Great opportunity to help care for my animals and my house in Normandy, France

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  • Last activity: 21/01/2023



 Min stay requested: 1 month or more



  • Description


    I live in the country about 8 k from the nearest village and 40 minutes from Rouen and have a huge garden, horses, dogs and cats. I live with my mother aged 92 but who has a voracious appetite for reading, current affairs etc but can not walk very far so uses a chair for outings. I sometime have to travel for business so would love some consistent dog and horse and cat sitters who would like to live in France and improve their French by being here . This is suitable for people who like the country and can drive. I need help in the garden and or basic repairs DIY in the house and company for mum. She is very independent but if i were to be absent could not cook for herself or feed the animals.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Elderly Companionship
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Normandy is a great region of France, very cultural and historical so plenty to do and see.

  • Help


    If you have a car/or can drive and would like to live in France and spend a minimum of 6 months looking after my house and animals if I have to go away (usually a maximum of 3/4 days at a time )
    Help is
    general gardening and maintenance
    vegetable/ general gardening
    pool maintenance
    yard and box cleaning (horses)
    walking dogs
    chatting to my mum (92 but very bright) and if i am away cooking for her

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Welsh: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    Bathroom and private bedroom in house. Shared bathroom if other visitors arrive until further bathroom is finished.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Normandy is a great place to visit. It s the birthplace of Impressionism. Paris is just an hour away by train and our local station has free parking. Rouen is a marvellous city as is Caen , Le Havre and then there is a wealth of delightful country towns, chateaux and markets to explore.

    This is a good opportunity for someone who would like to live in France and have a truly French experience as the village is in the depths of the Normandy countryside. The nearest shop is 8klm.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    I work online daily

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    plenty of space

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    Help in the garden and around the house and just basic common sense cleaning in a shared house situation. I am happy to cook if I am there as it is one of my hobbies.

Host ref number: 158792788352

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