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.
Help with Eco Projects
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.
We need help with mostly outdoor jobs. Strimming, creating a permaculture pottage, fencing, repairing and erecting polytunnels and fruit cages.
This host offers a language exchange
This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
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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.
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.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.
Secure parking with electric hook up if required
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week