Help on farm in Normandy, France

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  • Description

    Description

    We're hoping to find a practical couple to help with loads of different tasks on our farm, stables and B&B, 20km south of Caen in Normandy.

    The help we need is varied and mostly outside so you will need experience with general maintenance, gardening, painting, DIY and should have practical experience with using equipment like a strimmer, hedge trimmer etc. We have all tools here in our workshop!

    As well as 350 dairy cows, we also have a large garden (fruit/veg), compete ponies in showjumping and have a small livery yard so there are always things to help with here, particularly around the stables. With Autumn approaching, there are roses to trim and plenty of jobs in the garden.....we have apples to collect, blackberries to make jam etc etc

    Busy, friendly, very hard-working farming family with 3 kids, a dog and 2 cats - come with a smile, sense of humour and a willing attitude! We produce our own meat and dairy (milk, cream, yoghurt) so would prefer helpers who can fit in with this diet. You will eat well and we like to relax with a beer or glass of wine with dinner at the end of the day.

    Simple accommodation, good food and a warm welcome assured! Prefer helpers who can stay for at least 3 weeks.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Babysitting / child care
    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Farming
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Help

    Help

    Varied tasks but approaching Autumn, will include gardening, maintenance, cleaning, stable work, helping with animals (mostly equines). Bring clothes than can get dirty.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    French, English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    In Autumn we can offer you a beautiful bedroom (one of our B&B suites) with private shower/wc, sitting area with DVD player, WiFi, kettle, fridge.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    25 minutes to Caen city/historical sites
    30 minutes to nearest D-Day beaches
    45 minutes Bayeux/Deauville
    20 minutes Suisse Normande

    2 hours by train to Paris
    30 minutes from Caen Ouistreham ferry port

    Bikes available. Riding possible for experienced riders only.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunites

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunites

    We speak English and French and this is what life really is like on a working dairy farm......

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    Volunteering hours expected

    5


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Freddy with helper Kelly
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