Winter DIY projects in Saint Seurin de Prats, France

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  • Last activity: 20 Mar 2023



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    We are Australian's renovating a Chateau in the Bordeaux region. We are very interested in different cultures and meeting people and would love to share our adventure with workawayer's. The Bordeaux region is vibrant and we believe has all the best France has to offer. We are right on the river with a large park of 3 Ha. We have been renovating the Chateau over the past 2 yrs and now we move into maintenance and smaller renovations during the winter months. Summer season has now become busy and we are also happy to look for Workaways wanting paid jobs during the summertime. Accomodation at the Chateau is limited in summer so is subject to availability. The winter projects starting in December through to April are things like painting the shutters, preparing the soil in the vergie garden and planting in spring, garden maintence with 3Ha of park there is pruning and planting all through the winter months. Internally we repaint and keep our renovation work looking tip top for the next season. The Chateaux is in need of love so cleaning is non stop and Winter is a great time to get to all the areas we can not get to in summer. For a bit of fun we want to build a chicken house and chicken run. So helpers with gardening, painting and maintence are welcome. French speakers wanting language exchange are very welcome as we need to learn French and can speak English with you as exchange learning.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are Australian's living in France so the exposure to French culture and Australian is offered. We would like to do language exchange if that works as we need to learn French and can help with English learners and if the person just wants to learn English that is also OK, we have basic German skills as well. We will have a French chef and a multicultural team working here. We would love retirees all the way through to students no limits and no biases.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    Gardening. Painting. sanding and painting external shutters and Cleaning.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    German: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    Bedrooms with private bathroom.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Free time can be spent exploring the region or even weekends away. The train to Bordeaux is approx 1 hr and from Bordeaux you can get the TGV to Paris, Toulose, Spain, Portugal and many other locations in France. We can provide bikes to get around locally and do drop offs and pick ups to any location within a 45min radius. If workers have their own car then plenty of parking is available.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We have a 4G connection and good Wifi within the Chateau.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    In Winter we have bedrooms available but campers staying nearby are welcome.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Yes but depending on the animal - we have 2 dogs

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 424262671676

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