Brittany: Hello, my name is Viviane and I've just moved to Central Brittany, France, to a beautiful home in the country with a large garden (7000m2). I'm a therapist and used to run wellbeing retreats in the UK. I have moved to a house with beautiful grounds and am busy settling in. Eventually, I would like to run retreats here too. I aim to make this property as self-sustainable as possible.
I love receiving guests and will be delighted to welcome you here in exchange for some help. You will have your own en suite room with beautiful views of the garden and country landscape. I look forward to meeting you!
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
I'm always happy to chat and learn about people's experiences, and likewise I'm happy to talk about mine. I am generally gregarious and a happy person and I'm told good company!
My mum enjoys company and is generally well liked by everyone who meets her! You will not lack conversation (French or English!)
Brittany: depending on the season, I may need help with garden maintenance. In the house, there is some DIY needed, and presently holes that need filling and making good and some shelves putting up.
My mother sometimes visits me in Brittany, so it would be good to have someone who could accompany her at these times.
I live in a large house which was set up as a bed and breakfast, with each room having its own suite. You will be in a large room under the eaves in the main house on the first floor with lovely views of the countryside or in a room on the second floor in the main part with lovely views of the gardens, depending on how many people are here. The beds are really comfortable. We can all cook and eat together, it's always nice to share meals and chores.
Where I live in Brittany is extremely quiet and close to woods with multiple excursion paths if you like walking or cycling . It's about 2kms from the commune it belongs to which has a bakery, convenience store, cafe, restaurant, chemist, post office etc. I am well situated for tourist attractions and places of natural beauty.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
The internet connection here is not stable and only between 5 and 6 mb/s
Any size. It can be parked in the back garden which is large and has its own entrance off the road.
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week