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.
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.
The help includes gardening, general maintenance of the place and some buiilding projects.
IN EXCHANGE WE OFFER:
Breakfast, lunch, dinner;
Language practice, great library, experience of local culture and nature;
Meeting international travelers.
This host offers accommodation and payment.
English, Dutch, French, German
A room in the chateau.
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.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day 5 days a week