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What you offer

25h

Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Handyman
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
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What you get

1

Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Private Room
You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
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The Experience

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. We require help with the replacement of a 400 year old cottage roof. Also the restoration of the walls. Some carpentry is needed and we are more than happy to teach you new skills.

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Requirements

  • Intermediate English
  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Availability

May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Stay at least
2 weeks
Stay up to
4 weeks

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5 Reviews

5.0

Host & Team

5.0

Hours & Tasks

5.0

Home Stay

5.0

Learning & Fun

5.0

Colombia

5

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

Sep/20/2019

Portugal

5

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!

Sep/16/2019

Argentina

5

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!!!!

Feb/04/2019

Macao

5

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

Dec/25/2017

Brazil

5

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.

Jun/27/2017

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