Hello! We are Dutch and German people living in France, running a chateau that is rented out to tourists in the summer season. Artistic folks, into painting, poetry, music, filmmaking, self-sufficiency, gardening, homesteading, floristry, etc
We are interested in preserving the old European heritage, self sufficient farm life, etc. We try to find a healthy balance to integrate a natural lifestyle into the modern age. We're continually learning, doing research, and studying autodidactically, to develop an ever more encompassing understanding of the reality we inhabit. Our worldview is based on a natural understanding of the world, based on facts, logic, and observation, instead of on any religion, ideology or orthodox dogma. Looking for people with an open mind, willing to learn, open to new ideas. We value truth and honesty more than political correctness. We enjoy good conversations, and even see value in heated debates, with those who are into that type of talk. If alternative perspectives make you uncomfortable, you'd probably want to look elsewhere.
Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten
Betreuung von Tieren
Hilfe bei Kunstprojekten
You can expect to learn some basics in homesteading, gardening and how to take care of a place like this. Tourism, gardening, and an eccentric outlook on life.
We'll mostly be needing help with general maintenance and gardening.
We have a little organic vegetable garden, where there's always harvesting and weeding to be done. There's always plenty of maintenance projects. We've got chickens, 2 sheep, a dog and some cats staying with us. Once every while, we can use some help with artistic projects ( making films and such ). We exceptionally get a special request for a big catering job. On these rare occasions we'll pay for your work.
But the rest of the time, it's like the workaway volunteer system, where you work in exchange for food and a bed
dutch, english, french
Depending on how many guests are staying in the chateau, you'll be staying either at our guesthouse, or a guest room in our own house, or a caravan on the property. You'll get 3 meals a day, you'll be eating with us. We enjoy taking turns at cooking and doing the dishes, depending on your preferences and skills, you'll either be helping us make dinner or take turns making dinner.
We're flexible, upon your arrival, we'll discuss how we'll be doing things while you're here.
Btw: we don't use the pool ourselves when there are guests. If there are no guests, you'll get to go for a dip in the pool yourself.
We'll come and pick you up / drop you off at the nearby train station.
We're a bit in the middle of nowhere, so you can't hop on a bus or go shopping here.
The nearest village has a small village shop at 3km, the nearest supermarket is 20km.
It's a beautiful area to go for a walk, feel free to take the dog along if you enjoy his company.
We have internet. If your relatives have a landline in Europe, you can call them for free on our landline.
Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang
Wir besitzen Tiere
Wir sind Raucher
mehr als zwei
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week