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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: May 14, 2018

Next availabilities: Right NOW
We really look for autonomus and motivated people and need one (or two) people

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 and roof has just been finished.
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 (all the time)
Looking for a handyman/woman autonomous who have capacities in renovation/DIY.
The things to do :
- Create partitions for a room and a bathroom
- paint the panelling inside
- 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 "Carpentry /Wood work "
Looking for a "carpenter" or someone with woodcraft skills to :
Make the finishes of partitions and panelling at the second floor

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 ;)

Position 'Picking up fruits" (July)
-7 to 10 days beginning of july to pick up fruits (Red and black currents)

Position "Lifeguard / Group leader" ;) (July)
Looking for someone who loves doing things with kids, who is creative in games and who can take them at the lake side.
Looking for someone who is NOT addict to phone, tablets... who like swimm in lake, who is playful and responsible at the same time.
French speaker wanted.

Other tasks can be asked (depends of what you like to do) :
-Helping with the house (cleaning, ironing,...)
-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, 2 cats...). You need to be kidfriendly, they like to interact with you too :)
Thank you for taking part in daily tasks (set the table, help store the kitchen after meals, clean up after you, ...).
We love optimistic and smiling people :)
We are a house without television, Ipad,... It is a choice. Sometimes the kids can watch a choosen video.
You organize your volunteer tasks like you want. We will ask you to work 25 hours a week.
Others helpers can be at home for other tasks.

During the renovation of the second floor: basic room, shared bathroom, bikes (Thank you for taking care of the bikes and to maintain them for the next volunteers)

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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