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Help me to construct an exciting workaway summer camp !

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  • Description


    Hosting dates start at the 1st and 15th of each month.

    **** URGENT UPDATE 2024 : WE ARE URGENTLY LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WHO IS A COMPUTER PROGRAMMER TO SET UP A SIMPLE ONLINE SHOP....nothing too sophisticated - details explained when you apply. We can offer moderate payment, (to be negotiated before you arrive)

    Our schelude for the 2024 season...
    We are hosting on: 1st of each month and the 15th of each month going through to November. There is a tolerance of one day either side of the start dates, (so you can arrive one day earlier or one day later than the 1st or 15th of each month). The reason for specific start dates is to attract more than one workawayer in order to create a team. Careful planning is ESSENTIAL for both workawayers and hosts, so please do not waste our time...when you write to us with your start date please COMMIT to that date. We have 5 accommodations available for reservation on a first come-first serve basis. Hopefully we will manage to fill the accommodations, so you will be part of a team of 5 people !

    About us, the hosts...
    We are two open minded mature guys, (66 and 74) who live in a cottage near to the Gorge du Verdon.
    The National Park is one hours drive away. The spectacular Gorge itself is further away. There is so much to see and do there, (including many different sport activities) so we suggest you allow 4 - 5 days after your workaway stay and head out there to experience this stunning landscape.

    We describe ourselves as intelligent, outgoing and down to earth.
    We do not have a problem regarding race/skin colour or sexual orientation.

    Creating a workawayers 'village' for you to have your own special place to hang out and have fun. The project involves the following :
    *Building small individual styled wooden cabins as workawayer accommodation.
    *Constructing a hexagonal wooden pavillion which will be used as a communal kitchen and eating area.
    *Creating a workout/gym area. I already have the weights/ bars etc, so we have to build a bench and monkey ladder.
    In addition we would like help with:
    *Bicycle Repairs and maintainence.
    *Fitness coaching... we trying to lose weight !

    The majority of the tasks on offer are cutting bushes, other basic gardening and watering the plants...

    We ask for 30 minutes help per day, with general housework, (boring I know, but it's necessary). This includes sweeping and washing the floor/ cleaning the bathroom, toilette and similar daily tasks. This 30 minutes housework is part of your 4 hours work.

    I ask for 4 hours help per day/ 5 days per week in exchange for your own private accommodation, (in the caravan, little stone cube hut or wooden chalet...see photo's) plus meals and moderate amounts of alcoholic drinks, (please read the later paragraph relating to alcohol).

    You are responsible for preparing all your meals and doing the washing up. Please note : As you are only working 4 hours per day, (most hosts ask for 5 or 5,5 hours) these duties are not included as part of the 4 hours. The cooking is shared on a rota basis. We cook for you once a week.

    The daily routine is :
    Breakfast until 9:30
    Work period from 9:30 - 13:30
    After 13:30 you can prepare and enjoy lunch.
    ...the rest of the day is yours !
    ...explore the surrounding area or chill in one of our hammocks.

    After 5 days you have 2 free days to relax and explore.

    * Also, we are seeking the following skills: if you are a qualified > Welder > Specialist for dry stone wall building > Electrician > Solar and wind energy specialist > Plumber> Bricklayer > Tiler > Roofing specialist > Computer programmer, then we can offer moderate payment, (to be negotiated before you arrive).

    We provide you with clean towels, bed-linen and have a large variety of work-clothes for you to wear + shower gel and shampoo...so you can travel light !
    We do not provide mosquito repellent spray or sun protection so make sure you bring it with you !

    Internet access is limited, (through our airbox). Please ensure you have plenty of mobile data.

    We do not tolerate heavy consumption of alcohol ! This has been such an enormous problem : alcoholism and abuse of our generosity in providing it - so we now only provide moderate amounts.
    To join us you need to find your way to Les Arcs/Draguignan railway station or the town of Le Muy. We will collect you from there.

    We are easy going, but...if you are any of the following you will definitely not fit in here :

    * Overly religious. * If you have a problem with mosquitos and bugs, or rodents, (all provence houses in the countryside have them and they even come into the kitchen area and shit too !...it's nature and you have to deal with it...)
    * If you are reliant on alcohol.
    * If you have a problem with food that is approaching or has reached its use-by date. We are eco-friendly and green and hate the wastage of food within the food/supermarket industry, so we always buy food that is close to its use-by date.
    Please note: WE NOW ONLY ACCEPT WORKAWAYERS OVER 25 YEARS OF AGE, (we may consider someone under that age if they have several positive feedbacks). We have had too many negative experiences with younger workawayers.

    Careful planning is everything for both hosts and workawayers !!!

    It's your responsibility to have full medical travel insurance.

    We hope to welcome you soon !

    Jurgen and David.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Bricolage et construction
    Aide à la maison
    Entretien général
    Aide informatique/internet
  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    I can help you improve your german, english and french language skills.

  • Aide


    All types of help, from gardening to painting/ help building garden structures/ housework etc...
    Flexibility is required.

  • Langues

    Langues parlées
    Allemand: Courant
    Anglais: Courant
    Français: Courant

    Cet hôte propose un échange linguistique
    Cet hôte a indiqué qu’il souhaitait faire partager sa propre langue ou en apprendre une nouvelle.
    Contactez-le pour en savoir plus.

  • Hébergement


    You are guaranteed your own private sphere for sleeping. This may be in the form of a wooden chalet in the garden or a little stone hut. I also provide small tents, (with comfortable mattresses) in case I am oversubscribed.
    In winter months it can be VERY cold and damp here. The accommodations are not heated, but there are plenty of blankets for the beds.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    There's lots to see in the surrounding area, including typical provencal towns and wonderful natural landscapes - including the famous Gorge du Verdon National Park which is 30 km away.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Espace pour garer des vans

    Espace pour garer des vans

    I have space for one camper van.

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Plus de 2

  • ...

    Nombre d'heures attendues

    4 hours a day / 5 days a week

N° de référence hôte : 156725834914

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