I'm Laurent, 54 yo, an artist ( painter, landart, photograph ...) , cooker, gardener ( Permaculture way ), living with my friend ( Jean, 69 yo, a man ), 2 cats ( Yoshi and Ikkyu ) and two ducks ( indian runners, Siya and ramu ) ( and 2 future coming hens ) in a small house located in a quiet area, 5 km from the atlantic ocean, our garden ( 3000 m2 ) touching the huge pine wood tree forest....
We are both into personal development ( meditation is our daily practice ),sustainable living, permaculture, growing veg .
We enjoy good food ;-]
DIY and building projects
Help around the house
*I'm polyglot : I have lived in many countries ( Rep. of Benin in Africa, Argentina, Brasil, many europeans countries, Israël, India, Nepal ) since my childhood so I have a kind of "world culture" to share ! I practice and learn also different languages ( french is my mothertongue language )
*I'm a permaculture gardener for more than 40 years, I would be delighted to share my experience : what is permaculture, this holistic system, and the agricultural branch...what is a forest garden, how to build it...how to build and care of a vegetable garden....how to recognise and eat eatable wild plants, medicinal plants too...
*As a daily cooker, I can teach you my recipes, mainly vegetarian : I have lived three years in India, so the way I'm cooking is much influenced by what I've learned there, living among different families... I know a lot about macrobiotic, so I'm also pretty influenced by their recipes and japanese food, asian in general...
*As an artist, you can be interested by my creations, either my landart pieces or paintings...and if you feel interested, we can create together natural sculptures ( landart )
*As a meditation teacher ( Vajrayana, that means, tibetan buddhist way ) I can teach you how to meditate
*As a tea master, you can learn the japanese spirit way of tea ceremony, cha do
*As a daily yoga practitioner, you can learn with me a few asanas ( postures )
*Japa Yoga : I can teach you if you're interested in the hindu and tibetan mantras chanting
First of all, a few words to describe everything we're doing : Be ourselves ! and that means : to care of oneself so we can care of the others and the planet...
A house, 3000 m2 of garden, including a vegetable garden, 5km from the atlantic ocean, in the hugest european pine wood forest.
Jean ( John in english ), me, 2 cats and two ducks are living here.
Food : I use to cook mostly vegetarian meals but I eat meat when I feel like.
We are mostly interested by sustainable living, inner living - spirituality - : yes, for us, the key is to care of oneself, to care of it's own piece of sand in order to make a beautifull beach....If one wants to change the world, one has to first change oneself....
It's a remote place, so don't be afraid of loneliness !
HELP NEEDED :
1- Gardening tasks like : mowing lawns, trimming hedges, tinkering...
ESPECIALLY: people who are not afraid to work without bothering at least 4 hours a day.
Jean needs someone to help him quite all the time because his hands make him suffer a lot.
2-According to our budget, we can host only one person at a time ; sorry for couples !
3-You can stay one week first and more if we feel good together.
Best regards ! :-)
This host offers a language exchange
Yes, I'm interested to learn a new language and improve mines ! Currently, I can share my mother tongue language : french ; but also, languages I'm fluent in like english, hindi, portuguese...
a room at home
Here the weath is NATURE : volunteers can go to the sea ( walking on the beach, swimming, surfing, etc...), to the forest ( walks )....available transport : there is a bus and train is 30 km from home. I've got a car and bicycles.
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 5 hours a day, 5 days a week