We are living in a charming 19th century house that needs a bit of work.
We are looking for people ready to help with painting windows or walls, insulating.
No experience is required, but we also welcome people with experience in house restoration.
We are a family of four, with two kids (13 and 11 years old).
We speak french and English fluently.
We are a laid back family, the kids love new comers but also like to play on their own quietly. The size of the house enables every one to have his or her quiet corner as much as lots of additional space to be together.
We care about good food and learning from each other more than about TV and computer games.
We are setting up an art residency and artists are welcome in our house.
The parents work as art curator/anthropologist and professional photographer.
Bricolage et projets de construction
Baby-sitting et jeux créatifs
Cuisine/repas pour la famille
Aide à la maison
Guests have all their week-ends free and can discover the lovely river, the hilly countryside and cities around. Time is flexible we can also work hard for 3 days and enjoy the rest of the week free.
Guests could learn from the art residence I am setting up and from David who is an experienced photographer (his big studio is at the end of the garden!)
We speak English and French at home, so language could also be acquired this way!
Ce projet peut impliquer des enfants. Pour en savoir plus, consultez nos directives et conseils ici.
The house needs a bit of work. We are installing a new bathroom in the attic, this summer we will remove part of the old fitted kitchen.
The garden always requires maintenance as well (flowers and edibles).
We live in an old and big house with high ceilings, French windows and lots of daylight. The volunteer will have his/her private bedroom. The house has a nice big garden. It is located in a small but lively town in the south west of France. There are trains and buses going to the city of Angouleme and then to Paris or Bordeaux.
In town, the food market is amazing and the bakeries provide fresh baguette and croissants anytime you wish!
We have WiFi in all rooms.
We accept smokers.
We live in the Cognac region, which is a well known touristic destination. You will be in the heart of the French countryside a nice place to go for walks and cycling, but also for canoeing. Check up the music, art and the famous cartoonists festivals of Angoulême. The ocean is an hour away and you can easily reach it by train from our village.
Accès Internet limité
Nous avons des animaux
Nous sommes fumeurs
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week