Lend a hand and discover country life near Hiesville, France

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France

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    03/12/2021

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  2022 

 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    Rolando (my husband) and I left Paris in 2015 to settle here in this small village of about 70 inhabitants in Cotentin peninsula named Hiesville. We live in an old house/farm. Rolando is Spanish and I am French. We both speak English. We live just the two of us here, but Rolando has 3 grown up sons who come visit us once in a while and we have friends coming over sometimes.
    We run a little vegan restaurant in Carentan, where Rolando cooks "de la cuisine du monde" : dishes inspired by Indian, Asian, Italian food etc... I work at the restaurant as well and also teach yoga classes. We are quite busy and this is one of the reasons why we would appreciate some help... We are both musicians : Rolando plays the drums and I play the harp and sing. We love vegan food, animals, nature, meeting people and sharing ! We have friends close by who run a wonderful coliving coworking place with workawayers coming to help and we've enjoyed wonderful times over there discussing with people from all around the world, comparing our cultures, our histories etc... This is how the idea to register as hosts on Workaway came to us.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    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

    We are right in the middle of the Parc Régional des Marais du Cotentin, a very authentic area. If you like nature, walking, biking, birdwatching, etc... this is the perfect place. The area is also very well known as one of the places where DDay started. Nextdoor village called Sainte-Marie du Mont was the first village liberated on June 6th 1944. Some archive pictures following June 6th involving civilians and soldiers were taken just in front of our house. Our house is located less than 10 km away from Utah Beach and it's museum. This area is also known as the place where the first vikings landed in Normandy in 10th century. You'll find lots of beautiful churches and chapels, as well as old farm manors since the area used to be very rich thanks to the quality of its soil and grass; it has always be a very good land to breed cows and horses and grow apple trees and wheat.
    All around the peninsula, you'll find beautiful beaches.
    There are a few surfing spots.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    Apart from the general maintenance of the surroundings of the house and the care of the animals (2 cows, 3 donkeys, 3 sheeps, 2 dogs, 3 cats and chickens), we have several projects :
    - change our entrance gate
    - put fences all around our pastures
    - lime/sand joints in 2 rooms
    - some painting works in the house
    - renovation of an old very small building in our orchard which we would like to transform into an off the grid little house
    - creation of a little greenhouse
    and we are open to suggestions, ideas etc...
    We need workawayers who have a bit of expertise and knowledge, because we don't know everything about DIY and building...

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You'll have the biggest bedroom of the house which is in the attic. Double bed, lots of space, books, games and quietness. Once you are up there, it feels like you're in a cocoon ! Good night sleep guaranteed !
    We'll have to share the same bathroom since there is only one in the house for now.
    Of course Wifi is provided.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We have several bikes at home that you are free to ride.
    We have a room in the house with musical instruments and a space to practice yoga or workout.
    Since we are going to work in Carentan 6 days out of 7, we can always give you a lift.
    Trains from Carentan go to Paris, Caen, Bayeux, Valognes, Cherbourg. Train to Paris takes approximately 2h40.
    Driving from our place you are 1h30 away from Mont St Michel, 40 mn from the beautiful town of Bayeux or Cherbourg and 1h away from Caen.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

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



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