Help us to create a garden and with some DIY projects in Grandham, Northern France



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    Hello, We have a house in a beautiful green part of FRANCE. It is old and there is much to do. We're learning about and creating a garden using permaculture methods.

    Also we are slowly renovating the house. It is an old stone house, perhaps 200 years old and has loads of potential. In other words, lots of work that can be done although the house is already comfortable to live in.

    One project close to my heart is to create an art studio from a sheep barn.

    We are a retired couple and speak English, Dutch, and some French and Hebrew. Improving our French through practice would be great. We laugh a lot, work without pressure as much as possible and love being in nature.

    Because we ourselves have spent years as volunteers in other countries we know the huge benefits and challenges involved..

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Help around the house
    Language practice

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are in an area with loads of remnants from the first World War to learn about. The nature is beautiful, walking, biking. We are a Canadian, Dutch mixture. Languages of course. Art, Painting etc. Building with stone. Gardening in harmony with nature.

  • Help


    Knowledge of building and gardening in as natural and authentic way as possible would be great. We're learning to use recycled materials and to be as organic as possible. We definately want to work with nature. For example - how can we save and use the abundant winter rain to counteract the increasingly dry summers?

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent
    French: Intermediate
    Hebrew: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    I would love to practice my very rusty French. We can help with English and Dutch.

  • Accommodation


    We will provide food and accomodation. It could be a private room with double bed or shared room depending on timing. We are vegetarians but do eat eggs and some dairy.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Public transportation is non existant but we can bring you to the train station. We will drive you to see sights and shop etc where possible. There are bikes you can use.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 121468346474