Come and help us with some gardening and maintenance projects our chateau near Calais, Northern France

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  • Description

    Description

    We are Tim & Margreeth owners of a small chateau in the North of France, about an hour from Calais.
    We are looking for enthusiastic hands-on helpers ( preferably couples or friends) to help us with some maintenance projects (decorating, repairs, some rebuilding) and gardening jobs. So if you aren't afraid of physical tasks contact us. It's no problem if you don't have any experience with these kind of tasks, as long as you are willing to learn. And if you have then we are looking forward to work together and to learn from each other.
    We live in a small, quiet village but there are bikes you can use or we can give you a lift if we are going into town. The area is very rural and beautiful. A great place for long walks and cycling. We are near some pretty seaside villages and it's easy to take the train to Amiens or Paris.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The chateau is a great place to stay and to explore the unspoiled region. The workawayers can learn new building and gardening skills and if they want to we can teach them English or French.

  • Help

    Help

    The help includes gardening, general maintenance of the place and some buiilding projects.

    IN EXCHANGE WE OFFER:
    Breakfast, lunch, dinner;
    Free accommodation;
    Language practice, great library, experience of local culture and nature;
    Meeting international travelers.

  • 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, Dutch, French, German

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    A room in the chateau.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You can visit lovely sea-side places like St Valery-sur-Somme and Le Crotoy or larger towns like Amies, Lille or Paris. The area we live in is very rural, so ideal for long walks and bike rides. Of course the helpers can also relax around the chateau. We have a beautiful park with animals, trampolines and a swimming pool.

  • 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

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day 5 days a week

Le Crotoy
One of our B&B rooms
The beautiful cliffs of Ault
The duck pond with lots of ducklings at the moment
Our favourite place - the large veranda
Entrance to the chateau
This is us in front of the chateau

















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