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We; Kerry - Irish and Philippe - French are living in the South of France in a small village and we have started a renovation in the next village so anyone with any building skills would be very welcome.
If there are any carpenters out there we would be particularly interested but anyone with any building skills would be great.
We are in a small village surrounded by vines just outside Pezenas, 20 minutes from a river and a lake, surrounded by nature with great walking and cycling from 2 minutes outside the door.
You would be staying in our home (until the renovator is liveable at least) with your own bedroom and bathroom (bathroom shared when Philippe's son is with us).
We have 2 dogs who love people and cuddles.
We have had some great experiences with workawayers from US, Canada, Argentina, Ireland, Germany, Denmark and Venezuela. We are both well travelled but pretty tied down currently so we love hearing about cultures in other countries and sharing travel stories. We will certainly do workawaying ourselves when we can (sometime after Philippe's son turns 18!)
We prefer that workawayers go off travelling and exploring at weekends if it is a longer stay. In general we prefer a 2 week workaway to start - though we have ended up getting on very well with some and extending for a month. We also expect you to have your own travel and health insurance and your own transport as we live in a small village and the transport is really not great.
Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
We speak both french and english so our home is suitable for anyone wanting to learn either language. This is a typical village in the South of France, it's not a touristy area so it is "real France".
Building and maintenance skills would be great. We are starting a complete renovation, there are 4 walls, 2 floors and a roof but no interior walls or electricity or plumbing or anything useful like that!!
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Ours is a 3 bedroom house with a South facing terrace that gets great sun when it's sunny, great for those crisp sunny blue sky winter days we get down here. You will have your own bedroom. The bathroom will be shared when Philippe's son is here or if we have visitors but your own most of the time.
We have 2 dogs so it's fine to bring another dog and we can share dog walking!
We are pretty relaxed, there are two living areas so you can have private space if required. We can also set up a desk in your bedroom.
The village is surrounded by vines so it's great for walking, running and cycling and you are welcome to use our bikes when not in use.
This is real french village life, not for anyone looking for bright lights and parties every night! The cycling is fabulous, hiking in the Haut Languedoc National Park nearby, and lovely walks all around the area. We have both worked and travelled abroad a lot so we understand what most people are looking for in a stay such as this.
Acceso a Internet
Acceso a Internet limitado
Puede alojar familias
We have a good internet connection and I work from home so it is all set up for that. We can put a desk in the bedroom or you can use our office / living room.
There is no specific place for the van if you want to live in it but there are parking spaces nearby that you can use and live in the house.
As long as they get on with our dogs no problem
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week