Help us to bring our tired chateau back to life in Allier, France

  • France
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  • Last activity: 18/01/2023



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    We are a couple in our 50’s. Our daughter (aged 28) is also with us for a few months while we settle in. . we have two dogs and a cat. We are looking for help with decorating and setting up the potager/vegetable garden. Any help with improving our spoken French would also be very much appreciated! We are also happy to help anybody looking to improve their English.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance
    Animal Care
    Language practice
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Main language is English so more than happy to help with language skills. There are lots of gems up in the attic if anybody has an interest in old books etc.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We moved into the chateau in July and have lots of decorating and renovating to do. We will also be in desperate need of help from anybody with gardening experience in setting up a sizeable potager/vegetable garden. Looking for help as soon as possible.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Chinese (Cantonese): Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    we would very much welcome the opportunity to practice our basic french. Also very happy to help somebody with their english speaking skills

  • Accommodation


    We can offer accommodation either in the chateau or in the attached gite.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are located within an hour of Moulins, Vichy and Roanne. You can walk into town where there are a few restaurants, bakeries etc. Lyon is less than 2 hours away also. Lapalisse and Digoin are both 25 minutes away.There is a pool and a tennis court within the grounds which can be used. we also have bicycles if anybody wants to explore the local countryside on two wheels!

  • 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

  • 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?


  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 555382346691

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