Family with an old farmhouse near LeMans in a rural location in France



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 Min stay requested: 1 week or less

  • Description


    We are an English family who own an old farm house and barn near LeMans in a rural location. We need general assistance around the place, for example gardening, painting, building and plastering. We are also going to develop a barn into a gite.
    We have plenty of room and lots of land and the wild life is a real feature. It's a nice, fairly remote, area with castles and villages that make it a good holiday retreat. Night life is located in Laval 30mins away.
    We have a swimming pool and would make you one of the family during your stay. Please note we have 4 dogs.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Art Projects

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Immerse yourself in rural France. Language . Develop skills and try new things. Happy to show you the local area and help with getting a traditional French experience. Food, drink, accommodation and use of the facilities available in return for help around the house.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    Short or medium stays with family. Approx 4-5 hours a day for 5 days a week but this can be negotiated. Plastering. Stone work. Roof work. gardening. Grass cutting. Designing re uses for barns. Electrical insulation. Plumbing. Riding on the mower is fun, plenty of that. Spring, summer months.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Farm house. Large kitchen and communal lounge. Sleeps ten people sharing five bed rooms. Two bath rooms. TV. Comfortable home. Communal meal times ,wine provided. Food provided. We welcome careful visitors ,smoking outside is fine.
    Happy to accommodate small groups and individuals.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Unesco Medieval walled hilltop town of Saint Suzanne is 10 mins away. . LeMans City 45mins away. Paris just over 1 hour away by super fast rail . Many lovely villages. Cycling would be rewarding.
    Car or cycle an advantage. Supermarket.
    Horse riding, golf, several chateaus open to visit. We can take you on a tour and also to the shops. BBQ and pool available.

  • 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

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Yes we have dogs , no problem . Mike Kay. Patricia

  • 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: 617795218419