We are now separated, Arnaud lives alone in the big family house, some weekeeds and on holidays our youngest child comes.
The property where we live is quite big (2 ha), in the open country, near a beautiful state forest.
There's animals (horses, chicken, rabbits, llamas, goats, pigeons, cats, salamanders), a big vege garden, but it's not a farm.
The food is healthy, mostly organic (not 100%), a lot from the garden.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
People can learn french, being part of our family life. Our region is in the loire valley : many castles, many forests. Saumur and Angers can be reached by bus.
We mostly need help to :
- feed the animals in he morning
- help in the garden : weeding, preparing the beds, cleaning around the animals
- cook (but you're not expected to be THE cook)
- do the seasonal jobs (crack walnuts when it's raining, weed in spring time, water the garden in summer time, prepare the fruits to preserv them at fruits season ...)
- help Arnaud renovating the house (very very rarely) or doing some project outdoors.
There's a small house, nice and quiet, in front of the principal house. There's a tap in there, but no bathroom. The bathroom is in the principal house. Nothing to cook inside the small house : everything is in the big house.
We provide sheets, blankets, towels.
In winter time, we offer a room in the principal house, but there's a wood heating in the small house.
No wifi in the small house, very bad coverage for mobile phone on the property.
You must be prepared to have some lonely time in the day, except when Arnaud is at home (what happens often now).
The place is quite remote. If you prefer the life of a city and don't like seeing almost nobody, it's maybe not for you. But if you like to walk, cycle, beeing on your own in a quiet place, it may be a good place for you.
If you like to ride bicycle, you can enjoy having trips around. The small town isn't very far.
There's also the possibility to visit Angers or Saumur (buses in Baugé).
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
4 hours/day, 5 days/week, glexible