Volunteers welcome to help with gardening and building in the Ardennes.

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello!
    We are a french family living in the Ardennes, near Belgium.
    We live here with our youngest son Edouard 14, we have 2 older children, living away from home.

    At the moment, we are working on an old farm that need to be partly rebuild. So skills in building are welcome, working on walls, (Faire des joins, appliquer de l'enduit). Also if you have abilities with plumbing.

    You could also help us with gardening. We have a big garden, where everything grows too fast... We also have a vegetable garden that is new this year. We want to experiment permaculture. If you are found of gardening, if you have skills with growing plants it's perfect!
    We also have a gîte, and Iµ would be happy to have help in cleaning, making it nice for tourits and
    if you can help me run the house (cleaning, ironing, cooking etc...) it would be great!

    We enjoy evening talking with a glass of wine and we will be very happy to make you visit our beautifull Ardennes!
    But you must know that we are in a small village, with no bus to go to town... (but we can drive you sometimes!)
    We have had different experiences with workaway and we met really nice people, some are now very good friends!
    We are very busy, but friendly and we love to take time off with people joining us. We are hard workers,but we also enjoy to relax ; )

    If you like countryside, you should be very happy with us!

    Sophie and Vincent.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We love to drive travelers to discover our beautifull place of France, we'll take you swimming in rivers, walking in the woods, discovering nice places, both in France and Belgium, wich is very close from home. We can also help you learning french.

  • Help

    Help

    We are really looking for somebody from an english speaking country, spanish could also be ok because Edouard is learning spanish since september and it could be great for him to practice it ,but then we would need you to speak french...

    Most of the time, we will be working with you, to do the job together, is more pleasant.

    Help mostly needed in gardening and building, but you are welcome if you can help me with our house.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    french english

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Accomodation: We offer a nice bedroom with a big bed and private bathroom. And of course we offer you to share our family life.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Nous avons 3 chats et 2 chevaux.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours a day max.

Le gîte
ruisseau dans le jardin.
culture dans les vieux pneus / planting in old tires.
our garden
Our garden.
Sirka in the field.
Sophie et Vincent.
Potager du gîte / vegetable garden at the gîte.
La campagne près de chez nous/countryside.
Le pré de notre vielle ferme / The field near our old farm.
La ferme de notre gîte.
Notre maison / our house











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