Looking for open-hearted traveller to engage and stay in a renovated mill in Bretagne, France

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello, hi, my name is Anita. My son and I live in a restored Mill in rural north-west France. We are the middle of a forest, with a lake and springs bursting from the lush ground. Our neighbor is a softly rolling river transforming into "the devil's rocks" with mysterious, giant boulders lower down. I am a filmmaker and screenwriter, mostly of animated feature films. My collaborator friend who will spend time here is a documentary photographer based in Afghanistan. We are looking to create an artist's retreat, a magical garden on the property, as well as an arts and crafts studio and use the remaining ruin to create a sauna (a stream cascades by its walls all year round). We want to build treehouses, hobbit rooms and sky passages fit for a mystical garden circus. We want to learn about permaculture and use eventually generate electricity from the watermill. We have two sheep, chickens and two black cats. This will be a place to recharge and fill up to the brim with inspiration.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice
    Art Projects

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Travelers can enjoy the space, the forest, the local food, steam-punk festival in September, ocean 25 minutes away. We can exchange ideas, experiences, and stories. I was born in the USSR and lived in 4 other countries before settling in Brittany, France. I'm a Senior TED fellow and the screenwriter of an Oscar-nominated feature. But what is truly important is this: we need to think of new narratives to shape the story of the future, of new and open definitions on what it means to be human in the time when humanity faces transitions with unforeseeable outcomes. I want to contribute to the dialogue as a storyteller, imagining possible futures and creating a new global mythology to be shared around the world.

  • Help

    Help

    We are in early days of creation and will welcome the ideas of our visitors. Gardening, creatively restoring a small mill, building a creative shower and toilet, Mexican polished concrete style, treehouse building and art making to start.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Hebrew: Fluent
    Hungarian: Fluent
    Russian: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have 3 guest rooms, a small caravan and plenty of spaces to put up a a tent or yurt.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The village center is 8 minutes away by car. The home is accessible by an 800-meter dirt road, so we are quite isolated. The nearest town, with a train station, is 15 minutes away. There are buses and blablacar ride-shares, and we can pick people up. The ocean is 25 minutes away. There are plenty of festivals, markets, artists and artisans nearby, as well as a vibrant music scene and great food.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 3 hours a day, 5 days a week

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