Help out with some animal care, cleaning, gardening and decorating at our chateau home in Auvergne, France



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 Estancia mínima:  Al menos 2 semanas

  • Descripción


    We are an English family of four with two daughters aged 15 and 16. We moved to France in 2011 and have been renovating our chateau ever since! There is always plenty of projects in the chateau and we have 2.5 acres of garden/woodland set in the beautiful Cantal countryside.

    We also have 10 dogs (various border collies), 8 cats, 1 chicken, 2 ducks, 2 geese and 2 goats.

    Our family is vegetarian and also one of us is vegan. Therefore, most of the food will be vegetarian/vegan.

    We still need to renovate the second floor of the chateau and the hallway/corridors/staircase, but the ground floor and 1st floor is mostly done. The second floor has had all the wallpaper stripped and some re-plastering/repairs done, so basically all the rooms need decorating after all the final repairs/sanding is done. Therefore, we have left some repair tasks, sanding, decorating, painting, wallpapering, plumbing, grouting, tiling etc.

    We also usually need some help with gardening, cleaning, cooking, animal care and other general chores, so please feel free to contact us if this interests you.

    During the Summer, from the end of June through until September, we have French children staying each week to learn English.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Cuidado de niños y juegos creativos
    Mantenimiento general
    Cocinar para toda la familia
    Ayuda doméstica
    Cuidado de animales
    Práctica de idiomas
    Ayuda con ordenadores/Internet

  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    We speak English in the house, so we can help with English language practice if you are not a native English speaker. We are willing to share any knowledge or skills that we have and we like to learn anything we can from other people too.

    We always try to make you welcome and make your stay enjoyable.

  • Proyectos con niños

    Proyectos con niños

    En este proyecto podría haber niños. Para obtener más información, consulta nuestras directrices y consejos aquí.

  • Ayuda


    We are looking for hardworking, reliable, honest people who can use their initiative and are willing to help whenever and wherever needed. We could use some help with animal care, cleaning, gardening and decorating.

  • Idiomas

    Idiomas hablados
    Inglés: Fluido
    Francés: Intermedio

    Este anfitrión ofrece intercambio de idiomas
    I am interested in improving my French and I can help Workawayers with their English.

  • Alojamiento


    We have two nice spacious twin guest rooms on the first floor at the front of the house with a lovely view over the garden and countryside. There is a bathroom which is just used for these two rooms. If you are travelling on your own, you may have to share a room with another workawayer depending on how many we have staying at the time. During times when we have other guests staying, we may have to put you in a room on the second floor that may not be decorated yet.

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    We are situated close to the main A75 autoroute which gives easy access to all the main tourist sites, villages/towns in the area. Our Chateau is in a small rural hamlet surrounded by beautiful countryside. There are many great walking and cycling opportunities through this ancient volcanic region. In the winter, the ski resort is about 35 minutes away by car and in the summer you can do a range of outdoor activities, including canoeing, horse-riding, accrobranche and many other things. The nearest city is Clermont-Ferrand which is about an hour away.

    At the moment, we host French children during the holidays and teach them English but once the Chateau is fully renovated we are hoping to open all year round and then offer chambre d'hotes accommodation including evening meals.

  • Un poco más de información

    Un poco más de información

    • Acceso a Internet

    • Acceso a Internet limitado

      Acceso a Internet limitado

    • Tenemos animales

    • Somos fumadores

    • Puede alojar familias

  • Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    Este anfitrión ha indicado que le encanta acoger a nómadas digitales.

  • Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Este anfitrión puede proporcionar un sitio para autocaravanas.

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    Más de dos

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    Horas esperadas

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Son opciones de calificación adicionales para cuando los miembros dejan sus comentarios. Se muestra la calificación media dejada en cada opción.

Precisión del perfil: (4.8)

Intercambio cultural: (4.6)

Comunicación: (4.6)

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 389635133918