Learn about self-sufficiency and help with outdoor projects in Saint Patrice du Desert, Normandy, France



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  • Description


    We are a English retired couple Linda and Dave, living on our small holding in rural Basse Normandy. We have goats for milk and meat, chickens and ducks for eggs. Bees for honey and wax. We also have two border terriers and a medium sized lab X. There are five cats too. We have a good size courtyard with outdoor kitchen with smokers, wood pizza oven and BBQ and a great firepit, we use these all year round. We have a separate arts/crafts studio with its own accommodation, bathroom and kitchen. We are five minute drive from the pub, 10 minutes from two local towns, one with a beach and swimming lake and 15minutes from a beautiful art deco thermal spa town.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Farmstay help
    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

    Being at Lingramiere will provide an insight into self sufficiency, making the most of produce and managing the well-being of bee's, fowl and goats. Locally we have a goat cheese farm, cider and Calvados producer. Friends nearby who have an alpca farm for fleece production and trekking. Obviously, there's French cheeses, bread, croissants, wines etc to enjoy too.

  • Help


    We need help with mostly outdoor jobs. Strimming, creating a permaculture pottage, fencing, repairing and erecting polytunnels and fruit cages.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    Heated, self contained two floor cottage, double bed, bathroom with shower, kitchen with fridge and tea/coffee making etc plus dinning area and access to WiFi. All food will be provided and eaten either in the courtyard or farmhouse dinning room.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are happy to collect you from the port of Caen or the train station in Alencon or Le Mans. There will be two bikes available or the Smart car for local sightseeing. We are a popular destination for visitors during the summer and there are many beautiful and different places to explore. The forest is on our doorstep and we have much wildlife to see.

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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

    Secure parking with electric hook up if required

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 534366975562