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Riocaud
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): one acre
Persons: 1 or 2
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 23829
Country: France

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Last Updated: February 18, 2019

Hello Helpers, Greetings from sunny SW France. We are seeking 1 or 2 people to stay with us any time between right now and mid-April. We need to get the garden sorted out. Mostly lots of weeding (maybe tidying and cleaning in the house if it rains!) But at present it's pleasant and sunny. We can offer a warm and friendly welcome with great food, lovely location, excellent accommodation, and 3 gorgeous cats. We primarily need help in the garden: weeding, raking, planting, staking, pruning, etc. And if one of you is good at DIY, we usually have a few odd jobs of repair or maintenance that need doing at any time.

We live in a big house at the end of a no-through road, among Bordeaux vines - lovely and tranquil with little traffic to disturb our 3 cats! We have an indoor heated pool so you can swim whenever you like and it's always about 28 degrees.

Mel is a great cook; apart from International cuisine, he can do Chinese, Indian, Thai, Korean, Vietnamese, Malaysian etc. We are non-smokers (but you can smoke outdoors.) We don't mind if you are vegetarian but you'll probably need to cook lots of your own meals, because we are firm carnivores.

You can stay in our spacious and comfortable gite with its own kitchen, lounge, shower with toilet, separate toilet & 2 bedrooms + lots of amenities. We are English and moved to France in 2004. Mel speaks very good French and a little Spanish. Nikki speaks middling French and a little Italian. We have been happily married 31 years.

We are very into theatre & music & writing. we have converted our stone barn, into a small theatre and a dance/cabaret club. (Nikki is a professional actress & singer.)

Do ask if you have any queries. We hope to hear from you. Happy HelpXing!


reviews (11)
Helper: Bethany Meloy Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: November 20, 2016
I stayed at Mel and Nikki's for one week which was my first HelpX experience ... view complete review

Helper: James Taylor Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: October 6, 2016
!!Second time around!! I found myself returning to Nikki and Mel for a secon... view complete review

Helper: Jill and Charles Armstrong Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: New Zealand Date: September 12, 2016
We stayed with this lovely couple for 10 days and had a great time. We were ... view complete review

Helper: James Taylor Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: August 20, 2016
I have not been an active helpxer for almost 4 years and I could not have bee... view complete review

Helper: Bella Fortune Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: July 27, 2016
What a wonderful experience it was staying with Mel and Nikki. Sharing was at... view complete review

Helper: Jacques and Hafidha Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: April 17, 2016
nous avons passé un agréable séjour chez Mel et Nikky dans leur grande maiso... view complete review

Helper: Jonathan and Paul Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Canada Date: July 24, 2015
Mel and Nikki are a wonderful couple! We had a great time working with them. ... view complete review

Helper: Shira kuperboim Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Israel Date: July 19, 2015
I stayed with Mel and Nikki for two weeks, and it was an excellent experience... view complete review

Helper: Joseph and Sarah Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Australia Date: June 15, 2015
We stayed with Nikki and Mel for just over a week and enjoyed every minute of... view complete review

Helper: Jack and Pauline Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Australia Date: April 15, 2015
We stayed at Mel and Nikki's for 4 nights. Although it was relatively a short... view complete review

Helper: Marta Muro Ibáñez Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Spain Date: August 25, 2014
My experience with Mel and Nikki, has been wonderful, even better than i was ... view complete review

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