Help around our old stone house and peaceful garden in Saint Jeannet, on the Côte d’Azur, France

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  • Description

    Description

    Welcome to our home in a peaceful garden on the Côte d’Azur South of France - garden/ maintenance help march’20 not paid , and separately offering paid work + accommodation for a cleaner \ meet & greet for 2 guest apartments April - Sept ‘20

    Hello workaway guest.
    Carlo is Italian and I am English. We have had the good fortune to have inherited the family home of Carlo’s parents in this beautiful medieval village in the south of France where we have amazing happy memories of over 30 years of family ,our children growing up and fantastic friends. Both Carlo and I have travelled all over the world and lived and worked abroad for most of our life. We really feel like global citizens.

    This old stone house has 2500 metres of garden with terraces of trees , flowers, herbs and fruits. Both carlo and I are nature lovers and this garden has given us all endless peace and good positive energy.

    We are in a great location in the south of France immersed in a Mediterranean nature with great transport links.

    However as we are getting older it’s becoming more difficult to manage our garden and the maintenance needed in the house. As our 2 grown up sons also live abroad we would like to invite workaway guests to come and help us in exchange for comfortable, independent accommodation, food and good company.


    As a separate consideration we do rent our 2 apartments during the summer from April to September and this has helped us to cover expenses. In the past years we have had cleaning help but this year our helper is retiring so we have decided to offer this as a work away experience which will be paid along with accommodation which will be an independent room with private access and a private bathroom with shower and access to the communal laundry facilities.The position also requires that the paying guests are met and greeted.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Jardinage
    Entretien général
    Accueil / tourisme
    Pratique d’une langue

  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Carlo speaks as a mother tongue Italian and French .English, Spanish and Indonesian and I speak English as mother tongue and Italian and Indonesian.We are very happy to help anyone wanting to improve their language skills. My French is still limited although I’m working on it and eager to improve. We are very excited to be part of a cultural exchange and eager to learn and share our experiences with others. Carlo was a former heart surgeon for 15 years before deciding to radically change his world in his middle age. We are both designers , manufacturers and creators of lighting design and have worked and lived all over the world and can willingly share our life experiences. Carlo loves cooking and we are both into a healthy lifestyle. We are both enthusiastic tennis players lucky enough to have a court close by. Carlo practices yoga and I am excited to share my Tai `chi / `chi `Kung with any one who is willing to participate. I am also prepared to share my passion of astrology.

    We live in a medieval village surrounded by amazing walks and nature experiences.Within walking distance one can catch the bus which goes to nearby Vence( 15 minutes ), St Paul or St Laurent de Var ( 15 minutes ) to catch the train with excellent transportation links all along the coast where one can explore a myriad of charming beach locations and coastal tourist destinations as well as Italy and Monaco. The bus also goes to Cap 3000 -a large shopping mall ( 25 Minutes )located at the beach where bus connections can be made to Nice. There are lots of amazing possible daily excursions to soak up the arts, visit museums and immerse oneself into the Mediterranean life. The list is endless.

  • L’hôte offre un salaire correspondant au salaire minimum

    L’hôte offre un salaire correspondant au salaire minimum

    Cet hôte offre l'hébergement et une rémunération.

    L’hôte a indiqué qu'il paierait au moins le salaire horaire minimum de son pays pour chaque heure travaillée et que l’hébergement serait fourni. Il demande de l'aide dans le cadre de son entreprise ou activité professionnelle. Contactez l'hôte directement via la messagerie du site pour en savoir plus et avoir des détails sur le salaire proposé. Tous les arrangements devraient être conclus à l'avance avec votre hôte.

  • Aide

    Aide

    March ‘20 - gardening and maintenance.

    We love our garden and are in desperate need of help this March’20 for 4 weeks collecting and burning the leaves from our trees, trimming the hedges, ivy cleaning, weeding and planting for the season.
    We are looking at a minimum of 2 weeks as we feel that this is the minimum time needed to get into good working patterns and get the most out of the experience.

    However, if there is a tree surgeon who is interested in coming in December ‘19 or January’ 20 or February ‘20 we would be very interested as we have a small ‘oak grove’ of maybe 4 trees and a fig tree that need cutting and we also have a high hedge which faces the road which also needs cutting back.

    There is also the metal fence which needs repainting and we have french windows with exterior shutters that are in need of servicing , sanding and a fresh coat. Simple tasks such as washing windows may also be on the agenda.


    Work in the garden according to season ;

    March ‘20. - gardening and maintenance.

    Garden work , wood cutting - tree pruning, ( so using a chain saw but not essential ) , work in the garden according to the season.
    In the garden small projects of plantation to facilitate long term maintenance and to establish a better basis of robustness to weeds. Weeding.

    We are considering to buy a wood chip machine for all the wood that is pruned and distributing the wood chip in designated areas of the garden.

    - some DIY and house maintenance , some sanding & painting of garden furniture or wooden french windows & shutters could also be proposed in Autumn and winter.

    - sometimes small or medium project ie ; emptying the garden shed. Remaking the lawn where the 2 lemon trees are into a wood chip Mediterranean landscape.

    We are looking for motivated people with common sense, logic and reason, initiative and a good sense of humour is a good addition.



    April - September ‘20 - cleaner / meet & greet for guest apartments ( paid and with accommodation )

    We do rent our 2 apartments during the summer . In the past we have had cleaning help but this year our helper is retiring so we have decided to offer this as a work away experience . Usually the apartment takes 2/3 hours to prepare for the new guest . The laundry is dropped off/ picked up at the laundrette within walking distance. This work is paid and we can offer an independent bedroom with bathroom and access to the communal laundry room for personal washing.

  • Langues parlées

    English: Courant
    Spanish: Courant
    French: Courant
    Indonesian: Courant
    Italian: Courant

  • Hébergement

    Hébergement

    March ‘20 - gardening and maintenance.

    We live in the top floor of a stone house. There is a separate ground floor garden apartment with a living room , 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, kitchen and outdoor terrace with a separate entrance. Comfortable and clean and heated if the weather is cold.

    We have wi-fi , satellite and a washing machine along with dish washer.

    Meals are included. Breakfast for every day working or not working. Lunch and dinner except when you go out. We will offer 2 glasses of wine or beer with dinner. If you are a heavy drinker - pls do not apply.

    We are flexible so if you prefer to eat in your apartment and cook for yourself we can work that out.


    April. - September ‘20 - cleaner / meet & greet for 2 guest apartments ( paid with accommodation )

    Cleaning the guest apartments. Paid employment with accommodation included.

    The accommodation is an independent room and private bathroom with access to the communal laundry facility.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    We are 25 minutes from Nice Airport. We are available to pick up our workaway guest from the airport or bus station or train stain in Nice as long as it is a reasonable time.

    There is a yoga and Chi Kung classes in the village. Our Village is quite well organised for rock climbing as well with guides and instructors on hand.

    We are not looking for any work away guests with alcohol or drug habits . We are a non smoking family although we do not mind guests smoking outside.

    Our gardening experience is very much done by instinct and we would enjoy to have advice as well . We are at the point where we realise we need to make this a future manageable goal so we are looking at ways that we can create a pleasurable garden whilst at the same time manageable for our mature years.

    Carlo and I are quite relaxed and open . We have had a lot of social experiences around the world and we are excited to share our time with others.

  • 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 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

N° de référence hôte : 766565893282