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Limoges
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 1
Persons: 3-4
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 26263
Country: France

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Last Updated: February 14, 2014

Hello! I'm Bobby, a young Scottish guy who recently bought a farmhouse just outside Limoges. It's a really big exciting project however it would be slightly daunting to face on my own, so I need your help!

The farmhouse is located in a very beautiful rural area with a few other houses and farms scattered nearby. There are towns and villages with popular beach lakes, plus it's a 30 minute drive to Limoges city centre so it is peaceful but easily escaped when necessary. The property consists of just over 2 acres of garden/field, a renovated ex sheepfold (which is now a bedroom/living area), the main house plus a ruin (which is currently half a wall). So yeah jobs are hugely variable - it's basically a complete renovation. If you have some skills that's awesome but the most important thing is a positive attitude and a good sense of humour.

To name a few jobs - General tidying, wall building, knocking through walls, plasterboarding, flooring, gardening/landscaping, painting/decorating, restoring old furniture, fencing, building poly tunnels etc etc. Basically the place needs turning into a home. You may also be required to occasionally help the couple I work for as well as my parents who live in a nearby town.

As I work most week days for a local builder I'm looking for a group that are happy to get stuck in while I'm away, when i'm working I'll be back just after 5. Having done a lot of helpxing myself I think I have a rough idea about the kind of things that will make your stay enjoyable. I ask for 5 hours a day with free weekends plus help with communal jobs like cooking/cleaning in exchange for hearty meals, music, cheap wine/beer and regular outings. I'm a vegetarian but if you need meat you can always pick some up when we go shopping.

*** I move in at the end of February and have a few things to organise before I host (wood burners, beds, wifi and an electrician) so I can only really give rough dates for now but it'll most likely be mid - late March.

I haven't got any Helpx references yet as I haven't hosted anybody, but here's a link to my Couchsurfing profile above.

So thanks for reading my profile and let me know if you have any questions. Enjoy your travels!

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