Help at our home in the woods in Plélauff, France



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 Min stay requested: at least a week

  • Description


    We are a couple in our early 60's. We have lived in Central Brittany since late 2019. We have a property bordering on the Nantes Brest Canal. We are at the end of a small road but a ten minute walk from the nearest village. There is no light pollution and you can see the stars. Fishing, boules and walking are popular local activities. I speak English and my wife can speak good French. We have a small gite which is available for use.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    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

    You can learn to speak colloquial English. We are happy to help progress your English or teach basic French if you do not already speak it. A basic knowledge of English would be helpful. My wife is a good cook.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    We have 9 hectares which need either clearing or preparing for greenhouse building. Trees to chop down. Buildings to maintain. A hanger roof needs replacing for someone who is not scared of heights. If you like outdoor work - chainsaw experience would be good. If you can drive a digger or operate small machinery that would be useful.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    We live in the main house on our private road. We have 2 small gites which are self contained a few metres away. Well behaved pets are welcome. We have a medium sized friendly dog and 2 cats.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The nearest train station is either Guingamp or Rennes. Buses are available from there. Tourist attractions include the Lac de Geurledan, the Vallée des Saintes, l'Abbaye de Bon Repos, Huelgoat with its rocks. You would need to access these in a car. The coast is about 60 km away north or south. Or just discover the local walks along the canal, or through the woods outside of hunting season. We have bicycles we can lend to visitors.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    Our internet connection is basic and occasionally does not work at all. So ok for emails, social media, television, not ok for gaming.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have a lot of space for your vehicle, no problem. We have gates to the property and the road is private, secluded and quiet.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Well behaved pets ok. We have a friendly medium sized dog who is castrated and submissive. 2 cats who can run fast.

  • 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

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