Energetic help renovating French country chateau and parkland in Rouge, France

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  • Description

    Description

    We were mad enough to have moved 7 years ago to a history-packed "chateau" in 15 acres of parkland with ancient oaks and small fishing lakes. The chapel is 16th century the stone staircase is 14th! Ceilings are 4m high - the main wing is 19th c and comfortable! Billiard room included....We work as translators from home here and in London and our resident friend and partner in crime, Ivan, is a Ukrainian architect . We would love you all to come to help in our renovation building projects and in the garden ( ivy off walls. Bonfires, mowing, fishing, establishing a veg garden and in the house painting and cleaning!). 5km from Chateaubriant and 45 km from Rennes. Can teach you French or English and feed and lodge you.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Jean Noel and Ivan can teach you French and French history and many building skills and when Lucie is not in London, she can teach you English and a bit of cooking.

  • Help

    Help

    Energetic help outside and in to prepare the house and grounds for potential parties and rentals. Relentless mowing and strimming! Renovation and painting and decorating...

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Double room with ensuite Shower room or bathroom. View of parkland

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The local town has an independent cinema, race course, olympic pool and good transport links to places of interest. Nantes/Rennes/ Angers/ Vannes/ st Malo etc
    We are very relaxed (not great at routine!) and love having outgoing people staying, conversation, cooking, drinking, reading, history... We work a lot and don't go out but are happy to lend you our car to explore. We used to be language teachers and now run our own translation business

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

























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