Help with some garden and home DIY projects and experience living in the Normandy countryside, France



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    We live in a little Normandy village between historical Falaise and Saint Pierre sur Dives. We have been living in this old fashioned country manor (1784) for over 30 years now, and we had a very big family (6 kids) . Now we have just one son living here with us. That makes 3. We have two lovely but rather shy cats.
    So the people remaining are myself a retired academic and my husband the same. He's perfectly bi-lingual, and I am imperfectly bi-lingual. He writes a lot and translates from English to French. We were both language teachers for a long time and so can help out with the learning of French for our visitors.
    We basically need a hand to keep the house and the very large garden in order.

    Normandy hardly needs an introduction and all I need say is that it is beautiful. (I leave internet to develop the theme)

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Pratique d’une langue
    Bricolage et projets de construction
    Cuisine/repas pour la famille
    Aide à la maison
    Entretien général

  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Culturally speaking we can help with French, and indicate the wealth of historical places to visit. I can also introduce French cuisine and we can cook and dine together if desired, French style;

  • Projets impliquant des enfants

    Projets impliquant des enfants

    Ce projet peut impliquer des enfants. Pour en savoir plus, consultez nos directives et conseils ici.

  • Aide


    We just can't seem to get round to doing everything because of the actual size of the place and basically need a hand with the garden chores like clearing leaves and weeding the drive and keeping the hedges trim. We have an organic approach to the growing of our potatoes and beans etc. and also need a bit of help with that. In the house itself , I'd like a hand putting the attic back into shape as it has been a storeroom for a lot of people. There is a spot of painting to be done, only if the visitor felt she/he he could handle it.

  • Langues

    Langues parlées
    Anglais: Courant
    Français: Courant
    Espagnol: Intermédiaire

    Cet hôte propose un échange linguistique
    We love learning Spanish. We can give both English and French lessons. We think 3 people is a maximum as they must share the same attic studio;

  • Hébergement


    We have an ensuite attic bedroom suitable for two (or three at a pinch, one double two single beds) people . It's our family guest room.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    There oso much to do here. Walking, cycling, resting, meditating and yoga ( big spaces indoors and out)Plenty to do-vive internet-! It says it all. We have the sea-side resort beaches, the lonely beaches, (also D-Day landing beaches at 1hr drive )However the bus to any where is 6 km away but I'm willing to drive my visitors to the bus or train station

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads

    Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads

    we gave optic fibre and are happy to welcome DNs

  • Espace pour garer des vans

    Espace pour garer des vans


  • Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    We have 2 shy cats. An animal would have to be very well behaved and not noisy.

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Plus de 2

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    4/5 heures par jour max, 5 j/sem.

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