Help us with a DIY renovation project in Audembert, France

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  • Beschreibung


    Hello kind stranger! Our names are Claire and Michiel, we're a Franco-Belgian couple living on an old farmstead near the coast at Wissant, North of France. For 6 years now we are renovating the farm bit by bit. After living in a mobile home for 2,5 years, we finished refurbishing a stablehouse as our home in 2020, just in time to welcome our now 3yo daughter Fleur. We renovated our 'longère', a typical long farmhouse from 2021 to 2023 with WorkAway and now it's finished! We got our second daughter Perle at Christmas 2023. We're taking a winter break from hosting, but in March we'll continue renovating the adjacent buildings and maintaining the vegetable garden.

    We're welcoming help renovating a small adjacent building as additional rooms for WorkAwayers and landscaping the vegetable garden in preparation for next planting season. The animals will also need to be fed (only chickens at the moment, we also have sheep but they only need feeding in winter), as well as maintaining the garden and/or keeping our daughters happy while we're outside working :)

    We're fully booked for this summer. We'll be hosting from September 5th until November 14th.

    If you'd decide to come and live with us for a few weeks, we'd be very happy and eager to get to know you! We have quite some experience in hosting our friends, WorkAwayers and helpers from other sites, people say we're very hospitable :) So far we've hosted 100 WorkAwayers from 26 different nationalities, and that's not counting those who came a second or third time. Each and every one was an unforgettable experience!

    We love hosting people and look forward to meeting you!
    Claire and Michiel, Fleur and Perle

  • Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
    Handwerkliche Arbeiten
  • UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    Keine Armut
    Kein Hunger
    Gesundheit und Wohlergehen
    Hochwertige Bildung
    Sauberes Wasser und Sanitärversorgung
    Bezahlbare und saubere Energie
    Menschenwürdige Arbeit und Wirtschaftswachstum
    Industrie, Innovation und Infrastruktur
    Weniger Ungleichheiten
    Nachhaltige Städte und Gemeinden
    Nachhaltige Konsum- und Produktionsmuster sicherstellen
    Maßnahmen zum Klimaschutz
    Leben unter Wasser
    Leben an Land
    Frieden, Gerechtigkeit und starke Institutionen
    Partnerschaften zur Erreichung der Ziele
  • Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    In your spare time, you may go for long walks on the beach or on the countryside with a view of the English coast across the channel. There's a lot of museums in the region as well, mostly dedicated to WW2 or the sea and sealife.

    Claire is a musician (voice, guitar and violin) and plays in a band. They have a concert once or twice every month, it's always a lot of fun. If you're also a musician, it would be lovely to play together!

    We always try to have about 4 volunteers present, so you won't only pick up un French culture and language but also on the other nationalities present. We've hosted 26 different nationalities so far!

  • Projekte mit Kindern

    Projekte mit Kindern

    Dieses Projekt schließt möglicherweise den Umgang mit Kindern ein. Mehr Informationen findest du in unseren Verhaltensregeln und Tipps hier.

  • Arbeit


    We'll continue renovating a small adjacent building to make additional rooms for WorkAwayers. We'll redo the entire building, keeping only the exterior walls. The tasks on hand will depend on the status of our works. There's some heavy lifting as well as light work, so anyone should find what suits them!
    Building experience is not a requirement, but being curious and wanting to learn is ;)
    For those with green fingers there's our biological vegetable garden to maintain, as well as feeding our chickens and caring for our sheep.

  • Sprachen

    Gesprochene Sprachen
    Englisch: Fließend
    Französisch: Fließend
    Niederländisch: Fließend
    Deutsch: Gute Kenntnisse
    Polnisch: Gute Kenntnisse
    Spanisch: Grundkenntnisse

    Dieser Gastgeber bietet Sprachaustausch an
    We're a Franco-Belgian couple, with partly Polish roots. We can practice with you in French, Flemish/Dutch and English.

  • Unterkunft


    We provide your meals and housing in either our Tiny House or a room of the not-yet renovated mansion house, with a makeshift bathroom nearby. It's really no luxury, but liveable. The kitchen is shared in our house. All ameneties on site are available for you, woodstove, barbecue, pergola, terrace, mountainbikes, tandem, jacuzzi, kayaks, SUPs, washing machine, ...

    We provide bedsheets and towels, as well as working clothes, safety boots and safety gear if needed. Of course you're welcome to take your own if that makes you feel more comfortable.

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    To allow us a family life, breakfast is shared between WorkAwayers in the mobile home, all other meals are shared all together in the main house. Working hours and days are decided with everyone present, with respect of the 25 hours/week.
    We LOVE boardgames and we'll often play a quick game at lunch or a long one after dinner.
    Easiest pick-up for us is Calais Frethun train station, which has a direct connection to Paris, London and Brussels. We'll pick you up and drop you off at the train station.
    We're in the middle of the 'Parc Régional Naturel' so there's a lot of wildlife to be spotted around the farm and a lot of nice walking and biking routes around. We're also within the 'Grand Site des Deux Caps', which means that a lot of the nicest spots are arranged for visitors with explanatory signs etc.
    If the weather allows for it, we'll take you on kayaking trips at sea, we might even have a barbecue on a sandbank 4km off the coast, only visitable a few times a year!

  • Etwas mehr Information

    Etwas mehr Information

    • Internet Zugang

    • Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

      Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

    • Wir besitzen Tiere

    • Wir sind Raucher

    • Familien möglich

  • Kann Digital Nomads unterbringen

    Kann Digital Nomads unterbringen

    Office space would be shared with Michiel, who is an architect working mostly from home. Time to socialise with us and the other volunteers present is really important to us, so we only accept part-time digital nomads, no more than 2 hours/day or 1 day/week.

  • Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    There's more than enough space on our farm to find a nice spot for a van :D

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    mehr als zwei

  • ...


    6 a day, 4 days a week

Gastgeber Ref-Nr.: 644657813744

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