We are a young French couple with a 2 easy kids (2 years old and 6 months) and a dog. During summer 2019 we have buy this wonderful castle from the 16th century in the Vexin Normand close to Giverny. It's 50 min from Paris by car /train. We are currently renovating the building and its gardens to restore its past glory. I'm a photographer and my wife is an art director.
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
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Here you will leave in a castle rich of 500 years of history. Volunteers will learn the local and regional history of the Castle. We will be more than happy to tell volunteers about the extraordinary past of our home where the legend tells that the queen Blanche de Castille used to stay when she went to the nearby abbey. You will discover life in typical French village. The solidarity between peoples her is very strong. Our house is in the most beautiful part of the Vexin.
This autumn we will mostly work on gardening. We need help in our 14 acres of garden and meadows. You don’t need specific skills to help, a simple willingness to help and a practical sense is enough. We will take care of our hedges, wood and orchard. We have a lot of vegetable to take care in the kitchen garden and arrange things to live as much as possible in self sufficiency. There are also some woodwork, and knowledge in this could be good.
We can also consider masonry help if you are interested.
If you like olds motors , you will be served and we will try to restart my motorcycles, tractor and car from the 30's to the 70's.
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You will have your own bedroom into the castle. We cook as much as possible food from the farm and locals bio products and we will be pleased if you help to prepare meals. We produce our own eggs, vegetables, fruits and jam. More details on our house: We just bought it and everything is not perfect yet. The beds are new and premium quality. The house is clean. Internet connexion is only by my/your phone. We have 4G network, if you have internet on your mobile phone you will have enough speed to watch videos don't worry. The majority of the work to be done is outdoor but if you like kids you can spend time with my son Oscar which is an easy and happy kids well in his mind. He will be 3 years old at the end of the year.
Ideally located at 11km from Claude Monet's famous house in Giverny, the castle is located at Bus Saint Rémy, in Upper Normandy. It's 75 km from Paris. The castle is also a place of rest and conviviality for all nature lovers, starting point for many hiking in Normandy Vexin.
This rural region is characterized by the diversity of its landscapes, its smells of forests, its brooks and its green meadows, or that they are curious to discover the castles of Bizy, Villarceaux, La Roche Guyon, or Ambleville and their exceptional gardens, abbeys and cathedrals such as Vernon, Evreux, Rouen or many singular museums as well to visit.
You can use our bikes to visit our beautiful lands
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Internet connexion is a good 4G from my/your mobile phone.
we have many place to park cars, truck, van indoor and outdoor. I've a 1977 Volkswagen T2 campervan and my little bro a T3
any type outside the house. We have spacial place for pets.
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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