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Area (ha): 0
Persons: 2
Category: Accommodation Business
Host ID: 59024
Country: France

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Last Updated: October 27, 2017

We are a British couple who have moved to France to renovate an old building and run a b&b! We are looking for a couple who could come and help us while we are busy running our b&b and working. A non-smoking couple would be preferred and vegetarians would be wonderful!

The work:

We need some carpentry work doing - adding an internal window to a skylight, fitting some doors, insulating external doors etc etc

We are flexible on the work arrangements. It could be done in a block of days, or a few hours a day, or a mixture of the two, allowing you the time to explore the region and its volcanos, chateaux, pretty villages, markets, vide greniers etc.

The area:

We live in the old school of a pretty rural village deep in the 'real' France which has remained pretty untouched . If you want to spend your time with French people and practicing your French, rather than a touristy region, then this is for you!! It is an excellent area for off road biking or cycling through forests. Good walks, some of the circular ones go straight past our front door! If you like flea markets, and especially really reasonably priced ones, then this is most definitely the area for you! I'll happily take you out to my favourites, and also brocantes for cheap antique furniture.

We live in a rural mountainous part of France with no public transport so your own vehicle would be necessary.There are lots of small villages around and tiny winding roads, but also facilities like supermarket, bank, restaurants and cafes, museums, market etc in our local town of Ambert.

A little about us:

We are in our 50s. Before we settled in France we used to travel, and loved meeting new people and learning of their cultures. We spent quite some time on Kibbutzim and a Moshav in Israel as volunteers, and have visited quite a few countries by motorcycle. We love our food and getting to taste new recipes is always a delight. Eating out in our part of France is not easy for vegetarians so we tend to go out less than we did when living in GB.

The accommodation:

You will be staying in our gite, or vacation rental which has 2 ensuite bedrooms, salon, kitchen, dining room, and living room. You have your own entrance, and are in a separate building, so have privacy. You can enjoy our garden etc etc

We have a total of 10 rescue cats so there is usually at least a couple of them around and available for cuddles!

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