We are a family with four children aged 11, 10, 7 and 3. My husband is a financial adviser and his office is at home. I used to work in publishing and now take care of the children.
We live in a small village in Normandy, in a 18th century chateau. The nearest city is Argentan which is 15km away. We are surrounded by green land, our own forest and lakes where we swim and fish. We have sheep and chicken as well as a big dog, an airdale. We try to do take care of a vegetable garden. We are a closely nit family and have all meals together, lunch and dinner. We are looking for somebody who is eager to become a family member.
We are restoring the second floor where there is lots of plastering and painting to be done. You will never be alone but do tasks alongside one of us. We employ professional help for anything that we can not do ourselves. Ideally you understand a little bit of french. Help asked:
- general building help under supervision
5 hrs per day
You can take French lessons from a lady in Argentan or have her come to the house to give you the lesson. Or you can simply learn from the children!
We look forward to hearing form you!
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
you will experience french culture in a french home schooled family, learn about french history, take part if you would like in our catholic practice. During the hunting and fishing season you can join the hunts in our land. You can learn gardening and restoration skills. You can go for long walks and experience the countryside. There are riding farms close by where you can take lessons and other sport facilities tennis and swimming. You can visit major sites Mont Saint Michel, Bayeux, Caen and many châteaux in our neighbourhood (open from spring onwards)
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
plastering, gardening and painting.
Chinese (Mandarin): Fluent
This host offers a language exchange
You will be surrounded by us parents and four children speaking French. We would love to learn from you German language skills and any other skills you would like to share with us.
Room in a chateau in Normandy
We are looking for somebody to start in January 2022
If you feel you are the right person let us know
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
WiFi is not super fast but enough to communicate (not to download)
Only male dogs as we have two female dogs
5 hours per day (max 25 hours/week)
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