Sharing life experiences and help us with projects at our home in idyllic Normandy countryside, France



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 Min stay requested: 1 week or less

  • Description


    Moira and David are a friendly, elderly, Scottish couple in their 70s, who have lived in France mostly for the last 15 years. Most of our large family still live in Scotland. About two years ago, we downsized from a bigger home to our tiny stone built cottage with attached gîte.
    It is situated in a tiny hamlet in the idyllic Normandy countryside and there are three towns very nearby. It would be good to have some help generally about the home and garden, please.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Although we're septugenarians, we are young at heart, enjoy the company of others, love travel and meeting people. Our home is a mix of the best of France and famous Scottish Highland hospitality.
    Sharing life experiences
    is fun. A Workawayer would have a choice of various tasks. It should be possible to visit other parts of Normandy during the stay.

  • Help


    Possibly to help with an outbuilding project.

    Help with the vegetable garden and cut grass.

    A little housework & cooking.

    Sort out David's computer.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Workawayer's have personal access to a one-roomed gîte with a double bed, microwave, kettle, toaster, seating, wardrobe, flat screen TV, electric heating and the separate bathroom is private. There is outdoor seating and a BBQ. The gîte is attached to the main house. Meals can be taken with the family and are a mix of Scottish, French & other European foods. We can manage a pescatarian diet and love a curry..

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are two bicycles to borrow to explore the surrounding countryside and green trails.

    A Smart car is available to explore further places such as the World Heritage site of Le Mont St Michel, the famous Bayeux Tapestry & WWII museum or local markets in pretty, Normandy villages. For non-drivers, Moira is willing to act as chauffeur. Vire railway station is only 15 minutes away, where you can be collected.

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 661473484279