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Town or City: Nueil les Aubiers
All Year: Yes
Area (ha):
Persons: 2
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 7486
Region: Poitou-Charentes, France

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We are Tim and Lin originally from England. We have a large, modern, single story house with a swimming pool. The house is situated on the edge of a large village in the Deux Sevres (Dept 79) region of France. My wife has retired (formerly a teacher). I still work part-time (with computers).

We need help with gardening, painting and decorating and general DIY type stuff around the house.

We have double or single bedded rooms.

We are animal lovers and currently have 2 cats and 2 tortoises, we don't kill spiders and any mice our cats catch are taken from them and released!

We think our area is one of the most beautiful in France. Deux Sevres is the second sunniest region of France, averaging over 2000 hours of sunshine a year. There is lots to see and do.


Tim and Lin
http://www.kalyncomputers.com
00 33 5 49 72 34 79


        



Town or City: Saulgond
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 12
Persons: 1 or 2
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 5716
Region: Poitou-Charentes, France

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We are based in the Charente, SW France in a very relaxed rural enviroment.
We are looking for someone to do some plastering of a renovation and other renovation (internal) work, depending on length of stay.
Unlimited fishing in our lake or river frontage.


        



Town or City: Charente
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 5
Persons: 2
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 13843
Region: Poitou-Charentes, France

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We are not looking for help at the moment, thanks for looking;


Hi,
We live in rural Poitou Charente in a small hamlet. We have 3 boys Harry 11, Hayden 7 and George 6.
We are English but all of us speak French and the boys go to a French school. Life is rather busy as I split my time between the family and running the house and of course, the animals. Also, I run a small dog sitting and grooming business.

We have 7 horses and a foal that was born on 31 May,we ride and ride/drive the 2 ponies, We have 5 goats 3 females that i milk but am waiting for them to kid so not milking at the moment, lots of chickens so lots of beautiful fresh eggs and 3 pigs, as well as the dogs and cats.

We are renovating our house and raising the roof by 1m. We have completed one side but are going to start the other side this summer, any help with this would be fantastic, blockwork, roofing then when thats completed, stud walling, plumbing, plastereing etc inside.

Help with cutting woo... more inside

        



Town or City: Confolens
All Year: No
Area (ha): 2
Persons: 2 / 4
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 14877
Region: Poitou-Charentes, France

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NOW: A very kind farmer has cut the worst of the weeds using his tractor.The place is looking so much better. Had a fun w/e celebrating Bastille day (Le quatorize) locally. No work today as it is Trisha's birthday.

We arrived on the 8th and the first job was to clear the huge weeds that have grown with all the sun and rain over the last two months. They are everywhere and the main offenders are 5 or 6 feet high! It will take us many days, I think. We could really do with some help :-)

We do have a singe bed and a non-tent place for a helper to stay. Do come and help us - Please.

LAST YEAR: we bought a pair of houses and barns in the Charente region of France and have started working towards making it our permanent home.
There are lots of things to do, including put in stairs, make rooms upstairs (previously grain stores), painting, repairing stone work and pointing, plumbing, electrics etc. The roof and walls are sound. There are also good sized gardens to plant an... more inside

          



Town or City: Charente
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 6
Persons: 2
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 16156
Region: Poitou-Charentes, France

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Bridget and Neil living and working on 16 acres of land growing vegatables, trees and grapes. In between, a renovation project to the existing buildings and construction of a new timber framed barn. The barn will be fabricated using green Douglas Fir (Oregon Pine). All in the old Charentaise style. We also have a dog called Jack who is probably the best and nicest dog in the whole world!

The highlights of the year are:-
- the fire wook quota (Oak and Chestnut from own woods)
- the vegetable and fruit harvest along with preserving and freezing
- the making of Pineau (a fortified wine approx 17% alcohol)
- last but not least Bridget and I are both musicians playing traditional Celtic music, folk and whatever takes our fancy.



