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Varennes-sur-Loire
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 17
Persons: 1 or 2
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 9351
Country: France

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Last Updated: November 7, 2019

Hello, we are looking for 1 helper for 2 weeks or more starting in Spring of 2020. We would like help inside and outside and with plenty of gardening and watering. Outdoor work includes setting up the garden, cutting and trimming of trees and mowing the lawn. I am doing stone mason work which includes repairing a 700 yr old stone wall in the Roman Style. Also the helper must be able to lift and haul fireplace wood and ( ideally) know the use of a chain saw but not necessary. All of this work we do together. Further work includes simple window washing, exterior window and door painting. We are chefs from New York City so we offer great food and comfortable accommodation though we do not do cooking classes. In the summer time when weather permits, you have a deluxe caravan for your home. This helper or helpers must be very neat and punctual for work and not have special dietary requirements. We work Tuesday through Saturday with Sun and Mon off. (these days you can switch around) and we work 6 hours each of the 5 days.We have 3 cats and one dog, and bicycles for exploring the area. We live in a 600 year old country French Manor House on 52 acres (17 hectares) of land. Thank you and hope to hear from you soon !!!! Yours, Steven and Bruce (and our dog ZEB) and 3 kittys too !

reviews (24)
Helper: John and Linda Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: New Zealand Date: June 6, 2019
Brilliant. We spent 2 weeks with Stephen and Bruce at Champfreau, and will al... view complete review

Helper: Hubert van der Meer Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Netherlands Date: May 18, 2019
This was my first helpx experience and I never felt more welcome. Steven and ... view complete review

Helper: Hugo H Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: March 27, 2019
A fantastic experience with wonderful hosts in a beautiful setting. The a... view complete review

Helper: Frank Lonitz Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: August 21, 2018
The two weeks here with the hosts Steven and Bruce were some of the best I've... view complete review

Helper: Jianxin CAI Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: China Date: June 27, 2018
I was so lucky to have the chance to help at this dreamy and historic place. ... view complete review

Helper: Summer Luk Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: May 21, 2018
For a city girl looking to have her first helpx experience at the countryside... view complete review

Helper: Gerald Carlucci Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: May 15, 2018
Hello other helpers! Le Manoir de Champfreau was my first helper experience a... view complete review

Helper: Diarmaid Kiernan Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Ireland Date: May 13, 2018
I spent 3 incredible weeks with Steven and Bruce in March 2018. They were exc... view complete review

Helper: Brennan Forster Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: April 28, 2017
So sorry for the late review Steve and Bruce. I spent just about 3 weeks... view complete review

Helper: Remy Couture Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Canada Date: October 26, 2016
My experience with Steven and Bruce has been amazing. We had amazing conversa... view complete review

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Helper: Harshad Gaikwad Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: India Date: August 9, 2016
This was my first helpx experience ever and I doubt whether it could’ve been ... view complete review

Helper: Rodrigo Burgos Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Argentina Date: June 9, 2016
I visited Steve and Bruce for two weeks to help. To be true I had a wonderful... view complete review

Helper: Elena Yagunova Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Russia Date: May 6, 2016
I spent two weeks in March-April 2016 for helping in Le Manoir de Champfreau.... view complete review

Helper: Andreas Titz Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: March 9, 2016
I stayed with Steven, Bruce and Zeb for two weeks which I absolutely enjoyed.... view complete review

Helper: Jessica Brandt Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Australia Date: November 3, 2015
Champfreau is a beautiful, magical place. Send Stephen and Bruce an email rig... view complete review

Helper: Pathoo Urailert Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Thailand Date: October 17, 2015
Bruce and Steven was my first host on HelpX and I can say that my whole stay ... view complete review

Helper: Ricky and Kirsty Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: April 30, 2015
If you don't like great food, fair work that's rewarding and two hosts that c... view complete review

Helper: Chris Colefax Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Australia Date: October 14, 2014
I spent three weeks this summer with Steven and Bruce and wow, what an experi... view complete review

Helper: Kelvin Sweetman Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: New Zealand Date: July 9, 2013
I spent two weeks with Steve and Bruce and thoroughlly enjoyed my stay. The w... view complete review

Helper: Alex o'driscoll Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: October 17, 2012
I stayed with Bruce and Steve for three weeks, and had a really excellent exp... view complete review

Helper: Ben Crucefix Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: April 24, 2012
I had a great 3 weeks at Steven and Bruce's. The work was enjoyable and varie... view complete review

Helper: Nancy and Lee Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: March 15, 2012
What can I say?! We had the most delightful time at Steven & Bruce's. They ar... view complete review

Helper: Stephanie and Joseph Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: April 23, 2011
We had the pleasure of staying here for the 5 wonderful weeks. Steven & Bruce... view complete review

Helper: Gabriel Boerio Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Argentina Date: March 6, 2011
My working stay (three weeks) at Bruce and Steven's generous home was just am... view complete review

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