Rural France. General maintenance both inside and out. Decorating building, fitting windows and doors.

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Rural France. General maintenance both inside and out. Decorating building, fitting windows and doors.

  • Marker details
  • DescriptionHelp with building a fish pond and other projects around our home in rural South West France.
    We are in a small hamlet just outside the village of St Germier.
    English couple with 1 very spoilt elderly Rough Collie and a young Black dog.

    Peaceful location in rural France.

    We are looking for flexible helpers, happy to help us with whatever the day demands.

    In the summer we grow salad and other veg in both soil and hydroponics, mostly Kratky methodt, We need help with building a fish pond (digging is done), tree felling, wood cutting, fitting windows and doors, and roofing, plus help with issues as they occur.

    Preferably all helpers will be flexible and happy to take on any of the above depending on need and weather.
    Advice on how to use tools necessary for the work will be given.

    We have a number of windows and doors to replace so being able to lift would be an advantage.

    We prefer people that are happy to work with us or separately as necessary.

    We have wireless internet available for emailing and normal surfing. We do not offer the use of our computer.

    Experience a simple lifestyle we make our own bread and beer we enjoy the peace of our surroundings.

    We are non smoking and are seeking helpers that do not smoke at all. Helpers should be happy to live as part of the family during their stay, we would expect this to involve helping prepare meals and the inevitable clearing away after.

    We accept both skilled or unskilled people.

    We have wireless internet available for emailing and normal surfing. We do not offer the use of our computer.
  • LocationFrance, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Deux-Sèvres, Saint-Germier

  • Work
  • Type of work Building
    Gardening
    General maintenance
  • Hours per day 25 hours work per 7 day week.
  • Work requirements: Non smoking.
    Preferably all helpers will be flexible and happy to take on any of the above depending on need and weather.
    Advice on how to use tools necessary for the work will be given.

    We have a number of windows and doors to replace so being able to lift would be an advantage.

    We prefer people that are happy to work with us or separately as necessary.
  • Host's preferences
  • Availability: Send a message to inquire.
  • Duration of stay: Minimum stay 2 weeks.
  • Maximum number of helpers: 2
  • Last minute requests: Okay
  • Host
  • Languages:English
  • Has pets? 2 dogs
  • Smokes at home? No
  • Accommodation: Couples will sleep in the house in a double or single room eating with us, sharing bathrooms etc

  • Additional info
  • After work we normally come together for a glass of home brewed beer or a glass of wine. The evening meal normally consists of 2 courses with wine, beer or soft drinks.

    We have a huge selection of movies on DVD if you enjoy them which we watch together. The house is not large but adequate. We have central heating installed so you are not cold during the winter plus wood burning stoves.

    The countryside around here is mostly gentle slopes with a few hills.
    Our nearest town is St Maixent L`Ecole, it is a historic garrison town worth an afternoon wandering around its old streets. It also houses a military museum within the national NCO college.
    Note there is no public transport, so cycling is the only form of individual travel. We visit the town a least once per week when you are welcome to join us.