Come and help us in our chateau near Calais, Northern France

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France

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 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    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.
    No smokers.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    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.

  • Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

  • Help

    Help

    The help includes gardening, general maintenance of the place and some buiilding projects.

    IN EXCHANGE WE OFFER:
    Breakfast, lunch, dinner;
    Free accommodation;
    Language practice, great library, experience of local culture and nature;
    Meeting international travelers.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Dutch, French, German

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    A romantic gipsy caravan which offers a lot of privacy or a room in the chateau.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day 5 days a week

Le Crotoy
One of our B&B rooms
The beautiful cliffs of Ault
The duck pond with lots of ducklings at the moment
Our favourite place - the large veranda
Entrance to the chateau
This is us in front of the chateau

















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