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International theatre company looking for help with renovations, gardening, conservation projects and cleaning in Maillet, France

  • France
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  • Last activity: 02/02/2023



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    Our site, set deep in the middle of France, amidst rolling green fields and lakes is home to a legendary French travelling theatre company. For over 20 years the company has used this idyllic site as their base where they have run workshops, created shows and organized festivals in their studio Theatre and trademark Big Top Tent.
    There are four buildings on site including an accommodation block for over 30 people, toilets and showers and a kitchen. The Company has been very busy touring around the world with their wonderful shows, and this year we have decided to focus on giving the buildings and grounds some much needed renovations and love. We are looking for enthusiastic, young and skilled people with a love for theatre and the arts to come and help us with some much needed cleaning, painting and gardening. You will get to meet some of the actors from the company, and maybe even look in on some of the rehearsals for our two new shows coming this year! There are also regular gigs and workshops to attend, and you will receive delicious meals and accommodation in our beautiful buildings.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Travellers will benefit from spending time in a vibrant artistic environment in the heart of an internationally renowned Theatre Company, you may wish to attend one of the many workshops or you can improve your French and also spend time in the beautiful surrounding countryside, lakes and rivers to swim in, sample the delicious local French food and wine, and also visit the many beautiful medieval towns in the vicinity.

  • Help


    we are looking for a combination one or all of the following skills
    cleaning, gardening, painting and decorating, building and maintenance, carpentry,

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    dormitory/ caravan

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The vibrant and popular little town of Herrison is just 10 minutes away by car, with bars and restaurants, a weekly market and regular cultural activities such as theatre and music. We are only two hours from Paris by train, or just an hour from the beautiful mountain town of Clermont Ferrand where there is a Buddhist temple and an airport with regular flights to France, Europe and the UK.

  • 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

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 219787256795

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