Come and share our tranquil life with us in Heusse, France

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  • Last activity: 20/12/2022

Availability

  2023 

 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    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 3 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.

    Though the covid epidemic has eased in France, we would still prefer to host Workawayers who have been fully vaccinated and had a booster injection. (We are both fully vaccinated and have had our booster shots)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    Animal Care
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    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

    Help

    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.

  • Languages

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

    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

    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.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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.

  • 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

    We have a 4G broadband wifi router. Download speeds are usually between 20Mb and 40Mb. The signal can disappear during torrential rain

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have a large space in front of the house which could accomodate a medium sized campervan.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 767814197529

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