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Help out at our home in a beautiful part of Normandy, France

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  • Last activity: 22/12/2022

Availability

  2023 

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a friendly, lively family of four: Alison, John and two kids who have flown the nest: Ben, 21, and Maddy, 23. We have lived in Normandy for over 20 years and would be very happy to welcome you to this lovely part of France. Set in an idyllic cider apple orchard with resident barn owls, this is a great base for exploring Normandy with its D-Day sites, Bayeux Tapestry and lots more! We are really close to a local green way which goes all the way to the Mont-Saint-Michel, a good day's cycle ride.
    Vire, our nearest town, has a decent sized swimming pool, cinema, theatre and bowling alley. The local food is great and we all enjoy sitting down together in the evening for dinner or a barbecue and strumming away afterwards on the guitar.
    Getting here couldn't be easier. The nearest train station is in Vire, about 15 minutes away and there is a regular train service from Paris.

    A bientôt !

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Workaway is a wonderful cultural exchange and a win-win for everyone involved!

  • Help

    Help

    We are really looking for a hand around the property with some light building work for example some painting and help with the gardening and outdoor maintenance. A positive attitude, self discipline and pride in getting a job done well are must. No slackers, pretty please!
    On the domestic front, we expect our workawayers to muck in with the daily routine of preparing and cooking collective meals plus tidying up afterwards. There is a washing machine avaiIable for laundry.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have a detached house with two bedrooms plus bathroom with shower just for the volunteers which would suit a couple and /someone travelling by themselves. As to internet access, we have an unlimited connection.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Chez nous is also home to several cats, so anyone coming to stay would ideally be cat friendly and enjoy a cuddle with Floppy, Adolphine and Cara from time to time. As a family, we have a varied diet and it might be complicated to adapt the family cooking to suit strict vegans. Non-smokers only, please, as my husband is asthmatic.
    We are also English-speakers, so this is not necessarily the best spot to brush up on your French!
    As we live in an orchard and the grass can be long, hay fever sufferers might find it a bit too sneezy.

  • 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?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    We are looking for on average 5 hours work a day with two days a week off to enjoy the local area.

Host ref number: 588333623573

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