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Town or City: Ruffec
All Year: Yes
Area (ha):
Persons: 2
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 4633
Region: Poitou-Charentes, France

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We are a busy family always in need of help around the house, garden and with our menagerie of animals (horses, dogs, cat)

We have been renovating our house and there is a lot of work still to be done and lots of skills to be learned. A little DIY experience would be useful but not needed as long as you have the motivation and confidence to have a go.

We like our helpers to become part of the family and help out at mealtimes and with general household duties when needed. I do not object to anyone using my kitchen and doing some baking if you feel like it.

We have a newly decorated bedroom in the house for our helpers with a double bed.

Helpers who can ride (English style) are allowed to use our horses and enjoy the local forest and fields on our doorstep. You must be able to groom, tack up, ride safely (walk, trot, and canter) and clean the tack afterwards.

In the summer you can enjoy the pool or visit the local bathing lakes and rivers. We also have a hot tub... more inside

            



Town or City: cognac
All Year: no
Area (ha):
Persons: 1 or 2
Category: Other
Host ID: 35400
Region: Poitou-Charentes, France

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hello.
just started a vegetable/gardenproject 500 m2
in cognac,france, just next to the river charente.
would need some help for some days/2-3 weeks just for easy gardenhelp. no stress, no rules of hours.
easygoing. of course food, drinks, simple but clean place to stay. also possible to stay some days on a riverboat.
open for honest people who want to visit cognac and give a little help.

thank you
raimund



Town or City: Vernoux/Boutonne
All Year:
Area (ha): 1,5
Persons: 2
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 50174
Region: Poitou-Charentes, France

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Mado et Hugo cherchons un ou deux woofers des que possible pour nous aider à construire une yourte en bois, terre-paille et aussi aide pour le jardin : 4 h de travail, logé, nourri. Nous vivons dans un lieu paisible de 1,4 ha au bord d une petite rivière avec un grand jardin en permaculture des poules. Nous serons heureux de vous faire partager notre vie.

Mado and Hugo search for one person as soon as possible to help us to build a wood yurt and deal with kitchen garden and animals. 4 hours or work, with board ant logging. We live in a quiet place on about 3,7 acres near a river bank with a big vegetable garden, five goats, a donkey and lots of chickens. We'll be happy to let you share in our universe.


            



Town or City: Nieuil
All Year: June
Area (ha):
Persons: 1 or 2
Category: Accommodation Business
Host ID: 47980
Region: Poitou-Charentes, France

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We have moved into a house which we were planning to open,at the beginning of last June, as a vegan/vegetarian Chambres d'hotes (B & B)but haven't managed to get ready in time, so are still looking for help possibly till the end of June. including painting, digging out a potager (vegetable garden)general gardening, cleaning etc etc. Any help would be appreciated, say 4 hours a day in return for bed and board, vegetarian/vegan, obviously.
If you are flying in we can pick you up from Limoges or Poitiers airport or by train, Roumazieres is our nearest, but can pick up from Angouleme.


  



Town or City: Reffannes
All Year: June - September
Area (ha): .2
Persons: 1 or 2
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 59756
Region: Poitou-Charentes, France

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English couple retired to France in 2003 living in hamlet 1km from village with café/bar and 13 kms from medieval town of Parthenay, Deux Sèvres. 1 adorable dog and 3 treasured cats rule the house so helper must be an animal-lover.

We would appreciate help in the garden with weeding, watering, chopping branches, clearing overgrown area, and indoors with painting etc.

Helpers have their own room with double bed and adjacent shower room. Wifi available. A communal evening meal with wine is included or you can cook separately if you prefer. Breakfast and lunch provided by hosts on a help yourself basis. In return, we ask for 20 - 25 hours' help each week, flexible on how these hours are spread out.

Walking and cycling (bike provided)in the local Gatine countryside is one of the pleasures of the local area. We are less than an hour from the university city of Poitiers, capital of Poitou-Charentes, and 1.5 hours from the coast at La Rochelle.

The first photo shows the tame... more inside

  



Town or City: near Argenton les Vallees
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 2 hectares
Persons: 2
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 34675
Region: Poitou-Charentes, France

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Hello HelpXers, welcome to our home in Poitou Charente, W.France. We are located just outside a small village with a good community. We are in a beautiful rural area. The river runs through our grounds so it's good here for fishing too.

