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Cox
All Year: yes
Area (ha):
Persons: 1 or 2
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 59759
Country: France

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Last Updated: October 28, 2017

Bonjour!

*** Looking for help in November to enjoy the last sunny days and working to prepare the garden ***

We are Annie (Australian), Jean-Philippe (French), Martin (9), Tomas (5) and Georges (0). We live in a large 18th century house on half an acre in the small village of Cox about 1 hour west of Toulouse. We speak French and English, and can stumble along in Spanish.

We are looking for practical, hard-working, independent people to help us finish renovating our house and getting our garden into shape. We need all kinds of help: wall-building, laying foundations, roofing, plastering, tiling, carpentry, painting, plumbing, garden design/maintenance, clearing out the barns, cooking, babysitting... You should be happy spending time in a noisy family, as our boys and the neighbours' kids will be excited about interacting with you.

We expect a total of 25 hours work per week. Depending on what big job needs doing next, we can be flexible about the schedule: e.g. some hours per day or full day on full day off, etc.

Our village is well-placed for visiting the Pyrenees (great skiing and hiking) and Toulouse (student city with a beautiful historic downtown and good transport connections). Other lovely places like Carcassonne or Albi can be visited for a daytrip. From Toulouse, it is easy to reach the Mediterranean, the Atlantic Coast, and Spain by train.

There is no regular public transport from Cox, but we can pick you up and drop you off at a convenient train station. Cox has a popular village restaurant, which also serves as the tabac.

We love food (especially Tomas)! We can cater for vegetarians but you would need to be comfortable with the fact that we enjoy our barbecues.

There's no smoking in the house, but we're happy to host smokers as long as you're happy to smoke on the terrasse or in the garden.

As for accommodation, we have a room in the house to offer, a shared bathroom, and lots of shared space for relaxation and taking aperitif. There is wifi.

I realise that some of our photos are upside down, but I can't work out how to fix it. On a clear day you can see the Pyrenees from our terrace... unfortunately we took the photo on a cloudy day!

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