Look after animals, prepare the garden for the new season in a very rural part Calais, France



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 Min stay requested: at least a week

  • Description


    We are a couple who 8 years ago left the hectic life style of London and moved to a very rural part of northern France. We bought an old farmhouse and set about renovating the property and creating a vegetable , soft fruit garden and an orchard. We have ducks, chickens, goats, fish, bees and 2 cats. We are a laid back very easy going couple and very little phases us.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance
    Animal Care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The Area is beautiful and rural and set in small farming villages. You can enjoy the peace and stress free life style that the area has to offer. Brush up on your French / English

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    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We are looking for someone to help with our animals and garden . The work will mainly involve sowing planting and harvesting Vegetables and fruit ,watering weeding and general garden maintenance. Looking after the animals and polytunnels in which one of them we grow Hydroponically.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    German: Intermediate
    Spanish: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    We have a self contained studio apartment attached to the house complete with a double bed/ en-suite shower room and a lounge/kitchenette.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    To get around you will need a car to explore the area. Although we are very fortunate as a our small village boasts a very good restaurant and boulangerie.There are 2 main towns, world war battlefield sites, Agincourt, beaches, Chateaus, forests, lakes and an abundance of rivers all within an hour's drive from the farmhouse. The area is perfect for walking and cycling. It is very close to the 7 valleys' holiday area where there are opportunities to do lots of leisure activities, fishing, canoeing, horse riding, swimming, bird spotting Etc. For the more adventurous Paris is only about 2 and a half hours away. Oh and of course there are brocantes ( like car boot sales) set in the roads of villages which are all over the area every Sunday and loved by the French where you can shop, eat, drink incredibly cheaply.

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 161538735966