Awesome horse farm and rural retreat near Haras du Pin, Orne, Lower Normandy - creative spaces, rural co-working, well-being, sport ( great running and cycling trails nearby etc). , horses...happiness ! Whippets, horses and cats. Looking for great people to share their various skills, mindsets and time here in this very magical place. Healthy living,(gardeners welcome !) kindness, mud, music (piano and various instruments around the place...if you can strum my son will be over the moon).
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Help with Computers / internet
Hopefully you will experience a mix of cultures and languages with the host family but also from other workawayers and visitors as the project develops.
*️*️Update : looking for a mature person or couple to help us through the summer months and be on site throughout August. Preference given to those with experience with horses (not necessarily riding, more care at grass) and dogs...
All kinds of help required with the projects here, tell us what you can do I'm sure there will be something for you here. Looking for lots of enthusiasm and genuine desire to help others. Generally would look for 5 days in a week and open to long stays for those that fit and feel happy here. Examples include help to develop the kitchen garden, preferably biodynamic or along those lines; quite a few building and woodwork projects if you are good with your hands - if you have your own tools even better ! Help with the horses, feeding, care and riding if you have relevant level and own insurance, our horses are mostly retired racehorses and not suitable for beginners - we have an interesting charity involving former racehorses used in human therapy (Equine Assisted Therapy) so anyone good with computers / web design and blogging will be an amazing help with this - it has very international scope so would be good for CV's.
*️*️Calling all artists and writers .....
There is a large space in the Pressoir that would be an ideal studio for artists in the summer months and the whole place is very well suited to artists and writers looking for a peaceful, inspiring retreat. Special arrangement for retreats if you wish to take your own house on the site and use the Pressoir as your summer studio.
French is a bonus but we are a bilingual family so it is not essential (though not much english spoken locally in the countryside). Food is a big part of life here with so many great local products - cuisine from around the world would be amazing if you like cooking or want to try your hand at french country dishes !
English and French
Various options, in the farmhouse, other house, if clients not booked in (to discuss), camping (bring your own camping car or tent or let us know and we can provide tent and bedding etc. ) it depends on time of stay and availability (and what you prefer !). Great locally sourced food ! Eat with the family and extended family of visitors here.
Very close to Haras du Pin and many attractions that lower Normandy has to offer. Own transport would be a good idea - some bikes here but remember this is rather rural ...not a walk to a village type spot ;)
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week