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Home improvement, B&B and garden help in the Dordogne south-west France

World, Europe, France, Calviac-en-Périgord

OFFER YOUR HELP

Travel dates

27°C, 20:24

About the workproject

We need 2 volunteers

Hi, We're a young couple and run a small B&B in the Dordogne region of France situated about 15 minutes from Sarlat-la-Caneda.
When we started the B&B we were just a couple but we now have a baby who was born in March.
We are looking for people to help us quickly make some alterations to our home and a hand with tidying up the garden (November - March), or help in the Bed & Breakfast (June - October), since my wife is always busy catering to our son.

B&B work: Serving breakfast, Housekeeping - Changeover, Washing up, Dinner Service, Hosting/Chat with guests, Watering the garden/ pots.
We only have 3 family rooms being rented out so it will not be too much work and dinner is only done 2x a week.

Home Improvement: Plastering, Painting, Wallpapering, Tiling..etc.

We also have some really messy grounds to clean up, so would also like to find a couple who know how to use a chainsaw, and make a good bonfire. I also have a stone wall which needs to be rebuilt with new pillars and gates fitted, so someone with stone work history would be great.

Please drop us a line if this fits with you. We're happy to host single people or couples , so please let us know if you think you can help.

We'd provide breakfast and then if you feel you have a handle on the work, we would leave you to your work, which would be approx 4/5 hrs per day depending on occupancy in the B&B and then if you have transport the late afternoon/evening would be yours before returning for dinner. We also have bikes you are free to use to discover the area if you do not have your own transport.

If you have your own transport that would be ideal. The area is rich with museum, chateau, gardens, adventure parks, canoeing, caves, prehistoric sites and anything else you can think of, but a car would be the best way to get about. The bus service runs through the village to Sarlat, although hours are limited outside the peak summer months.
We look forward to hearing from you.

About the host

Tim (36)

Host since

2016

Languages

English, French

Last seen online

4 Months ago

Hi, We are a young couple and run a small B&B in the Dordogne region of France, we are situated about 15 minutes from Sarlat-la-Caneda. When we started the B&B we were just a couple but we have now discovered that we are having a baby, and are looking for people to help us quickly make some alterations to our home.

Project dates

Open for offers, contact us


Work to be done

  • gardening
  • construction
  • language practice
  • help in the house
  • maintenance tasks
  • tourist support

Expected workhours

  • 5 hours a day
  • 5 days a week

Work exchange deal

  • private room

We live in a 19th century chateau with 3 large family suites.

  • shared meals

We will provide meals, but you are welcome to to eat as you like.

  • no money is involved