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All Year: March - May 2018
Area (ha):
Persons: 1 or 2
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 25905
Country: France

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Last Updated: July 6, 2018

We have bought an old Provencal village house in the gorgeous perched village of Bonnieux (about 45 minutes east of Avignon). The house has extraordinary views from nearly every room and from the charming private terrace. And we have a small plunge pool on our beautiful terrace - the perfect place to relax after exploring the area.

We are looking for help as follows:

- MASSAGE THERAPIST - after spending a year renovating, we are both very stiff!

- YOGA TEACHER - I (Jenny) would love to learn yoga and one-on-one teaching is the best way to start. We have an incredible location, so would be a wonderful place for a yoga teacher to take some time out.

- STONEMASON - help with repointing the stone walls in our caves. We can show you what to do!

Plus other odd jobs: cleaning, help with cooking, etc.

Your hosts are two Australians in their early 50s who are living the French dream for a few years. We love good food, travelling, etc and have lived in Bonnieux for a few years.

You will have your own private beautifully renovated bedroom with ensuite or private bathroom.

Please - no applications from people wishing to learn French. We are struggling with the language ourselves so we cannot help others! No smoking, no drugs. No children. Fluency in English is a must.

Unfortunately, we cannot cater for vegetarians.

We have a one week trial period - which can be extended if we all agree.

WORK REQUIREMENTS - Depending on the skills you have, you will be required to work up 4-5 hours per day in return for a room, access to internet, meals and possible access to a car. Our preference is that you work full time then have some days off to explore the area (but this is negotiable - and dependent on the weather). Meals will either be made for you or ingredients provided for you to prepare hearty meals. We tend to shop at local food and farmers` markets, which are fantastic!

We have hosted HelpX people in our Australian and French homes, and we have loved the experience. Some of the reviews below are for a property we owned elsewhere in France.

We look forward to welcoming HelpX helpers at our new place!

Bonnieux is a very small village - if you are after nightlife and excitement, this isn`t the place for you. If you enjoy walks, hikes, beautiful countryside and extraordinary views, then you will love our corner of Provencal paradise.

Jenny and Jonathan

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