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61 and 63 years/french and native american couple, parents of four girls. Adventurous globe trotters. We are slowly restauring a 16th century ancestor residency situated in the village of Durtal between a old castle and the peacefull river Le Loir.
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
As a dual language couple, english and french you can improve, a lot to learn from willing people about avoiding waste and travel on the cheap tips.
This summer the main project is slate roofing.Others restauring needs are:stucco,plaster, painting, plumbing, electricity etc... The garden is big and still need hard work because it was left abandoned for around 12 years,and now it is looking much better ,...the type of exange is based on room and board for four hours of work per day (for each night spend here)
Private room and dormitory,shared bathroom or choice of camping on the private enclosed garden by the river.
Now the virus covid 19 is a menace, so we will ask you to follow the protection recommended by the gouvernement :masque hand washing and 1m distance.We are 2h40mn 264km from Paris ,40mn from ANGERS .There is plenty of patrimonial monument and castle around the area .We have kayac and row boats to enjoy the river (Le Loir),right from the garden,fishing and swimming is available.Le MANS is not far ,so is the loire valley.The bus stop is across the street.We also have bicycles and a tandem to visit the country around.More informations ,if you ask!
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
4 to 5 hours a day 5 days a week