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We are Sundara and David, a retired but still very active Scottish couple. Our only home is a large mansion house ('maison de maître') overlooking the Canal du Midi in the Languedoc region. It has been used for various purposes including jazz soirees, as we are involved in the jazz world, Sundara as a singer & David on electric bass. We have a large Mediterranean garden and a 12.5 m pool.
Our helpers eat with us and enjoy wonderful food, mostly organic, little red meat. Lots of fish and seafood.. So it is also useful if you are reasonably competent cook(s) and are generally practical. We are now particularly interested in hosting a slghtly older woman (say, 40-plus) who can help Sundara in the garden.
We ask only for 4 hours work a day, for 5 days a week (Saturday and Sunday off)
Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendreJardinageCuisine/repas pour la familleAide à la maisonEntretien général
Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre
We love to hear about how life is lived in other European countries and on other continents. But for us, having workawayers from the UK is a lower priority because, being British ourselves, it is of less cultural interest. We hope that you will learn something from us, not least through the lively discussions we like to engage in over meals about world affairs and what is happening in your home country.
We ask for an input of 20 hours a week, ranging from painting to gardening and cleaning (including the pool). In addition to this we would expect you to share cooking and meal preparation. You do need to be practical, but computing skills are not needed. We would like you to stay for a week initially, with longer stays by arrangement.
Cet hôte propose un échange linguistique
David is interested in learning Spanish. His French is fluent, but English is normally spoken at home.
We will give you a large double bedroom, all meals and wine, and access to broadband (fibre optic). Two mountain bikes, acoustic guitars and a grand piano are available.
We generally prefer couples, as we live in a small village with limited entertainment. But a single slightly older woman to help Sundara in the garden would also be welcome, for a possible long-term stay. Your work will range from painting to gardening, cleaning (including the pool), and sharing the cooking. You do need to be practical, but computing skills are not needed.
Sundara & David
Accès Internet limité
Nous avons des animaux
Nous sommes fumeurs
Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads
We have five wifi and/or ethernet routers linked to a fibre optic connection, so that your connection will be fast and secure, whether in the house or in the garden.
Espace pour garer des vans
We have a very large garage which can take a campervan.
Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?
Nombre d'heures attendues
4 hours for 5 days per week.
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He could turn his hand to almost anything and was simply a joy to have around us in our home...
This is someone I could recommended to anyone who needs help in their home...
We are hoping he will join us again in the Spring and make our
Sundara and David are great hosts: you can feel at home from the first day, have interesting conversations or just a laugh, in a very natural
We shared many wonderful moments with this fantastic
We found this young couple, luis & Monica to be truly SUPERB workers and cannot speak highly enough of their work.
We hope they will come back one day.....Sundara Farley
We miss him hugely and hope he will return in the Spring. A true cultural exchange is possible with
We also learned a few things working at the house.
We found them very helpful and good company.
Adam in particular was a great help in the garden and did some excellent repair work.
We could recommend them very highly and feel sure you will not be disappointed. Sundara
They simply took a huge amount of pressure off of us by just being at the ready for any task needing done.
NOTHING was too much trouble and they finished up
I did gardening for Sundara. I'd start at 7/8am and she'd call for breakfast (you help with this) and I'd work for another 4 or so hours in the garden. At times it got very hot so if you don't
Sundara’s food was amazing and David’s guidance with our tasks patient and enthusiastic. They were both very helpful and generous with anything we needed. We’ll have fond memories of leisurely meals, good conversations and even a memorable night of singing.
we love you! Ne le dites pas à nos parents, but having stayed ten days at your chateau we started wishing for you to adopt us! It is extraordinary how the castle is filled with charm and trust, good music and stunning moments, surrounded by the breathtaking landscape. The two of you are amazing. We will not forget eating
They really were so generous, wonderful, energetic and funny! So many good times were shared (dont challenge Sundara to a game of table tennis though, she has a killer serve!!)
I appreciate being welcomed so warmly into their home, eating the
They were generous with their time and often noticed the things that required attention.
We all had alot of fun together (in spite of the age differences), and we could recommend them to anyone.