Hello and Happy New Year!
We are Philippa & Allan. We are a semi-retired British couple in our mid fifties who moved to France 8 years ago. We live in central Brittany, in France, near to the beautiful Medieval town of Josselin.
We have hosted workawayers for the past 6 years. It's been a great experience and we love having fun people to stay. We've met some fab people from all over the globe and have kept in touch with several and have even met up again with them when we've been on our own travels to Australia and New Zealand, oh...and we've also been workawayers ourselves.
We are both friendly, sociable, fun-loving people and really enjoy the life here, although we are both avid travellers and 'home exchangers' too. Philippa loves acting and runs a drama group and enjoys doing arty-crafty stuff. She is learning Spanish at the moment. Allan played rugby and canoed competitively for many years and loves watching all kinds of sport.
We are in a village location, which has some basic amenities including a bakery, bar etc. However, there is no public transport in the village itself, so workawayers who have their own transport is a big bonus.
We will have our friendly black lab and our cuddly cat at home, so looking for animal lovers and cannot accept people with pet allergies. Sorry, but we cannot cater for vegetarians/vegans.
The area itself is lovely. Beautiful villages and towns to explore, great woodland walks and countryside. One of our favourite spots is the Lac au Duc, less than 15 minutes away where there's a range of watersports available. There's also a beautiful 9 hole golf course nearby and we have clubs if you wish to play, and we also have a couple of bikes available.
Come and have some fun in beautiful central Brittany :-))
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
We are looking for sociable, responsible workawayers to help us for a few weeks
General workaway dates we have available are :
April 10th (ish) to 10th May
June/part of July/August
We like practically minded workawayers who don't mind getting 'stuck in', can use their own initiative and have a 'Can Do' attitude in helping unsupervised. Enthusiasm more important than experience, as long as you are eager to learn! We always appreciate help with general chores too :-) Prefer aged 23+
Looking for one or two friendly and practical Workawayers. (ideally a couple as we have a double room available) Tasks will be varied, but may include help in the house, cleaning, animal care, gardening, weeding, painting outdoors and indoors and furniture, general maintenance and repairs etc. We are hoping to construct an outdoor seating area and fire pit later in the Springtime. I have plans to repaint parts of the house and change colour schemes etc. We have a 'chill-out room' at the top of the house- well it will be a 'chill out room' once we have cleared out all the junk and refurnished it! (Another job where we need help!) There's always lots to sort and various tasks to do, so looking for a practically minded couple to help us.
We speak English at home and whilst we are happy to host practical workawayers whose native language is not English and who wish to have the opportunity to practice their English language skills, you must have a good level of English to begin with..
Brittany is a great location with lots of heritage and lovely countryside. Lots to do. We can take you out and about or there are cheap buses for day trips to Vannes etc. We often have social events at home, enjoy going to music nights, theatre or quiz nights and on a Sunday we enjoy browsing the local 'brocante' events where you never know what treasures you are going to find!
Comfortable private double room in our spacious farmhouse with use of bathroom (mainly for your private use)
We have all the usual stuff like UK TV and Wifi. We have a large garden and live in a village location. We have bikes you can use and depending on age and experience maybe a car. All meals will be provided during your stay.
We look forward to hearing from you!
We are ideally looking for mature, responsible workawayers aged 23+ who have previous work experience. Sorry we can't host families or people travelling with their own pets.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
4-5 hours per day, 5 days a week (flexible)