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All Year: No, only March-October
Area (ha): 1
Persons: 3 max
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 13934
Country: France

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Last Updated: July 22, 2019

Sorry but for 2019 we don't host anybody anymore, we are complete!

We are retired teachers. We inherited a large family property with several buildings and a large field. We are nature lovers and we decided to create a park (arboretum) and we take care of it. We also produce organical vegetables and fruits, but we do not make breedings. We are not vegetarians, but we are very careful about the quality of our supplies : we are members of an AMAP, "voisins de panier" to buy local organic food to complete our production. Paul is also involved in a workshop of wood and a blog on the internet. Pascaline is interested in writing. We both play music and we work together a lot in the park. The house is large and well appointed and the last few years we do hosting also couchsurfers and bewelcomers. We really appreciate getting to know all kinds of people. Since spring 2012, we received more than sixty helpers! It was a real exchange : we helped those who wanted to learn French. If possible, we also help those who need, according to our abilities...
The house, garden, park, carpentry, all this gives us a lot of work. Not being very young, we seek help from time to time for all kinds of work related to our business, and also house keeping.

On summer 2019, we need help to mow the grass and maintain the flowers and vegetables gardens, to arrange green areas. We have also a lot of painting jobs to do (outside !) Experienced gardeners and handymen (and women) are welcome!

So we are looking for helpers with different kinds of skills, but we prefer man or woman with some experience. It's impossible for us to teach everything to every person we get and gardening is not always easy! We ask 3 or 4 work hours a day ; this schedule can change depending of the weather... It'possible there's little work one day but much the next day (during summer it's more regular).
The house is in a small hamlet in the countryside, in a pleasant environment, close to the Jura, Savoy, the Alps (Chartreuse), and many tourist attractions are possible. We are ready to help those we host to discover the region known as "Bas-Dauphiné". You give us a little part of your time ; we do the same if it's possible... During the free time, we prefer you to be as independant as possible. The house is located 60km from Lyon, Chambéry 50km, 70km from Grenoble.
There are railways stations at Bourgoin (20 km) and La Tour du Pin (18 km). If you like cycling, the "via rhona" (cycling track) passes a few kilometers from the house.

reviews (26)
Helper: Ke and Shuhui Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: China Date: July 27, 2018
Caly et Paul sont vraiment sympathique, on a passé trois super semaines chez ... view complete review

Helper: Francesco Preiti Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Italy Date: January 15, 2017
To live with Paul and Pascaline it's a great experience. I was there with my ... view complete review

Helper: Jonathan Martin Brennan Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Spain Date: October 3, 2016
I stayed with Paul and Cali for about 2 weeks & where should I start... I was... view complete review

Helper: Katie Green Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: September 1, 2016
We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Charbinat. Working in the garden, meals tog... view complete review

Helper: Cigdem Yilmaz Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: June 19, 2016
Ok, so; where do I start ? If you want to learn, cultivate yourself, feel at ... view complete review

Helper: Dominic and Elaine Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: May 7, 2016
You know when people talk about holiday locations that are too good to share,... view complete review

Helper: Leonard Krylov Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Sweden Date: January 16, 2016
I staid with Paul and Pascaline for less than two weeks. The food and company... view complete review

Helper: Sarah Katz Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Canada Date: August 27, 2015
My stay with Paul and Caly was wonderful. They are both very kind, genuine an... view complete review

Helper: Júlia and Anna Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Spain Date: August 20, 2015
We spent ten days with Paul and Calie during August and me and my friend Anna... view complete review

Helper: Tinghsuan Su Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Taiwan Date: August 1, 2015
Sorry for the late comment. This is my first experience of HelpX: work hard &... view complete review

Helper: Caitlin Hunter Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: June 28, 2015
Its taken me far too long to sit down and write a review for the amazing time... view complete review

Helper: Brad Calvert Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Australia Date: June 15, 2015
A great place to stay, excellent food and accommodation. The work is varied a... view complete review

Helper: Anna Pearce Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: May 15, 2015
I had a really wonderful time with Paul and Kaly - it was my first HelpX expe... view complete review

Helper: Julia Reztsova Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Russia Date: March 25, 2015
Je suis restee 2 semaines environ chez Paul et Pascaline. Ils ont tres beau j... view complete review

Helper: Janet Waldeck Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: August 17, 2014
I returned to Paul and Kaly's home. I had stayed with them 2 years ago. As ... view complete review

Helper: Haneul lee Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Korea, South Date: July 3, 2014
I think I stayed chez Paul&Caly for 1month, and they were the best host I hav... view complete review

Helper: Abigail and Allison Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: December 12, 2013
We only stayed with Paul and Caly for 2 weeks, but it was the best 2 weeks of... view complete review

Helper: Jaimie Vancil Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: November 11, 2013
Paul and Caly are great hosts and very kind hearted people. I stayed at Charb... view complete review

Helper: Rubina Menghrani Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: August 26, 2013
I stayed chez Chion for two weeks at the end of June so overlapped with Ana ... view complete review

Helper: Ana paula Simoes Loureiro Ferreira Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Brazil Date: July 29, 2013
I volunteered with Paul and Kali from June in the 5th to 22nd, it was an amaz... view complete review

Helper: Jeong-Im Kim Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Korea, South Date: June 25, 2013
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Paul and Caly's. They are genuine, decent, wa... view complete review

Helper: Janis and Robert Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: June 2, 2013
This was our first Helpx job. We were welcomed into the family. The food wa... view complete review

Helper: Carlos manuel majado iglesias Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Spain Date: May 29, 2013
Mi primera experiencia,mi primer viaje a Lyon,mi primera inmersión en el fran... view complete review

Helper: Tom Verbruggen Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Belgium Date: May 25, 2013
C’est déjà longtemps, mais mieux vaut tard que jamais  J’ai resté 3 ... view complete review

Helper: Joel Vining Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: November 2, 2012
Of my helpX in france, this is the one that felt most like home. The family ... view complete review

Helper: Janet Waldeck Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: September 2, 2012
Pendant trois semaines j'ai eu la vraie experience francaise grace a Paul et ... view complete review

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