Help taking care of the animals in French Normandy



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    We had a small cattery near Paris, since the pendemy we decided to go green so we moved to Normandy, on 3400 m2, on a refurbished old farm of 140 m2 and 3 rooms, workawayer have their own top autonomous campervan (that stays here) , job is caring about our 6 cats, 2 dogs a few chickens and two friendly bottel feed sheep. our place is 10km to a train station (Verneuil surt Avre) that will take you in 62 minutes to the heart of Paris, Montparnasse train station. Cat lover and cleaning tasks are needed right now, :) hope to host you soon :) internt is by 4G box so a bit slower then regular 4G is available in some spots here. we like better longer work away and people used to work alone.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You can learn about french culture locl product farmers market on saturdays, I will be happy to help teaching you french if needed, I can also help improving spanish and English. also cooking and breeding skills can and will somhow anyway be taught.

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    helping with the animals cleaning cats litter tray and floors.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    I speak well spanish after living 4 years in Costa RIca and well english after being a translator and living in united states for 7 years , I'll be happy to exchange on languages after our daily tasks (not part of the job) but you will learn lots of new words in any of my three idioms :)

  • Accommodation


    room in the house in winter, camper van and geode tente in warmer days, shared batheroom in the house or camper shower and dry camping toilet outside

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    *️️️️️️️️️PLEASE READ ALL !!

    I am open minded and easy going we want this exchange to work, however this is not a free vacation (we unfortunately had one last bad experience with diego that thought it was free vacation open bar as much as you can eat etc....

    Anyhow here there is no much activities exept running walking hiking and go visit Paris on your free days !
    a minimum of 2 weeks comittement is asked for, How ever if any of parties is unsatisfied it could be reduced. just give us a 24 hours notice out of politeness as we would do the same to you.

    We want you to be happy and have the full french experience. we adjust to your needs so if you want to be alone or need to focus on studying or whatever it is also fine with us/me since now my son will be living apart to his studies.
    I can teach you basic healthy or regular french cooking and other type of food, I can teach you also about breeding almost any kind of animals since it has been a life long passion, this and rescueing readapting and taming using ethological behaviourism and positive reenforcement on most kind of animals.
    The new house/project is in Armentière sur Avre in Normandie, the town with all commodities is 10 km away where i go once a day, and I can drive you to the train station that goes to Paris in one hour on your free days, (Verneuil sur Avre is our train station if you want to check, however I will not drive there every day just on your 2 off days ! it is a exange so we value more workawayers that are willing to spend time on the propertie. :) Animals lovers is a must

    Hope to meet you soon. :)
    Vanessa and the animals

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    The wifi is a 4 G box until august then the fiber will be connected

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    the place is ideal for camper van and we can connect them with electricity and water . We can provide a nice 2 person geode tent as well. bathroom is shared for now in the main house. soon in july 21 a camper van will be bought for workawayers (with references)

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    Hours expected

    4 heures par jour max

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