Enjoy the quiet and stress free location whilst helping us with small building projects in Couesmes, in Northern France

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  • Description

    Description

    Hosts...John and Barbara
    We have owned our property since 1989. We now spend 1/2 year here. Have much less energy but still need to keep on top of productive garden and continue renovations.We have catered for vegetarians, celiacs and other needs/preferences. We try to be organic gardeners and self-sufficient with fruit and veg. We keep ducks for eggs
    Broadband wi-fi is present on site. bicycles are available.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    This is a wonderfully quiet place to chill out and recharge. Healthy and no traffic. Skills to be learned or honed. Could also be a good base for anyone house hunting.

  • Help

    Help

    We aim for self sufficiency without being extreme. We grow, harvest and try to conserve any excess by drying and bottling.
    The crops include asparagus, beans, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, lettuce, potatoes, tomatoes, spinach, kiwi,cherries,peaches,apples, pears, apricots,plums, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, red and blackcurrants, seedless grapes, figs and physalis. Assorted trees for log burner. This means : weeding, hoeing, pruning, harvesting, mowing, log splitting, hedge trimming, etc

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, some French

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    A small self contained, one bedroom stone cottage with its own private garden, patio and parking space. The people who have stayed in it have been delighted with their own private space.... in fact one person asked to buy it!

    Depending on the time of year, accommodation may be in a different building,not self contained, but with two bedrooms and a bathroom.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Local bars, a small supermarket in walking distance. Also some pleasant local walks a small heated swimming pool. If you have transport there are many interesting visits within 40k

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    25 hours each week

Our flower garden
Front of your accommodation
The kitchen/diner of your accommodation
Courtyard and main buildings
Kitchen/diner showing door to bathroom
Upstairs of accommodation from stairs




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