Help with gardening and general restoration in a magnificent medieval castle near Avignon, France



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  • Description


    My name is Odile, I am a sculptor living and working in a magnificent medieval castle in the beautiful French garrigue of Provence at the intersection of four regions, Gard, Drome, Ardèche and Vaucluse.
    In addition to my personal work I rent the castle for marriages. I need help for the maintenance of the park and the house, as well for my sculptures.

    The castle is on a rural area, located in a historical and scenic village surrounded by Côtes du Rhône vineyards.

    Theres a restaurant in the village, a bakery, a little market on saturdays. We are not too far from the famous Pont du Gard, near Uzès, lovely medieval town with fabulous markets and many bars and restaurants, not too far from Nimes, Avignon, Vaison la Romaine, Orange.

    There are many cultural and sporting activities available in the area.

    There are plenty of easy trails around the village with spectacular views over the valley, castle ruins and vineyards to visit. With a car it is possible to go explore the cultural heritage of historical cities like Avignon, Nîmes and Orange. And for more adrenaline, jump on canoeing and kayaking trips through the famous Ardèche gorges!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance
    Language practice
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I am a busy person with many different ongoing projects but easygoing and welcoming as well. I speak French, Spanish, English and a bit of Italian if that can help.
    I am surrounded with artists who live in this region, J love music and I am part of a choir.
    Around this place, (in the Gard, Ardèche, Vaucluse and Drôme), there is an architectural heritage impressing that I can make you know as well as a beautiful countryside.
    In my workshop you can learn to weld, for instance.

  • Help


    I am looking for volunteers willing to help me with diverse type of works: gardening and general restoration of the site which is mainly outside work even though I sometimes need help with my sculptures in my workshop.

    You can help me to maintain the difference gardens, and a small vegetable garden, as well as the cleaning of the ruins.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Volunteers will be accommodated in comfortable and spacious bedroom and have their own bathroom. Couples are accepted. WIFI is available in the living room.

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      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    4/5 heures par jour max, 5 j/sem.

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