Help needed in an animal sanctuary in Perche, Lower Normandy, France




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    I live in the regional nature reserve of Perche, in Lower Normandy, about 2h30 away from Paris in a small isolated house surrounded by fields, with many animals. This is a very beautiful place, without any neighbour.
    My home is a vegan place, and also a sanctuary for stray cats (12), rescued dogs (4), and retired horses from a riding school (3).

    I'm a psychoanalyst and a energy healer. I'm vegan and interested in ethnology and spirituality, nature, human and animal rights, politics, philosophy and I like discussing about these topics and many others.
    Beside my job, I spend much time alone with the animals or in nature but also enjoy having friends for dinner.
    I've been very busy developping a non-profit organisation about personal development I've created with some friends. Among many others, a part of this project was to set here a place to host people who need to take a break from their habits so they can discover and experiment another way of living, simple, more connected to Nature and to their deep aspirations. Now the organisation is runned by some other people and I'm focusing on the healings, the therapies and developping the hosting project personnaly.
    I'm on my own to do everything at home so I'm short of time to take care of the animals, do the daily routine, and work aside.

    An efficient help is needed in and around the house, in the garden and vegetable garden : animal love and experience, autonomy, a good sens of humour, enthousiasm, true working moments, this is a good balance to me.
    Workawaying here is based on "community/family" living, spending time together when I m at home, but also long moments alone on the countryside, only surrounded by many dogs and cats you have to take care of. I'm very respectful of people needs and always do my best to organise things so everyone as a moment for themselves beside the working hours but in return I'm asking my guests to be vegan while staying here , to be respectful, open-minded, reliable, and aware they're going to immerse themselves in an animal sanctuary day and night (maybe sleeping with at least one cat, probably a few) so ready to follow a few basic rules so everyone leaves in harmony all together.

    As I live with many animals together, please consider that safety is my first preoccupation, so :
    - I prefer not to host workawayers travelling with kids or animals :)
    - I need help from mature and autonomous people only,
    - I'll ask careless people to leave earlier than predicted.

    If you think you're fit to spend a while, I'll be glad to give you more details.

    Warm regards.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Living in a quiet place in the countryside surrounded by animals, focused on how they behave and communicate can be a very enriching experience for people who want to experiment a life more connected to nature.
    I enjoy discussing so once the job is done, I will be available and happy to talk about spirituality, psychology, nutrition, energy healing, self developpement, veganism and many other different topics.
    I can also teach French, vegan cooking, horse cares and show many touristic places in the area.

  • Help


    Housekeeping, cooking, walking the dogs, horses cares, organic gardening and permaculture (there is a huge job to do, work in progress), trimming, pruning trees, reparing fence, painting, DIY jobs, cleaning the stable, working on the organisation website... Many different things to do regarding the weather or the season and the workawayers skills.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Français, English

  • Accommodation


    A room in the house or a coach in the living room if the bedroom is already used by some ill cats.
    During the summer, if you have a tent, you can pitch it in the garden.
    We will have to share the bathroom.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    I can pick you up and bring you back to the bus or railway station when you arrive and leave.
    A car or a bike would be usefull to easily visit the beautiful landscape, small villages and manors of Perche. It is also a right place to hike.
    The house is small so I can only host volunteers one by one.

  • 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?


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    Hours expected

    4-5 hours a day, 5 d/week

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