Improve your French and help in our family home in Celles Sur Belle, France



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    SUMMER 2020 - Thank you everyone we are now complete for july and August however can still take september volunteers
    possibility to learn or improve the French languagein the 'French countryside, close to the atlantic coast.

    French/Austrian couple are seeking motivated volunteers in summer 2020 for an intensive garden clean -up, painting interiors, household chores etc. helping repair stone walls and general maintenance. We are looking for someone to help us for at least two weeks but longer stays will be considered. healthy and strong individuals capable of getting the house and garden ready again with us, after an absence of 8 months. maybe a girl too for cleaning the house, helping with preparing meals and ironing, watering the garden, weeding etc..
    For the guys Work will include deplacing stones just as much as as tidying up garden beds and helping in the house too, with cleaning maybe cooking. more physical work in the garden as well as possible renovation tasks. AS much as we estimate a university background and artistic or musical skills- pse be aware that we really consider a hands-on mentality and a good working attitude as absolutely necessary - in exchange we#ll do our utmost to make you feel comfortable during your stay in any way we can .
    my partner and I, we both love the sound of the spanish language and therefore would have a slight preference to candidates coming from , Spain or latin america- ,,,but this is not a must

    Therefore , one or two men with strong hands and ideally some experience are required and if there WOULD BE a macon, roofer or carpeter etc. amongst the lot with a somewhat professional background; then a small financial
    reward may be offered. Thanks for your mail directly to for a swifter exchange.

    We are situated in the countryside about 1h off la Rochelle and offer good free food and lodging against 25hrs of work with a flexible time schedule per week as well as structured french language tuiton, if wished for. This is a place good for cycling, hiking or riding and nature lovers who are happy to live a more quiet kind of life and will enjoy our discussions especially around the evening meal. We are meat eaters, can do with uncomplicated vegetarians but won't feel at ease with vegans.

    if you have your own means of transport, you will be less dependent on public transport. The place you'd have to come to is MELLE, however we are willing to pick you up in NIORT - in case your arrival time there doesnt'T coincide with bus schedules for the onward journey to Melle.

  • Type d'aide

    Type d'aide

    Entretien / Bricolage
    Cuisine / courses
    Aide à la maison
    Aide avec les langues
    Aide informatique / Internet

  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    get inversed into a typical french environnement and french lifestyle. If interested get a
    few hrs of french language tuiton, if interested in cooking and wine Gilles will be very happy
    to familiarize you with recipes etc. Learn about plants or the background in the hospitality

  • Aide


    work around the house, garden jobs, cleaning and clearing jobs (barn ) garden furniture etc.
    help with computer issues or giving spanish tuiton and whatever else comes along ... we would be glad to receive people who have an idea of constructing, roofing, painting and being somewhat skilled in these fields .....

  • Langues parlées

    German: Courant
    English: Courant
    French: Courant
    Spanish: Intermédiaire

  • Hébergement


    own or shared room, depending on number of workawayers staying at the same time, shared showerroom, use of washing machine, / pool unfortunately out of order in summer 2020 due to damages

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    places of interest are the atlantic coast with sandy beaches, lovely and lively medieval coast town LaRochelle,
    Cognac and its distilleries, Bordeaux - great town and nearby vineyards, Futuroscope of Poitiers, Niort and Marais-Poitevin (called green Venice) lots of cycling paths, typical small french villages with their market days, great seafood being only 1h inwards from the coast.North-Est there are the Loire valley castles and vineyards of white wine production.
    A horse-riding center is nearby, squash in Melle and open air communal swimming pools.Loads of roman architecture, fit parcours and only 2km away a pretty nice small hamlet with its bistro, bread shop and piquenique area.
    possibility to come to our place in Austria late autumn/ during the winter months or in Spring as a workawayer.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?


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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    5 hrs x 5 days a week

N° de référence hôte : 223367648635