Share our family life and help us with our children in Normandy, France

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France

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  • Description

    Description

    *** UPDATE 14/01/2022 ***

    Hello!
    We are a family of 5; Hélène (37,mother), Jean Charles (37, Father), Salomé, Tao and Isiah (6,4 and 3) living in the countryside in Normandy, close to the sea and numerous historical places.
    We love to meet people from everywhere, we love traveling backpacked and we are used to host couchsurfers.
    Well, now it's our turn to ask for help! We are looking for somebody interesting in sharing our life and help us with children.
    We live in a wonderful place, but you have to love nature, easy life and animals ! My husband is a farmer (dairy cows and horses) and I'm a veterinarian.
    We need your help for a few hours a day, then you are free and you have a car to move freely.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We leave in an incredible region of history; specially concerning Second World War, many places and museums to visit.
    Then you'll discover fantastic landscapes; in the north; La Hague, with its cliffs upon the sea (smells Ireland!), small harbours and islands (between us and great britain), the famous Mont Saint Michel in the south, and the natural park where we live (a good place for birds' lovers).
    We can afford french classes if you are interested.
    Then, if you re interested in dairy cows and horses, we have many things to share.
    And...of course we'll learn from each other!

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help

    Help

    The essiantial point is help with children. Then if you want to help us in another way, you're welcome but feel free.

    During the (horse) breeding season, from Mars to July, I (Hélène) work 6 morning on 7. That would be perfect if you can prepare the "3"on the morning; breakfast, dressing and take them by car to school or kindergarden (All takes about 1h30).
    As children and me are less in a rush...

    During the day, you are free to visit, stay home or help on farm if you are interested. I only work 2 afternoons, the others I spend my time dealing with my horses at home.
    Then, kids are back around 5 pm or later if i'm at work.
    Then, we would like you to cook something simple for dinner and help for (basic) tidying of the house ; that takes another 1h30, depending if you like to cook or not 😊

    We also welcome help on some week-ends because Jean-Charles works all days, and sometimes I'm on duty too. But of course we can plan and find someone else if you want to leave for a few days.

    Everything is adjustable !

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We live in a big old farmhouse in the countryside.
    The house has 2 bigs rooms at the first floor and 5 upstairs. We have two bathrooms so, it's easy to share. We lend you our room, which is quite big, with a double bed. We can easily install a desk if you need, and wifi connection.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We lend you a car to visit the surroundings. Then, if you want to go far there is a train station 20 minutes far from home.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

  • ...

    Hours expected

    4/5 heures par jour max, 5 j/sem.

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