Help with carpentry and other skills in Angles sur L'Anglin, France



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    COVID-19 : Follow current guidelines. Attest that you are COVID free please!

    2021 needs:
    Paint shutters
    Digital blog to book.
    Digital Books to Create,
    Decluttering & Stuff to Sort, Repair, Sell, Dispose

    PRIVATE home. Quiet village.
    English retired from Education.
    TEFL certificate & experience.
    French / English Language exchange
    Yoga support / Walkers / Scrabble players welcome

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Pratique d’une langue
    Bricolage et projets de construction
    Aide à la maison
    Entretien général
    Aide informatique / avec Internet

  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    France profunde. Retreat. Solitude. Tranquil. Nature.

    Un des plus beaux villages de France
    Roc aux Sorciers - site d' Anthropologie Italian / French professor lives locally.

    Seasonal Tourist Events when we are allowed.

    Pursue interests - reading, music, art, writing, walking, cycling, kayaking, wild river swimming.
    Share recipes, preparation, cooking, clearing dishes.
    Piano currently un-tuned.
    I play piano accordion in my own style. classic Italian & French musette style!!!

  • Aide


    Priorities ordered in each group:
    Apply if you have knowledge, experience and will be able to achieve.

    GROUP G:
    1.MODIFY carpentry in KANGOO temporary fit out
    2. Build wooden garden gates.
    TOOLS are here

    GROUP B:
    2c) Help convert blogs into printed books.
    2a) Help create digital book) of photos / writings. (October 2020 - one achieved!!!!!!)
    2b) Help delete duplicated photos.
    1. PRIVATE not business online sales ( local, UK , European )
    APPLE Mac / MS WORD / BLURB (similar) USER is ESSENTIAL plus EBAY/PAYPAL experience.
    Online knowledge and ability to research (value, postage costs, etc) for example, educational music / books.

    GROUP C:

    4. Create 6 sq m of concrete base in open abri using cement mixer.
    1. Bicycles need maintenance check so I can sell.
    2. Convert some or all of 1 cubic metre unused pine rafter wood into kindling. Power Tools Available
    3. Create rose bush supports using recycled wood, metal, purchased materials.

    GROUP D:
    1a) 2021 Sand & Repaint external shutters, metal & wooden gates.
    1b) 2021 Sand & Repaint 40m2 Salon including stairwell using high reach standing boards. I need to order paint.

    GROUP E:
    1. Seasonal: Mowing / Weeding / Pruning / Clear Ivy

    GROUP F:
    1. Easy house cleaning
    2. Sewing Machine service.
    3. Repair garments.

    GROUP A:
    1. Decluttering working with me.

  • Langues

    Langues parlées
    English: Courant
    French: Intermédiaire

    Cet hôte propose un échange linguistique
    English / French

  • Hébergement



    The magnificent ruined fortress as profile pic is not mine! Haha!
    Renovated ground floor 1850s French fermette.
    Single bedroom with exterior toilet. Twin bedroom if a couple.
    Shared bathroom / shower above bath by arrangement.
    Roadside parking.
    No television.
    Advice needed on how to get digital ? sound system and how to watch films

    Vegan. Vegetarian. Fish. Meat. Poultry. (NEVER pork, turkey, veal).
    Willing to learn new styles of cooking. Opportunity to cook if kitchen rules respected.
    Contribution to wine appreciated with alcohol free days!
    Provide your own food cravings!

    1. Follow house rules.
    2. Good, used bicycles available for cycling in safe, flattish landscape.
    3. Unsuitable for smokers, alcoholics, animals, children. Unsuitable for non skilled folks.

    4. Spring & Summer - house is dark and cool.
    Courtyard facing north west. Rear garden - sit and watch sun rise / sunset / bats, swallows, hear cuckoos & nightingales.

    5. Winter - retreat from society for peaceful solitude, opportunity to write, draw, hunker down once tasks are achieved.
    If you need central heating then this is not your place. Sometimes woodturners produce too much heat so French doors have to be opened. You may stack logs, chop kindling, bring logs in. Hot water bottles, electric radiators, blankets, shawls are available. Woodburners are managed by HOST for Health & Safety.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    Collection from Poitiers airport or Chatellerault train station takes apx an hour in each direction!
    Taxi from Chatellerault = 80 to 100 euros in one direction. Sometimes a bus to La Roche Posay.
    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. Road gates close around dusk.


    Rest days & help hours = flexible according to Task, Season, Events, Weather.
    You are asked to help about 5 hours / 5 days amounting to apx 25 hours per week or about 6 hours / 4 days.
    We negotiate arrival according to travel itinerary.
    We negotiate rest day or days.
    The host also needs not only a rest but needs to do other work!

    An example of a 7 day week where Travel might become your rest day!

    Tuesday: travel arrive evening: no hours
    Wednesday: probably easy helping day = aim for 5hrs
    Thursday = 5 hrs
    Friday = 5 hrs
    Saturday = 5 hrs
    Sunday = rest day
    Monday easy helping day 5 hrs
    Tuesday travel

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads

    Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads

    WIFI 24/7 with 'temperamenta'l Extender which usually works, but you can work in the large Salon or Kitchen.

  • Espace pour garer des vans

    Espace pour garer des vans

    Large camper vans park at village site without facilities which I think are being improved. Kangoo sized vans have a possible parking space.

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?


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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    Maximum 25 hours per week

The village has a ruined forteresse.
2018 - Shutters & Doors need Repaint
2019 Parasols move with the sun in the courtyard
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

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N° de référence hôte : 928356668642