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We are Murray and Julie, a middle aged couple who have lived in Normandy for the past 14 years. We run a dog grooming business situated in a small town and live in a traditional colombage house in the countryside.
We are 5 miles from the town of Lisieux where there is a railway station. We are about 1 hour from the landing beaches and 35 mins from the coastal towns of Deauville and Honfleur.
We need some help at both our home and business. The work will include helping to look after our animals.
Types of help and learning opportunitiesGardeningGeneral MaintenanceCreating/ Cooking family mealsHelp around the houseAnimal Care
Projects involving children
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General gardening, weeding cutting the grass pruning wood cutting etc
Help with the dogs, feeding, walking and general care
Keeping the house clean and maybe some cooking
Some painting and general maintenance and other projects on going at the time.
At busy times we may need some help at our dog grooming business
We have 2 spare rooms.
shared bathroom and toilet
What else ...
Non-smokers only please
Our house is about 8 kilometres from the nearest big town and there is no bus route so if you want to go shopping you will have to rely on us for a lift when we are available. Cycles are available.
Please only apply if you really have a passion for dogs. We have 7 large breed dogs which live in the house with us as part of the family. We also have 2 cats and several chickens so you need to be comfortable around animals and happy to help care for them
We are not able to cater for vegans
A little more information
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Can host digital nomads
This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.
How many Workawayers can stay?
4-5 (max 25 hours/week)
It was so much fun playing with the dogs and the cats:) The gardening work was fair and we did everything they asked us to do with joy. They took us around Normandi which is a beautiful region.
Thank you dear Julie and Murray for hosting us:*
Murray and Julie were great hosts, they even took us for a trip to a beautiful town next to the sea. Julie's meals were really delicious.
We loved their dogs and their cats, they were also very friendly.
We worked about 5h a
There was a lot of working in their shop in this period, so I worked sometimes a little bit more. But in return, they were driving me to lots of places and also gave me money for the