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Chapelle Voland
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 3 1/2
Persons: 2
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 37358
Country: France

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Last Updated: September 1, 2017

1st September: I a looking for a help to prepare our wood for the winter. It is not difficult at all, as we have machines to cut it. From 12st to 16th October would be convenient for me.

written in June:
I urgently need some help. My partner died a month ago and left me with all the work. I would be most greatful to get some help. I leave the rest of the description so that you can read more about the place. Since our last helper mentioned below, we have had 2 helpers. One of them did a lot of the renovation work, and he promised to come back again to finish some of the work. After him we had only a short stay helper. As mentioned we live out in the country, with no public transport, but I am quite prepared to take the helper to see the different places of interest.

Our last helper has left us on the 4th February, having stayed with us for 5 months. We miss her, she has been a great help. She even looked after the house and all the animals, while twice we took a three week's holiday. Now we are looking for a new helper. We have a small farm house which we still have not quite finished renovating. We raise geese, ducks, pheasants, all for pleasure, not for eating. We have some cattle, Scottish Highlanders (2 cows, 1 bull, 3 calves). They all are very tame. In addition we have several cats, 2 dwarf goats. The helper's work is mainly helping with all the animals,and at the moment there is a lot of work in the garden. Of course around a farm there is a lot of other work. One of our previous helpers chopped a lot of wood, with the help of a motor chopper, which we were very happy to have for heating the house this winter.

Should we find a helper who is interested in boats, we have a sailing boat which needs a face lift, as we want to sell it. Unfortunately we cannot sail anymore, as my partner has had a back operation.

Georges and I are both Swiss living in France since 2002. We are both well into our seventies. Georges had a heart operation a couple of years ago and so he has to take it easy.

We live in an old farmhouse in Franche Comte, about 375 km south of Paris, 150 km north of Lyon. Right out in the country. The nearest small town with a super market is 12 km away, though there is a small store in the village if one forgets something. If you enjoy beautiful sunsets, your coming here is a must. I think the sunsets are even more beautiful than what I have seen while living in the tropics.

We give preference to non-smokers.

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