Help our family with two children, horses and cats on a farm in the Loire Valley, France



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  • Description


    We are a family of 4, the children are 14 and 12 years old. Our home is an isolated, peaceful farm, the closest shops are a short bike ride away.
    We would welcome help in and around the house, gardening, trimming, weeding, tidying , carpentry, woodwork, tiling sorting, gutter emptying, decorating, painting, mucking out horses, work is always varied according to weather, all would be great.. We can help you with your English and / or French if you want to.
    Any length of time considered............we like people who are strong, fit and motivated!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Possibility to learn French and or English, this area is steeped in history - the kings of France lived in the castles here. It's also known as the garden of France because of the rich soil for vegetable growing.
    Leonardo de Vinci lived in the Loire Valley, and you can visit his house in Amboise. The châteaux of Chenonceau, Chaumont sur Loire, Amboise, Blois, Loches and Tours are not far away.. Tours and Orleans are accessible by train.
    There are bicycle rides and Beauval zoo too.

  • Help


    General help around the house, especially gardening, leaf sweeping, hedge clipping, maintenance, cleaning, tidying and painting, carpentry...and I sometimes need help with house cleaning/tidying too.
    If you are strong and know how to use chainsaw, strimmer and gardening tools it could be useful.
    You might be asked to feed pets, horses, prepare vegetables, if you enjoy cooking we love tasting different foods, -- Activities with the children are especially welcomed: it's not really babysitting, but more like bicycle rides, basketball, tennis, badminton, table tennis, swimming, playing cards and board games and non-screen craft ideas are really appreciated.
    (Children 14 and 12 years old)
    We do expect you to keep your room and the shower tidy and clean, and to help us with cleaning and clearing and washing up after meals.
    Work is very varied and we try to adapt it to your desires, your abilities and skill level.
    We can help you learn French, we speak and teach English too.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Own room (quite small) (towels and bedding) one double bed, with separate shower room, food & wifi..
    (We expect you to supply your own shampoos, dental care and toiletries)
    We generally aim to eat our meals altogether, and we try and eat locally produced food. For these reasons vegetarian diets will cause us problems as we believe that we would not be able to provide a suitable balanced type of diet.
    We eat all meat and try and have a balanced diet with our home grown vegetables.
    Our farm is out in the country - the nearest night life is 20 minutes away by car. If you like the countryside there are good walks and runs all round us. There are bicycles available.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Loire Valley castles, bike rides, walks, you're welcome to come on outings with us.
    Canoeing/boating on the rivers.
    We are near the Tours - Orleans - Paris train line, and Tours - Lyon train line. There are bus links to Blois.

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    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 - 5 hours a day 5 days a week

A château to visit (Chambord)
vive l'été!
children's swimming pool
holiday house (gîte) to clean and tidy
One of the châteaux to visit
guest bedroom
Sunflowers and a beckoning garden...
The River Loire is not far away

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