Gardening and Estate maintenance in a Castle, Burgundy, France



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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

  • Description


    We are a family of 6 people, 2 parents and 4 children. We live in a lovely estate with a Castle (in the family since 1950) in France in Burgundy, inside the Natural park of Morvan. We are used to welcome a lot of people at home. We love music, sport, garden, nature, animals, cooking, and those activities lend to the magical place. There is a 2 hectar garden, and a vegetable garden. We like to use local and environmentally friendly products.

    Félicie, the mother, is upholsterer, she like decoration, cooking, Walking
    Charly, the Father, handle the estate, he is passionnate of nature, He is creative, and have always a lot of projects in his head for the developpement of the domain.

    At the same time, we have guest rooms, 2 renting house, and 2 shack on lake for unusual nights.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Workawayers will probably learn how it is to live in the country of France, which is very different from big cities.

    The place where we live is surrounded by celtics area, full of history about our ancestors ( Bibracte, a gallo-roman old city, Autun with a lot of Roman ruins) , and not far from us there is also the buddhist Temple of Thousand Buddhas.

    Burgundy is also known for its famous wine, its cheese, its cows, and its many walking roads.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We need people for
    • household maintenance ( painting, little renovations, odd jobs...),
    • parks and garden maintenance (plant, weed the vegetable plot, gather fruit and vegetable)
    • giving a hand with cooking, cleaning...

    There's work for everybody, with any skills in a friendly atmosphere.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Depending on the period workawayers will stay in a bedroom in the estate, with a bathroom, and will take meals with the family in the Castle kitchen (3 meals a day)

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is a train station at 15km, wich allows you to visit bigger cities like Dijon, Lyon, Nevers, Beaune...

    5 hours of work per day maximum, 5 days a week.

  • 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

    4/5 heures par jour max, 5 j/sem.

Host ref number: 599268783229