Permaculture smallholding and forest garden in need of some helping hands in Bretagne, France

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    28/07/2021

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  2021 

 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    Discover life in a tiny rural village,far from the trappings of city and tourist destinations.Here our family has live for the past 28 years, growing and building our own tranquil Haven.
    Our activities are split between working on a 6 hectare permaculture smallholding with a huge forest garden, and the local shop and cafe where we supply an essential community service.The link with nature, our neighbors,and volunteers is an important part of what we do
    A big permaculture principal is to
    encourage cooperation, and not
    Competition!


    BEGINNING A NEW SYNTROPIC
    FOOD FOREST.
    This summer our project is to prepare an old pasture/ wet land, a corner of a recently rewilded
    Paddock measuring about 1500 square meters, and make it ready for planting in September.

    Help with serveral tasks would be great and includes;

    Weeding
    Cutting long grass /bracken mulch
    Ditch digging
    Pulling out pond weed
    Making woodland paths
    Turning compost


    We have a spare place for someone who is sociable, but calm and interested in getting involved and perhaps would suit someone wanting to improve their spoken English.


    Good luck and have a great workaway experience
    Phil and Helen

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    How could you not benefit from the Breton way of living?- simple but honest, we have certainly learnt a better way of living and sharing since moving here and raising our family.

  • Help

    Help

    Workawayers give a helping hand two or three hours in the morning and after a long lunch break another couple of hours in the afternoon.
    The help can be physically demanding as sometimes learning new skills is challenging.
    We take good care of you but would also appreciate a hand with the daily chores like the dishes, sweeping up etc.
    You may need to bring old clothes, strong shoes,and work gloves.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    German: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    3 bedroomed farmhouse currently under renovation
    OR the cabin in the garden (see profile photo)
    We expect you to take care of your accomodation and leave it in a clean and tidy state for the next people staying.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Lovely quiet area , easy to travel hitching.
    unspoilt by tourism and very rural.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 25 hours per week

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