Come and help at a private home in Angles-sur-L'Anglin, France



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    08 July 2020
    I am considering WAW guests. An exchange is based on trust, honesty and indeed tolerance of meeting new people. I am particularly prudent.
    I will host guests in contagious-free from coronavirus safety, following guidelines and obligatory actions. Few people enter this household. In turn I would appreciate for you to attest virus free and that you have travelled responsibly. Where you are travelling to and from, means of transport, how long you could stay, your travel dreams are nice to know.

    I halted seasonal bed and breakfast hosting.

    A workaway lady takes exception to my needs and requirements of my profile on this workaway site, but I have a right to stand for that which I have written, and so I now provide further explanation. I thank her for bringing to my attention that she feels disrespected and that others may be offended. but I had no such intention. I have no intention to discuss gender diversity or gender free tasks! I am just living a life and cause no one offence unless they wish to be offended.
    I have a right as a woman to accept men or women or women or men her as guests. AS to their gender, it is not my business. I just need a normal for me quiet life asking for help and support in exchange for herbergement!

    I wrote and write:
    "I would prefer to host a mature thinking woman but sorting tools and building gates might require the thoughts of a man though not wishing to be gender biased."

    So... I would accept a man or a woman with appropriate skill and expertise, hence I am asking for a mature person man or woman... not someone who cannot use tools or who doesn't know what they are for! She didn't offer to be my guest nor appears to have knowledge skills and expertise, just as I do not!
    We can't just keep picking on people for their interpretations of what we write without knowing the full picture.

    I inherited old building tools which were sorted out with the previous owner as to what to keep and what to take to the recycling centre and Charitable Society. Now they need to be grouped according to what building trade they are for, to be cleaned & priced for second hand sale. It requires someone who knows.
    Vide-greniers in France were halted but i could advertise a barn sale and I am inm preparation for the opportunity to distribute belongings usefully and not all to land waste!

    Building a pair of new wooden gates needs someone with skill & expertise in carpentry who can make high quality gates using new wood to be measured and collected with a trailer and perhaps using recycled metal brackets or I may have to buy new ones.

    I also have personal items which need another attempt at sorting and selling.

    An extra pair of hands to keep lawns mowed, roses pruned, share company and conversation would be nice.

    Camping in the garden, if you have a tent could be an option but there is a single bedroom and plenty of fresh air.
    Please apply if you can work with tolerance and happiness in exchange for accommodation, meals & a quiet, safe place to be. This is English and French speaking. PRIVATE home. Quiet village.
    I too need to travel on my own within France. So trying to organise anything means seeking opportunity and availability!

    Current projects require skilled man or woman:
    External Painting - Gardening - Fence and Gate Replacement.
    Computer Macbook Help.
    Pilates / Yoga / Exercise/ Walking at an easy to moderate level would be good to share. I have a problem with cycling at the moment but bikes available.

  • Type d'aide

    Type d'aide

    Entretien / Bricolage
    Aide à la maison
    Aide avec les langues
    Aide informatique / Internet

  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    France profunde. Retreat. Solitude. Tranquility. Nature.
    Seasonal Touristic Events.
    Place to Pursue interests - reading, music, art, writing, walking, cycling, kayaking, wild river swimming.
    Study French / English.
    Share recipes, preparation, cooking, clearing dishes.
    Piano currently un-tuned.

  • Aide


    READ PROFILE CAREFULLY: Apply for TASKS for which you have knowledge, experience and WILL be able to achieve.

    i. Help to continue / organise decluttering of tools This is not a commercial business.
    2. Decluttering stored personal belongings.
    GROUP B: Computers:
    2.APPLE Mac / MS WORD / BLURB (or similar) USER is ESSENTIAL plus EBAY/PAYPAL experience
    Help to advertise / sell unwanted items online (local, UK, European).
    Online knowledge and ability to research (value, postage costs, etc) for example, educational music / books.
    3a) Help delete duplicated photos with software purchased.
    3b) Help create digital book(s) of photos / writings.
    GROUP C:
    1.. Four bicycles need service.
    2. Use electric saw to convert some of 2 sq metres pine rafters into kindling. No insurance provided.
    3. Make wooden garden gates..
    4. NOT URGENT: Create 6 sq m of concrete base in open abri before cement mixer is sold.
    5. Make rose bush supports using recycled wood, metal, purchased materials.
    GROUP D:
    1. 2021 - repaint 40m2 Salon including stair case well - requires high reach and standing boards..
    2. Autumn 2020 or Spring 2021 Sand & Repaint external shutters, metal / wooden gates.
    GROUP E:
    4. Mowing / Weeding / Pruning / Clear Ivy from stone walls and clear shed rooftops of plants.
    GROUP F:
    1. Easy house cleaning in a clean house which must stay clean!
    2. Sewing Machine service check. Some tedious repair to garments.

  • Langues parlées

    English: Courant
    French: Courant

  • Hébergement


    The chateau is not MY medieval ruin!
    Renovated ground floor French fermette, built 1850s.
    Peaceful village/countryside an hour drive from public transport. You will be collected from station / airport.
    Single bedroom with shared bathroom / shower above bath.
    Twin bedroom if a couple.
    Tent space available.
    On road or possible Parking space for vehicle.
    Use exterior toilet and wash area and by arrangement indoor facilities.
    No television.
    24/7 Internet with Extender.
    Healthy meals /coffee / tea.
    Dine with host - Vegan. Vegetarian. Fish. Lamb , Beef, Chicken. (NEVER pork, turkey, veal).
    Reduced wheat / Gluten free diets.
    Wine might be served - Contribution appreciated - there are alcohol free days!
    Provide your own cravings such as chocolate / peanut butter.
    Opportunity to cook if kitchen rules are respected.
    I cook without recipes but willing to learn new ideas.

    1. Follow house rules.
    2. Some small size work clothes available.
    3. Good, not new bicycles, available for cycling in safe, flattish landscape ( see above).
    4. Unsuitable for smokers, alcoholics, animals, children.
    5. Spring & Summer - house is dark and cool. Courtyard facing north west. Rear garden - sit and watch sun rise / sunset / bats, hear cuckoos, nightingales, swallows.
    Winter - interesting retreat from society, isolated, spiritually educational with solitude, tranquillity, opportunity to write,
    draw, hunker down once tasks are achieved.
    If you need central heating then this is not the place for you. Sometimes woodturners produce so much heat French doors have to be opened. Woodburners are managed by the HOST for Health & Safety.
    You may stack logs, chop kindling, bring logs in. Hot water bottles, electric radiators, blankets, shawls are available.
    Frugal is good but cold is not!

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    Collection from Poitiers airport or Chatellerault train station takes apx an hour in each direction!
    Taxi from Chatellerault = 70 to 100 euros in one direction. Sometimes a bus to La Roche Posay.
    There is no other transport.

    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. You can walk, cycle, swim, canoe, kayak, fish. The village in winter has fewer than 400 full time residents and in Summer expands with many Parisian and other 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. It is unsuitable for those who like city razzamatazz. Every day is different, yet stone walled houses have stood for aons and pathways take you to hidden natural treasures.

    No Street lights after 23h / 24h.
    Roadside gates close around dusk.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    Maximum 25 hours per week

The village has a ruined forteresse.
2018 - Shutters & Doors need Repaint
2016 - Kitchen labour of love
Shared bathroom with shower above bath.
2019 Gates need Replacement
2014 - rear garden pic taken from "cherry picker" replacing one of two roofs!.
2014 - ME less grey
2017 Big Feet's Last Summer REST IN PEACE 2 February 2018

N° de référence hôte : 928356668642