Help an English couple to get their large garden in order in Auvergne, France



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    In Spring and Autumn, we’re looking for a couple, strong, energetic, practical, who like being outdoors, good with tools, strimmers, power saws, etc. to help with strimming, sawing branches, cutting hedges, clearing brambles, weeding, digging, hauling logs, creating wood pile, etc. etc. In the summer, we welcome singles to come to give us a hand looking after and entertaining (and being entertained by - our grandchildren.
    In return, you’ll get very comfortable accommodation and plenty of good things to eat and drink and hopefully some lively conversation, as well as the chance to explore our nearby oak forest, and some very interesting villages.
    We are an English married couple from London who have lived in France for nearly 20 years, We are retired but very active and young in heart, and we are both writers and painters. We also host an opera workshop each year and put on performances at our house and local chateaux.
    The house and grounds are very attractive - an old 1750's manoir which we renovated over a period of three years.
    The kind of person, we think, who would enjoy staying with us has: good sense of humour, enjoys their food, eats everything, likes to be in the countryside, likes to be out in the garden, likes to chat about art, literature, music and is relatively easy-going and broad-minded. We have an artist's studio if you like to paint or sculpt.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Cuidado de niños y juegos creativos
    Ayuda doméstica
    Mantenimiento general
    Ayuda con ordenadores/Internet

  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    You will be very well fed, breakfast, lunch and dinner each day with us.
    When in season, plenty of gorgeous vegetables freshly picked off our 'potager'.
    We are English so you can practice your English (we also speak French).
    We have a studio if you wish to paint. And a swimming pool overlooking the meadows.
    We like to talk about literature, art, travel, etc

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    We have a quite a lot of garden and land, with many trees, small meadows, hedges, pond, vegetable plot, etc. so lots of cutting back, sawing logs, clearing dead trees; as well as painting of garden furniture, shutters, etc.

  • Idiomas hablados

    Inglés: Fluido
    Francés: Fluido
    Italiano: Fluido

  • Alojamiento


    Separate wing in our 1750's manoir, with double bedroom, sitting room and kitchen

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    Beautiful countryside, good for walking, close to Foret de Troncais (Europe's largest oak forest), many 11/12 century churches, chateaux, pretty villages.
    We are writers and painter/sculptors, English but speak French too.
    We have so far welcomed six sets of Workawayers. All wonderful. Three of them decided to come back a second time, so we must be doing something good!

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    Un poco más de información

    • Acceso a Internet

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    • Tenemos animales

    • Somos fumadores

    • Puede alojar familias

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

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

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Número de referencia de anfitrión: 993492929249