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Home Stay Hambers, France

12 reviews12

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Connect with nature
4 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Connect with international travelers
3 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Painting & Decorating
Help with painting or decorating the property facilities.
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
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What you get


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.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
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.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
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The Experience

We are looking for help from general gardening to handy man work. We are here to help and train you in what we require but you must be prepared to get your hands dirty.

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  • Fluent English or Fluent French
  • Between 18 and 60 years old
  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

Whats Not Included

Topics Not Included

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Stay at least
1 week

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How this experience will transform you

4 Get in touch with nature

3 Meeting international travelers

3 Practicing English

2 Immersing in the local culture

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I had plenty of interesting work to do and feel that my skills were well utilized.

2 months ago

United States


My husband and I enjoyed our first Worldpackers experience at Le Chataignier-Chestnut Tree Farm. We stayed in the sweet Owl Cottage, enjoyed meals cooked from scratch, meal conversations, and the geese and chickens/rooster on the farm. Le Chataigner is located in the countryside surrounded by wheat fields and fields of sunflowers. Our host brought us to local areas of interest including the open market in Evron, lakeside recreation at Gue De Selle, the Bastille Day celebration in Mayenne, the Roman ruins in Jublians, the Nuit de Chimeres (light show) in Le Mans, and to Saint-Suzanne.

2 months ago



If you want to unplug from the world, this is the place to start. there's 5 hikes to do and great landscapes. Closest market it's 35 mins bike ride (not public trans) but you can coordinate with Karen to go in the car. I enjoyed my experience. It's not an hotel, it's a family farm, so keep it in mind. I had your own bedroom, almost a little house for yourself. There's a lot of things you can help with so you'll fit into any task.
It's 6 days of work but you can talk to Karen to see how you can manage it. I think if you have proper communication from the beginning you'll be fine. MD me any ?

3 months ago



It was an unpleasant experience, to begin the photos have nothing related with the property that really is, the property is a disaster and the kitchen is a real pigsty, the jobs are arduous and without any security measures, we worked 30 hours a week instead of 25, in the same way we only had one day off instead of two, as the app says. The property is far from everything, the closest civilization is 10km away and there is no type of transportation, which is not mentioned in the description, Karen who is in charge, is a problematic and conflictive person, NOT RECOMMENDED!!

3 months ago



AMAZING! Thanks to Karen and her family that treat us like family. The meals are well respected and the area for helpers is great, the best that I ever had in wp. I miss Karen's food :-(
There are a lot of hikking paths near by, a lake where you can swim and a lovely dog to go with you S2. Stores are in Evron (30-40min on bike).
If you want to connect with the family and their cause, this is just ideal for u, even w/ no experience because there is always something 4u. Gonna miss Le Chataigner a lot. Thanks so much for giving me this opportunity, gonna take it forever in my heart

3 months ago

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Hosted by Karen

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