Help us with gardening and experience life in Normandy, France

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Availability

  2024 

 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    **** LOOKING FOR: ****

    We are specifically looking for people who can help us out with some bigger projects (fixing the inside arena, wood help, all garden related tasks ...) People who have experience aroung gardening are a plus !

    We are happy to share our horse knoweldge, but please note that we don't offer any riding possibilities!

    Important to know:
    During winter months it get's very rainy and muddy on the farm. Reliable outdoor clothing, rainboots and some warm jumpers are your best friend during this period!

    *****Do you want to experience life on a farm in Normandy? *****

    You have come to the right place!

    We very much appreciate all kinds of help and in general on our farm we are searching for:

    - People who consider themself handy are always welcome
    - People who don’t mind to get their hands dirty and help us with the general maintenance of our farm
    - People who have a love for horses and like to help us out with taking care of our own horses

    Who are we?
    Welcome to our home! We are a French-Belgian family and together with our horses we live in an amazing very characteristic farm from the 17th century. Except the horses, our family consists of 2 inside cats, 6 outside cats, some chickens and our rooster. Important to know is that our main spoken language is English.

    The nearest village (Le Molay-Littry) is just 5 km away from our place and it has it’s own trainstation. A trainride of 5 minutes will take you to the beautiful and historical city of Bayeux with various shops and restaurants and the very well known Tapestry of Hastings.
    Only 20 km away from the farm there is the sea with it’s famous D-Day beaches. We have 2 bikes available for your use.


    How to get here?
    The closest big city is Caen which can easily be reached from Paris by bus (+- 3hours) or train (+- 2hours). From Caen you then hop onto a train to Le Molay-Littry and we will meet you at the trainstation.


    Looking forward to meet and work with you!

    All the best and happy travel!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    French, English and Spanish spoken.

    Not far from major touristic areas: D-Day beaches (15 kms) and Bayeux (15 kms) in Normandy for tourism (Omaha Beach, Arromanches and his artificial port, American Cementery, Tapestry of Bayeux , Caen city and the Memorial, Pointe du Hoc).
    Other D-Days beaches 20 to 40 kms (Juno, Sword, Utah and Gold). Mont-Saint-Michel Abbey ( 115kms)

  • Help

    Help

    Skills with gardening, painting, woodwork ...

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Private or shared (2 persons) rooms in the house and a shared bathroom. All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) we eat together. We accept vegetarians, but not vegans, lactose intolerant, gluten intolerant ... We prepare all meals for our volunteers and this makes everything a lot more complicated. Thank you for understanding!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Very close to to D-Day beaches (Second World War). Omaha, Juno, Sword, Gold, Utah beaches.
    Mont St Michel one hour driving.
    Points of interest: city of Bayeux (15 Kms) with Tapestry of Hastings and Caen (30kms) with Memorial for the Peace .
    American Cementery of Omaha.
    15 kms from seaside Omaha beach.
    Forbe's castle in Balleroy located 6 kms from the house.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours a day in two periods

Host ref number: 439817658925

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