Come and help us in a beautiful and quiet countryside in Nogent-le Rotrou, France

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  • Last activity: 01/12/2022



 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks



  • Description


    We live in a big old house in the beautiful and quiet countryside in Normandie and it seems we are forever renovating some bits of it! Our area is called ‘Le Perche’ and is filled with beautiful towns, rolling hills and manoirs and there are lots of good cycle paths and walking routes. We have 3 children in their early twenties and sometimes they are home too. We have two cats and our home is a happy and welcoming environment. We have a big garden and the property is in a little hamlet about 4 kilometres away from the nearest shop. We are about 10 minutes drive away from a station that connects to Paris and the train takes 1h40. We also spend some time at our apartment in London.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Help around the house
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We have fast internet , Netflix , good coffee, nice walks. We are not fluent in French but we are learning. Our heritage is South African and we travel a lot.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    At the moment (September to December flexible) I am looking for workawayers with their own transport or driver’s license ( i have a little car available) to house sit for 2 or 3 months to look after 2 cats while we are away.
    Because our area is very quiet , I prefer more than one person to come and stay .

    During the year, we need a little bit of general gardening help - mowing the lawn is my worst job. We have a vegetable garden planned for this year too and need help with setting it out, light digging and planting. Sometimes we would need house sitting and
    cat sitting while we are in London. We have two cats - one very sweet cat and one Bengal who is true to his breed : loud and badly behaved. Cat lovers welcome!

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Afrikaans: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    We have 4 bedrooms and three bathrooms upstairs in our house and another bedroom and bathroom downstairs next to the main living area.
    The beds are all doubles and we can be flexible about where someone feels comfortable to sleep. There are also a quiet lounge away from the main living area where you can have privacy.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    When we are away in London, there is a little car which is available to use if you have a driver’s license

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 2 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 972172319655