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Thouarsais Bouildroux
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 6 acres
Persons: up to 4
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 9594
Country: France

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Last Updated: March 21, 2012

We are based in a small village in the Vendee West of France and are an English couple with 3 young sons who have escaped the rat race and found peace and tranquility in a fabulous area in France with a superb micro climate and where traditional values still apply.

We are in western France, approximately 1hr inland from La Rochelle.
We are ideally located for exploring France and run our own successful gite business from here in Vendee France. The region has much to offer and many diverse activities are within easy reach including the Puy Du Fou and the green venice Marais Poitevin as well as many blue flag beaches and local vineyards.

We are offering free accommodation with all meals provided within our own large farmhouse which is situated within our courtyard of buildings with the lovely medieval church as the backdrop.
In return for working 7 hrs per day 9-12PM AND 2PM-6PM, 5 days a week with the obligatory lunch break.

We are looking for skilled hard working people as we are starting to renovate an old two storey petit maison within our grounds from February 2011 and we would like to finish the project asap.

We require people with the following skills

masonry work and especially being able to chaux brickwork as we have many walls for chauxing both exterior and interior throughout our grounds
carpentry shutter hanging etc, plastering and general building skills electrical and plumbing experience also an asset although first fix already done and some plumbing in place general renovation work and painting and decorating landscape gardening and clearing the grounds although quite a lot has been done already it is ongoing as we have two and a half hectares.

We hope this will be both fun and rewarding for all people concerned and have someone locally with a lot of building experience to provide guidance if necessary. Our ultimate goal is to finish the site by the end of 2011 and restore the site to its former glory.

We are offering stays ideally for as long as possible to complete the work and we are now taking bookings for this year (2011) so please enquire/ book your place early as we want people to start in February 2011.
Priority will be given to people available for longer and we can cater for four people maximum at any one period.

For more details and to tell us how you may help please contact us asap to discuss further.

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