Explore the D-Day beaches, Bayeux and surroundings and help us revive our old farmhouse in Normandy, France

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a young family of 4, that bought an old farmhouse in Normandy two years ago. We are planning to transform it into a Bed&Breakfast, we are slowly starting the process, but even without that there is always some work to do.
    Pierre is a graphic designer that works from home and Tadeja is a stay at home Mom to Anaïs (2,5 years), Clara (1 year) and a cat named Muca.
    We are situated in a cute little village, just a few kilometres out of beautiful Bayeux (and it's famous tapestry) and a quick drive from the historical D-Day beaches. Mt Saint Michel is an hour drive away and you can reach Paris in about two hours time by train (from Bayeux). The surroundings offer plenty of possibilities for long walks/biking tours in the nature and there is an adventure park just a short walk away (open from April to September).

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Workawayers mainly come to explore the D-Day beaches and learn French, but you are welcome to join us when we go to the Bayeux food market on Saturdays or sometimes Port-en-Bessin on Sundays. We have a bike you can use, it takes you 20 minutes to get to Bayeux and almost the same to Port-en-Bessin. We both speak English, but will be happy to help you with your French.

  • Help

    Help

    We have started the process of making the B&B, but it's still early stages. There are some things we want to do by ourselves, so a fit strong helping hands are very welcome for the demolition, space preparing part and more gentle ones for babysitting or gardening if needed.

    The main projects for this summer are ISOLATION and DRAINING, so the work will bit a bit more physically demanding, but there are always some lighter things to do as well.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Croatian: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    Please contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You will have your private room with bathroom and shared toilet. If very busy, we might ask you to share your room with another workawayer, but it will be discussed prior to your arrival. If you prefer, you can also put up a tent in the yard. Meals will be shared with us. We eat everything, so please precise if you have special food regimen.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is no public transport near by (you need to walk at least 1km to get to the bus stop), but we will gladly pick you up/drop you off at Bayeux if needed.

  • 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.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Avenue, leading to the farm.
There is a lot of horses in the area.
Arromanches, D-day beach.
Asnelles and the remainings of the artificial bridge, Gold Beach, D-Day.
Port-en-Bessin-Huppain, the biggest fishing port for scallops in Lower Normandy.
Sunrise, as seen from our house.
Normandy American Cemetery.
Bayeux.
Our home.
Cathedral of Bayeux.

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