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We moved to France after our world travels in 2016. We bought this property in 2003 with a vision to create a sustainable, education and demonstration site. So we had been renovating the house and redesigning and regenerating the land, until finally circumstances allowed us to follow our dream of leading a more balanced and connected lifestyle in the French countryside.
Glen is originally from the UK and Karen from South Africa. We have made France our home and are in the process of setting up a Permaculture demonstration and education site. Karen in a certified Permaculture designer, educator and life coach, and Glen is a all round handyman with a keen interest in woodland management, forest gardens (perennial food forests) and aquaponics.
We have dogs, chickens, turkeys, ducks, pigs, sheep and goats. We grow our own veggies in annual raised beds, and plan to move towards a more low energy input perennial food forest which we are setting up in 2019. We raise our pigs for meat and started a Community Pig club. Our sheep's wool is being used by the Crafting Guild, and lambs meat is sold in the autumn. We believe passionately in good animal husbandry and in treating all our animals with respect. We also practise rotational grazing thereby improving out pasture land (we also offer an eco-mowing services to the local community)
We are creating a glamping site with 2 yurts and composts loos for the summer 2019 season and welcome anyone with woodworking skills or interest in compost loo building to join us in this adventure.
In short we are creating a polyincome scalable farm and welcome any likeminded individuals to share part of our journey.
Please note: we have 4 dogs so only dog friendly people should apply. We ask for a minimum commitment of 1 week.
Help with Eco project
Chance to experience the French countryside.
Great food and drink in a friendly warm household
Sharing our experience and knowledge in the field of regenerative agriculture, permaculture and woodland management.
Helping out with animals routines, moving animals, cleaning animal areas setting up new camps
Growing food - planting seeds, weeding, harvesting
Building a few eco projects we have planned such as a compost loo, workshop and foresters shed
Help with setting up a glamping site and yurt area
Mowing, hedge trimming, other general garden duties
English, learning French, understand Dutch
Comfortable double bedroom with your own bathroom or else we have a lovely yurt in the back garden.
We have bikes available to explore the local area. Lots of walks from the house. Unfortunately as we are quiet rural there is no public transport but we are only 5km from 2 nearest towns.
Larger city such as Lorient 35km away, and many interesting and historic villages in the area.
We are willing to pick up workaways from train stations within reasonable distance and offer lifts to shops or local attractions when we are able.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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