Looking for general help for our non-profit historical castle in Normandy, France

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France

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    14/09/2022

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  2022 

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  • Description

    Description

    WE ARE SET UP UNTIL THE END OF 2022 BUT PLEASE FEEL FREE TO APPLY FOR NEXT YEAR ALREADY

    Hello,

    This is Katia (or maybe someone else from our small but wonderful team). We are on a mission to give a new life and purpose to this 12th-century castle by turning it into a Coliving and Coworking space for digital nomads and remote workers from around the world.

    After a corporate career in marketing and 10 years of slow nomad life, while also working on the constant restoration of the castle with my partner, family, friends and volunteers, I'm now spending most of my time on the project of restoration and preservation of this historical place and turning it into a home for digital nomads and remote workers from around the world.

    A few years ago we also created a non-profit association for the preservation of this patrimony and managed to turn the castle into a friendly and elegant space for people from all around the world who enjoy art, travel, culture and history. The purpose is to restore, maintain and promote the natural, man-made and cultural heritage of Normandy.

    It is a great project and a unique human adventure!

    We need volunteers for different tasks on a regular basis.

    All professional work is carried out by paid contractors, but we always need extra help.

    We are looking for easy-going, open and reliable people who would like to help us do this and become part of our family.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Teaching
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will discover a historic site in Normandy and a beautiful region of France. You will meet an incredible community of digital nomads and full-time travellers. You can practise your French and your English with us on a daily basis. You will become part of our family!

    But most of all you will see and participate in the rebirth of an old French Castle!

  • Help

    Help

    WE ARE SET UP UNTIL THE END OF 2022 BUT PLEASE FEEL FREE TO APPLY FOR NEXT YEAR ALREADY

    We need general help around the house (storing, keeping things organized, laundry, basic cleaning (we have a cleaning lady for the daily & room cleaning), taking out the trash/recycling (by car), driving around for shopping & picking up and dropping off co-livers, helping with the garden and cooking lunch once a week.

    For the tasks outlined above, we are happy to accommodate one individual.

    The commitment is about 20-25 hours a week, since we are a place where everyone is working remotely, we encourage volunteers who have a part-time remote job, e.g. writing a thesis or similar because the environment will be very productive for them.

    PLEASE ONLY APPLY IF you have a driving license and are comfortable driving on a daily basis (automatic gearbox car).

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

    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

    Private room with a shared bathroom on the top floor of the castle. Volunteers are free to use all the shared areas of the castle, including the coworking space and to participate in all social activities: skillshares, game nights, movie nights, and other events we're organizing. In addition, breakfast every Saturday, crêpes brunch every Sunday, as well as 1 or 2 lunches a week are covered.

    Everyone is responsible for keeping the shared spaces after cooking clean as well as for cleaning their own bedrooms and shared bathrooms.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Our property is located 3 hours drive from Paris, in the heart of the Norman countryside, close to the famous Sainte-Mère-Eglise and the D-Day beaches, an excellent base from which to explore the attractions of the region.

    There are lots of beautiful animals in the surroundings of the property - cows, horses, deers, hare and wild animals - it is the perfect place for nature lovers.
    The nearest small town is 5min by car, also the site of Mont-Saint-Michel is 1h30 from the property.
    You can organise day-trips and other activities with the colivers and use the car we have on spot when it doesn't interfere with shopping or other plans for the house.

    On spot, we have yoga mats which the volunteers can use, some basic gym equipment, bikes, also a lot of books in different languages and a huge park for walks and jogging.

    We also have stable wi-fi and a coworking space.

  • 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

    Yes, our place is especially designed for digital nomads

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Yes

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

  • ...

    Hours expected

    20-25 hours a week, 2 full days off

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