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I am Patrick, a retired anthropologist and recently I bought a property near the mont saint Michel close to the sea. In the property there are 2 houses, the main one is in very good conditions but the small one have to be reformed. The garden has a surface of 4500 square meters. There are many trees, but I would like to plant more and especially start a permaculture garden.
I've two daughters and four grandchildren, but most of the time I live alone. My wife is Brazilian and works in her country.
I like to travel around. Since my retirement from the university I have devoted a lot of time to the renovation of my former house, to the co-gestion of an organic grocery but also to the cut of gemstones that I discovered in Brazil where I worked during more than 5 years. So I travel for family and business reasons when I go to buy stones where they are extracted. It allows me to meet and pay the miners, not the intermediaries.
I'm use to spend the beginning of the year in Brazil and come back home around April 15th. The work I plan depends on the skills of the workawayers. There is nothing very technical but the presence of people I can exchange with on multiple topics makes the life richer. I prefer the help of a couple.
During the spare time we can visit the surroundings and go to the beach to pick up seafood, swim etc. I can also initiate interested workawayers to gemstone cutting.
I want to make it clear that I am committed to the principles of workaway based on cultural and service exchange. I consider the workawayers above all as friends to whom I offer the best conditions of hospitality in exchange for their help.
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
It's a good place to visit the region which is rich in ancient cities and prehistoric sites. I love travelling and we can talk about our expériences.
I'm looking for help in mansonry, electricity, painting and gardening. All kind of skills in maintenance would be appreciate.
I'd like also to produce my vegetables using permaculture techniques.
This host offers a language exchange
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In the house there are 3 bedrooms and two bathrooms. Every workawayer has his private bedroom. I love cooking, I'm not VG.
There is a railway station in Granville that is at three hours from Paris.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.
This host can provide space for campervans.
Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week
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