Help with the garden and around our big, beautiful old house in a very small village in the countryside, Fericy, France

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  • Description

    Description

    My husband is British and I am Belgian. We have 2 daughters of respectively 23 and 25 years old. The oldest is currently living at home. We have lived in Africa for more than 20 years before coming to France. We live in a big, beautiful old house in a very small village in the country side. We get by in French but we speak mainly English at home and we are keen to learn Spanish. We have 2 crazy but loving dogs, who love to socialise with visitors and 2 sweet cats. So people who come to France to learn French will not really benefit from staying with us. We both work as consultants and travel from time to time and have lots of experience with many different cultures. We enjoy cooking ( we are mainly vegetarian eating the occasional fish), walking, film and gardening. We are not far from Fontainebleau and other small towns and 1 hour from Paris with an easy train connection. We are happy for our workaway people to take full days off to go and visit Paris and other places and will facilitate getting to the station. We are also happy to lend our small car for people to get around

    We fully integrate workaway people in our daily lives, share experiences and meals ( we love it when workaway guests cook their favourite dishes) and when we have time take them on trips around our area. We are very flexible with working hours and we really want our workaway people to have a good time with us. We may also ask if workawayers can housesit for a few days during their stay as we have to go to Belgium from time to time.

    We are only looking for people from February 2020 onwards

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are a multi cultural family , with lots of travel experience ( work and leisure) which we are happy to share.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    Hi,
    We need help with developing the garden in 2020 and some building work. Also would like people who can help me learn spanish.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    A double bedroom in the house, separate bathroom, living with the rest of the family or more separate if desired

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We will assist you with getting to Paris, which has a wealth of sites and activities to discover. We also live close to the forest of Fontainebleau and the castles of Fontainebleau and Vaux le Vicomte. The area is great for walks in the forest and there are several nice small towns and villages in the vicinity. .

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week, but we are flexible

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