Stay in our château and help us out in St Martin Terressus, France

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France

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  • Description

    Description

    You may have seen us on TV - we were recently on "Escape to the Chateau DIY" and have also featured in our own TV series and been on French TV
    We have a small château that is always in need of "tlc", we restored the Chateau ourselves and are always looking for ways to improve the property.

    We have beautiful grounds and veggie garden that we need help looking after. We plant trees every year and look after woodland as part of our wish to care for the environment.
    You need to be hard working and have initiative. Sometimes you will work a long day - but you'll get a day off a week, and time off when we're not busy. You'll eat well and be in a great part of France.
    If you have a clean drivers licence you may also be able to borrow a car.

    If you want to improve your English or learn French, then we speak both languages.

    We are also interested in a German speaker OR a Portuguese speaker for a couple of weeks to help our kids practice. Please mention this in your application if this applies to you.

    We are currently looking for someone who loves the outdoors and would enjoy looking after the garden and grounds . So, for example, getting the veggie garden planted, clearing, pruning and planting new trees.

    If you have experience of woodland management we would be very interested.

    If you are good with painting and other decorating jobs, then that's great too.

    Come and be part of our team!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Language practice
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You'll meet interesting guests and have a sociable time. We can help with your French or English if you want.
    The Limousin is beautiful and there's lots going on in the summer.

  • Help

    Help

    If you have a skill - show it off! We are flexible.
    If you can do any of the following, we'd be interested!
    We would like help with painting & decorating please.
    We would like a German or Portuguese speaker to help our kids practice (they are 17 & 13)
    Building skills are also needed, if that's your thing.
    Minimum stay two weeks, but longer stays preferred. We are looking
    for help in the Spring/Summer & Autumn and a long stayer for the summer 2020.
    You'll eat well and have fun - but we need people with initiative, who can just get on if we're busy.
    Driver's licence very useful.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Private room with shared bathroom - you will most likely stay in the château and share our private family space.
    Early/late season you may be able to stay in one of our cottages.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Bike available to borrow. Train & bus station 20 minute walk. Lift to Limoges, St Leonard de Noblat or Ambazac where possible. Generally if we go out, if you want to, you come too! We enjoy showing people around we have the time.

  • 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?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours per day 5 days a week








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