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We are Pete and Susie, a retired couple living in a tranquil, secluded backwater of rural Lower Normandy, with no close neighbours or local urban transport. Our home is a renovated farmhouse dating back to WW1, about 2km from the nearest village. We have a dog and 4 cats. Pete writes a food and travel blog : chocolatehunters which you can check out for more background information. Please note, we don't accept helpers who smoke or vape.
Don't forget that as a Workawayer, you'd be juggling a friendship/family/worker relationship so these have all to be kept in balance so you, or your host, won’t be taken advantage of. It also boils down to your personality. Are you willing to adapt?
Workaway is great if you are flexible enough to follow the schedule of your hosts, and are willing to forgo typical tourist experiences/locations in exchange for genuine people who actually live there.
We have also decided that we are unable to host workawayers from late October to early April.
Due to the current covid situation in France, we would prefer to host Workawayers who have either been vaccinated or undertaken a recent Covid test. (We are both fully vaccinated)
Help around the house
We are widely travelled and have lived in France for nearly 20 years. Pete speaks rudimentary French and English with a few choice Geordie words thrown in. Susie speaks French, Italian, German and some Spanish. She worked and lived in India for a time and we both have lots of tales to tell. We can willingly share our life experiences.
Help with gardening, building maintenance, animal care and some renovation work. Our current project involves clearing up and making good the garden after tree surgery work.
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.
Workawayers have their own private bedroom with a double bed. There is a shared bathroom on the first floor. We have wifi which is quite speedy, UK tv, an extensive DVD and Bluray collection and lots of books. We provide all the meals and are quite happy to take workawayers along with us when we go out to eat.
We in live the vicinity of Mont St Michel and the D Day beaches. There are fascinating Medieval towns close by and lots of rolling, peaceful countryside. There are no clubs or discos nor is there local public transport. We like to treat visitors as part of the family and include them in our everyday life.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
We have a 4G broadband wifi router. Download speeds are usually between 20Mb and 40Mb. The signal can disappear during torrential rain
We have a large space in front of the house which could accomodate a medium sized campervan.
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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