Come and improve your French language here in La Proutiere, France



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    We are an English couple, supposedly retired but working and playing harder than ever the the Dept. of Deux Sevres in Western France. This is a beautiful part of rural France, set among rolling hills in the heart of apple growing country. We arrived in France 28 years ago with our 4 children, who are now married to French nationals and we now have 7 Anglo-French grandchildren; the majority of them live fairly locally. Our home is a large old farmhouse on the edge of a quiet village. There is a very large garden with a swimming pool, thriving vegetable plot, chickens and a cat.
    I am involved with many many activities in the community: a book group, keep fit, I sing in a choir, am learning mosaics and run a Supper Club with 18 members. I love French brocante and visiting vide greniers, collecting mostly vintage china and also furniture to repaint.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Entretien général
    Aide à la maison
    S’occuper des animaux

  • Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de l’ONU
    Pas de pauvreté
    Faim «zéro»
    Bonne santé et bien-être
    Éducation de qualité
    Égalité entre les sexes
    Eau propre et assainissement
    Énergie propre et d'un coût abordable
    Travail décent et croissance économique
    Industrie, innovation et infrastructure
    Inégalités réduites
    Villes et communautés durables
    Consommation et production responsables
    Mesures relatives à la lutte contre les changements climatiques
    Vie aquatique
    Vie terrestre
    Paix, justice et institutions efficaces
    Partenariats pour la réalisation des objectifs
  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    As we are lucky enough to have a French son in law and daughter in law, there will be the opportunity to speak French to them when they join us for family meals. There is also a local 'Franglais' group who meet once a week to practice their language skills. We also have an Anglo-French bar 5 minutes away by car, who are very welcoming and who have live music every other Friday evening. So, if you would like to speak French there will be plenty of opportunities to do so.

  • Projets impliquant des enfants

    Projets impliquant des enfants

    Ce projet peut impliquer des enfants. Pour en savoir plus, consultez nos directives et conseils ici.

  • Aide


    We have just said goodbye to our first workaway volunteers and it was a superb experience which we would like to try to replicate next year. Ideally, we are looking for a couple, who are willing, energetic and fairly handy. We would like help initially from the beginning of June for 2 weeks. In the Autumn we would also like a couple to help us again, mostly to gather in the garden produce in order to make jams, chutneys etc. There is also some painting to be done in one of the two cottages on the property plus general maintenance and some help in the house. Your own transport would be an asset as this is such a great area to explore but, if not, we will try to give lifts whenever reasonably possible.

  • Langues parlées

    Anglais: Courant
    Français: Courant

  • Hébergement


    There is a well-equipped cottage next to the main house. It has 3 bedrooms, (2 double and one twin). I suggest that you have breakfast in there (provided by us) and join us for lunch and supper in the house/around the pool for lunch and supper. I am a keen cook and you will not go hungry!

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    There are lovely walks around here plus two bikes available to help you explore the surrounding area. Our friends run a very friendly riding school about 10 minutes away by bike. We have hundreds of books if you would like to read by the pool.

  • 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 ?

    Plus de 2

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

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

N° de référence hôte : 277311447211