Become a part of our country family, help with daily chores, animals and experience Normandy, France

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This listing is a Last minute host. They have let us know that they are looking for help immediately as well as at other times of the year.
  2019 

 Min stay requested: at least 1 month

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  • Description

    Description

    Please help me as not good at doing nothing !!!!!!!

    , I have pulled a mussel in my left shoulder muscle to go along with torn Achilles tendon my left leg. in June 2018 help please now . I also had an accident in October 2015 and still have limited use of my right foot ! Due to the accident please Help !!!!!!!!!!
    We are an easy going family who love the outdoors life and would enjoy sharing and learning with you .

    We are a family of five. We have five dogs: Inka, a young husky with a huge personality who will love you to death. Rigs, a lab who is a little aloof but very sweet, The Stig, a jack who is my baby , Marley moo present from my vet . A very big puppy and newest to the family is OLI . We have 4 horses. one of big horses has sweet itch and needs treatments every day (3 big and a little cheeky one).
    The children are one of 17, and twins of 13- I have two boys and one girl. The eldest is learning French, English, Spanish as well as landscape gardening In Laval away all week .He also enjoy most sport at week ends he is training to be a firefighter training , also likes to make and do things with machines .
    My daughter keen to help out also long as it not girlie . enjoys Badminton, folk dance, and Horses.
    My younger son enjoys gardening , games , sewing and Horses also loves to interact with workaways and avoid doing anything he should .
    Richard does odd jobs for people and is sometimes away from home . and garden jobs locally and can turn his hand to most things .
    Myself I basically keep it all together and try and keep things ticking along . my animals are my sanity, I was a fire fighter until my accident. .I enjoy looking and learning about natural remedies, i am a counselor and try a study psychology to keep my mind working and love to cook and jams etc



    We live in a 400 year old house that is not quite finished after 400 years, but is very homely. It is 4 km outside the village, which has a butcher, one Bakers, a shop, a post office, two bars and a restaurant.
    WE ARE A LONG WAY FROM PUBLIC TRANSPORT .

    Verity and Richard kids and dogs

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Other
    Help in the house
    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    how to love 5 dogs at once . all sorts cooking , teach English.(french is our second langue ) gardening and veg growing. Cutting trees down . Maintaining field . using machinery ( digger, tractor ,quad , strimmer brush wacker) , If I feel you are suitable work with horses . drying herbs .

  • Help

    Help

    we have some big jobs happening this year 2019 new roof on house and cottage in march / april . work on stables . field shelter and hopefully a kitchen change . so help is needed with all sorts of things: house cleaning, gardening and animal care.

    With all the animals there are always things to do outside: we have two hectares, mainly fields, so there would be some fencing, hedgerow maintenance, tree work, grass cutting, etc.to do. We have a stream that is on our land, as well a veggie patch and fruit trees.
    hay making ,

    You would be a part of the family, eating with us and going on outings with us (if you want),
    As to how long to stay with us- well, how long is a piece of string !?
    Also looking for someone that might comeback and do some house sitting and animal sitting .so we can have a holiday as a family.or just a long weekend .

    We are between Flers and Mayenne. There is a station at Flers, , Laval .

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    ENGLISH and FRENCH

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You can stay in our house . or granny flat- the house is warmer in winter though.

  • 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?

    One

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    Hours expected

    Fit in with family each day as it come weather depended, but max 5 hours, 5 days a week






























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