Roof restoration and building in beautiful France!

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The Exchange

We are an English family living in France: Karen and John with there two sons. We moved here 14 years ago and are rebuilding a 400 year old house and farm. We require help with the replacement of a 400 year old cottage roof. Also the restoration of the walls. Some carpentry is needed and we are more than happy to teach you new skills.


25 hours of help per week

Handyman: Help with a wide range of repairs or building.

What you get

1 day off per week

Private Room: You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.

Free Laundry: You can use our laundry room freely.


Intermediate English

Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Program Details

The roof has already been cleared to have new beams and the replacement of a slate roof. All this work we are happy to teach you but a head for heights and general handy mans skill would be of help. The plan is that once this roof is finished we will continue with other roves at the property.

Activities & Shift

We ask for 4 hours a day 6 days a week with Sunday being a day off


we do not allow drinking or smocking on site.