We have to be away from 21 April till mid May so hope to find (ideally) a couple, or two friends, to look after our house and animals (dog and cat) when we are away. We have a golden retriever and one very timid cats. Help in the garden would also be very welcome.

You will need to be self-catering but we can offer a self-contained 2 bedroom apartment in return for help with house and garden if anyone wants to come longer-term. We are both English and we look forward to hearing from you.

  



Town or City: Yviers
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): .8
Persons: 2
Category: Accommodation Business
Host ID: 38936
Region: Poitou-Charentes, France

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We have a retreat centre which is used for yoga courses, self-development workshops, shamanic trainings etc.
We are currently inviting helpers for this April to assist on two workshops: 'Drum Birthing' and 'Welcoming our Daughters on the threshold of womanhood' (female only for the latter workshop). Tasks would include getting meals out, washing up, cleaning, food preparation, tidying up the grounds. You would work alongside the two of us to create a beautiful experience for people attending the course.

At other times of the year we need help keeping it nice for visitors: weeding the flower beds, straightening the sunbeds, hanging out washing, but someone flexible that could also turn their hand to painting furniture, or indeed help move it, popping into town to pick up lunch or some lightbulbs, or chat to a bored 10 yr old girl.

I am a former communications manager for the Green Party, a writer and shamanic practitioner in training. My husband is workshop facilitator, tea... more inside

        



Town or City: BERTHEGON
All Year: Not winter
Area (ha): 1
Persons: 1
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 2757
Region: Poitou-Charentes, France

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Having had a long break from hosting, we are once again looking for one person (female preferred) to come and share our quiet, country life. Your tasks would include mainly gardening, getting the greenhouse up and running, housework and helping generally.

If you like peace and quiet, sun and family life, interspersed with a bit of graft, then this is the place to come.

You should have a good sense of humour, common sense, independence, initiative and enthusiasm and want to share time with us.

We have two children aged 20 and 10 a dog, cat and fish. We speak English as our first language at home followed by French and German - all with a Scottish accent!

HelpX accommodation is on the top floor of the station with bed linen provided. Shower, toilet and own room. All meals taken with the family, vegetarians/special diets please tell us in advance, all share cooking and clearing up. HelpXers invited to stay for about two weeks, working 5 hours a day over 5 days. A longe... more inside

            



Town or City: Charente
All Year:
Area (ha): 2
Persons: 1 or 2
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 14602
Region: Poitou-Charentes, France

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The Greatbanks family, Geraldine and Bob, Eddie, 16, William and Erin, 14, and Charlie, 13. run a gite complex in the beautiful Charente region of France. We have several pets,Daisy, our golden cocker spaniel, Ginge, our aptly named ginger cat, Elvis, the tabby and our 4 chickens. We are right on the Charente/Dordogne border about 3 kms from the village of St Severin and about 6 kms from Aubeterre sur Dronne, which is one of the 100 prettiest villages in France.

The complex comprises of 5 properties, 3 swimming pools, a tennis court, play area and games room.

We are looking for help from now until around June 2017 -, to give us a hand around the place, doing all kinds of work such as gardening, general outdoor work, installation of new pool liner and terrace, cleaning and helping out in the gites. If you are available for 1 or more weeks, then drop us a line.

In return for your efforts, we offer own gite and food or food allowance. Meals can be eaten either with the family... more inside

  



Town or City: Baignes Ste Radegonde
All Year: Yes
Area (ha):
Persons: 2
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 36464
Region: Poitou-Charentes, France

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I've just moved into a roomy period townhouse (175 sq.m) in a picturesque small town about 70 kms from Bordeaux. The house itself was renovated 2 years ago to a good standard and the garden has been landscaped (approx 630 sq.m). I would like some help, say, 3 hours a day (flexible) one week or two in May with the garden and a painting job in one of the bedrooms + wall-papering a couple of walls. Also minor carpentry jobs around the house. You would have plenty of time off to explore the region. I can offer a double bedroom, three meals a day and plenty of time off. The town has cafes, shops, supermarket and other facilities, but I haven't yet checked bus services. If you have your own transport would be good but not essential. The area is good for cycling. I'm English and speak good French. I think you'll enjoy being here. Sorry, for the moment I don't have photos. I hope that won't put you off.

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