Help us with restoring our chateau and gardening tasks in our little Chateau in Dordogne, France

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  • Last activity: 30 Apr 2024



 Min stay requested: 1 week or less



  • Description


    We, Roger and Emmy, are going to live and work in a Chateau in Dordogne. It is a neglected Chateau and it needs lots of work. In the future we want to start chambres d'Hôtes and table d'Hôtes, cooking workshops, food & wine tasting etc.
    There is lots of gardening to do like starting a potager/ vegetable garden, tree surgery, making a garden plan, outside cleaning and inside the chateau and the outbuildings ( try building ecofriendly )but also work in the Chateau, like plumbing, electricity, decorating etc. and making the chateau livable. Heating is by open fire or wood burn.
    Most of the time I will be ther without my husband and there will be other people staying for help and for fun.
    There will be also a little puppy ( Labrador) from until May so it will need some care.
    I want to live my life more back to basic, with good food and wine, sustainable and eco friendly and try to restore rhe chateau and let other people enjoy this baeautifull place and the surroundings!
    Once a year there will be a week ( maybe 2 weeks, I hope) for children and there parents who have been or still are treated for cancer , which they can enjoy for free. So then volunteers will be also needed.
    There will be more....

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Learn to live more back to basic and sustainable, learn to start a project like restoring a chateau from scratch, explore the beautiful surroundings in Dordogne, learn the way of living in France, learn English, German, Dutch or French

  • Help


    Gardening, building, restoration works , would be great if you have experience , but most important is you want to try or to learn along with me and my friends. Helping with Internet and building website is also great ! Most important is you want to live eco friendly and you respect my vision on the chateau and the environment of the chateau ( 6 hectare).

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent
    French: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    A room in the chateau, share a shower room/ bathroom, meals are also shared, can be vegetarian but not always,

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is a lot to do in the region: walking, cycling, canoeing, visits markets or villages nearby,
    There is a bus stop nearby and a railway station also nearby. Perigieux and Bergerac are 30-40 minuten away ( by car) Bordeaux about 1,5 hour and a Beautiful city ( " Paris" from the south)
    We are in the Wine region Bergerac

  • 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

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

Host ref number: 254232889723