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Hello! We are Dutch and German people living in France, running a chateau that is rented out to tourists in the summer season. Artistic folks, into painting, poetry, music, (fire)juggling, filmmaking, self-sufficiency, gardening, homesteading, floristry, etc
We could really use a few helping hands this spring, now that we have a newborn baby!
Projects on schedule: gardening, building a new chicken coup, a second wood-workshop, constructing some places for wood storage, cutting down a few trees, processing them into firewood, and the general chores of maintaining the vegetable garden, weeding, pruning trees, trimming hedges, taking care of the chickens and sheep, the quayles, ducks, etc. We also have a lot of general repairs to do, for the maintenance of the buildings on the property. There's plenty of work to be done, so we'll figure out which projects fit your skills and preferences.
So if you want to come over and help us out, send us a message!
Volunteers get a room with bed and private bathroom, 2 meals a day. You either cook or do the dishes.
We are interested in preserving the old European heritage, self sufficient farm life, etc. We try to find a healthy balance to integrate a natural lifestyle into the modern age. We're continually learning, doing research, and studying autodidactically, to develop an ever more encompassing understanding of the reality we inhabit. Our worldview is based on a natural understanding of the world, based on facts, logic, and observation, instead of on any religion, ideology or orthodox dogma. Looking for people with a mind open to new ideas. We value truth and honesty more than political correctness. We enjoy good conversations. If alternative perspectives make you uncomfortable, you'd probably want to look elsewhere.
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
You can expect to learn some basics in homesteading, gardening and how to take care of a place like this.
Our 'tribe' consists of a professional florist, a professional artist, a professional spectacle performer/ fire-juggler and a handyman, each with their unique perspectives on life.
We'll mostly be needing help with general maintenance and gardening.
We're building a new chicken coup, a second wood-workshop, cutting down a few trees, processing them into firewood, and the general chores of maintaining the vegetable garden, weeding, pruning trees, trimming hedges, taking care of the chickens and sheep, the quayles, ducks, etc. We also have a lot of general repairs to do, for the maintenance of the buildings on the property. So if you want to come over and help us out, send us a message!
Once every while, we can use some help with artistic projects ( making films and such ). We exceptionally get a special request for a big catering job. On these rare occasions we'll pay you for your work.
dutch, english, french
You'll be staying either at the chateau, our guesthouse, a guest room in our own house, or a caravan on the property, for the more out-doorsy types. You'll get 2 meals a day, you'll be eating with us.
Oh, and we eat meat.
I noticed the strong presence of vegans and vegetarians on this platform, so I figured it's best to adress this issue on our profile, to avoid unpleasant surprises for those who come to visit us. We don't expect you to join us in our lifestyle choices, but it's good to know that we might be killing our own roosters on our property, during your stay.
Having lived a vegan organic wholefoods lifestyle for years ( and ending up with a severe B12 defficiency), we are understanding of, and try to be accomodating to people who don't eat meat, and we have no issues providing vegan or vegetarian food for you, and preparing the meat for us at the side, but we are not going to stop eating meat for you, and the strict militant totalitarian vegan extremists who don't want to be around us meat-eating savages best look elsewhere ;)
We'll come and pick you up / drop you off at the nearby train station.
We're a bit in the middle of nowhere, so you can't hop on a bus or go shopping here.
The nearest village has a small village shop at 3km, the nearest supermarket is 20km.
It's a beautiful area to go for a walk, feel free to take the dog along if you enjoy his company.
We have internet. If your relatives have a landline in Europe, you can call them for free on our landline.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
depends - changes all the time
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