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All Year: Sept & Oct 2017
Area (ha):
Persons: 1 or 2
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 25905
Country: France

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Last Updated: September 18, 2017

We have bought an old Provencal village house in the gorgeous perched village of Bonnieux (about 45 minutes east of Avignon). The house has extraordinary views from nearly every room and from the charming private terrace. We are looking for help as follows:

- CLEANING - cleaning grout, cleaning floors damaged by renovation works (both jobs require you to be on your hands and knees). Thorough cleaning of kitchen and rest of house.

- STONEMASON - help with repointing the stone walls in our caves

Your hosts are two Australians in their early 50s who are living the French dream for a few years. We love good food, travelling, etc and have lived in Bonnieux since July 2014.

Please - no applications from people wishing to learn French. We are struggling with the language ourselves so we cannot help others! No smoking, no drugs. No children. Fluency in English is a must.

Unfortunately, we cannot cater for vegetarians.

Please also note that the house has ongoing renovation works, so there will be some dust and noise and the terrace will be out of action for most of September and October.

We have a one week trial period - which can be extended if we all agree.

WORK REQUIREMENTS - Depending on the skills you have, you will be required to work up 4-5 hours per day in return for a room, access to internet, meals and possible access to a car. Our preference is that you work full time then have some days off to explore the area (but this is negotiable - and dependent on the weather). Meals will either be made for you or ingredients provided for you to prepare hearty meals. We tend to shop at local food and farmers' markets, which are fantastic!

We have hosted HelpX people in our Australian and French home, and we have loved the experience. The reviews on this listing were from our previous properties in France.

We look forward to welcoming HelpX helpers at our new place!

Bonnieux is a very small village - if you are after nightlife and excitement, this isn't the place for you. If you enjoy walks, hikes, beautiful countryside and views, then you will love our corner of Provencal paradise.

Please note: the photos were taken the day we moved into our house. We have more furniture now and some of the rooms have been renovated!

Jenny and Jonathan

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