Help us with gardening and renovating the building around our castle close to Paris, France

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France

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    14/10/2021

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a young French couple with a 2 easy kids (3 years old and 1 year) 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.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Teaching
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    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.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    This summer I will mostly work on renovating the house and 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 will plant 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. We will also need help for preparing meals and babysitting.
    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.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate

    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

    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. 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. If you like kids you can spend time with my sons Oscar and André which are easy and happy kids well in there mind.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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

  • 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

    Internet connexion is a good 4G from my/your mobile phone.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    we have many place to park cars, truck, van indoor and outdoor.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    any type outside the house. We have special place for pets.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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