Come and enjoy historical places, amazing food and lots of wineries in Assay, France

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a gay couple living in the Loire Valley in France, Jeff is from Chicago and Oscar is from Argentina. We've lived in London from 2008 to 2017 and we've adopted three little English boys. We purchased this old Chateau near Chinon in France and moved here in the summer of 2017. The house suffered an electrical fire in 2004 and its been vacant every since. We are in the process of renovating it, the other outbuildings and the grounds for our family home, where the boys can grow up with lots of fresh air in a great friendly community in the French Countryside.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The Loire Valley is an incredible place to visit. Many of the historic French Chateaux are here to visit, medieval towns for exploring along with amazing food, lots of wineries for tasting and stunning scenery. We are multi-lingual here in our house, English being our primary language with Spanish and all of us learning French (the boys are obviously better than Oscar and I).

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for people who can help with many projects around the property depending on your skills. We have some small building projects, lots of gardening projects, trees to take down and cut into firewood, stone walls to repairs and definitely some help inside the house with cleaning and ironing. We are also looking for people who'd be interested in staying long term if we all get along, and we'd be able to offer a small salary (someone more interested in the household duties preferred).

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have a spare bedroom in the cottage we are living in. You'd share a toilet and shower room with Hamish, our "ranch hand" who lives and works here full time with us. We do have washing and drying machine available for your use as well in the common laundry room. As far as food goes for our Workaways, we are expecting you to join us for meals.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Explore the amazing Loire Valley! See the tourist site here with videos.

  • 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?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Oscar and Jeff in front of the Chateau just after we purchased it in 2017.
Our family home, once the renovations are all complete.
The boys admiring the chateau from across the road.
Oscar being silly!
Jeff so happy after we completed the purchase in 2017.
Oscar clipping some sunflowers for the table.
The boys playing in the fountain in Richelieu.
Blake the guard dog :-)
The Chateau in 2004 without a roof after the fire and restoration has begun.

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