Have an amazing experience in France with an English family

We have been hosts with other sites for over 10 years and our happy to say we have great reviews. We have a wide range of things for you to do and see with lots of interesting projects. From restoring a 400 year old house. Building a gypsy caravan from recycled materials to milking our goats, feeding pigs and growing our own food. We also have lots of local history and wonderful country side around us.

We are an English family living in France Karen and John with there two sons. We moved here 14 years ago and are rebuilding a 400 year old house and farm. Helpers stay in caravans that are on site and eat three meals a day with the family which we hope you will be very much become a part of. We ask for help six days a week for four hours a day and really want helpers to get involved in what we are doing and the on going project


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Karen is a wonderful person. It was a great experience working with her.




Could not wait for a more enriching experience! I was there for 3 weeks. My routine was always waking up, eating breakfast, doing the tasks of the day (I used to feed the animals, organize some things, mow the lawn and even helped in the concreting of floors). These are jobs that require good fitness, so be aware! After lunch, I would stroll around the beautiful area or read a book. It is really a place to disconnect and rest. I haven't felt that peace in a long time. I highly recommend it, and I will always remember very fondly of everyone I met. Also, the food is excellent!




my experience was incredible with his family, they are so good people, i love them. if you want to have a good time in france you have to go there. i am sure that i come back there!!!!




I like this family very much. They are very nice people, they treat me like family and teach me a lot.




It´s a beautiful small farm in the French campagne where you can enjoy a perfect weather and have a lot of fun in a delightful landscape. About the couple: John is a kind and gentle man who will teach you a lot of things about everything. He is really wit. Karen is a wonderful woman who can make you feel part of the family in a second. She will understand you, help you with all your doubts, problems and she´lll watch over you for everything. The food is amazing. They have animals there, so you have a nice job to care of them, its great. I strongly recommend Le Chataigner for any Worldpacker.


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