Help needed for a Mum of 3 on the beautiful Crozon Peninsula, Brittany in the Perfect surfing territory!



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    UPDATED March 2019
    Our family of 5 went to a family of 4 earlier this year (my husband has left) and I can’t do it all on my own!!
    Desperately need fencing help, as well as some physical manual work.
    I also need someone who can help around the house, with the animals, mealtimes, with the children etc while I recover from an operation (I’ve been told off for doing too much!)
    Your own transport is a big bonus, as I currently can’t drive ☹️

    Please get in touch.

    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️A desire to 'get stuck in' and be part of our crazy family along with a good sense of humour are the most important things. 😊*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️

    Looking for people to help this year. In addition to general jobs around the house and garden, help with the children and pets there are also some more specific projects that i want/ need to tackle. So if you think you could help with any of them I would love to hear from you:
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ Continued development of the vegetable garden.
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ Demolition work.
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ Stone walling.
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ Clearance of an old orchard (strimming)
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ Log cutting/ stacking (chainsaw)
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ Refencing a field (wooden posts and electric fencing)
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ Interior painting jobs (you just have some previous experience )

    (I'll add to the list when I think of more things!)

    I need people who can just help out with whatever is needed and be flexible. People who can work on their own initiative. You must be trustworthy, reliable, have a good sense of humour and enjoy wine! (The last isn't necessary but I certainly need it !) . I love to share cultural experiences and welcome all nationalities. I can accommodate singles, couples and friends.

    We have fantastic reviews from our previous workaways and have enjoyed all of our experiences with them. If you think my little family could be for you, please get in touch 😊

    For those of you still reading.........Here's a bit more....
    I (Katie) and my 3 young children are a welcoming , English speaking family, living in a traditional farmhouse at the entrance to the beautiful Crozon Peninsula. We are an animal loving family and have dogs, 3 cats , chickens and horses.

    We are an easy going (if sometimes chaotic) household. Since my husband left us earlier this year, work has stalled and so i would really appreciate some help. There's always something to do; creating a vegetable patch, playing with the children, animal care, painting, carpentry, DIY, etc.

    We have a lot of physical work and particularly welcome artisans, anyone with building or roofing experience and anyone with chainsaw experience/ qualifications.

    A good personality and a good work ethic are the most important things we ask for.

    In return we can offer a lovely twin room, so you can have your own space with separate private shower room in the house with WIFI, all in a relaxed friendly, family environment, with shared home cooked meals.

    We also have a very large flat driveway with electric hook up and welcome anyone travelling with a campervan/ motor home. You will still have use of the house for mealtimes and have your own bathroom.

    We live 10 minutes drive from many stunning beaches and live in an area of outstanding natural beauty. We regularly see deer, hares and red squirrels.

    I am a qualified primary school teacher.......and run my one English business as well as hosting foreign language students (so I can’t always accommodate workawayers)

    I look forward to hearing from you.
    Katie x

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We hope that we can offer our workaways a family orientated stay and that we can all benefit from each other's cultures and life experiences.

  • Help


    Gardening, sewing, animal care, dog walking, cooking, cleaning, hedge cutting, log cutting, carpentry, general household help, painting, vegetable patch creation, roofing, stone walling......anything you can set your hand to really as there is plenty to be done!

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, some French.

  • Accommodation


    twin room with own bathroom.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Flights and main trains go to Brest and Quimper, both 35/40 minutes away. There is an additional train or bus service to Chateaulin, 10 minutes from us.

    Please be aware that we are quite rural, although not isolated. We are happy to drop you in the local town or to take you anywhere if we go, but otherwise you will need to walk, cycle (we have bikes you can's a bit hilly!) or bus (these are cheap).

    If you have your own transport that is a big bonus.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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