(Our family here in Charente, France consists of me (Emma, 27) and my mum Alison, we moved here in August 2014 from County Down, Northern Ireland and we absolutely love it here! We live down a lane way right beside a huge forrest, (prefect for riding, walking, etc.), we have some land, 2 barns and a 4 bedroom farmhouse.) <- This was the old story, so i am updating the page!
From Summer 2021 i (Emma) have moved into a townhouse with my boyfriend (English, 29, Mechanic) and bought a little run down farm, my mother is actively selling her place in Charente (above) although the horses still live there and i visit everyday to do farm work and the horses.
Right now we have 1 dog, 2 cats, some chickens and normally about 6 horses, some young, some old and some for riding.
We have - Small Farm in Charente, Small Farm in Vienne and townhouse in Vienne. (All within 30 minutes of each other!) The 2 places in Vienne need alot of work so we would be really interested in hosting someone who could help with major renovations!
Renovations include, lifting the ceilings in the townhouse (taking out floor boards, isolating and boarding at a higher point), plastering, rendering, building breeze block walls to create stables, setting up internal stables, strimming, cutting tree branches back, creating a new laneway, lots of gardening, laying tile or wooden floors.... We are planning to do all the renovating work ourselves !!
The horses take up some of our time too with feeding, mucking out, fencing, riding etc. i also compete at some Show Jumping (CSO) shows here in France!
The rest of the time we have the general farm tasks, gardening and house help to take care of!
Our farm is not a business, the horses are for fun and the garden produce is for our own consumption!
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You will benefit from Irish hospitality and add some great projects to your CV if you help with renovations.
My boyfriend makes amazing food so can Guarantee a good dinner!
Surrounded by beautiful countryside, with the nearest towns Charroux, Civray, Availles-Limouzine, Confolens, all having a good mix of expat and of course French culture and the cities, Angouleme (1 hour away), Limoges (40 minutes), Bordeaux (2 Hours) and Poitiers (1 Hour).
We will be happy to show our workaway around the places to see what life is like here in rural france!
We are looking for someone fit, not lazy, happy to help out, with a good character and sense of humour!
We would love someone to help us with mainly renovations and some bits and pieces of everything on the farm (if theres time)!
Help with the horses, I now have only one horse in work so riding is not possible although help with mucking out and feeding would be great.
Help with the farm and Renovations, if you have building experience or atleast are super willing to be a part of our building projects and help in any way you can we'd be happy to hear from you, help with gardening, strimming, chainsawing, chopping wood, etc. would also be great.
Basically a general handy man/woman! 😃
Please don't hesitate to ask any questions !
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My boyfriend Luke is completely fluent in French having grown up here in France.
At the moment due to moving into new houses we are unable to provide proper accommodation other than a Camping/ sofa bed, i realise this is not ideal at all and understand if it puts you off. Hopefully we can provide something better in the future!
This would be great for someone with a camper van, use of house facilities (kitchen/ shower/ toilet is of course no problem!)
For information about things to do in our area search for the website of;
You will also be very welcome to come along to any on the many nights out i go to! (Music nights, dinners, lots and lots of fireworks in summer, BBQs, etc.)
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Someone with a campervan would be ideal, also if you are a couple, as long as you have room for sleeping in the campervan van, we can accommodate 2 people. :)
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