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Laguenne
All Year: Yes
Area (ha):
Persons: 1 or 2 friends share
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 8454
Country: France

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Last Updated: July 18, 2018

Hello and welcome!
Je parle francais et anglais. I am a Brit who has lived in France for some time.

Now I`m getting old and need help to do things which I could do for myself not so long ago, and I need it as soon as...

J’ai tellement besoin d’aide bientôt. Même quelques jours m’aide.

I like my own space, so a stay of 10 days,at most 2 weeks, is best for me. but you can always come back if we get on well. Lots of helpers have and do.

PLEASE READ MY PROFILE! I KNOW IT IS LONG BUT IT DOES TELL YOU WHAT TO EXPECT!
These are some of the things which need doing.
I NEED A PLUMBER! I want to instal a bathroom where there isn`t one. I am sure I could come to some sort of financial arrangement with someone who is qualified to do this...
I have a lot of wooden shutters which need to be repaired and cleaned and repainted. The windows also need to be prepared for repainting.
I have an attic which needs some boarding to make it more amenable and less cold in winter. It needs someone who is not afraid of standing on ladders!
There is a lot of work for a handyman/good DIY person. woodwork and general small repairs.
And normally,if there is something you don`t know how to do, I can show you.

In exchange you will be well fed, be in a beautiful and interesting place, and, if you want to, have a nice social life with lots of activities.

I need someone who is happy to get dirty.
I am sad to have to write this but PLEASE NO ALCOHOLICS OR DRUG ADDICTS.
I prefer non-smokers too. Likewise if you have to be connected to you phone 24/7 then this is not the place for you.

There are lots of craft projects that I have started and am now unable to finish.
Candle making, model making with modroc and chicken wire, patchwork, feltmaking, and that`s just a few!.

I need someone to help me get organised. My craft supplies need organising. Oh! how they need organising!
And I need help to declutter and reduce the quantity of stuff I have.

There is my bottle wall to look after and my outdoor plants to look after, so a bit of gardening. I don`t have a garden so it`s all pots.

And I DESPERATELY need someone to sort out my laptop, which runs on Linux but is having real problems at the moment...

No I`m not expecting everything in one person, but if you can do any of the things I`ve mentioned, or even if you are just willing to try, then you could be the right one for me!
I do expect everyone to do some cleaning and preparing, as well as some of the `nice` bits.

I live alone in a village on the edge of a small town. It is in a street. If you come here there will be just the two of us. (unless there are two of you, then you will share a tiny twin-bed room.)I also now have another space, so could take 3 helpers, though there is still only one small bathroom!

So far, as a host I have been fortunate enough to have had some of the most amazing helpxers ever, who keep coming back! my life has been greatly enriched by knowing them. And it`s thanks almost exclusively to them that my little house is habitable.
If you have a mature outlook on life and are practical, organised and reliable, can listen to and follow instructions but also work on your own, then you`re right for the job!. I am an early riser and don`t expect to have to wake you! start about 8.30am for about 4-5 hours a day. I also expect help with the housework and cooking. I am a Quaker, I am in a meditation group and a choir, a couple of art groups and the local LETS system, so am quite busy.
I used to be a helpx helper myself so do have some experience of both sides of the coin. I tend towards a sustainable lifestyle and try to be ecologically aware. So conservation of resources is important, which means, amongst other things, short showers and don`t leave the lights on!
I can cater for vegetarian diets and I`m a good cook. There is a mediatheque 3km up the road.
Well I managed to upload a photo but it`s upside down. ...it`s the bottle wall renewd by Oli...
I look forward to hearing from you.

Peace, love and light to you all.

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