Enjoy a cultural exchange and help in our home near Paris, France




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    Hello to all caregivers,
    Welcome to all helpers reading our ad.
    Many helpers write to us. Thank's to them.


    After that we have only two possibilities in 2021
    1) from july 12th to july 24th about 2 weeks)
    2) from october 27th to november 30th
    Sorry but it's not possible to another dates

    Please note :
    - we host only ONE person and for one week , up to ten days .

    Pictures at bottom of page (some years ago) : House with a garden (backyard), in a little town near Paris (20 km or 25mn by train).
    I live here with just my wife and we are retired .
    We have a bedroom (pictured below) for you (1 person) with a large bed, armoir, table and chairs. You will share the bathroom and toilets with us. See our salon
    Free Wifi
    This house is NON smoking, if you smoke you will have to go outside but we prefer the "caregivers" to not smoke at all. The smell of cold cigarette is very unpleasant to us.
    There is a large forest near our home (10 min drive). We can lend you a bike. We are willing to take you somewhere around the town occasionally.
    There is a pool in our city.

    We hope to speak with you about our culture, and also about yours during meals, and throughout the day/ evenings . . . .
    We can help you with information if you would like to go visit Paris (We hope you want).
    We can pick you up at the Charles de Gaulle airport, ONLY during daytime (some exceptions about date).
    We normally accept helpers for only up to 10 days. We rely on your courtesy.

    We need a lot of help with :
    - April prepare the ground for starting the garden, flowers.. .
    BE CAREFULL : we cannot host anyone in April and May, sorry.
    - June (early) picking cherries from our garden
    - May, July, August, September for garden and house maintenance.
    - october, november: preparing ground to sleep in winter.
    In the summer of 2021 I would like to be helped to renovate our outside gate and the wooden fence. This will consist of dismantling them, sanding them with machines but also by hand, spreading a protective product over them and then reassembling them.
    We would like you to come and eat and speak with us while you stay.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Exchange about each culture in the respect each other.
    Visiting Paris
    Visiting Saint Leu La Forêt, our village, where Napoléon's familly lives 300 years ago. Napoleon was the first french "président" of the country after many, many kings (about 1000 years). He stay about 15 years "président".

  • Help


    Each year, We have a great need help for :
    - April for nevoved, start the garden, ground, flowers, .. .

    - 1 to 15 June - pick cherries up
    - Jully, August, September for maintenance the garden and the house
    - october, november for preparing ground to sleep in winter.

    Please note we host only ONE people and
    We accept helpers for only one week , up to 10 days

    Please, don't forget website deal.
    It's two exchange's goals :
    1)Exchange about each culture in the respect each other.
    2) Exchange in helps.
    The webside rules says : "the helper works an average of 4 hours per day and receives free accommodation and meals for their efforts."
    And also "Some host will give weekends off"

    For us, You can help us by, depending the period and your arrival day : (3h00/day for 6 days/week or 3h30/day for 5 days/week, depending on whether you are up early or not). You can help us in the morning or in the afternoon or a little both. You (and us) choose and you can change day after day. We would like you keep your week end free for visiting Paris (another days also, you can go and visiting Paris) Like YOU want. We are proud when you do that.

    Remember :You can choice :
    gardening, (especialy April, and november),
    chop wood and store
    do-it-yourself (paint, . . .
    Broken cement
    cleaning cars, home, . . .
    learning us better english

    We wait you and are happy to welcome you soon.
    Danièle and Alain

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We have a private bedroom for you (1 people) with a large bed, cupboard, table and chairs. You will share the bathroom and toilets with us. See our salon. You will eat with us.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You can go to our village's swimming pool or in the forest, I will lend you my bicycle.

  • 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?


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    Hours expected

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

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