Town or City: Cherbonnieres
All Year: 26th June to 27h July
Area (ha):
Persons: 4
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 13758
Region: Poitou-Charentes, France

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This is a gite complex in the Charente Maritime within travelling distance of some of the most talked about locations -La Rochelle, Cognac, has a micro climate and fabulous beaches. I am looking for 4 people. I am looking for people who can wire brush and paint iron railings & three large gates with hammerite paint.They have already been painted some years ago so not too much rubbing down. There is also some indoor painting one room and some doors. I would also appreciate people who are happy to iron, weed and garden.I will supplyaccomodation & food for you and you can do your own cooking as mine is not that great!.I am looking for hard working people. STARTING DATE 25th July.I speak English & French so can help with languages if needed.I WILL OFFER A FREE ONE WEEK HOLIDAY IN MY MOBILE HOME ON THE COAST AT THE END OF YOUR STAY.Minimum stay one week. I try to help you as much as I can and never forget the word exchange!



Town or City: Blanzay sur Boutonne
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 1.5
Persons: 2
Category: Accommodation Business
Host ID: 15927
Region: Poitou-Charentes, France

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We are a retired couple with a military background, who having renovated an old Maison Maitre, are now attempting to run a B&B. We grow our own veg and fruit and have extensive gardens to care for. We are looking for COUPLES who could help both in the house and the garden, as well as tackling some ongoing projects renovating 18Century privy and dovecote.

  



Town or City: Vinax
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 5
Persons: 2
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 15982
Region: Poitou-Charentes, France

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The house is situated very close to the Forest. Arable farming and forestry is the main work in the village.We have 2 horses, very small herd of sheep, chickens, dog, cat and a vegetable garden. We make our own hay and bale the local wheat straw, which we sell.We have been living in France since 2005 and are still doing up the house and out buildings.We restore MF tractors to sell, we maintain all our cars and farm equipment.
We are looking for people who would enjoy, gardening, all aspects of looking after animals and generally muck in with us with any help needed.One day it may be gardening the next delivering hay or straw. We could be working all the time, but we don't, we have an american pool table, small swimming pool, horse ride, go for bike rides/walks fly model airplanes and go to brocants(like car boot sales). We love the French way of life.



Town or City: St Pardoux
All Year: Summer only
Area (ha): 15 hectares
Persons: 2
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 14223
Region: Poitou-Charentes, France

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This is a small farmhouse with outbuildings set in 15 hectares of meadowland, with a stream running through. (It's not a working farm) We are at the edge of a large village with bar, restaurant, post, general store, hairdressers, motor cycle shop/club w bar/restaurant (Triumph/Royal Enfield). We have 5 friendly rescue dogs, 1 cat, and 2 large horses. La Rochelle is 1 1/2 hr drive away, as are lovely beaches along the Atlantic coast, plus the Marais Poitevin (green Venice). We will need help for a week in September as we organise a Fun Dog Show - this year will be the 3rd one. The date of the show is Sunday 9th September 2012. We will need help a few days beforehand with setting up the showground, also on the day and then a couple of days afterwards taking everything down. Accommodation is a double room in the house.

            



Town or City: france
All Year: Yes
Area (ha):
Persons: 4
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 15652
Region: Poitou-Charentes, France

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We are a English couple living in France, we have just sold a large property and are now looking to start creating our dream home.

We can take upto 4 people, we prefer people with some building experience, plastering, plumber, joinery, stone work etc.
Minimum stay is 2 weeks

We are also looking for a couple, maybe an active retired couple who love France and are interested in something longer term, to help with general caretaker type things .
some of the things you would be doing would be:
Cooking, cleaning, gardening, feeding the animals, general maintenance and caretaker type duties, general odd jobs so a good DIYer would be ideal.


we provide accommodation and all meals

What we would like in return is 30hrs per week,

If you are interested then please email us with details of the types of work you can do and the dates you would like to come.

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