Help tame our jungle in a Home from home in Lower Normandy, France




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  • Description


    We are a retired British couple who have been living here in normandy France for 15 year and have a rescue dog that we found running through the countryside who has been a family member now for over 11 years
    Our home is a converted barn sat within an acre of garden it has mature trees , bushes, bamboo which harbours an enormous amount of birdlife
    The house is well situated central to the large and well known market town of St.. Hilaire du harcouet , Ducey, St james and Avranches, the world heritage site of Le Mont st. Michel is only 15 kilometres away
    We now need help with our garden as it has decided that it wants to resemble a jungle so if you would like to come and help us with gardening , some light DIY and maybe some housework you’d be made really welcome , have a comfortable bed, good home cooking and taken out and about as and when we go

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Help in the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Experience life in france, meeting local French people , excellent base for visiting cultural sites or joining in with the locals drinking coffee and watching life as it passes by.
    Randonnee with a french group who usually meet on a weekly basis

  • Help


    Light DIY, GARDENING, digging out a WILDLIFE POND , help with housework if the weather isn’t good 😁😁

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    A double bedroom , large shared bathroom , use of laundry facilities , help yourself to tea, coffee and soft drinks, self service breakfast, home cooked main meal served either lunchtime or evening ( depends on the days activities ) light self service lunch or evening meal i,e sandwich, something on toast , soup etc ( again depending on daily activity) use of lounge to relax and watch TV

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The house is rural but there are a couple of small villages 2k and 4k away , the larger towns would need to be accessed by car or bicycle, ( we have 1 bicycle that you could use ) we would be happy to take you out and about whenever we where going and allow you time to explore the area by yourself , there are no buses
    We are easy going people , we like to go out shopping and visiting friends , our dog is very friendly and we would expect him to be treated kindly
    If you’re expecting to have a nightlife other than watching the tv or chatting our home will not be for you but if your happy to enjoy working in the garden, helping with Diy or housework , the peace and quiet of country life , good food,, sitting in the garden watching wildlife and the occasional trip out then come and join us

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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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 357267384954