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In 2011 Nick (that's me) and James (and Luna, the dog) bought a collection of ruined farm buildings on 3 hectares and have been steadily restoring since. We have welcomed the help of many friends and family over the years but only joined workaway in 2018. The main house is nearly complete and fully habitable now. There are 7 other buildings awaiting restoration. The aim is to develop an already pleasant location for us and others (such as yourself) to enjoy. We aim to be as self sufficient as possible. Jamie is away at the moment and I'm looking for some quality help in early June. Ideally a French speaker because you can help me learn some more French :)
Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizadoAjuda em projetos ambientaisJardinagemProjetos de construção/faça você mesmoCriar/cozinhar refeições caseirasManutenção geral
Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado
I am English speaking but also speak French to a reasonable level. I was a school teacher and Mountain Leader when I lived in the UK. I love working and exploring outdoors. I would delight in teaching travellers any of the work related skills listed above. Once a week I run an evening class teaching locals English.
Projetos que envolvem crianças
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The tasks are hugely varied and things can be found to meet your skills and or interest, we could be working on the house, an outbuilding, or out on the grounds.
No specific skills are necessary, as most things can be taught, although a keen interest in DIY and aspects of building restoration and garden maintenance would be advantageous.
We could be doing anything from building, or restoring walls, roofing, carpentry, tiling, plumbing, electrics, painting, fibre-glassing, dog walking, or mowing grass and tending the vegetable garden.
Mostly we want you to enjoy what you are doing and we will enjoy teaching skills in return.
Este anfitrião oferece intercâmbio de idiomas
We speak English and some French. We are interested in learning more French.
There are several spare rooms here. A photo of one is included. All the rooms were built in the recently refurbished main building during the last two years. Each has a double bed and access to WiFi. You will have access to your own private bathroom, your own lounge and a sun terrace as well as the gardens.
The location is fairly remote. There is a small village 1km away, there is a tennis court, fishing lake, many miles of countryside walks and cycling routes. The nearest town is 6km away and has numerous shops, a weekly traditional French market, a beautiful Château, bars and restaurants. Despite the remoteness there is always something going on. We want you to enjoy your stay, learn new skills and remember your recreational time as much as a holiday. We have bicycles for you to use and explore, there is an off road go-kart track, dart board, various games (including Kubb). There are numerous fruit trees and a neglected vegetable garden. The skies are not light polluted and on a clear night the star gazing is stunning. We are a young (ish) gay couple.
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Acesso à internet
Acesso à internet limitado
Pode hospedar famílias
Pode hospedar nômades digitais
We currently have about 6-10mbps internet
Espaço para estacionar campervans
Plenty of parking is available
Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?
Mais de 2
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
Nick and I built a garden wall, finished
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Nick and I built a garden wall, finished
Nick is a patient and easygoing host and the local area is so very peaceful allowing time to think while working on the projects.
I found my stay at Nick’s mentally and physically rewarding.
You can make your own schedule (though to be honest I did stick to the same schedule Nick and other workawayers kept). Nick was never strict about
Nick showed us how to build a wall, mix zement and cover it up. We also did some gardening, painting and destroy some old walls.
We had the pleasure to meet some of his nice friends and his lovely dog Luna and could be part
As their main focus they chose to rebuild an old
We called the farmhouse "little paradise" because Nick really has created a very beautiful sanctuary here - renovating the main farmhouse, barn and