2022: JANUARY 2022 : Coronavirus:
As soon as travel is allowed and affordable triple vaccinated guests and negative test results are accepted.
As in any hotel you will be required to present a copy of your passport and PASS SANITAIRE or tests before and on arrival but NOTE it is not a quarantine hotel from where to stay and then move to a different European country.
One or two older mature, independent, experienced people are preferred than those who are on their first voyage. I prefer to have those who are 30+ which doesn't exclude the young ones .
YOU MUST HAVE HAD experience of decluttering and organising TO MAKE ME AGAIN sort and clear personal writings and belongings, so I can end this unending chore.
My family don't wish to help and why should they!
You NEED to understand the psychology of emotions when uncovering memories of years of items not looked at in a long time although I have already uncovered much and more resilient. now. They are categorised in boxes but now need DEEP clearance or meaningful keeping.
For the right interested person ( s , ) perhaps you could stay at least a month.
You must be happy to lift and carry, use technology to advertise things for sale or befin to enter up as part of my memoirs. I am less important than the smallest molecule of sand!
You must be happy in a house without central heating but where are woodburners.
Of course you get free time to wander the village or cook whilst you or I set myself assignments which may arise.
Enthusiasm required. No time wasters thank you.
PAINTERS REQUIRED MARCH 2020 - Exterior and Interior painting of wood and metal - male or female
I think I have one person booked but another experienced painter would move it along.
Private home in a tranquil, touristic village.
Active host, young at heart, retired from Education profession, needs practical skilled work in exchange for accommodation, meals, convivial company with English / French Language exchange. TEFL certificate & experience.
A Project I would like to achieve but needs practical skills to find a more suitable vehicle than my current one and build the interior to suit European travel for a year or two whilst I find my next place to be. I'm doing the research. It. might be more exciting than house renovation and house maintenance!
Pratique d’une langue
Bricolage et projets de construction
Aide à la maison
Aide informatique / avec Internet
France profunde. Hunker down once tasks are achieved for
Time to pursue interests - languages, reading, music, art, writing, walking, cycling, kayaking, wild river swimming.
Share recipes / preparation / cooking.
Roc aux Sorciers - site d' Anthropologie Magdalénien
Seasonal Tourist Events / Activities when the village is flooded with tourists.
Regaining creativity and sense of purpose.
Have joined Creative Writng Group.
Always enquiry about people, their lives, intentions, travel.
Open to learning from those whom I meet.
Old Piano currently un-tuned must be disposed of....
Piano accordion: classic Italian & French musette!!!
Loves Balkan Songs in a French Singing Group
Loves Solitude but needs company
Life is for Living not reframing a past life.
AS SOON AS POSSIBLE experienced declutterers!
MARCH APRIL 2022
1. EXTERIOR PAINTING .... WOOD AND METAL - windows, doors, gates, shutters.
sand / repair / repaint. It could take two weeks.
2. Short section of wire FENCE needs replacement
3. Can you build or install garden style double gate?
APRIL MAY 2022
4. INTERIOR PAINTING .... 40m2 Salon including stairwell using high reach standing boards. Paint must be purchased.I need commitment from a helper.
5. Bicycle maintenance..
6. Gardening Control. though a gardener is employed.
7. Sewing machine tension needs an angel!!
8. Chainsaw roofing lathes into firewood.
9. Lay 6 sq m of concrete base in open abri using cement mixer.
10. Create rose bush supports using recycled wood, metal, purchased materials.
11. Use old wood or metals to create benches or garden structures.
12. Support with local or digital sales for unwanted domestic items! Not a business.
13. Help convert blogs into printed book or know of publishers who would do it for me!
Knowledge of APPLE / MS WORD / BLURB or similar required.
14. Advice and support to set up sound / cinema system but this is a dream!
Cet hôte propose un échange linguistique
English / French. Interest to learn basics of other languages.
'Un des plus beaux villages de France' with a magnificent ruined fortress.
It is a site for Magdalénien history ( later culture of Upper Paleolithic and Mesolithic history in western Europe.)
Two steps from centre of village is a renovated ground floor 1850s French fermette. See photos.
Single bedroom with exterior toilet. Twin bedroom if a couple.
Interior shared bathroom / shower.
Healthy meals of meat fish vegetarian or vegan: Tell us what you do NOT eat!
Contribution to wine appreciated with alcohol free days!
Willing to learn new styles of cooking.
1. Kitchen and house rules to be followed.
2. Bicycles available for cycling in safe, flattish landscape may need maintenance.
3. Unsuitable for smokers, alcoholics, animals, children.
4. Roadside parking. No television.SEASONS
5. Spring & Summer
Courtyard facing north west. Rear garden - watch sun rise / sunset / bats, swallows, hear cuckoos & nightingales.
Autumn & Winter - If you need central heating then this is not your place.
Hot water bottles, electric radiators, blankets, shawls are available.
6. Woodburners are managed by HOST for Health & Safety.
You may stack logs, chop kindling, bring logs in.
Collection from Poitiers, Tours, Limoges airports or preferably Chatellerault train station as it takes an hour or more in each direction! NOTE that a Taxi from Chatellerault will cost 80 to 100 euros in one direction as there is no other transport.
Please help 5 hours for each of 5 days amounting to apx 25 hours per week or about 6 hours / 4 days.
We NEGOTIATE rest days & help hours. Travel day is a rest day if you are here 7 days.
The host needs a rest too to achieve other work.
VILLAGE & beautiful COUNTRYSIDE:
Angles sur L'Anglin is a Garden of Paradise, Artists Dream, famous for Magdalennian rock shelter carvings, 'Les Jours' embroidery and a ruined 12th century Chateau. Every day is different, yet stone walled houses have stood for aeons and pathways take you to hidden natural treasures. It is unsuitable for those who like city razzamatazz.
You can walk, cycle, swim, canoe, kayak, fish.
In Summer it expands from fewer than 400 full time residents with Parisian and second home owners. There are restaurants, restos, bars, a wonderful English tea shop serving meals, a bakery, a multi-services bar and shop with Wifi, small library and market vans. Oysters are sold in appropriate months. Check availability in winter as restaurants close without tourists! It has a part time Tourist Office. No cinema. Supermarkets within 10km. Spa town 12km. One to two hours drive to River Loire Chateaux. On the border of Brenne National Park, a haven for flora and fauna.
No Street lights after 23h / 24h.
Accès Internet limité
Nous avons des animaux
Nous sommes fumeurs
WIFI 24/7 VDSL with Extender. .
Limited parking around the village and at the designated camping car site without facilities. For smaller vehicles there is private land without electricity / water / sewage. Accommodation in this house would minimise those needs.
Possibly...I only warm to a few dogs who must have impeccable behaviour!
Maximum 25 hours per week
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