Help with our house by the river in middle South of France



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  • Descripción


    Hello Humans,
    I need help from now to October

    just one thing changes this year, now than the guest house is open i need people who speak a little French, at least the basics, simply to welcome and inform the customers of the house.
    it's really basic french, after, between us, we can speak english :)

    The project :
    it is a huge house by the river side, since last summer the first floor welcomes 4 guest rooms open from may first to the end of september.
    the ground floor has different common lounges, and an art gallery.
    in the garden, we are creating a garden tavern that will be open in July and August this summer. We try to create a snack whith organic and local products.
    the second floor is our private area, where is your room.

    Donc, we need help with, various DIY work, welcome guests, create the garden tavern, two mornings a week help for breakfast (I pay for this job), maintain the small garden.
    And very important we need help to party and enjoy this summer.

    Us :
    I'm a guy in his twenties, having left Paris to set up a tourism project in auvergne.
    Originally I am an art dealer passionate by architecture, landscaping, design and flee market.
    I like to meet people who get me out of my comfort, making me do things that I will not do naturally. It is a frequent experience since I left Paris. I think of being a positive nature and laughing at all the situations. I tend to take everything as an experience, even when it's really bad.
    Of a sociable and entertaining nature, I love to walk, discover new places, cook and make party.
    I created this guest house project alone, but I hate loneliness, So there is also in the house :

    Paul, 24, who works in communication in Paris and will be there from May to late August. He is in charge of the website, and this summer he works mainly on the garden tavern.

    Emma, around 26, whom I met thanks to Workaway in 2018.
    She comes from Canada, speaks English, French and Italian.`
    Emma is mainly in charge of the guest house and clients, she travels to europe for now and will be there from end of june to october.

    Arianne, 25, dont live in the house, she is native from this area, she lived a year in Brazil, so speaks (and sings) Portuguese. this summer she helps us on the tavern in the garden.

    + all our friends in the Vilage : Sarah, Jules, Marius, Yanis, Flavie, Théo, etc etc


    you can be a boy, a girl, or both. we do not care about your age but you have to be a kid in your head. able to work well and be serious in your work 3 hours a day,and know how to decompress at night by doing a little party, a good meal etc
    you do like wine and cheese or you gonna be really sad and me too
    (Cheese is the speciality of my area it's in every meal)

    The area

    Auvergne / Haute-Loire.
    We are in a village, Lavoute-Chilhac, reconnized like one of the most beautiful village of France, so it's really touristic during the summer.
    the landscape is made of volcano and river torrent, it's a perfect place for canoe, climbing, hiking, swiming.
    And of course we do all thoses stuff.

    the village has all the basic shops (bakery, bar, restaurants, pharmacy, grocery ..)
    many music festival during the season, a lot of historical place and village to visit.
    if you find that the landscapes of new zealand are pretty, it is on us than they copied.

    to discover the place :
    you can visit the guest house website : or instagram : maisoncharivari
    take a look at the tourism office :

    I have no regrets to have left Paris for the countryside, I love life here, the scenery made of volcanoes, river and lake is incredible, people are pleasant and it is easy to discuss and make friendships. I also like the respect that is given to the wild nature here, the fact of being able to eat good local and organic products.

    Allez viens!

  • Tipo de ayuda

    Tipo de ayuda

    Mantenimiento / bricolage
    Cocinar / compras
    Ayuda en casa
    Ayuda con idiomas
    Projecto artístico

  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    The site where the house is located is beautiful, you are accredited for the explorers of the gorges of the river and all the beautiful villages around. I will be delighted to receive an anglophone to perfect my English, and in exchange I would make you good French dishes.

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  • Ayuda


    We can work together, in music or talking, no stress. Currently I work alone on the site and I will love to have help.

    The garden which dominates the river, is in creation. If you like gardening you can help, but it is not compulsory.

    There are many things to do, and if you are good at this thing throw yourself!
    Like building a garden hut.
    Take good photos for the website of the house.
    Make a callade (a river stone floor)
    Restore old furniture bought in flea market.
    Tune the piano

  • Idiomas hablados

    Idiomas hablados

    French (easy), English (can be better), Italien (frightfully)

  • Alojamiento


    The house is in the center of a village crossed by a river. The village has many shops. (Post office, grocery, tourist office, pharmacy, three restaurants, a café, a nature museum, a bakery, a butcher's shop) and important monuments to visit, it is a very lively village with many festivals and Events, and tourist. There are also buses to visit the surrounding cities, a train station 10min to travel further, with a line that connects paris and a line that connects the south of France.

    You will be staying in the house. On the ground floor there are common living rooms, a balcony overlooking the river and the village and below a garden. Your private room will be on the first floor, it is a big independent room, full south that overlooks the river and the priory classified historical monument.

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    If you want to have several days free to explore the region or the surrounding areas, do not worry.
    I will be delighted to make you discover the gorges and the village.

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    Horas esperadas

    2/4 heures par jour max, 5 j/sem.

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Número de referencia de anfitrión: 798964156484