Learn some new skills and help restore our little Chateau in Normandy, France



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    Hi all my name is Paul and and my better half is Emma. In 2016 we bought a derelict little Chateau in Normandy and have been restoring the house and gardens. We rent the whole chateau as a fire as well as restoring and filming for U.K. channel 4 escape to the chateau diy.
    We have another place near the chateau and so hosting the right people is not a problem
    We are looking for people that are comfortable with carpentry, brick work,plastering and any other building work. If you are willing to learn a new skill all the better. Gardening which can be quite heavy is also a feature here.

    What can we give you. Well we don’t actually pay you money but we do fully board you and take you out on our days off.
    Emma is French and speaks perfect English so you can learn another language . ImEnglish and speak both imperfect English as well as imperfect French. However I am very skilled with building works so can teach those.
    We are outgoing and fun and live music . Myself mainly old Jazz but Emma has a very wide taste in music.
    If you feel that we could be a fit we are taking people on right now.
    All the best Paul and Emma

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    benefits- beautiful enviroment, English/French practice,new skills,meeting new and interesting people,learning to swing dance. swimming pool.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    Carpentry, brick work, roofing, painting, decirating, gardening, general diy

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    One of our beautiful guest rooms,food provided. Days out.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are many local historical sites locally,the local beach 15 mins away by car or 30 mins by bicycle, sit by our pool and relax, or in the gardens.

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    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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

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