Beautiful large area with ponds around big castle needs helpers for gardening and renovations in Auvergne, France

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  • Description

    Description

    We live in a unique sculpture park nearby a castle in the center of France. In the 130-hectare area, in full nature, with 4 fish ponds, there are still living all kinds of protected animals, for example Cistude-turtles. The french Auvergne is also the place in Europe, where most of the bat species are found.
    There is a lot to do in our large area, especially gardening and renovation. We try too have a nice time together with everybody willing to help us - and let him participate in our social activities in order to give an real impression of people and their habits in France

    Wir leben in einem einzigartigen Skulpturenpark bei einem Schloss im Zentrum von Frankreich. In dem 130 Hektar großen Areal in voller Natur mit 4 Fischteichen gibt es noch allerhand geschützte Tierarten, z.B. Cistuden-Schildkröten. Außerdem ist die Auvergne der Ort in Europa, an dem die meisten Fledermausarten zu finden sind.
    Auf unserem großen Areal gibt es natürlich immer viel zu tun, vor allem Garten- und Renovierungsarbeiten. Trotzdem versuchen wir, Spaß mit allen Helfern zu haben und lassen sie voll und ganz an unseren sozialen Aktivitäten teilnehmen, damit sie einen echten Eindruck von Frankreich und seiner Lebensart bekommen.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Help around the house
    Language practice
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    In Your time of, you can take a walk in the sculpture park, meditate, paint ... inspired by the life of a unique german artist, or a beautiful 17th-century French castle. You can swim or fish in the ponds, observe the animals, ride bicycles and make excursions in the surroundings.

    In der freien Zeit könnt ihr im Skulpturenpark spazieren gehen, meditieren, malen... euch von dem Lebenswerk eines einzigartigen deutschen Künstlers inspirieren lassen, oder von einem schönen französischen Schloss aus dem 17. Jahrhundert. Ihr könnt in den Teichen schwimmen oder angeln, Fahrrad fahren und Ausflüge in die Umgebung machen.

  • Help

    Help

    General work:
    - gardening
    - cleaning and renovation of an old, broken house on our grounds

    Specialized craftsmanship:
    - painting (windows, walls, doors, wooden fences)
    - all sorts of construction and renovation works

    If appropriate language skills are available:
    Translation of Websites and other texts, social networking


    Deutsche Beschreibung

    Allgemeine Arbeiten:
    - Gartenarbeiten, Aufräumarbeiten aller Art
    - Reinigung und Renovierung eines alten, kapuuten Häuschens auf unserem Grund

    Spezialisierte Arbeiten im handwerklichen Bereich:
    - Anstreicherarbeiten, Türen, Fenster, Wände, Holzzäune
    - verschiedene leichtere Bau- und Renovierungsarbeiten

    Falls entsprechende Sprachkenntnisse vorhanden sind:
    Webseiten und andere Texte übersetzen, Social Networking

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

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

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    For adventurers there is the possibility to plant their tent with a maximum of privacy in front of the lake. Otherwise You will stay in a nice, big, fully equipped guest-house in the adjoining buildings of the castle. There You can cook, play Ping Pong, make a fire in the oven and enjoy Your spare time.

    Für Abenteurer besteht die Möglichkeit, in den großen Weiten unseres Parks z.B. am Ufer des Teiches völlig ungestört zu zelten. Ansonsten quartieren wir die Workawayer in einem schönen, alten Gästehaus ein, welches voll ausgestattet ist und ihnen erlaubt, zu kochen, Tischtennis zu spielen, ein Feuer im Ofen anzuzünden und ihre Freizeit zu genießen.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We speak French, German, English
    We are communicative and - I believe - quite uncomplicated people.
    We make music. We love art. Christophe, 52, has studied graphic design, can program websites and knows well with painting too. He can give good tips in all these subjects and help You with painting and drawing.
    Christine, 53, plays in her spare time with a German-English-French rock band and has a small recording studio. She also writes books.
    We are as well very interested in international politics and business.
    We love yoga. We love art. We love difficult tasks.
    We have a son who is 15 years old - and we love him the most.

    Wir sprechen Französisch, Deutsch, Englisch
    Wir sind kommunikativ und - ich glaube - auch recht unkomplizierte Menschen.
    Wir machen Musik. Wir lieben Kunst. Christophe, 52, hat Grafikdesign studiert, kann programmieren und kennt sich gut mit Malerei aus. Er kann gute Tips in allen diesen Fächern geben und auch ein wenig Mal- und Zeichenunterricht.
    Christine, 53, spielt in ihrer Freizeit mit einer deutsch-englisch-französischen Rockband und hat ein kleines Tonstudio. Sie schreibt auch Bücher.
    Im Übrigen interessieren wir uns sehr für internationale Politik und Wirtschaft.
    Wir lieben Yoga. Wir lieben Kunst. Wir lieben schwierige Aufgaben.
    Wir haben einen Sohn, der 15 Jahre alt ist - und ihn lieben wir am meisten.

  • 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

    There is no Wifi in the guest houses. You need to bring Your own phone/streeming connection. It is also possible to participate on the Wifi at our home while sitting on the terrace for a while.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Parking of Van for any size possible, next to a pond or next to the farmhouse. Depending on the placement toilets are in max. 200m distance.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Since You are living in Your own guest house You can bring pets - as long as they don't destroy anything (they should not sleep on the bed for example!). Please present Your pet before You bring it in order to see what we can do.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    We expect 4 hours a day, 5 days a week

Karolina and Sebastian, two young artists starting a landart project in our parc
This little garden Pavillon was built around 1900 and belonged to the huge vegetable garden of the castle. It has to be renovated entirely, espicially the roof is damaged but also the walls need reparations. Is there any "craftsman" around who feels able to work on this? New wooden ornaments for the roof are allready existant.
Patrick and Julian did a great work around the old building for receptions by putting a new cover on the terrace.
Alex was really good in fishing and caught a lot of pikes and even one carp!
Workawayer India came from England and sang a concert on our terrace! Very nice!!! Thank You, India!
In this fully equipped guesthouse you will stay during Your workaway
The pond behind our house is good for fishing pikes and carps
You are allways invited to take a walk around our magnificent castle from 6 th century
I am Christine, Your host
I do not live in the castle but in the side buildings
terrace by my house
this is my kitchen and dining room where we would meet regularly
Another view of our french castle

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