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I live in the regional nature reserve of Perche, in Lower Normandy, about 2h30 away from Paris in a small isolated house surrounded by fields, with many animals. This is a very beautiful place, without any neighbours.
My home is a vegan place, and also a sanctuary for stray cats (12), rescued dogs (4), and retired horses from a riding school (3).
I'm a psychoanalyst and a energy healer. I'm vegan and interested in ethnology and spirituality, nature, human and animal rights, politics, philosophy and I like discussing about these topics and many others.
Beside my job, I spend much time alone with the animals or in nature but also enjoy having friends for dinner.
I've been very busy developping a non-profit organisation about personal development I've created with some friends. Among many others, a part of this project was to set here a place to host people who need to take a break from their habits so they can discover and experiment another way of living, simple, more connected to Nature and to their deep aspirations. Now I also have to work aside this project while it s slowly growing.
I'm on my own to do everything at home so I don't have enough time to take care of the animals, do the daily routine, focus on my job, and work on the project.
An efficient help is needed : animal love and experience, autonomy, a good sens of humour, enthousiasm, true working moments, this is a good balance to me.
Workawaying here is based on "community/family" living, spending time together when I m at home, but also long moments alone on the countryside, only surrounded by many dogs and cats you have to take care of. I'm very respectful of people needs and always do my best to organise things so everyone as a moment for themselves beside the working hours but in return I'm asking my guests to be vegan while staying here , to be respectful, open-minded, reliable, and aware they're going to immerse themselves in an animal sanctuary day and night (maybe sleeping with at least one cat, probably a few) so ready to follow a few basic rules so everyone leaves in harmony all together.
Feel free to contact me to get more details.
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
Help with Computers / internet
Living in a quiet place in the countryside surrounded by animals, focused on how they behave and communicate can be a very enriching experience for people who want to experiment a life more connected to nature.
I enjoy discussing so once the job is done, I will be available and happy to talk about spirituality, psychology, nutrition, energy healing, self developpement, veganism and many other different topics.
I can also teach French, vegan cooking, horse cares and show many touristic places in the area.
Housekeeping, cooking, walking the dogs, horses cares, organic gardening and permaculture (there is a huge job to do, work in progress), trimming, pruning trees, reparing fence, painting, DIY jobs, cleaning the stable, working on the organisation website... Many different things to do regarding the weather or the season and the workawayers skills.
A room in the house or a coach in the living room if the bedroom is already used by some ill cats.
During the summer, if you have a tent, you can pitch it in the garden.
We will have to share the bathroom.
I can pick you up and bring you back to the bus or railway station when you arrive and leave.
A car or a bike would be usefull to easily visit the beautiful landscape, small villages and manors of Perche. It is also a right place to hike.
The house is small so I can only host volunteers one by one.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
4-5 hours a day, 5 d/week