British couple needs some extra hands around house and garden in Lower Normandy, France

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  • Last activity: 07/10/2022




  • Description


    Clare from Glasgow (Scotland) is a teacher of English as a second language and has French and Italian skills, Steve from Newcastle (England) has worked in IT, and we achieved our dream and bought this house summer 2014. There is a lot of upgrading and gardening maintenance to be done in this very fertile and warm corner of France. We enjoy company and conversation, we love music folk, rock anything really and we have a few instruments around if you are musically inclined. We have all the tools for our jobs, just not enough time or energies for everything.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are in a historic and beautiful part of France, we speak English & French as well as Italian, we play and enjoy music and can teach these skills.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    A substantial garden in need of maintenance, weeding, strimming tidying etc. The house also needs some maintenance and re-decoration throughout.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We have 2 ensuite bedrooms one of which would be available for our helpers.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are 20Km from Mt St Michel in Basse Normandie with many beautiful walks/cycle routes in the area. Historic towns such as Avranches, St Malo and Fougeres and the ancient cities of Rennes and Caen are an hour away. Paris is about 3 hours away by train and there are good local train connections. We have a 6 seater car and can pick up volunteers from main train stations or Rennes and Dinard airports. We play music as a hobby and we have instruments including 12 string guitar, mandolin, accordion, fiddle and percussion and keyboards in the house. We also have a wee Ginger tom cat called Walter.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 777842651465

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