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Thonon les Bains
All Year: yes
Area (ha): 1
Persons: 1 or 2
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 40474
Country: France

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Last Updated: November 28, 2017

No availabilities before JANUARY 2018

We live in a big house in Thonon-les-Bains by the Geneva Lake and just next to the mountains (french Alps) : a beautiful area.
(Easy connexion from Geneva, international airport)

The ground floor of the house is just renovated, but little things need to be finished. External renovation will continue in november/december (the roof).
We have a garden with fruits and vegetables and a henhouse. Sometimes we will welcome 2 horses in the field just next the house.
500 m from the lake side : in summer swimsuit essential :)

Position DIY
Looking for a handyman/woman autonomous who have capacities in renovation/DIY.
The things to do :
- sand and paint wood outside of the house (woodwork, shutters, henhouse, ...),
- Gardening and clean the garden,
- General maintenance and fix small things,
- create small furniture with wood pallets,
- ...

Position "Outside demolition" (end of february 2018)
One or two autonomous volunteers for deconstruction of the wood siding and isolation materials of the outside wall before the external isolation (made by professionals)

Position "Interior Design/Carpentry"
Looking for someone who can design an amazing room/dormitory whose furniture would be made with wood pallets... and eventual, if carpentry/woodcraft skills, doing it ;)

Other tasks can be asked (depends of what you like to do) :
-Helping with the house (cleaning, ironing, cooking,...)
-Doing activities with the kids (handcraft, playing with them, fetch them at school, learning languages,...)
-General maintenance

If your mothertong is english : learning language to Marie-Adélaïde and Pierre-Gaspard :)
german : learning to Marie-Adélaïde.
Bikes available during your stay (Thank you for taking care of the bikes and to maintain them for the next volunteers.

You are welcome in the life family (a mum, 3 kids, two cats...)
We are a house without television, iPad,... It is a choice. Sometimes the kids can watch a chosen video.
You organize your volunteer tasks like you want.
Others helpers can be at home for other tasks.


We cook a lot by our own (bread, yogurt, jam, ...).
Lunch and dinner are taken with the family. We are not vegetarian, vegan, pescetarian, vegan raw food eaters, fruitarian, seedeater... We are an omnivorus family :) So think about if you can not adapt your diet...
Some helpers came several times at home.

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