Like-minded people to join us and to bring us their talents, wisdom and energy in a beautiful old French Chateau, France

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France

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  • Description

    Description

    We have a small hotel in a beautiful old French Chateau with parts that date from the 15th century. We no longer have a restaurant but will offer food as a "chambre d'hote" this is completely vegetarian and we are developing our organic garden that would eventually produce for ourselves and our guests. Our goal is to move away from a more commercial focus and create more a big house that receives guests, with the idea of something more community and sharing based with spiritual and human values as a priority. We invite like minded people to join us and to bring us their talents, wisdom and energy.
    Our surroundings are steeped in nature with a river close by, high plateaus with walking paths and beautiful Gorges for swimming, canoeing, rock climbing etc.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You would enjoy helping in an interesting and beautiful natural setting. Improve both French and English language skills, gardening and vegetarian cooking. There is also potential for, creative expression and we invite your input for our projects.

    We are surrounded by hiking paths, a river close by and a lovely gorge for swimming, canoeing, rock climbing etc.

  • Help

    Help

    Our season is fairly short, mainly July and August, and we would require different kinds of help at different times ...we are organised for the business part with local employees and therefore looking for workaway helpers.

    This would be volunteering in exchange for lodging and (vegetarian) food in our house and garden.
    For example, beginning mid-march we will be preparing the garden for planting, and the lawns and flowering plants also need attention.
    Input and help for our projects in the house and garden.
    Lots of small jobs, organising and general maintenance in our private house.
    We also have still a fairly large part of the home which needs renovation.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    There are options of a personal space, shared accommodation in a dormitory and possibility to camp on the grounds. Bathrooms are very available.
    We would be happy to share food in the exchange option.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is a motorway exit close by which has easy access for car sharing to the south coast. Montpellier is a 90 min drive away. Otherwise there are many touristic activities in the summer, such as horse riding, river activities (canoeing,kayaking, etc), caves and numerous hiking paths. We are on a variant of the Chemin de St Jaques (Santiago de Compostela) In many cases we are happy to participate!

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    maximum 4-5 hours per day (max 25 hrs/wk in exchange for food and lodging


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