Come and help with garden of Napoleonic Chateau in Pays de la Loire, North West France



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    We are both in our early 30's with a big husky dog & we have taken on the project of this Chateau. We will need help with restoring the garden back to a manageable size mainly. The Chateau is surrounded by a moat with it's own Chapel and beautiful garden grounds that we are trying to restore. The Chateau is run as an events venue & B&B to help pay for itself, so you may see clients onsite.

    *️We are looking for keen gardeners who are physically able to manage the project of restoring back the nature that has overgrown and hidden many of the beautiful features here.
    *️Eco-project: opportunity of a Glamping project on horizon
    *️painting or removing of wallpaper or carpet in the chateau.

    If you have specialist skills that you think may be of benefit to the Chateau then please don't hesitate to get in touch also as we'll consider these.

    We are looking for someone that can dedicate minimum 2 weeks of their time to truly make a difference to the Chateau grounds.

    Our village is busy with shops, supermarket and cinema etc only a walkaway once you are here......
    Our Chateau is located in Gorron, the nearest train station is Laval and from there 2 busses to get to us. We can help you with the links to get this organised.

  • Arten von Arbeit

    Arten von Arbeit

    Handwerkliche Arbeiten
    Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten

  • Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Workaways will help to save the chateau or contribute to restoring the chateau grounds that nature is trying to take over, in turn this will help the marine and wildlife that we have here and the little eco-bubble that's created here.
    You will get very strong and fit doing all the gardening here as it's a big task, you'll also get a nice sun tan. Hopefully you will also learn everyday skills that you can apply in real-life but on a much smaller scale.

    Locally they can submerge in the French culture and learn French or English.
    You would help a 18th century Napoleonic Chateau stay actively alive by maintaining it in the years to come.

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    We will need help with restoring the garden back to a manageable size. it's likely to not have been managed well for the last 15-25 years so there're plenty to remove and cut back.

    Theres always lots to do so we welcome anyone with a specific skill also that could benefit the Chateau itself.

    We always strive to use all the items we have lying around and recycling them or upcycling them as much as we can.

  • Gesprochene Sprachen

    Gesprochene Sprachen

    English, russian, little french,

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    Workaways have rooms and access to living areas/kitchen.

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    Nearest train station is 1h away Laval TGF. Gorron is the town & a 15 mins walk away high street, bars, cafes, boutiques, cinema, we have a local activities park just 15 mins away that has paint ball, tree climbing, golf, water rafting. Theres a sports hall in town that can offer badminton, table tennis, swimming, gymnastics, football, gym. You can use the multiple bikes we have here to help you get around. If you drive and have a car you can explore St Mont Michel which is a beautiful island castle, Pegasus bridge if you're in to your WW2, Le Mans for the race track.

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  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    mehr als zwei

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    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Julius preparing the bridge for well overdue renovation work.
Ben renovating the marble floor

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