Exchange languages and help with our garden and discover the beautiful countryside in Brittany, France

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  • Description

    Description

    ***Quick update september 2020 :
    En ce moment, c’est la rentrée scolaire en France…
    Ici, pas de grands projets : organiser la vie dans un nouveau logement, une maison et un jardin un peu sauvages, et profiter de la nature autour. 7 plages dans un rayon de 5 km !

    Pas besoin d’aide en particulier, juste le plaisir d’échanger si vous voulez… Comme je travaille au moins 3 jours par semaine, merci de m’indiquer si vous avez votre propre moyen de locomotion (vélo, voiture…) car vous aurez beaucoup de temps libre ici, mais les transports en commun ne sont pas toujours adaptés.
    Please check small changes down there***

    Quiet place, large garden, with apple trees, pear trees (...), strawberries, brambles and two hens gathering around.
    Great for people in a campervan or caravan

    Two lively kids (10 and 12) to play with! They learn basic English at school and are also interested in learning basic Spanish or German or...
    We like kayaking, paddling, surfing (bodyboard), rockclimbing, playing on the beach, birdwatching... and also playing boardgames and reading a lot, especially in winter.

    I worked one year in the UK (foreign language assistant), and one year in Guinea (solidarity project), also a few weeks in Germany and Bulgaria. I've always preferred working abroad than visiting as a tourist, so i think the workaway program is a great idea. I sometimes leave my home to go "workaway" myself!

    I'm now a primary school teacher with not so many opportunities for long lasting stays abroad. I teach French to children who recently arrived in France. I want my kids to feel as being citizens of the world, so it's good for us to exchange with people from elsewhere.

    I'm part of the team which launched a local currency (oct. 2016), in order to promote local trade, organic food, and to communicate about economics issues. (project similar to Bristol Pound, or Chiemgauer... at a smaller scale).

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Help around the house
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will have a good opportunity to discover a simple lifestyle in Brittany. We are close to the seaside and also close to the town of Morlaix. Many outdoor activities are possible.
    You'll learn proper French language (including slang if you wish)
    We enjoy cultural exchanges, we can also exchange about ecological ways of gardening.

  • Help

    Help

    We would like to improve our LANGUAGE SKILLS (I can speak English, little German, little Spanish).
    I would like you to boost my kids' interest for foreign languages...
    Help needed in the GARDEN if you want to; I always need advice in that field (as in many others)
    If you like COOKING, it could be really great ! we can swap recipes.

    Work could be : (choose and tell us what you prefer, we'll mainly do it together!)

    - using the strimmer or the scythe to cut the high grass "savanna" (partly done)
    - making small wooden labels with "pyrograveur" (mostly done)
    - weeding around fruit trees (partly done)
    - sometimes preparing the meals we'll have together
    - building a small shelter to keep hay dry
    - teaching us some yoga
    - repairing the old greenhouse
    ...

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    German: Intermediate
    Spanish: Beginner
    Italian: Beginner
    Romanian: Beginner

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We recently moved in, many small repairs to do, and it's a bit messy and partly unorganised yet!

    Shared bathroom (shower).

    I mostly use organic products in the kitchen, but there are many exceptions.
    We regularly eat eggs and fish, but I would be happy to learn how to cook for vegetarians.
    When my kids are at home, we could sometimes have chicken or pork sausages. (strict vegan diet might not fit well)

    No television here.
    My elder son plays the guitar, the youngest the trumpet. Althought the house is really quiet most of the time! We just got an electronic keyboard and would love someone able to teach us!

    There's no pet inside the house, except a few harmless spiders and some flies (summer). Two hens in the garden.
    I'm not ready to host dogs in the house (sorry)

    We are not used to cigarette smoke, so we'll ask you not to smoke inside the house...
    Possibility to camp in the garden. (in summer)

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Close : Morlaix, Chateau du Taureau, Plougasnou, cairn de Barnenez (one of the oldest human buildings in the world!)...
    A little further : Brest (Oceanopolis), Ile de Batz, Perros-Guirec...
    IMPORTANT: local public transport is poor in our village, but very good as soon as you reach Morlaix (buses and trains).
    I can pick you up at Morlaix train station (TGV), at Roscoff harbour for those coming by ferry from Ireland or England.
    PLEASE let me know if you come with your car or bike...

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 3 or 4 hours a day, 4 or 5 days a week

beautiful bay
Sailing in summer
free hens

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