Join our little family in a DIY project in seaside town, Le Havre, France

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  • Last activity: 20 Feb 2024



 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks



  • Description


    Hi there, what do you think of joining us in the development of our new home in a beach town listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Le Havre?! Our house is a small building with an adjoining loft.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Since 2005 and the classification of the city center of Le Havre as a UNESCO Heritage Site (only 2 sites are classified in Normandy), the city has made a real leap forward in terms of European tourism and above all, what interests us, its infrastructures, activities, festivals, etc.

    Also, in 2017 Le Havre celebrated its 500th anniversary and now there are giant works in the open air, invitation of contemporary artists, music, various and varied outings to discover the city under a face of renewal.

    Since 2008, the Hanging Gardens have been part of the Le Havre landscape as an emblematic place offering its visitors a world of plant and sensory discovery. This exceptional site, covering an area of ​​17 hectares, overlooks the bay of the Seine and offers admirable views of the sea, the port and the city. A scientific and recreational place, the botanical garden is a fascinating object. Vegetation is alternately considered as a source of information, a purely pictorial image, a poetic space or an object for ambulatory strolling...

    And by the way, we are 30 minutes away from Etretat and 2 hours away from Paris...

    Welcome to Le Havre, a veritable open book on the world...

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We have a great project and need the help of carpenters, plasterers, electricians and plumbers. As we have 2 children aged 3 and 1, we are also looking for volunteers who would like to spend time with these little loves! 4 hours of work per day, accommodation and food in exchange. The rest of the day you can enjoy the city, the beach and on Sunday we take you to Paris if you want! Join us in this exciting project!

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: 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


    You will have a private bedroom in the loft part of our building. We will share at least one meal per day, you can also share the two other meals with us but this not compulsory of course!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    My name is Maddy and I have been travelling thanks to Workaway in 2015 in Thailand, Cambodia and Japan. I am thrilled to take the opportunity to be a host now. My husband Samuel is a great artist (organist, pianist and painter). We both speaks english fluently and we would love our two boys Octave (3 years old) and Victor (1 year old) to learn a little bit of english with you! We love to cook and even though the kitchen will be under construction we will make sure to delight you. Vegetarians and Vegans are welcomed.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 724251567197