Friendly, outgoing family living in small (ish) village in the Haut-Languedoc National Park, France

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  • Description

    Description

    We're a couple in our early 40's from London. We have a 3 year old toddler and a baby imminently due! All our dependents are super outgoing, energetic and love walking and playing! We live in a stunning area, our house is 4 stories high and over 200 years old. It's incredibly beautiful where we are, with access to hills, rivers and amazing wild walking in every single turn from our house. We eat well, we love to cook, we love hosting people that love life, food and life's simplicities!

    We work hard. The dogs get walks, we love to get out, we love to have a tidy house, we love to cook. But living semi-rural, especially with me being 9 months pregnant we need help getting through the simple things.

    The type of person that does well in our house is the type of person that can see what needs to be done and gets on with it. The toddler needs some attention or taking to play in the garden, the house needs a quick hoover, the dog poo needs picking up from the terrace, everyone else seems tired so you crack on and get the lunch together. Know there's washing still in the machine? That yr happy to put it out. The dogs are bounding about, that you know they need a 20 minute play in the garden. Day-outing, you're happy to tag along and come to the beach and be part of the family! At this time of year dog walks have to happen early, it's too hot by 9am. Are you the type of person who will get up and walk them a few times a week at 7am? (Don't worry we do good coffee!). Are you strong enough to handle 2 large Bulldogs? So in a nutshell. The person who comes to our house doesn't drown in a high energy atmosphere with lots of giggles and demands, they roll with it and love it!

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Jardinage
    Bricolage et projets de construction
    Baby-sitting et jeux créatifs
    Entretien général
    Préparer les repas / cuisiner pour la famille
    Aider à la maison
    S’occuper des animaux

  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Maybe not so much learning here but we can throw you in to the deep end of family life. We are both from the music industry, Alan's a sound engineer and I used to work with record labels and producers, doing accounting and admin. We're both super relaxed but also highly principled. We smoke, we enjoy a joke and we don't take things seriously unless we have to. We love to be responsible, but we also like to be chilled about everything too. Maybe you can learn something from us, maybe no. But the shared experience and everyone bring happy is what is important here x

  • Aide

    Aide

    All round assistance with the entire family as described above. High energy environment in a beautiful surrounds. We can provide the awesome experience for the right fit. Ps you need to be strong to survive here!

    We also have 'bigger' tasks that need doing. We have a few trees that need to come up by the roots; there's 4 internal doors that need priming and painting, a terrace approx 100 sqm that needs painting, a hallway that needs (another) coat of paint, a child's room that needs brightening up with, only people who can draw and paint disney characters and fairies can apply for this, please do send proof that you can do this!. We have a couple of old stone walls that need rebuilding; If you do come for these jobs, please note that each job only earns a certain number of days in our house and depending on the arrangement we come to, you will still be expected to pitch in around the house in certain ways. We can discuss by messenger, the particulars of what you are happy to do and what you are not happy to do and what we are happy to accept in exchange for being here!!! :)

  • Langues parlées

    English: Courant
    French: Intermédiaire

  • Hébergement

    Hébergement

    Our house has a lighthouse staircase, with a room on every level. The room offered is the attic bedroom, with desk and glorious views. It's private and we can't hear you from downstairs as it's 4 sets of stairs up. (Although, our bedroom is only 8 steps down, but still the walls are thick and your room is a big room!!) We all appreciate quiet time in our house so privacy (barring the bloody dogs and the toddler who just can't seem to get to grips with 'leave em alone!!!!) is very important when we all need it. Your room comes with a lockable door. We have a large (not particularly modern) double roomed bathroom, with jacuzzi bath plus a spare toilet. We have a garden opposite the house and a lovely terrace on the second floor, great for chilling out.

    As mentioned 200 year old house. Pretty cool kitchen with most of what you need to eat and cook well with.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    It's summer right now and our usually docile village and surrounding towns are full of life and things to do. We have local markets, free concerts, rivers and beaches (rivers are local, beaches an hour's drive). We try and get the toddler out as much as we can. This is normally trips to water parks, lido's, beaches and the free evening concerts. Things we haven't done yet, but would love to do with the right help, is visit local vineyards where one is free to send the day and picnic, fit in touristy visits to castles and ancient local towns and monuments......

  • 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 ?

    Deux

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

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

Chez Nous
The view from the guest bedroom at the top of the house.
Graissessac is an old mining village just north of Bedarieux. It has a population of 850 and is beautiful and the people living here are 'tres, tres gentile'. Wonderful just to be here.
Me and the pups walking in North Wales last summer. The pups are well used to walking, we have to put aside a lot of time for it!!
Me the new bubs and the two dogs after a walk to the local mines here.
Dogs chilling in the garden this summer - probably waiting for me to throw the ball!!
The dogs meeting the cats for the first time in the courtyard here at the house in Graissessac
The Mr and the two dogs taking a hike in the valley hills here. Literally on our doorstep.
Bolt chilling. Staffordshire Bull Terrier, nearly 3 years old, 29Kgs. Charateristics: cheeky, strong and got loads of love to give.
Me and the Mr outside our house in Graissessac



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