Lend an extra pair of hands in my house and garden in the Tarn, South West France

  • Francia
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  • Última actividad: 20 ago 2023



 Estancia mínima:  Al menos una semana



  • Descripción


    I am 62 years old with lots of energy. My two grown up children visit quite regularly - they both work in the UK. I am trying to improve the garden and indeed learn more about gardening. I turn my hand at anything but could do with some help. The house is large and set in a sizeable garden.

    I am interested in cooking, photography, walking, gardening. Am the practical member of the family from a family of artists! I enjoy meeting people from all over the world and have travelled extensively. This time I am looking for help but would like to do a stint as a "workawayer" myself in the future. Am not a job snob - i.e. will work alongside anyone doing whatever task needs to be done.

    Since I first wrote this listing I have actually worked as a workawayer in the Loire Valley and loved it!

    Any workawayers have always been made very welcome - take a look at the feedback.

    I have just had a full knee replacement so could do with any practical work this summer!

    Ideally I would like to take on a couple or a pair of friends - it seems to work well but not essential.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Construcción y bricolaje
    Ayuda doméstica
    Mantenimiento general
  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    I speak good French but am obviously not a French national - so anyone wanting to perfect their French may feel short changed!

  • Ayuda


    Hi, I am originally from Ireland but now spend a lot of the year in a lovely house in SW France in the Tarn, My nearest towns are Gaillac and Albi and I am about an hour from Toulouse. Regular trains from Gaillac station which is 10 minutes away. I would like some help in the garden, general weeding and watering. Another pair of hands really. Some painting, general tidying around the place. I have quite a few guests (friends) coming and going through the summer and it would be nice to have someone who doesn't mind helping in the kitchen, emptying dishwasher, laying tables and an interest in cooking would be helpful but not necessary.

    I do have a little permanent help in the garden but the summer months are always that much busier.

    Since first writing this entry I am thinking of renovating the kitchen... Simple unit changes??

  • Idiomas hablados

    Inglés: Fluido
    Francés: Fluido

  • Alojamiento


    A large double bedroom with shower ensuite. This can also be made into a twin room if necessary. Direct entrance into garden and lots of space. Brand new wood burner stove in this room for colder days. Full board offered.

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    The Tarn is a lovely area with good walking and cycling. I can lend bikes. The Gaillac area is known for it's vineyards and is very picturesque. Gaillac is about 3 miles from the house with market, restaurants, cinema - all the amenities of a small town. Regular trains and buses to Albi, Toulouse and the environs. Albi has a beautiful 13th century cathedral and the Toulouse Lautrec museum. It's a beautiful town. I have travelled extensively but am now really making a home in France and enjoying the lifestyle it offers.

    Good walking country is accessible and so is canoeing about 30 mins drive away. I'm still making discoveries.

  • Un poco más de información

    Un poco más de información

    • Acceso a Internet

    • Acceso a Internet limitado

      Acceso a Internet limitado

    • Tenemos animales

    • Somos fumadores

    • Puede alojar familias

  • Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    For the right people this is fine

  • Podría aceptar mascotas

    Podría aceptar mascotas

    Prefer not, my neighbours have hens and a very old rather vulnerable dog.

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?


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    Horas esperadas

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

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