We are a french couple around fifty six years old.
Marie-Ange operate a bed and breakfast with 4 rooms and the possibility to host up to 10 guests, and Eric work in aeronautic industry and do its best to help for the B&B activity and house and outside work.
We live in a small village (1700 hab) in the Drôme countryside, very near to Vercors plateau and Alpes mountain. Our house is an old farm recently renovated, and we have a park of 1.5 ha.
We have 2 sons and one daughter the youngest having 24 years old to 28 years old for our older. Our youngest son still live with us.
We have a quite active life, with some associative activities, and a lot of project particularly to operate and develop our B&B activity. We receive guests from various places in France and Europe and meet a lot of people in a year.
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
We enjoy hosting people from different cultures and share small slice of life with you. We try to do our best to receive you as if you are at home.
We can help you to improve your French language and share aspects of our different cultures as well as help you discover the region (Valence, Drôme and Drôme Valley , Vercors, French Alps, Lyon, Grenoble, Marseille, etc) .
All of these places are accessible by train or bus from Valence city if you would like to explore.
For those who want to cook it will also be possible to exchange some typical cooking from yourside and ourside.
Our parc and the B&B activity provides a lot of work.
We propose to workawayer travelling in couple, to help us with one or more of the below , depending of the season, and your skill and wish :
- garden work, - wood cuting, - tree pruning, - autumn-winter work in the garden.
- In the park and garden, small projects of plantation restructuration to facilitate the long term maintenance, and to establish better basis of robustness to weeds.
- some DIY and house maintenance,
- small or medium projects of constructions in the garden (shelter wood, henhouse, fishpond deco, wood construction...).
According to our project, we think it is best to host 2 volunteers at the same time. Therefore we propose to host mainly workawayers traveling in couples. (It could happen that we host 2 workawayers travelling individually, but in that case they should accept to share the same room with another volunteer (by experience it is difficult to manage this organization in term of planning matching of volunteers).
Our area is rural and we are happy to drop you off at Valence ( train stations or bus) so you can explore. There is no public transport directly accessible from the property itself but there are some really lovely walks, and we have bicycles that you can use.
We prefer workawayers planning to stay at least for several weeks with us.
Français, Anglais, Espagnol
During the low season (October to April) we propose you one of our B&B Room with individual toilets and bathroom with shower. Sometimes, depending of the guest reservation, we can ask you to move to one of our bedroom in our private area with access to our bathroom.
meal and breakfast are of course also included for evey days working or not working days except when you visit and are not at home, possibility also to provide pic nic for those days of visit.
We will try to do our best to receive you as if you are at home.
Our Drôme area near Valence is a pretty place to stay. We stay at the door of the Drôme Valley with its lovely landscape up to "Die" city. We are at the foot of Vercors plateau and Vercors national parc, at 1h from Lyon and Grenoble and 2 hours of Marseille and the Mediterranean sea. We are at 1h from Alpes mountains and ski stations.
In less than one hour of travel around our area you have plenty to visit and to do : walk in Vercors and Alp mountain, horse riding, canoe on Drôme river, Bike circuits, ski, Valence, Romans, Crest, Tournon city to visit, wine tour in the Rhône Valley, visit of Ardèche area,....
Our room are no smoking, so we prefer to host workawayers who dont smoke
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
5 hours per day max, 5 day/sem.
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