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We are a French couple around fifty six years old.
Marie-Ange take care of our house and its big park, and Eric work in aeronautic industry and do its best to help for the 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.
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 park and the house 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, work in the garden according to the season.
- 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, grass cuting, weeding, leaves collecting,
- some DIY and house maintenance, some painting of garden furniture or wooden part of the house could also be proposed in autumn or winter.
- sometimes small or medium projects of constructions in the garden (shelter wood, henhouse, fishpond deco, wood construction...).
- In summer, possibility to help for taking care of the swimming pool .
- and help Marie-Ange in house work and cleaning
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.
we propose to host you in a trailer park in the parc (caravan for 4 peoples 2 double bed). Of course the trailer is for the night, during the day, we share all the rooms of our house including toilets and bathroom. The trailer is very near to the house. The trailer is equipped with a heating in winter.
You could also have access to the park and in summer to the swiming pool.
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,....
We prefer to host workawayers who don't smoke.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
5 hours per day max, 5 day/sem.
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