Yonne, France

5.0
(12 reviews)12

Come and Help in renovating a CASTLE in France :)

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Learn about sustainability
10 travelers learned about sustainability working with this host
Expand your environmental consciousness
10 travelers felt they returned from this experience with a greater environmental consciousness
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer

25h

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

2

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.
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.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Free Tours
We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!
Free Events
Get free entrance for the best events in town.
Permaculture Course
Take part in our Permaculture course for free.
Bikes at your disposal
You can use our bikes any time you want.
Support
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Availability

Jul
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Stay at least
3 weeks

The Experience

For the last 5 years, I've been renovating/rebuilding the castle itself. I'm now adding a 250 square meter old barn to the outbuildings. It's an old oak-tree barn from 1900. It is rebuilt, but we shall slate the roof ... then will create a wooden floor. In the mean time, we have to tile the front terrace of the castle and create a pergola. Once this will be done, we shall organise a fallen building as a "Romantic ruin".

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Requirements

  • Intermediate English or Beginner French
  • Between 18 and 36 years old
  • Welcomes solo volunteers, couples, and partners of volunteers

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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12 Reviews

5.0

Host & Team

5.0

Hours & Tasks

5.0

Castle

5.0

Learning & Fun

5.0

How this experience will transform you

  • 10 Learning about sustainability
  • 10 Developing environmental awareness
  • 10 Meeting locals
  • 9 Meeting international travelers
  • 9 Immersing in the local culture
  • 8 Get in touch with nature

This host contributes to Sustainable Development Goals

  • 6 13. Climate action

Brazil

5

My experience at the host was incredible! The place is beautiful, I was able to learn more about French culture, improve skills with different tasks and explore places around. Eude is an excellent cook and a welcoming person with a lot of knowledge to share! I highly recommend this volunteering!

about 2 months ago

Brazil

5

My experience at Eude's place was great, I got to learn a lot about so much things that I will take to my life, Eude is a true gentleman and person I loved the time that I've been there. If you are an open minded person willing to learn and emerge in the French culture, I will 100% recommend this volunteering.

3 months ago

Brazil

5

My time at Eude's place was amazing! From the beginning i felt comfortable and welcomed. I was always asked to to perform different tasks during the day/week so it wouldn't be tiring and boring to get them done which made my time fly during the 3 weeks i stayed there. I had flexibility to keep my work online and help Eude during the day. We always talked during meals. Sharing our thoughts and experiences made me eager have other experiences in the platform. I could improve several skills, including languages, plastering, gardening, etc. I would recommend staying at the host!

3 months ago

India

5

My stay at the host was incredible. My motivation for coming was to improve my French which I have been learning for 3 years now. I was able to speak to Eude in French and if I made any mistakes, he would correct me in French and English. The best learning in language and culture was by staying here. I was also able to meet his friends and co-workers (good opportunities for me to practice the language again). We volunteers were fed and kept well at his place. He was generous enough to have me stay at his apartment in Paris during the weekends. A 5 star rating from my side.

5 months ago

Brazil

5

Transformative experience; I learned about permaculture, immersed myself in the true essence of French culture, indulged in delightful local cuisine, and thoroughly enjoyed meeting Eude and his friends. I highly recommend this experience to anyone looking to spend time in an amazing hostel with great company.

6 months ago

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