Help an English couple to get their large garden in order in Auvergne, France



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    In Spring and Autumn, we’re looking for a couple, strong, energetic, practical, who like being outdoors, good with tools, strimmers, power saws, etc. to help with strimming, sawing branches, cutting hedges, clearing brambles, weeding, digging, hauling logs, creating wood pile, etc. etc. In the summer, we welcome singles to come to give us a hand looking after and entertaining (and being entertained by - our grandchildren.
    In return, you’ll get very comfortable accommodation and plenty of good things to eat and drink and hopefully some lively conversation, as well as the chance to explore our nearby oak forest, and some very interesting villages.
    We are an English married couple from London who have lived in France for nearly 20 years, We are retired but very active and young in heart, and we are both writers and painters. We also host an opera workshop each year and put on performances at our house and local chateaux.
    The house and grounds are very attractive - an old 1750's manoir which we renovated over a period of three years.
    The kind of person, we think, who would enjoy staying with us has: good sense of humour, enjoys their food, eats everything, likes to be in the countryside, likes to be out in the garden, likes to chat about art, literature, music and is relatively easy-going and broad-minded. We have an artist's studio if you like to paint or sculpt.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Bricolage et projets de construction
    Baby-sitting et jeux créatifs
    Aide à la maison
    Entretien général
    Aide informatique / avec Internet

  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    You will be very well fed, breakfast, lunch and dinner each day with us.
    When in season, plenty of gorgeous vegetables freshly picked off our 'potager'.
    We are English so you can practice your English (we also speak French).
    We have a studio if you wish to paint. And a swimming pool overlooking the meadows.
    We like to talk about literature, art, travel, etc

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    We have a quite a lot of garden and land, with many trees, small meadows, hedges, pond, vegetable plot, etc. so lots of cutting back, sawing logs, clearing dead trees; as well as painting of garden furniture, shutters, etc.

  • Langues parlées

    Anglais: Courant
    Français: Courant
    Italien: Courant

  • Hébergement


    Separate wing in our 1750's manoir, with double bedroom, sitting room and kitchen

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    Beautiful countryside, good for walking, close to Foret de Troncais (Europe's largest oak forest), many 11/12 century churches, chateaux, pretty villages.
    We are writers and painter/sculptors, English but speak French too.
    We have so far welcomed six sets of Workawayers. All wonderful. Three of them decided to come back a second time, so we must be doing something good!

  • 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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    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?


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    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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