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.
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Help around the house
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).
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
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).
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.
Explore the amazing Loire Valley! See the tourist site here with videos.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
We have 4G wifi and are just waiting for our fiber connection next year.
We have plenty of space for a camper van and an easy connection for electric and water if you need it.
This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.
5 hours a day, 5 days a week