Live in the French countryside and help with general maintenance

The Exchange

We need help with finishing off a fish pond, fish are happily swimming in it but in but surrounding area needs finishing, woodcutting, interior decorating, plus help with issues as they occur. We have a number of windows and doors to replace so being able to lift would be an advantage. Preferably all helpers will be flexible and happy to take on any of the above depending on need and weather.

What you offer

25 hours of help per week

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

What you get

2 days off per week

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

Breakfast: You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.

Lunch: You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.

Dinner: You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.

Free Laundry: You can use our laundry room freely.

Get free drinks or beverages.: Drink up! Get free and tasty drinks for yourself.

Bikes at your disposal: You can use our bikes any time you want.

Pick Up: We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.


Intermediate English

Over 18 years old

Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Program Details

We need interested willing people happy to engage in our projects, tasks will vary with the weather around the house and garden. We give clear instruction to enable helpers to learn how to use tools in a safe way whilst working on various projects .
At the moment these include, Completing building a wall around the fish pond with old stones, repairing an old french roof which comprises shaped tiles. Replacing it with modern materials.
Replacing windows and doors and interior decorating and refitting a bathroom.
They will understand how things were built a hundred years ago when there was not industrial machinery available.

Activities & Shift

Work normally comprises 2 hours in the morning and "3 hours in the afternoon all depending on weather conditions which vary during the year here.