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Le Monestier
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Area (ha): 0
Persons: 2
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 59024
Country: France

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Last Updated: June 1, 2020

Kiwis and Aussies particularly welcome!!

We are a British couple who moved to France years ago to renovate an old building and have holiday lets.

We are looking for a mature couple of people who could come and help us. Non-smokers only please.

The work:

We are looking for helpers for 3 weeks to a month, or even longer for the right person.

We will soon complete on the purchase of a large stone old house, and will need some help in preparing it for holiday rentals. It is already very inhabitable, and you will be living there alone whilst doing the painting and decorating, general cleaning, laying a patio, and some garden tidying etc.

In our own property we are looking for helpers in the garden. Digging the footings, building the low breeze block walls, laying some paviers etc. Later in the year we will need help in replacing a window, or installing a ceiling, building in fitted cupboards 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!

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 b&b suite which has 2 bedrooms, salon, dining room, and shower room. OR the stone house while you spruce it up.

We have a total of 7 rescue cats so there is usually at least a couple of them around and available for cuddles!

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