Help us transform our chateau near Blois, France



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  • Description


    This château was built and rebuilt between 1600 and 1850. The castle was owned by a famous chemist, physicist, botanic and alchemist.
    4000sqm castle
    1000sqm outbuildings (orangery, horse stables - 4 horses, office shed, gatehouse ...)
    Situation: roofs in order, no moisture in basements or walls - only occasionally leaky pipes, so nothing that can not be easily put in order.

    It can not stay that way !!! We want to provide a stylish ambience for weddings and overnight guests. We love abandoned châteaus, but they should be habitable.
    We do not want a “should look like that" style. We maintain our own style, i.e. we need someone to turn the castle into a magnificent swan - freestanding bathtubs in large rooms with views out French windows into a 26 ha park yet to be cared for.
    What we need: Nice people from all over the world, that can do the tasks mentioned above with us - and please as soon as possible!!
    What do we offer: everything, so that everyone feels comfortable to quickly reach a grandiose finish

    We speak German, French and English

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Unforgettable experience!!!

    Famous castle, good wine, food, lots of culture, beautiful landscape, international and local people, celebrating success together and love for creation.

  • Help


    All kinds of help with renovations !! Includes cleaning, painting, taking down wallpapers, etc.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Room in castle. All meals provided.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    It is located in the immediate vicinity of famous sights, such as the Loire Castles, cities like Blois, Tours (reachable with Ryan Air), Orleans and Vendôme. It's 45 minutes to Paris with the TGV and there is also a bus that leaves directly outside the castle premises.

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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?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    max 25 hours a week with 2 days off

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Host ref number: 427213298516