Have a wonderful time, helping our family with lots of projects near St. Savin and Le Blanc, France



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    We are a dutch/belgium couple with a daughter of 11 (who would like to improve her english ). We bought a farm in the center of France near St. Savin and Le Blanc in the beautiful parc national de la Brenne because we 'd had enough of the busy city live of Brussels and wanted to live a more quiet live! The center of France is not as touristic as many other regions. Here you can walk for hours ( with our dog ) without seeing anyone. But at 5 miles there are already attractive villages.

    The main house is for a big part renovated. Now we are working on a barn conversion wich will become an 8 person guest house. So lots of work which can be done there. The main work on the 3 gardens is done but still need to be maintained and improved. For instance mowing the grass with our 53 years old tractor. If you arrive by train it can be Poitiers or Chateauroux, by plane at Limoges or Poitiers. An international driving liscense will be an advantage but we do have bicycles you can use or just drive with us.

    We love to cook healthy and tasteful food but we are not vegeterians. We work hard but don't exaggerate. We have spent time at other families so we think we know how to receive travellers.
    So you can walk,run, swim in the river, canoe, rock-climbing, cycle or just relax. Main thing is that we all have a good time together!
    For this summer we mainly look for someone who likes to look after our daughter ( once in a while) and does not mind to do some housekeeping, further more we can promiss you that you can take part of our lives if you want to.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    Gardening, cutting and storing wood, helping to renovate the barn, cooking ( if you like), shopping, cleaning, child care.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    In the old farm: a double bedroom is available with a bathroom. Or at the other side of the plot a 2 person caravan if you want more privacy. Although our house and gardens are big enough so that you can always find a quiet corner where you can relax.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Walk in the forests and fields. Picking mushrooms. Visiting medieval villages. Kayaking, fishing,swimming, cycling and not forget reading/ relaxing in the shadow of a tree.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 455544428474