Help take care of our beautiful thoroughbred horses and experience life in Normandy, France

Country

France

updated  

Favourited 1745 times


  • rating

    Host rating

  • feedbacks

    Feedback

    116  

  • last activity

    Last activity

    11/04/2021

  • Last email replied

    Reply rate

    84.9 %

  • Last email replied

    Average reply time:

    within 10 days

  • Badges

    Top Host
 
  2021 

 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks

J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D
  • Description

    Description

    *****APRIL UPDATE*****

    Due to extra Covid restrictions we had some people canceling their travel for April, so we have 2 more places availabe for experienced people with horses

    *****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 (Thoroughbreds and Lusitano's)


    Who are we?
    Welcome to our home! We are a French-Spanish 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, 4 outside cats, some chickens and our rooster.

    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.


    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 Bayeux or 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

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity 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)

    Discovery of the life of a farm (inseminations in season, birth of foals)

    Titouan has an university degree in foreign languages, literature and civilizations and has always had a great interest into sharing his passion for French.

  • Help

    Help

    Skills with gardening, painting, woodwork ...

    For people that want to help us out with our horses, we can only accept experienced horse people to help with anything more than the daily cleaning and feeding. This is for safety reasons since we have mostly mares with foals and yearlings. We are breeding horses, so this means that we don't have horses for riding.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent

    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

    Accommodation

    Private or shared (2 persons) rooms in the house and a shared bathroom. There is a seperate living area for the volunteers and all meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) we eat together.

  • 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.
    9 kms from seaside Omaha beach.
    Forbe's castle in Balleroy located 6 kms from the house.
    Normandy Swiss 60 kms with canoe kayak, climbing , Hackett jump base, and others.

  • 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

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • 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?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours a day in two periods

These are extra optional ratings when members leave feedback. The average rating left for each option is displayed.

Accuracy of profile: (4.9)

Cultural exchange: (5.0)

Communication: (4.9)












































































Host ref number: 439817658925