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

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  • Description

    Description

    Lieven and Agnes, a Belgian-Dutch couple (age 68 and 58) like to be hostfamily for two young people, long and short stay possible. We believe it is very enriching to receive people for cultural exchange. Our workawayers participate in our daily life and become member of the family.

    We speak Dutch, French, English, German and Spanish. We have two pets: a Golden retriever ; Marta and a cat : Mini

    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.

    By train (station Lisieux) it takes you 20 ' to go to the seaside and one hour and a half to go to Paris.

    We are cultureminded : Agnes is a classical singer and Lieven is a sculptor-painter. Of course 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.

    We are looking for young people to help us with a variety of tasks in the houses and the garden : 4 hours a day from monday to friday (decorating, painting, pruning, mowing grass, shaving hedgers, weeding, house/animalsitting while we take a break away etc….)

    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 we invite you to share our evening meals. WIFI and internetconnection is available.

    We ask for a minimumof 4 weeks but prefer longer stays.

    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

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice
    Art Projects
    Teaching

  • 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.

  • 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 spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • 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

  • 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

vista general de La Cour Mare
la piscina
workawayers cortando el cesped
con nuestros workawayers al mar
casas de vacaciones de La Cour Mare
El Monte San miguel
con nuestros workawayers al mar
Agnes & Lieven are looking forward to welcome you !

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