Fruit prepping, dog walking, horse whispering in countryside back of Le Touquet, France



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    Our organic jams got onto all the top tables around the world. Now our eldest son does that and Nick and I have a small but perfectly formed Tearoom across the courtyard, where we organise breakfasts and brunches. All menus are homemade using ingredients from local small scale producers.

    Recently opened an art gallery for people whose work we value(be it photographers, painters, sculptors, designers or any kind of artist in general). Our regular vernissages are becoming local events.

    Film makers who have travelled the world, making films for mainstream companies as well as our own indie productions, we love watching films and series (also talking about them). We have a fine repertory of these. On the top floor there is a library, for the book lovers.

    Needed a hand with the weeding, the casual veg plot, walking and feeding the animals and freshening up paintwork, outside and inside. The library could also use some organising. Two local cob-style horses to enjoy, two cheerful Jack Russell Terriers, a fat cat called Maude and a bunch of chickens.

    Twenty minutes drive from huge clean sandy beaches. Great walks along the green pastures right next to home, lively local markets. Not recommended for nightlife other than owls, but possible forays to Le Touquet in season. English speaking family surrounded by northern French. From Le Touquet it's an easy trip if you want to hop to London, Paris and Brussels.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance
    Animal Care
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • 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
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    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Impossible to predict! A brew of organic growing, home scale, fruit prepping, welcoming visitors,
    Enjoying dogs, horses and countryside. In deepest France with a cosmopolitan vibe

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    Possible fruit preparation and jam making in addition to the mentioned in the main description.

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    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

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    Top floor with own bathroom in main house

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    • Limited internet access

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    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

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    Space for parking camper vans

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    5 hrs max. nothing formalised

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