Help with renovation projects for our 18th century home in the National Park of the Cevennes, France

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  • Description

    Description

    There are two of us, Bill and Anette with Lila our yellow Labrador and her puppies. We have a wide range of life experiences and we're good teachers. The report from the nieces and nephews is "they are fun!"

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Jardinage
    Bricolage et projets de construction
    Entretien général

  • Projets impliquant des enfants

    Projets impliquant des enfants

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

  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Bill is retired now, but his career was in energy-efficient building in San Francisco. He mentored many young people in the construction trades. This project offers a combination of modern approaches with traditional French building techniques. There is also a large workshop.

    Anette works as a consultant for large corporations. She conducts seminars to integrate corporate cultures after a merger, and does personal coaching. For people asking “what do I do next?”, she offers advice and insight. This may be as simple as going for a hike together.
    We are an hour away from pre-historic monuments, Roman ruins, the Mediterranean, cathedrals, and medieval villages.

    The chateau is embedded in farm country, with typical country things; crops, tractors, firewood, horses, and dogs. The main crops are apples and onions. The farm manager has been here 35 years and knows a great deal about commercial farming. We raise our own vegetables. Anette is a great cook, and there is an opportunity to learn to cook with fresh local produce.

    It takes a while to get oriented and less than two weeks isn't enough to get anything accomplished, so please plan on two weeks.

    We speak English (American), German, Portuguese, and French, and our library has books in all four languages.
    We have internet, but no TV.

  • Aide

    Aide

    We are remodeling a large 18th century chateau. It will incorporate a number of energy-efficient features. We recycle almost everything that comes out of the chateau; it's a great opportunity to explore a combination of high-tech and low-tech. there is a continual need to clean tile, mix concrete, paint, dig, etc. We also have large vegetable and flower gardens, and there is constant work starting, planting, weeding, and harvesting. It's a mixed menu of things to do, and the work changes depending on where we are in the project. We work every day. You will help us 4 to 5 hours, 5 days a week, and you'll probably be happily tired by the end of the day! We want this to be a fun experience for all of us.

  • Langues parlées

    Allemand: Courant
    Anglais: Courant
    Français: Courant
    Portugais: Courant

  • Hébergement

    Hébergement

    We have a guest rooms on the top floor for Workawayers. The guest toilet and shower are a floor below. It’s quite simple, but it works really well and it’s charming. The house is quiet, except the owl, other birds and the frogs.
    We eat meals together in the dining room or on the terrace, depending on the weather. We love food, we’re in France after all. We spend a great deal of effort making delicious food. We're not rigid about the hours, but helping with preparing meals and cleaning up afterwards is not really part of the 4-5 hours of work.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    Le Vigan (pop. 4,000 +/-) is five minutes away by car and forty minutes walking on trails. There’s the Musee Cevenol and a great market Saturday mornings. We are in the Cevennes National Park with amazing hiking and biking opportunities.
    At the chateau there is a large bassin to swim in, and the Coudoulous river is just across the road with wonderful swimming holes and barriers to jump off. Note that swimming is a summer activity, in the winter you can admire how fierce the rivers become.
    Take the train to Nîmes or Montpellier and we'll pick you up. There are also buses to and from Nîmes/Montpellier to Le Vigan.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

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  • Espace pour garer des vans

    Espace pour garer des vans

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  • Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

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  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Plus de 2

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

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

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