Come and join our permaculture project in Brittany, France

Country

France

updated  

Favourited 76 times


  • rating

    Host rating

  • feedbacks

    Feedback

    15  

  • last activity

    Last activity

    08/10/2019

  • facebook friends

    Nº of Facebook friends

    144

  • Last email replied

    Reply rate

    100.0 %

  • Last email replied

    Average reply time:

    within 3 days

  • Badges

    Super Host
    Facebook verified
Contact Register
  2019 

 Min stay requested: at least a week

J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D
  • Description

    Description

    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.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay
    Help with Eco project
    Animal care
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    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.

  • Help

    Help

    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

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, learning French, understand Dutch

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Comfortable double bedroom with your own bathroom or else we have a lovely yurt in the back garden.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

These are extra optional ratings when members leave feedback. The average rating left for each option is displayed.

Accuracy of profile: (5.0)

Cultural exchange: (4.8)

Communication: (5.0)










Host ref number: 665244591686