Hello to all caregivers,
Welcome to all helpers reading our ad.
Many helpers write to us. Thank's to them.
BE CAREFULL THIS YEAR IS AN EXCEPTIONAL YEAR WITH THE COVID !
DANIELE AND ME , WE ARE OLD PEOPLES SO WITH RISKS AND WE HAVE SOME HEALTH PROBLEMS SO MORE WITH RISKSSSS.
FOR THAT WE PREFER WAIT AND SEE HOW THE COVID 19 WILL BE MOVING DURING THE NEXT MONTHS AND SO WE WON'T ACCEPT ANYONE NOW AND FEW MONTHS AHEAD. SORRY FOR YOU.
IF THE SITUATION GO BETTER QUICKLY, WE WILL ACCETP WORKAWAYERS SOON.
HAVE A GOOD TIME AND TAKE CARE, TAKE CARE. BYE BYE.
After that next possibility will be in 2020 and will start in April 3rd, 2020
BE CAREFULL : in 2020 we cannot host anyone in April and May, sorry.
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
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 2020 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.
DIY and building projects
Help around the house
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
Exchange about each culture in the respect each other.
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".
Each year, We have a great need help for :
- April for nevoved, start the garden, ground, flowers, .. .
BE CAREFULL : in 2020 may, we cannot host anyone in May, sorry.
- 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 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, . . .
cleaning cars, home, . . .
learning us better english
We wait you and are happy to welcome you soon.
Danièle and Alain
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.
You can go to our village's swimming pool or in the forest, I will lend you my bicycle.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
3 or 4 heures par jour max, 5 j/sem.
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