Van Gogh's friend: House in Arles

Hello volunteer!

My name is Kim and I am looking for some help to maintain my house and shop in the center of Arles: that will include housekeeping, house repairs, painting, gardening, etc.

I am happy to provide you with a single bed or a double bed in a mezzanine room which may be shared in an independent apartment. The apartment is a part of the complex, on site where you will be working most of the time, or you will be working in the shop in the city center.

I would really appreciate if you stayed a minimum of 4-8 weeks, in order to have more flexibility with the schedule, to create a good connection and friendship with me, and explore the south of France!

Arles, is known to be the little Roma of France, with stunning architecture, culture, and art scene. Arles is very central in the south of France and it is easy to travel by bus and train around to other cities (les Baux de Provence, Saint Rémy de Provence, Pont du Gard, Avignon, Nimes, Orange, Montpellier, Marseille) or the beach! After all, it was also Van Gogh's favorite place to stay and paint for a reason…

I love to exchange culture, experiences, languages, and a nice time in this beautiful part of France. Looking for an independent volunteer, I am very busy most of the time taking care of the house and the shop. The complex has 3 apartments that require a lot of maintenance, and there is always something new to do! The work can be physical - you can be cleaning, painting, helping with repairs and more. But don't hesitate to ask for breaks in-between. I will greatly appreciate your help, as it is a lot of work to maintain on my own! Please don’t arrive too late or at night last time would be 7pm.

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Reviews

5.0
(15 reviews)15

Staff & Host

5.0

Hours & Tasks

4.5

Hostel

4.5

Learning & Fun

5.0

United States

5

This was a great experience. It is highly independent, which I enjoyed! I stayed a month in her home in Arles. Arles itself is great plus I easily visited all over the region. Kim gave helpful advice for traveling in the area. She is great! She is always willing to help you with any questions or concerns. The work is simple yet can be physical - I painted, gardened, did some housekeeping and repairs around the house. I would recommend to bring a pair of working clothes you don’t mind getting dirty! Kim is great and will help you have a great time in Arles. Merci beaucoup Kim, I’ll miss you!!!

5 days ago


Nguyen replied

Thanks you ! We already miss you too ! Love Kim 🥰

Spain

5

Kim is very nice and kind :)The tasks are easy and fun and not too many hours. You learn a lot about repairing things at your own!

3 months ago


Nguyen replied

Hi Alba,
i will miss you and your happy smile ever ! Wish you the best !

Italy

5

I loved my time here in Arles! The town is beautiful and full of life, and Kim was the kindest and coolest host I could ask for: sweet, fun and caring, always ready to help with my needs. The work was never too tiring or hard and the working hours were flexible. I loved having the opportunity to be a part of her project to open an art gallery and to also learn new skills, like painting, cleaning and fixing things. I definitely recommend Kim to everyone who wants to have a useful working experience while also being independent and free to explore. I can't wait to come back, I'll miss you Kim!

4 months ago


Nguyen replied

Hi Anna,
it was an unexpected great experience to share with you, you are now a real friend, you will be always welcome in Arles or in Marseille with your friends and family anytime, i was incredibly lucky to know you because you are so joyful, kind, strong and patient, can't wait to see you again ! Love U❤️❤️

United Kingdom

5

Beautiful City and Kind Host. Kim was amazing, very caring, welcoming and understanding. Would Come back! Merci et à bientôt :)

8 months ago


Nguyen replied

It was a pleasure to stay and be with you, too short 😂

United Kingdom

5

This was my first experience with Worldpackers and it was lovely staying with Kim and being able to immerse myself into the French culture. She was very helpful with recommendations where to go and do in her area which helped me to plan and go see many places and explore the beautiful town of Arles! The amount of work was just right and she was very happy to change plans to suit me too! I felt very welcome and at home during my whole stay and I’d love to come back! Don’t hesitate to help Kim as she is the kindest and sweetest person and I will miss chatting to her!

9 months ago


Nguyen replied

I miss you tooooo!!
Love you and take care,
you will always be welcome <3


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