Join a Belgian-Dutch couple for a cultural exchange and animal sitting in a beautiful part of Lower Normandy, France

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France

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    28/11/2021

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  • Description

    Description

    Lieven and Agnes, a Belgian-Dutch couple (age 70 and 60) are looking for 1 or 2 workawayers for help in the garden and in the house and from time to time dog and housesitting.

    We offer a place for reflection and personal enrichment near to nature and far away from town noise and light.

    We prefer workawayers for at least 8 weeks.

    Sorry we can't host you if you smoke

    We speak Dutch, French, English, German and Spanish.

    We live on a 17th century authentic farm in the peaceful Normandy collines countryside where we run a holiday gîte

    The location and region (pays d'Auge) are not so far from the seaside. The rich history of Normandy is always nearby.

    We are cultureminded : Agnes is a classical singer and Lieven is a sculptor-painter. Of course if we have the opportunity we would like you could go with us to concerts, musea, expositions, cultural events ....,

    We don't smoke and don't eat meat, fish occasionally.

    Meal preparation is shared.

    In return of your welcome help we offer you accomodation in a separate apartment with 3 private rooms, a first room with a double bed, kitchinette and eating corner, a second room with a single bed, and finally a seperate bathroom with toilet, shower and bassin. Of course we offer you all the food you need during your stay and if we are at home we invite you to share our evening meals. WIFI and internetconnection is available.

    If we have Spanish native speakers as guests we would like very much to practice Spanish conversation.
    Por supuesto todo de una manera divertida y con humor :)

    Hoping to meet you soon !

    Agnes & Lieven

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Animal Care
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Our workawayers becomes members of our family and participate to our social and cultural life.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    decorating, painting, pruning, weeding, mowing grass, shaving hedges, refresh furniture, house/animal sitting, spanish conversation, construction and maintenance of vegetable garden (permaculture).....

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    independant smoke-free little apartment with 3 rooms : one room with sitting corner, double bed, shower, toilet, kitchinette and eating corner, a second room with single bed, and also a bathroom with toilet, shower and bassin.
    WIFI

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You will be living in a individual apartment with 3 rooms (wifi and internet connection available) in a rural environment, Beautiful and hilly countryside. ideal for hiking, jogging, mountain bike.
    The region has a rich history and architecture.
    There are a lot of interesting places to visit in Normandy and we hope you will be keen to see with us Honfleur, the castle of William the conqueror, Honfleur, the local Normandy markets, D-Day beaches, the superb beach, cultural events etc
    By train seaside is at 20 ' and Paris at 1,40 '
    We have also 2 bicycles at your disposal !

  • 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

    There is WIFI and you also can connect your laptop with a RJ45 connection

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week

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