Join our family and help with painting or gardening in Normandy, France




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    Exceptional: Currently looking for a German (mother tongues) boy to play with our children from 15/8 to 5/9.

    We are a family with four children aged 10, 8, 6 and 2. 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 not be alone but assist somebody who already works for us. Ideally you understand a little bit of french. Required:

    - gardening
    - painting
    - plastering
    - general building help under supervision

    You will have your own room and bathroom, in a seperate floor so you can have your own quiet time when you need to.

    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!

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    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.

  • Help


    plastering and painting. Restoring the château

  • Languages spoken

    Catalan: Fluent
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent
    Chinese (Mandarin): Fluent

  • Accommodation


    In a chateau in Normandy

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are looking for somebody to start in September 2020

    If you feel you are the right person let us know

  • 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?


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    Hours expected

    4 hours per day (max 25 hours/week)

Host ref number: 244965329853