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All Year: no
Area (ha): 1 acre
Persons: 2 or 3
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 41703
Country: France

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Last Updated: April 30, 2018

Helpers welcomed - couples, singles or friends - IMMEDIATELY and throughout the summer 2018.

Hi there, we are Helen and Phil (an English couple) and we're looking for lots of help with our on-going renovation and organic garden project near Lac de Lavaud on the Charente-Limousin border in France, 40 minutes west from Limoges.

We are looking for a couple of strong guys or girls (lol or one of each) to help us clear a site for a decked area, filling it with rubble (which we have on site) and marking readiness for our little pool! We need this work done very soon.

There's loads of work to help us with now that spring is officially here. We need people who can happily spend some time helping Phil repointing ancient stonework with a lime/sand mix. There are logs to be cut and stacked and the barn needs to be cleared a bit ready for a new log pile....and maybe some pointing work and painting indoors if it rains.

I'm also trying my hand at organic veggie gardening so would love some help with that.
There is also plenty of grass cutting, weeding, log/wood sawing, some dog walking (gorgeous lurcher) and very occasional cooking in the kitchen or on the firepit to do..

We have 2 spare bedrooms in our house with your own bathroom or, if you prefer, you can stay in the cosy caravan on site or bring a tent...whichever suits you. We live in a fabulous peaceful and very rural part of France near a huge lake with swimming, canoeing, fishing, cycle and walking routes along the lanes close by.

4/5 hours work a day/5 days a week would be expected, in return for meals and accommodation. You must be happy, healthy and active. You will have lots of free time to explore this lovely area of France. If you can drive and are 21+ bring your licence! At weekends throughout the summer France really comes alive. There are music festivals, vide greniers, fayres and markets to visit in our region nearly every weekend.

We would like you to come in April or May, July, August or September (June is booked). We would prefer you to stay for two weeks if possible.

We have all mod cons including wifi but mobile signal is poor here, and as well as Ronnie the old dog we have a cat and hopefully some hens by summer.

Please bring clothes suitable for outdoor work - tough jeans and tough shoes/boots. Vegetarians/vegans can be catered for although we eat some meat and lots of fish, but we're happy to adapt and if you can bring new recipes to our kitchen that would be really cool.. We can collect you from a local train station or from the airport/bus station at Limoges..

We really look forward to hearing from you..

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