We are a family of four running a Chambre d'hôtes in Normandy. The children are 18 and 15 years old and we live in the middle of a lovely French hamlet. The area is magnificent and we are constantly still surprised by how much Normandy has to offer. Easy travel to Paris close-by 3-4 hours by train and bus and 3 hours by car. We can collect you from Falaise our nearest town which is 6km away.
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
We have been doing workaway for a long time although we have had a year off in 2018. but we have generally found over the years that the more you are open to the exchange that workaway offers the more you will gain from it. It is a fantastic way to see the real French countryside and still get to visit the tourist sites on your days off.
We are looking for people that are self-motivated and hard-working and who are considerate and generally helpful around the house when living with others.
We have some ongoing projects as well as the day to day running and maintenance of the House and Gardens.The projects tend to be concentrated on much more in the off season months but can happen a little during the mid season
We need to look after a small market garden during the summer months.
During the summer we are usually very busy from April-September with the Bed and Breakfast. We are looking for people who are happy to clean the rooms and bathrooms, muck out the animals and look after the garden. There may be some project work as well.
It is important that you are able to be friendly, chatty and professional with our guests.
We speak French and our children are fluent in French but as a family we usually converse in French in the mornings and English for the rest of the day. Our guests are a mixture of French and English speaking.
English and French with a little Spanish and German
You will stay in our spare room or possibly one of the children's rooms if they are not there.
You have wifi in the accommodation but you need to bring your own device. We do not provide use of a computer
We have some basic bikes you can use and if you want to explore further afield we can get you to the bus stop in Falaise which can take you to Caen. The area is famous for the D-day sites and cider and cheese. You also have the medieval history in Bayeux, Falaise and Caen. Some workawayers choose to hire a car for a weekend to explore which you can do from Caen or if you are 21 from Falaise at the supermarket l'eclerc.
We would prefer a non-smoker or an extremely considerate outdoor smoker and we have some animals here such as a cat 2 goats 6 chickens and a guinea pig.
Food for your meals are provided and you will be able to prepare your own meals in the main kitchen apart from between 8pm and 9pm which is our busiest time of service. Sometimes if we are not too busy we can eat altogether
When applying we ask that you send us a message explaining why you are attracted to our place and what you are looking to gain from the experience. Please make sure you have a photo on your profile. Please also confirm whether or not you have any dietary requirements or regime and include the dates that you are looking for.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
25 hours a week