Help with restoring a Family owned Castle in Wallonia, Belgium

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Belgium

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    10/07/2020

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  • Description

    Description

    We are 3 siblings Léopold (28 years old) Pierre (25 years old) and Gabrielle (23 years old) .
    Our father live in the castle with Pierre and Gabrielle and Léopold now lives in the Uk but comes back every now and then. Friends are coming and going in a happy and nice atmosphere.
    We are hoping tho restore the castle completely in order to bring it back to his former glory.
    Pierre works at the chateau nearly every day and your help would be welcome to get him out of bed.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    My sister (23years old) and I (25 years old) live at the château with our father. We are very interested in history and gardening so we can obviously share our experiences about that. We can visit Brussels together (45minutes away) and tell you all about the region. We also like cooking and especially our products from the garden and the farm. It would also be a great way to practice our English if you are not a French speaker.
    Practice French

  • Help

    Help

    As a family renovating a XIX century Castle in the countryside of Belgium, we are always looking for people to help us in the garden and in the house. That includes building tasks such as painting doors and walls, renovating a wooden floor or hanging curtains; on the outside, taking care of the chickens and of our 6 lovely cows, taking care of the garden (a walled garden in which we grow our vegetables), cutting the grass or cut fire wood for the cold winters.
    Every day is different and the work is totally adaptable, I (Pierre) will always be working as well and the help is always done in a very relaxed way.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    A bedroom in the château (with a bathroom) with a nice view on the countryside and food on the table if you are willing to help us prepare it. (and an access to the kitchen at any time just in case you like to cook at 4am).

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are many things to see in the region
    The city of Brussels is only an hour drive and 35minutes by train.
    The city of Mons, Tournai, Bruges, or Ghent are all less than an hour drive.
    Pairi Daiza is a wildlife park known as one of the best in Europe (6km)
    Aubechies: archeological site with entertainment (30 min drive)

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week


Host ref number: 976867343671