We are a family living in a small village Buxeuil, located in Champagne. Our family is multicultural, french, danish and spanish, we love meeting new people and doing activities with them. The village is unique thanks to the 20 houses of champagne and the 130 inhabitants. Our house is right by the river La Seine, which made the house an old hydraulic mill. We are renovating the house inside and we want to give the garden a new glow. The garden is less than 1ha composed of an area with chickens, geese, sheep, bees and a dog beside the animals we have 2 tennis-court, 2 medieval towers and a green-house.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
You will learn about french culture, and the Champagne area. Kayak activities in La Seine. Learn some French and other languages as you wish. Learn to cook meals, on barbecues because we love to grill. Learn about the Champagne production and history.
We would love to have someone who can help us "re-make" the garden to look great. To clean the tennis-court for making them practicable again. General maintenance of the outside and the different crops, agriculture, eco-buildings projects, permaculture design application and feeding the animals.
We have several choices for bedrooms. You can either be sleeping in the main house, the tower, or a tent if you enjoy it. The beds are a comfortable double beds. Meals are included but prepared together. Wifi available. Bathroom are not in the commun areas, you will have your own bathroom available.
Hiking in the vineyards.
Kayaking and swimming in La Seine.
Available transport to go down town (Troyes medieval city).
Museums General de Gaulle, Chateau de Vaux, Abbaye de Clairvaux.
Visiting champagne houses.
The Lakes (Lac de la Forêt D`Orient).
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week