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We need 2 volunteers
We are Belgian family who lives in France since 15 years. Begin of the fifties and speaking several languages french- dutch-english and some spanish and german.
Our region Lot et Garonne is a rural land full of history situated between Bordeaux and Toulouse, between Guyenne and Languedoc, the Lot and Garonne experienced many different influences. In summer it is very touristic with a lot of Marché Gourmands, summer concerts, medieval festivals. Do look at the link with touristic info video. Our home is situated just on the border of a small village where we live in a large nature property of 18 hectares on the riverside.
Whole year around we look for volunteers with GENERAL HOUSEKEEPING PROFILES for detailed cleaning of the house, laundry, making up beds, watering of plants and small gardening help. Especially that the lady of the house has a chronic disease which sometimes makes daily life a little difficult. During the LATE SPRING and FULL SUMMER the searched help is ONLY for HOUSEKEEPING, except if you visit us as a couple !!! as In spring and summer we do have the most of family and guests visiting our family
On a regular base we also welcome EXPERIENCED DIY for chores like painting, electricity, masonry, outdoor cleaning up of the land as well as hedge and boxwood trimming.
We already had volunteers in the past one was a journalist and placed her critics on her personal page so you can read it by clicking on our facebook link below.
We do prefer profiles which are staying minimally two weeks . We wish you to help us 5hours /day during 5 days of the Week. Seen volunteers visit us for only a few weeks we do not search fast learners! We are only looking for people who are already experienced in general housekeeping and/or DIY chores as well as basic gardening.
If you wish to stay with us you must feel comfortable with animals as we do have two great danes and three horses. But we do not host people with animals as this brings too much complications with our own animals.
We have some 18 hectares land on the riverside, so you are sure to find a private spot to relax, to fish, to read, to enjoy a glass of wine or just work on your tan. You can also go horse riding, kayaking or golfing at less than three miles (5km) from the house. Although we do spend a lot of the meals together we have created you a private Garden Studio. It is an isolated and well heated large living space next to our house. This provides you in a double bed, tv, free internet, kitchenette with a FILLED UP FRIDGE, shower room - toilet and private terrace on the Riverside. (see joined picture collection of your private living space) If you are without transport, you have a bike at your disposal as we are having a direct access to the regional green path which leads to the nearest town. And of course we do try to drive you to the nearest places too… At five miles (5km) from the house you will find public transport connections to larger cities, bars, restaurants, cinema and all the shops you could possibly need.
The Lot and Garonne is a friendly place of just over 350,000 inhabitants. It is surrounded by the Périgord and Dordogne to the north east, the Landes to the south west, the Gers to the south and by two major cities linked by the A62 motorway going through Agen: Bordeaux and Toulouse. Experience what life is like in rural South West of France. Improve your french and discover the beautiful medieval scenery which surrounds us. Lovely walks all around!
We always prefer to have a live chat by Skype or WhatsApp previous any confirmation of venue so that we can mutually evaluate what we expect from each other. Before you Apply please double check if you really feel comfortable with the researched profiles and do explain the experience you have with the listed tasks so that we can evaluate your application.
We have created you a "Garden Studio" a suitable full equipped private living space of which we send pictures after a first interview. It is an adapted mobile home which is well isolated, heated and reequipped as a classical house. This living space is situated in the garden but next to our house, and with view on the riverside.
Your private area provides you in a double bed, satellite tv _ free internet, kitchenette with oven and a FILLED UP FRIDGE, own Shower room and WC as well as a little discrete terrace.
We have some 18hectares land on the riverside, so you are sure to find a private spot to relax, to fish, to read, to enjoy a glass of wine or just work on your tan. You can also go horse riding, kayakking or golfing at less than three miles (5km) from the house.
If you are without transport, you have a bike at your disposal as we are having a direct access to the regional green path which leads to the nearest town. And of course we do try to drive you to the nearest places too… At approximate five miles (5Km) from the house you will find public transport connections to larger cities, bars, restaurants, cinema and all the shops you could possibly need.
We do spend a lot of the meals mainly lunches together but you need to prepare your own breakfast and some of your meals. We provide in a basic food package from your first day of arrival and afterwards we organise you regular shopping which we adapt to your personal preferences.