Help us with a DIY renovation project in Audembert, France

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France

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    25/10/2021

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello kind stranger! Our names are Claire and Michiel, we're a Franco-Belgian couple living on an old farmstead near the coast at Wissant, North of France. For 4 years now we are renovating the farm bit by bit. After living in a mobile home for 2,5 years, we finished refurbishing a stablehouse as our home last year, just in time to welcome our newborn daughter. We took a small break last winter to adapt to parent life and started renovating a large farmhouse in june 2021.

    We're welcoming help renovating the large farmhouse, as well as feeding the animals (chickens, sheep and 2 adorable, hairy pigs), maintaining the garden and/or keeping our daughter happy while we're outside working :)

    If you'd decide to come and live with us for a few weeks, we'd be very happy and eager to get to know you! We have quite some experience in hosting our friends, WorkAwayers and helpers from other sites, people say we're very hospitable :)

    We love hosting people and look forward to meeting you!
    Claire and Michiel (and Fleur)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • 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

    In your spare time, you may go for long walks on the beach or on the countryside with a view of the English coast across the channel. There's a lot of museums in the region as well, mostly dedicated to WW2 or the sea and sealife.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    This summer, we've started construction on the largest farm building. We started demolishing walls and taking out concrete flooring. Next up is changing the roof structure, as well as powercleaning roof tiles, sandblasting walls, preparing and pouring concrete, reinforcing the woodwork, ... The tasks on hand will depend on the status of our works. There's some heavy lifting as well as light work, so anyone should find what suits them!
    For those with green fingers there's our biological vegetable garden to prepare for the next season, as well as feeding our nine chickens, seven sheep and two very kind, hairy pigs.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent
    Polish: Fluent
    German: Beginner
    Spanish: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    We're a Franco-Belgian couple, with partly Polish roots.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We provide your meals and housing in either a mobile home or a room of the not-yet renovated mansion house, with a makeshift bathroom nearby. The kitchen is shared in our house. All ameneties on site are available for you, woodstove, barbecue, pergola, terrace, mountainbikes, tandem, jacuzzi, kayaks, SUPs, ...
    You could use our car to visit nearby cities if we don't need it ourselves.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We're in the middle of the 'Parc Régional Naturel' so there's a lot of wildlife to be spotted around the farm and a lot of nice walking and biking routes around. We're also within the 'Grand Site des Deux Caps', which means that a lot of the nicest spots are arranged for visitors with explanatory signs etc.
    If the weather allows for it, we'll take you on kayaking trips at sea, we might even have a barbecue on a sandbank 4km off the coast, only visitable a few times a year!

  • 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 host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    Office space would be shared. Michiel is an architect who works mostly from home.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    There's more than enough space on our farm to find a nice spot for a van :D

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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