Join us to help finish the build of a textile studio, and explore and tour Dordogne, near St Meard de Dronne, France

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  • Última actividad: 6 sept 2023



 Estancia mínima:  Al menos una semana



  • Descripción


    We are a couple, Esther (54) and Jan (65), originally Dutch but have lived in France for 22 years. Esther is an art restorer, textile artist and tutor. Jan is a car detailer and handyman in carpentry and building. We have 2 dogs ,and two cats and all live happily on a 300 year old property on the edge of the village of St Meard de Dronne.
    Between us we have 5 children who are all grown up. We are a warm family who like to eat well and laugh a lot and we speak several languages. We are interested in other cultures and like travelling

    We have hosted several workawayers

  • 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

    We are both widely travelled and speak several languages. We also know the area very well to point out places of interest or take our guests on tours during weekends etc.
    Esther also has a catering backround and likes to cook all kinds of foods, or learn new dishes from the guests.
    Workawayers are also welcome to let us taste their traditional foods if they like.

  • Ayuda


    We have a 300 year old property that is coming to the final stage of restauring, but there are quite a few little things to finish.
    At the moment we are also converting our huge barn to build a large studio for textile courses. We host a group of textile students several times a year but the studio is in bad need of improvement.

    We are looking for helpers who can clear spaces, go to the dump, help with some building, and also some gardening. Anyone with maconnerie or carpentry skills would be most welcome

    Normally we both do everything ourselves, but Jan recently had heart surgery and I had a back operation so we could do with any help

    If you don't have your own transport it is good to know that we live remote and our village does not have amenities. But we go shopping regularly in Riberac at 7 km and can take you there. We can also pick you up from trainstations in Angouleme, st Astier, Mussidan or Perigueux

  • Idiomas hablados

    Alemán: Fluido
    Inglés: Fluido
    Francés: Fluido
    Holandés: Fluido

  • Alojamiento


    We have a very comfortable house, a living room with a big tv (with Dutch channels), several spaces to watch dvd´s or Netflix and a large book collection in several languages.

    We have a guest appartement 2 bedrooms (1 double, 1 bunkbed) with separate bathroom and toilet.

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    We live in a historic area that offers lots of cultural sights, churches, castles, quaint villages, but also lots of markets (both food as well as antiques) and live musique from June.
    Our house is 7km from a village that offers shops, bars, restaurants and a bank.

  • 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

  • Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    Este anfitrión ha indicado que le encanta acoger a nómadas digitales.

  • Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    There is a parking on the premises big enough for a campervan and we can lead an electricity cable to it

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    Más de dos

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    Horas esperadas

    4 - 5 hours/day, 5 days/week maximum

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 686613152194

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