Come live with us to our Castle and help us with the guest


The Exchange

We are the Chevalier family, we own a château which welcomes guests in rooms as well as in two lodgings; you will be able to help us in the operation of our activity which sometimes requires us a lot of help in the summer season and in the low season more of the maintenance especially outside, in the park and the forest. We are in the countryside 2 km from a small village and 10 km from amenities.


What you offer

30 hours of help per week

Kitchen Hand: Help prepare, finish and serve meals.

Cleaning: Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.

Housekeeping: Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.

Reception: Help with check-ins, check-outs and guest assistance.


What you get

2 days off per week

Shared Dorm: You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.

Breakfast: You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.

Lunch: You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.

Dinner: You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.

Discounts on Tours: Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.

Free Laundry: You can use our laundry room freely.

Get free drinks or beverages.: Drink up! Get free and tasty drinks for yourself.

Bikes at your disposal: You can use our bikes any time you want.

Pick Up: We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.

Language lessons: Take free language classes at our place.

Use our equipped kitchen: Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.


Requirements

Beginner French or Beginner English

Between 20 and 60 years old

Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs


What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa


Program Details

We live in the Château my husband (Bruno) and me (Annick) with my mother and one of the children. We have 3 dogs 2 cats 1 goat and 10 chickens so I hope you like the animals because they live inside with us (just the dogs and cats inside)

We have on the top floor 3 rooms for volunteers with one bathroom in common.
Summer:
The Castle have 5 guest room and in this season are all tooked and 2 houses in the propiety. We have 3 kind of clients:
-Normal Guest: Couples or family, they take breakfast and sometimes dinner.
-Intependent groups: Generaly for the weekend. They take the castle and the kitchen or they take the big house. They are independent so we do nothing that days.
-Seminars: Beetwen 10 or 15 people who stay in the castle and the big house, they take breakfast, lunch and dinner. So we need a lot of help in this.
Winter:
Basicly help with the woods and the maintent of the garden.


Activities & Shift

The breakfast its usually at 8:30 am (depends on the clients, can be earlier or later) but we need help for preparing the table and coffe it's really simple.

When the gest left the castle we need help for make the rooms (cleaning, make beds, etc)

If there is guest who want dinner we should start to cook at 17:30 or 18:00, sometimes we need help for buy the food so maybe you could help us going to the supermarket too.

We need help for serving the dinner and for cleaning after that.
We will do all together and if you don't feel confortable with some work you just have to tell us and we will find a solution.

So you will work 6 hours for day, we dont have a schedule because the guest are all diferents. Sometimes we start later and we dont work so much but sometimes we have a lot of people and we need more help. In your free hours you can do wherever you want.


Rules

Please be respectful of our house and family. We will treat you as a member of our family and hope you will do the same.