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All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 2+
Persons: 2/3/4/5
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 8364
Country: France

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Last Updated: August 16, 2018

Bonjour, Bon Dia, Buenos Dias, Kaixo, Bonvenon, Good Day, Failte, Hi....

Dearest Helpxers,

I really would like an extra pair of 'motivated' hands (not a problem for a couple of people)....from now ....Please include your Skype name within your application email...Looking forward to welcoming you to my home...

As of 27th December 2017 I am opening a working museum farm school here in Normandy France teaching traditional rural farm and kitchen skills of the Victorian era.

I have bought a 300 year old barn and it is 90 feet long (30 metres) by 30 feet (10 metres) the roof is 525 square metres and I will be thatching this.

There will be a bread oven and 2 kitchens in the style of the Manor Farmer and one in the style of the Tenant Farmer
This is a huge project....and I am itching in anticipation of 27/12/17 when I officially move in...!!!

I will be needing willing and talented hands to make this work.

...its a lovely place close to ferries in Normandie, France.

The work is approx 5 hours per day...

All food is provided...

Clean beds and bed linen available...

I can absolutely guarantee:

There will be as per usual absolutely NO Illegal Substances on/within the village/farm allowed ( exceptions whatsoever...!!!)
(what everybody does outwith the village boundary is totally private to them and absolutely nothing to do with me...!!!...)

With all that said:

I would be honoured and delighted if you could join me...

The kettle (Cauldron...!!!) is a boilin'...!!!...the coffee cake is a makin'... when are you arrivin'...???

In the past I have also been a 'helpxer' myself, so I appreciate the 'other side of the coin'. Sooooo... I can promise you, good wholesome food (homemade bread and cakes and hearty healthy casseroles etc) a very clean bed (something not always set as standard when you are a helpxer...!!!)

...and also a maximum of 5 hours per day (either in the morning or afternoon...(You choose...)for 5 days only...(or if you wish you can choose to do the 25 hours blocked so that you can save up more days off to see more of the area...)

Whilst in my home I am sure you would NOT expect me to be your mother/wife/servant, so I think it would be fair to point out that the normal day to day running of our clean & tidy home is a joint effort on both sides...!!!

Please note, I choose to live alone without a fridge/freezer/TV/etc etc etc or without a car in a rather remote but fantastically beautiful area, with the nearest village a mere 15/20 minutes walk away, the village has the usual Boulangerie, Charcuterie, Bar Tabac etc...(a gorgeous walk in the most stunning scenery).

I obviously use the traditional methods of farming and living,as I strongly believe that ALL of 'our future lies in our past with the aid of the technology of today and tomorrow'...!!!

Anyway... as they say back in the North (Yorkshire/Scotland and Ireland) 'Kettles on, what bl**dy time are you arrivin'...???

I look forward to welcoming you to my home.

Warmest Regards


Please feel free to leave your telephone number in your email and/or your Skype name (if you have a European landline I will call you back...)

I am soooooooooo looking forward to meeting you...


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