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Please Introduce Yourself Here

Discussion forum for expats moving to or living in France.
Subforums: Property for Sale/Rent

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Re: Please Introduce Yourself Here

Post Posted: Wed May 18, 2016 4:26 pm

Hi - my husband is considering a job offer in France, Franche-Comte - I feeling all of the feelings about this possible move and wonder if there are any forum users on here living in the region, or specifically Doubs, who might be able/willing to help answer some queries? TIA.

 

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Re: Please Introduce Yourself Here

Post Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2016 5:35 am

Hi,
I just joined this forum to connect with like minded people. My name is Daniel, and I'm married to Jeanne. We live in the Hawaiian Islands, on the island of Hawaii aka Big Island, and it is a great place to live but we are looking to live somewhere else while we are still able and healthy.
We are considering visiting SW France sometime this coming April and will stay as long as allowed (three months for US visitors). Do any of you know if there is a way to find house sitting opportunities? Or reasonably priced short term rentals (less than three months) other than AirBnB?
Thanks!

 

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Re: Please Introduce Yourself Here

Post Posted: Tue Dec 27, 2016 1:59 am

- DanielKW

Hi,
I just joined this forum to connect with like minded people. My name is Daniel, and I'm married to Jeanne. We live in the Hawaiian Islands, on the island of Hawaii aka Big Island, and it is a great place to live but we are looking to live somewhere else while we are still able and healthy. panneaux solaires
We are considering visiting SW France sometime this coming April and will stay as long as allowed (three months for US visitors). Do any of you know if there is a way to find house sitting opportunities? Or reasonably priced short term rentals (less than three months) other than AirBnB?
Thanks!






Hello,
I came across this forum by chance and I also want to visit this island but can be more precise about the dates and duration of your stay that could interest me as an exchange .... Cool Cool

 

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Re: Please Introduce Yourself Here

Post Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:35 pm

We are a couple in our fifties, both currently working in England as nurses and running an e-bay business. We are hoping to move to France within the next two years, probably to Burgundy/Limousin/Auvergne, area not at all definite yet. We are intending to continue the e-bay business and open a gite. We have a fairly small budget and hope to buy a property in need of renovation cheaply and do most of the work ourselves.
We'll be on the site a lot with questions and pleas for advice!
Miranda & Peter

 

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Re: Please Introduce Yourself Here

Post Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:11 pm

Hello Miranda and Peter.
ESREA France can be a very helpful source for you. Lots of articles on French real estate.
Good Luck
Dan

 

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Re: Please Introduce Yourself Here

Post Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:13 pm

Miranda and Peter
I forgot the web address

www.esreafrance.com

Dan

 

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Re: Hi, just joined the site

Post Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:00 pm

Hi, my husband and I (lol) moved to just outside Livarot in October last year and work as Guardien's on a private Estate. We tend the gardens, sheep and chickens. We have 2 Jack Russell's (love 'em or hate 'em!) that have traveled extensively with us. Hubby is a very experienced Landscape Gardener/security person/buildery type, I'm also a multi tasker - Personal Fitness Trainer/Gardener/House sitter/Groom/Ex-Vet Nurse/Adult Ed Teacher/Assessor amongst other things and we both love the country life and are embracing life in France.

I have a very basic command of French language, husband is in denial! Usually invloves pointing at things and smiling works for him so far.

We worked in Tuscany a few years back and when we decided the job wasn;t for us I had to stay in Europe due to blood tests/Rabies laws back then in 2010 (or do the unspeakable to my dogs) so I got onto the Helpx.net website and did the student thing for 6 months....the oldest backpacker in town, at 50!
During that time I became inspired by Normande's history, and the ridiculously cheap farm houses that seemed to be abandoned all about the countryside, so we bought one with 3.5 acres in 2015, and fell into that oh so romantic trap of doing up an old farmhouse - I can hear some of you laughing already!
Anyhow, 4 walls and dodgy roof later, WE are slowly restoring this lovely old house - not using builders but my husband and I with our bare hands WE - work in progress as they say.

I have a son and daughter back in the UK and they have children/homes/dogs of their own.

Hobbies - well, I have loads of those too, but so that you don't fall asleep I'll just say that up-cycling old furniture/ gardening/animal welfare/travel/motorbike riding/socialising are a few of them (we both have bikes and have toured extensively) and him indoors runs/shoots and eats (reminds me of a book I once Read!)..... so that's us.

We are hoping to make more friends in the area, we are in Le Mesnil Germain, and have made friends with a couple of local families but otherwise don't see a soul unless we go to the shops!

I have been trying to track Pierre down about French Language lessons, as I really do need them, and would be grateful if anyone has contact details for local groups I could get in touch with - for once good old google doesn't seem to be much help! Look forward to hearing from someone, somewhere!!


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