We are a young family of 4, that bought an old farmhouse in Normandy a year and a half 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 currently stay at home Mom to Anaïs (23 months) and a newborn Clara.
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).
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
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.
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 if needed.
And in the meantime we are working very hard on our garden and tennis court. The range of help needed goes from simply deweeding the veggies garden to cutting the trees, cleaning tennis court etc...
French, English, Slovene, Croatian, some Spanish
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.
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.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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