Help with a castle renovation near Blois, France

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 Min stay requested: at least a week

  • Description


    This château was built and rebuilt between 1600 and 1850. The castle was owned by the famous chemist, physicist, botanic and alchemist Antoine de Lavoisier.
    4000sqm castle
    1000sqm outbuildings (orangery, horse stables - 4 horses, office shed, gatehouse ...)
    Situation: roofs in order, no moisture in basements or walls - only occasionally leaky pipes, so nothing that can not be easily put in order. Electricity and water will be registered by us, so it should be working soon too
    Formerly an asylum for lunatics was housed in the castle, so rooms are small and ugly, salons without splendour

    It can not stay that way !!! We want to provide a stylish ambience for weddings and overnight guests. We love abandoned châteaus, but they should be habitable.
    We do not want a “should look like that" style. We maintain our own style, i.e. we need someone to turn ugly small shower bathrooms into a magnificent swan - freestanding bathtubs in large rooms with views out French windows into a 26 ha park yet to be cared for.

    For early July, we already have a fixed wedding booking - 40 Chinese people celebrate and sleep

    What we need: painters, electricians, plumbers, masons, gardeners, or just nice people from all over the world, that can do the work mentioned above with us - and please as soon as possible!!
    What do we offer: everything, so that everyone feels comfortable to quickly reach a grandiose finish

    We speak German, French and English fluently, a little Spanish, Italian and Arabic

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Unforgettable experience!!!

    Famous castle, good wine, food, lots of culture, beautiful landscape, international and local people, celebrating success together and love for creation.

  • Help


    Painters, electricians, plumbers, masons, gardeners, IT specialists or just nice people from all over the world, that can do the work with us mentioned above. All kinds of renovation works!!

  • Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, French, German

  • Accommodation


    Room in castle. All meals provided.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    It is located in the immediate vicinity of famous sights, such as the Loire Castles, cities like Blois, Tours (reachable with Ryan Air), Orleans and Vendôme. It's 45 minutes to Paris with the TGV and there is also a bus that leaves directly outside the castle premises.

  • 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?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    max 25 hours a week with 2 days off

Host ref number: 427213298516