We are a family of 5
3 children 15, 23 and 25 .We live in Brittany and have 9 hectares which supports sheep, horses, poultry a cow, pigs and have numerous cats, dogs and ferrets.
We have lived here since 2005 and have renovated our house from a ruin.
We have a 3 bedroom bungalow for accommodation and meals will be supplied in the main house .We are looking for people who have an empathy towards animals as ours are very special to us.
On the property are 3.carp lakes 2 duck ponds and wallow for the pigs
The area we live in is 1 km from medreac village, 8 km to the nearest big town, and 35,minutes by car from the capital Rennes
Ideally we are looking for people who are prepared to muck in ,the jobs will be varied some will be interesting others not so but are necessary.
You must be prepared to muck in and will be expected to help at meal times.
We try and take you out visiting local sites if you arrive with no transport.
We don't work as a Monday to Friday workplace every day varies and can depend on the weather!
As we are an English family our main language spoken is English but the children speak French and we have many French visitors who are quite happy to let you practice French with them.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Many aspects of smallholder tasks, possibly lambing at certain time of year.
Various building work, demolition and rebuilding.
Cultural french living and integrating with local french.
Possibly learn to communicate in french as the children are fluent in french, english spoken mainly
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
We are looking for people who are interested in turning their hand to anything. . Fencing the perimeter of the land, banging posts and attaching stock fencing. There is the possibility to ride or just care for a large number of animals.
3 bed bungalow
There is a bus service available in the village and a train station 8 kms away, lifts can be given.
It is a peaceful,rural area but the beaches are 40 mins away and the beautiful cities of St Malo and Rennes are about 40 mins away.
We are happy for the volunteers to just muck in with our family life and to enjoy the slower pace of rural France
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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