Become a part of our country family, help with daily chores, animals and experience Normandy, France

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 Min stay requested: at least 1 month

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  • Description

    Description

    Dogs welcome with your owner .

    hi welcome back to the world or travel and meeting new people .
    IT is also a welcome back to work away for us . thel ast workway came for a month and stayed 14 months !
    and only left at the end of june 2020 .once he could move again he left to visit family he is no longer on workaway so he can not give us feed back .


    we start workway becuse of

    torn a mussel in my left shoulder muscle to go along with torn Achilles tendon my left leg. in June 2018 . I also had an accident in October 2015 and still have limited use of my right foot !

    We are an easy going family who love the outdoors life and would enjoy sharing and learning with you .

    We are a family of five. We have five dogs: Inka, a young husky with a huge personality who will love you to death. Rigs, a lab who is a little aloof but very sweet, The Stig, a jack who is my baby , Marley moo present from my vet . A very big puppy and newest to the family is OLI . We have 4 horses. one of big horses has sweet itch and needs treatments every day (3 big and a little cheeky one).
    The children all speak french and english . one of 19 son and twins of 15- boy and one girl. The eldest is at work in the week and a part time fire fight .He also enjoy most sport ,
    My younger son enjoys gardening , games , sewing and Horses also loves to interact with workaways and avoid doing anything he should .
    Richard does odd jobs for people and is sometimes away from home . and garden jobs locally and can turn his hand to most things .
    Myself I basically keep it all together and try and keep things ticking along . my animals are my sanity, I was a fire fighter until my accident.i teach English to the children in the local school .I enjoy looking and learning about natural remedies,love to cook and jams etc



    We live in a 400 year old house that is not quite finished after 400 years, but is very homely. It is 4 km outside the village, which has a butcher, one Bakers, a shop, a post office, two bars and a restaurant.
    WE ARE A LONG WAY FROM PUBLIC TRANSPORT .

    Verity and Richard kids and dogs

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    how to love 5 dogs at once . building renovation of old house . all sorts cooking , teach English.(french is our second langue ) gardening and veg growing. Cutting trees down . Maintaining field . using machinery ( digger, tractor ,quad , strimmer brush wacker) , If I feel you are suitable work with horses . drying herbs .

  • Help

    Help

    we have some big jobs happening this year 2019 new roof on house and cottage in march / april .which will mean plaster boarding and re fitting bathroom. pointing house and work on stables . field shelter and hopefully a kitchen change . so help is needed with all sorts of things: house cleaning, gardening and animal care.

    With all the animals there are always things to do outside: we have two hectares, mainly fields, so there would be some fencing, hedgerow maintenance, tree work, grass cutting, etc.to do. We have a stream that is on our land, as well a veggie patch and fruit trees.
    hay making ,

    You would be a part of the family, eating with us and going on outings with us (if you want),
    As to how long to stay with us- well, how long is a piece of string !?
    Also looking for someone that might comeback and do some house sitting and animal sitting .so we can have a holiday as a family.or just a long weekend .

    We are between Flers and Mayenne. There is a station at Flers, , Laval .

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You can stay in our house . or granny flat- the house is warmer in winter though.

  • 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?

    One

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    Hours expected

    Fit in with family each day as it come weather depended, but max 5 hours, 5 days a week































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