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Help needed with construction and other things in my new house

  • Marker details
  • DescriptionHello travellers! I have moved to a village which is also an historic monument. It is small, beautiful, but also lively. The house is amazing. The man who was working here had to leave suddenly, and I need someone with construction experience to finish what he was doing: building some walls with doors, making a shower room downstairs, and plastering (rough plastering only). If there's anyone who can do these things I'd be glad to hear from you. Also anyone who can do plumbing and electrical stuff. And I also need help with gardening, maintenance and decoration. And if someone loves cooking and doesn't mind housework, you are very welcome now!

    So there are a lot of possibilities. At the moment there are two spare bedrooms, and also a bed on the mezzanine floor and a big attic which is ready to be made into rooms, so in the end there will be five. All meals will be provided. There are beautiful views, a lively village, and good conversation and food. The village is set on the confluence of two rivers, one of which is the mighty Adour. I have six good quality bicycles. It's a good life here. I volunteer for an animal charity, and hope to do more when the house is finished. If anyone wants to improve their English, I used to be a TEFL teacher and could help you. The pictures show the house when the previous owner lived here. They make it look a bit bigger than in reality. The sitting room and kitchen look substantially the same now. The long bedroom/bathroom/dressing room is where the work was stopped suddenly. At last there is a wall between the bedroom and the bathroom. Another wall is needed to separate the bathroom from the dressing room, now my bedroom. You can see the bed on the mezzanine in the picture which was taken from the attic conversion.
  • LocationFrance, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Landes, Aire-sur-l'Adour

  • Work
  • Type of work Building
    Cooking / Shopping
    Gardening
    General maintenance
    Help in the house
    Help with computers / internet
  • Hours per day 5 hours a day, 5 days a week, at the time you prefer.
  • Work requirements: No specific requirements, apart from being able to do what you say you can, and a willingness to take part and enjoy yourself!
  • Host's preferences
  • Availability: Send a message to inquire.
  • Duration of stay: I'm open to suggestions!
  • Maximum number of helpers: 4
  • Last minute requests: Okay
  • Host
  • Languages:English, French, some Spanish, some German, a tiny bit of Norwegian
  • Has pets? Two Bengal cats.
  • Smokes at home? No
  • Accommodation: At the moment there are two spare bedrooms, and also a bed on the mezzanine floor and a big attic which is ready to be made into rooms, so in the end there will be five. All facilities of the house are yours to use.
  • Additional info
  • It's an amazing house. There are currently three bedrooms, and a bed on a mezzanine floor. Families are welcome!