Aidez-nous à rénover une vieille ferme dans une région rurale du Nord de la France

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  • Description

    Description

    We; Nik 54yrs (English/German) and Donna (New Zealander) have renovated a run-down farmhouse and outbuildings on 1/2 acre in Northern France.

    Nik is a potter by trade and also an experienced builder, Donna worked in IT and teaches english - but would rather be in the garden, cooking or doing handcraft.

    We have guest accommodation (B&B and small holiday cottage) and we offer these spaces to our workawayers when they are not booked by clients. We share meals and downtime with our workawayers in the main house.

    We have been Workaway hosts for 8+ years and really enjoy meeting a huge variety of people - we learn as much from our guests as they do from us :)

    We have an extensive garden that always needs care and we keep chickens. And we have 3 cats and 2 Jack Russells. We eat well from the garden and orchard, and love to process our own produce when we have the time (time being the key word!). This part of France is charming and unspoiled - but local transport is not easy and it is not a usual holiday destination.

    Our life is a combination of self-sufficiency, good living and utter chaos! If you want to experience a different culture and maybe learn some new skills, we would benefit greatly from your help and enthusiasm!

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Jardinage
    Bricolage et projets de construction
    Aide à la maison
    Entretien général

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    We have both worked in different countries and many different jobs, we are open-minded and love good discussions. We don’t aim to pass on any particular skills - but we have rebuilt our house and garden from scratch and will openly share everything we have learned (good and bad!). We like to consider workawayer as an opportunity where we we can mutually learn from each other, particularly in simply understanding and accepting different cultures and all the nuances of humanity.

  • Aide

    Aide

    The main qualities we require from our workawayers are enthusiasm and a good sense of humour! :D

    If we are tackling a project, you could help with building (timber framing, concreting, drywall) or limewash, painting and decorating. There is always help needed in the garden (weeding and planting) and in late summer, processing the produce (sauces, jams, pickles etc). Most of the tasks are physical, often dirty - but hopefully always rewarding. We don't ask you to do any physical tasks that we wouldn't undertake ourselves.

    We try to make your role varied and sociable (working with one of us or another workawayer if possible). We eat together for lunch and dinner and we like to socialise with our guests most evenings - that said, you are also very welcome to do your own thing.

  • Langues parlées

    English: Courant
    French: Courant
    German: Intermédiaire

  • Hébergement

    Hébergement

    You will have your own private double bedroom and bathroom.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    USUAL INFO:

    JANUARY 2021 - We hope to tackle the garden from February onwards and we would love your help. We are taking general precautions with regards to Covid but we would still like to welcome travellers this year.

    In all cases, do please get in touch because the situation can quickly change.

    No previous skill required, just a willingness to muck in and learn on the job.

    We are 1-1.5 hours from Calais & Boulogne and we would make an ideal first stop if you are planning to explore more of France.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Espace pour garer des vans

    Espace pour garer des vans

    We have a private courtyard you can park in with access to water and electricity - but as we also host paying guests in our holiday accommodation, we can only accept workawayers with motorhomes off-season - during the summer weeks, we have to save the parking for our guests.

  • Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    Potentially... let's discuss. We have dogs, cats and chickens - that all live together peacefully, so your pet would need to be willing to join the pack and be kind to all these species :) Also we don't allow pets on the soft furnishings in our accommodation.

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Deux

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week - or equivalent there-of.

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