Volunteer helping us with gardening and housework, possibly some other projects in Provence Alpes Azur, France

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a franco-american family living in the Alps, our two children are aged 9 and 16. Lori works from home as a translator, and also travels quite often for her work. Fabien is a SAHD. Our home is located in a beautiful area in the southern Alps at 1000m elevation, near lac de Castillon. Our property borders two rivers, the Verdon and the Ivoire. We have a huge yard and there are many tourism opportunities nearby, although we are somewhat isolated with no neighbors or amenities within a 6km radius. It is easy to get here by train from Nice or Digne les Bains (our home overlooks the tourist train station which is currently closed for works, as of Feb 2020, the trains are replaced by buses, the nearest bus stop is 6 km from the house).

    We have two guest rooms in the main house, and a small indepedent studio.

    Things to do in the immediate area include hiking, swimming, fishing, boating, cycling. There are great opportunities for day/weekend trips to places like Digne les Bains, Annot, Entrevaux, Puget-Theniers, Nice... travelling on the small tourist train that departs from the station right by the house (4 stops/day). The nearest village is 6 km away, population approx 550. The lake is about 8 km away, we are also not far from Castellane.

    We speak mostly French at home, with a little English here and there. If you want to improve your French, you will definitely have the opportunity to do so! After our 3 workaway experiences in the summer of 2013, we have realized that we prefer hosting workawayers with at least some French language skills, due to the nature of the projects we have, we found it was important to be able to communicate efficiently, and Lori is really the only English speaker in our household, she isn't always available to translate ;-)

  • 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
    Aide à la maison

  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    We speak mostly French at home, with a little English here and there. If you want to improve your French, you will definitely have the opportunity to do so!

    Things to do in the immediate area include hiking, swimming, fishing, boating, cycling. There are great opportunities for day/weekend trips to places like Digne les Bains, Annot, Entrevaux, Puget-Theniers, Nice... travelling on the small tourist train that departs from the station right by the house (4 stops/day). The nearest village is 6 km away, population approx 550. The lake is about 8 km away, we are also not far from Castellane.

  • Aide

    Aide

    Help with gardening and housework, cooking. Entertaining our 9 yo daughter as well!

  • Langues parlées

    English: Courant
    French: Courant

  • Hébergement

    Hébergement

    2 x 12m² Bedrooms: one with single bed and sink, one with double bed and sink in the main house, on the same floor as the rest of the family. Or, 35m² studio with 3 beds and kitchenette.

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  • 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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