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saint leu la foret
All Year: April to December
Area (ha): 0,3
Persons: 1
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 28913
Country: France

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Last Updated: December 5, 2017

First :

Hello to all HelpX,
Welcome to all helpX reading our ad.

Please note :
- we host only ONE people and for up to ten days (perhaps 2 weeks in summer for a special help).

BE CAREFUL, now we are full until end december, After we will go on holidays.
And we will come back in april 2018, and the first helpx will can arrive from april 4th (not before). But in April we are out from 13th to 23th. That means you can come 1 week early april and 1 week late april and more in May.

After : House (picture 3) with a garden (rear picture 5), in a middle town near Paris (20 km or 30 mn by train).
I leave here just with my wife (pictures 1 & 2).
We are retired and we go often on holidays.
We have a bedroom (photo N°4) for you (1 people) with a large bed, cupboard, table and chairs.
Free Wifi
Picture 6 is our salon
The house is NON smoking, if you smoke you will go outside but we prefer the "Helper" no smoking. The smell of cold cigarette is very unpleasant
There is a large forest near our home (10 min drive). We can lend you a bike. We have a motorcycle and a car but we do not lend them, sorry. We can still help you in leading you somewhere occasionally.
There is a pool in our city.

We hope to speak with you about our culture and also about yours during meals, evenings . . . .
We can help you about informations if you want to go visiting Paris (We hope you want).
We can to pick up you at the Charles de Gaulle airport, ONLY in daytime (some exceptions about date).
We normally accept helpers for only up to 10 days. We rely on your courtesy. We would like you to come and eat and speak with us while you stay.
We have a great need help for :
- April for nevoved, start the garden, ground, flowers, .. .
- June (early)for picking cherries up from our garden
- May, July, August, September for maintenance the garden and the house
- october, november for preparing ground to sleep in winter

Please note we host only ONE people and
We accept helpers for only up to 10 days (perhaps 2 weeks in summer for a special help).

Speak English to me, request for reflection, work of memory and it is difficult. We ask the helper to try not to hold us long, long conversations. Thank you

For 2018, we start receive from April 5th, not before because we are often outside (our holidays) . But in April we are out from 13th to 23th. That means you can come 1 week early april and 1 week late april and more in May.

Please, don't forget the HelX.net website deal.
It's two exchange's goals :
1)Exchange about each culture in the respect each other.
2) Exchange in helps.
The webside rules says : "the helper works an average of 4 hours per day and receives free accommodation and meals for their efforts."
And also "Some host will give weekends off"

For us, You can help us by, depending the period and your arrival day : (3h00/day for 6 days/week or 3h30/day for 5 days/week, depending on whether you are up early or not). You can help us in the morning or in the afternoon or a little both. You (and us) choose and you can change day after day. We would like you keep your week end free for visiting Paris (another days also, you can go and visiting Paris) Like YOU want. We are proud when you do that.

You can choice :
gardening, (especialy April, in june picking fruits up from our garden, and november),
chop wood and store
do-it-yourself (paint, . . .
Broken cement
cleaning cars, home, . . .
learning us better english

In summer I would like you help me to built a fenced. That means dig in the ground, move sand, make cement (with me), lay blocks (with me), etc. Don't be affraid you will do this with me, I will learn you if necessary, don't worry.

We wait you and are happy to welcome you soon.

Daničle and Alain

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