Join our new permaculture adventure with lots of different projects in Pays de la Loire, France



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    Hello friends, we are Pierre-Henri and Bea and we have been given the opportunity to take over PH’s parents’ farm and turn it into an organic farm. PH and his sister officially took over the farm in January 2021. The goal is to grow produce such as lentils/chickpeas/beans etc. PH's sister keeps a herd of mohair goats that are just the cutest, fluffiest little animals.

    The farm is situated in beautiful Vendée, close to Lake Jaunay and a 15 minute drive from the beaches. The weather is hot and sunny for the summer months and the region is very touristy. On the farm there are cows, chickens, sheep, mohair goats, bees, our german shepherd Chewbaca, horses from time to time, an airport for small hobby airplanes, 2 holiday homes and 100 hectares of crops. At the farm everyone is welcome and it is always a busy hive of activity.

    We are a young active couple that loves to be busy. We love being in the outdoors, going for walks, surfing or swimming in the sea. Bea is originally from Ireland, and we love playing music. We have a piano if you like to play. We can lend you a bike to discover the area and we are happy to share our life with you ! We like to eat according to the seasons, and we love to cook together and eat with friends. For us culture exchange is about learning and sharing skills, meeting like minded people and enjoying good moments together.
    We look forward to welcoming you on the farm !
    Bea and PH

    Bonjour les amis! Nous sommes Pierre-Henri et Bea et on a la chance de prendre l’ancienne ferme des parents de PH et de le mettre en transformation biologique. La ferme est située en la belle Vendée près du lac du Jaunay et 15 minutes des plages par voiture. Le climat est chaud et beau la plupart de l’année, et en été la région accueil plein de touristes. Sur la ferme il y a des vaches, des chevres mohair, des poules, des moutons, des abeilles, notre berge allemande Chewbaca, des chevaux de temps en temps, une piste ULM avec des petites avions pendants l’été, des gites et des champs pour cultiver. A la maison tout le monde est bienvenu !

    On est un couple jeune et actif. On aime bien être dehors, nager à la mer, faire du surf, des randonnées etc. Bea es de l’origine irlandaise es on aime bien la musique, on a un piano si vous avez envie de jouer. On peut vous prêter un vélo pour découvrir les alentours et on est contente de partager notre vie avec vous ! On aime bien manger selon les saisons, cuisiner ensemble et faire des repas avec des amies. Pour nous le woofing c’est à propos d'apprendre, de rencontrer des gens qui pensent comme nous et de partager des bons moments ensemble.
    A bientôt sur la ferme !
    Bea et PH

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Learn about: permaculture, agroforestery, beekeeping, construction; storing produce, pruning/planting trees, gardening, brewing beer, irish/french culture, english/french language

    apprendre a propos de: Permaculture, apiculture, agroforestery, construction, conserver de la nourriture, tailler/planter des arbres, jardinage, apiculture, brasserie, culture irlandaise/francaise, langue francaise/anglaise

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    We spent a year in New Zealand in 2019, where we did a lot of volunteering ourselves and we took part in many inspiring and interesting projects. We are very interested in permaculture and in living more consciously with nature. We have just finished building our Tiny House, but there are many other interesting projects that we would like help with such as :
    - building projects such as wrap around terrace/shed/chicken coop/compost hacienda/greenhouse etc.
    - Maintenance of our bee hives and building new ones
    - Our food forest
    - Storing produce for winter
    - Brewing our own beer
    - Making a pizza oven
    - Planting trees.
    And many other projects depending on the season and your interests and skills !


    Nous avons passé un an à Nouvelle Zélande en 2019, ou on a fait beaucoup de Woofing nous-mêmes et on a vu pleins des projets sympa et inspirant. On est particulièrement intéressé par la permaculture et à vivre plus consciemment avec la nature. On a juste fini de construire notre Tiny House. On a pleins de projets intéressantes comme :
    - la construction
    - l'entretien de notre ruche et de mettre en place des nouvelles ruches
    - un grand potager qui a besoin de beaucoup d'entretien.
    - La foret nourricière
    - conserver les légumes pour l'hiver.
    - brasser notre propre bière
    - construction d’un four de pizza
    - planter des arbres
    et beaucoup d'autre projets selon les saisons et vos intérêts et compétences.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Heated caravan with outside kitchen/ and shower/toilet. This is covered and has all the modern amenities like electricity, hot water etc. We like to eat seasonal food, mostly vegetarian.

    Caravan chauffée avec cuisine/toilet/douche exterieur. Il y a d'electricité, eau chaude etc.
    On mange sellons les saisons un diet plutôt végétarien.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Visit: Lac du jaunay, les sables d'olonne, st gille croix de vie, puy de fou, la roche sur yon, salt marshes, the seaside and the beaches.
    To do: cycling, surfing; swimming, walking, fishing.
    You can borrow a bicycle or a car.

    Visiter: Lac du jaunay, les sables d'olonne, st gilles croix de vie, puy du fou, la roche sur yon, marais salants, la cote, les plages.
    Faire: vélo, surf, nager, pécher, randonnée...

    Vélo/voiture a disposition.

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    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.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    4/5 heures par jour max, 5 j/sem.

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Host ref number: 272491281559