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Experience life on our family farm in the lovely area of Pays-d'Auge, Normandy, France

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  • Last activity: 12 Jul 2022




  • Description


    Our farm run by my son, Nicolas (30) and myself, Isabelle (54) in the lovely area of Pays-d'Auge, Normandy. We grow wheat, potatoes, wax and beetroots on a rather large (and not yet organic...) scale but also have apple orchards, a small livestock (8 cows + their calves) fed on grass and hay, 9 hens, a great organic kitchen garden and 3 guesthouses. I'm currently studying to become a herbalist. The Pays-d'Auge (Calvados) is a beautiful place to visit : old villages and towns (Honfleur), D-Day beaches (Arromanches), other beaches (Deauville) etc. Plenty of good food : cheese, cider, honey... Nicolas speaks English and French, I speak English, Dutch and French.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Animal Care
    Art Projects
  • 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

    Since we are hardly able to leave the farm, getting visitors looks a bit like holidays to us. We like welcoming people and show them the place around. Nicolas has spent 8 months in Australia and 18 months in USA and is always happy to share some souvenirs with other people.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We always have been welcoming people (family or friends) on the farm and seen how keen they are to help on some chores. We have so much to do in order to keep the place clean and welcoming : woodshed to tidy up, henhouse (very smelly) to clean, weeding, guesthouses to prepare, etc. Tractors won't be driven by guests, because of insurance rules. If some guests like cooking, their recipes would be very welcome. And if they LOVE do some housecleaning, I wouldn't mind their doing it.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Guests woud be sleeping either in my house, or in Nicolas'. Spare rooms and private bathroom in my house. Meals have to be discussed about; we are flexible, but assume that guests share all the meals with us. I'm not a very good cook but I can make.... soup. As written above, any idea very welcome.

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    4/5 heures par jour max, 5 j/sem.

Host ref number: 835882723894

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