to continue this fabulous project near a turquoise and desert lake (yoga and no-wifi retreat...).
    I was born in Brittany, in the west of France, and I have been living for 10 years on the French-Swiss border, near Geneva.

    I love traveling, landscape photography and meeting people but since 1 year and my last trip to Cuba, the only travel idea I can enjoy is to receive people at home.
    I enjoy writing, trekking, naturopathy, yoga, off-grid building, van living...

    I have several years of experience in flat share with mostly women and we have always found a way to respect our differences, support each other, while having a good time and creating memories.
    I speak French, Spanish (parents), English, I would like to understand more Italian and to finish this presentation, I struggle for years with my guitar, which will probably helps to light a fire one day! So for music, we'll listen to professionals on spotify!But for the very beginners I can nevertheless teach a little theory for guitar or piano.

    For the help required during 2-3 weeks, we will work outside the house: finishing the wood siding, gardening and build a tool and sauna cabine.
    Rest assured, the interior of the house is comfortable and you will have the 1st floor at your disposal: queen size bedroom, office, bathroom.

    The country side is very interesting for whose love nature : the Rhone river is 500m from home, Jura mountain 20-40', Geneva and the lake 30' (airport 25'), Annecy 40', Chamonix and Alpes 1h.

    Nice to meet you soon!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Explore beautiful countryside or cosmopolitan geneva.
    Hiking, skiing and take a bath in the lakes of geneva or annecy.
    Improve your french speaking from spanish, english...
    Enjoy french food, organic food, healthy food

  • Help


    After 18 months of building alone the house, I need help to finish
    the outside structure on scaffolding: wood siding, painting,
    Gardening : fence, borders

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    English: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    140m2 house on 800m2 land, 4 rooms, 2 bathrooms, large kitchen.
    1st floor for the guests

    I'll do grocery shopping and cook.
    We'll work 4-5 hours a day, depending on the weather (rain or heat)
    There's no rush.
    Rest of the day, open : chill out (I have to buy hammocks!), books at disposal, sport, explore country.

    Help needed to clean up the kitchen, living room and each one, his own private area.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    small village separated from Switzerland by the Rhone river.
    Bus all day and train to Geneva early in the morning.

  • 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

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • 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: 999737116342