We are Tim and Margreeth owners of a small chateau in the North of France, about an hour from Calais.
We are looking for enthusiastic hands-on helpers ( preferably couples or friends) to help us with hosting guests, cleaning rooms and assisting with cooking and the occasional gardening job.
We live in a small, quiet village but there is a car and some bikes you can use on your days off. The area is very rural and beautiful. A great place for long walks and cycling. We are near some pretty seaside villages and it's easy to take the train to Amiens or Paris.
Our volunteers can stay in a romantic gipsy caravan in the woods or a spare room in the chateau.
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
The chateau is a great place to stay and to explore the unspoiled region. The volunteers can learn what it's like to run a B&B, meet lots of people and practise their English or French.
This host offers accommodation and payment.
The help includes gardening, general maintenance of the place and some buiilding projects.
IN EXCHANGE WE OFFER:
Breakfast, lunch, dinner;
Language practice, great library, experience of local culture and nature;
Meeting international travelers.
English, Dutch, French, German
A romantic gipsy caravan which offers a lot of privacy or a room in the chateau.
You can visit lovely sea-side places like St Valery-sur-Somme and Le Crotoy or larger towns like Amies, Lille or Paris. The area we live in is very rural, so ideal for long walks and bike rides. Of course the helpers can also relax around the chateau. We have a beautiful park with animals, trampolines and a swimming pool.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day 5 days a week