Hello! I live in a big wooden cabin over-looking a lake, surrounded by nature and singing birds! The land is private, isolated, beautiful & peaceful with 2 acres of garden and woodland, with views. If you like relaxing in nature? I have built the cabin (160m2) as a home, with a separate acupuncture clinic. I work from home and receive patients in the clinic, and sometimes teach small groups of students. Last year a friend from Japan ran Medical Qi Gong retreats here. I have planted 1000 trees! This year i am concentrating on planting herbs & flowers for teas and salads.
I am a single-parent acupuncturist with a 7 yr old daughter. Projects outside include land-clearing (strimming), moving and stacking firewood, fencing, weeding, building project- solar-shower & eco toilets for campers. Solar outside hot tub. Today we started building a wood-fire sauna (sweat-lodge) outside.
Inside jobs are cooking, jam-making (in season), making apple compote, cleaning, window-cleaning.
I want to get some summer jobs done outside with a holiday atmosphere while bbq'ing, eating good food, partying, listening to music, swimming in the lake, fishing, kayaking and generally having fun !
It would be good to meet via Skype or Whatsap for a quick chat, before confirming dates.
The work here outside at the moment is clearing around the lake. I am cutting back willow and brambles with a chain-saw and strimmer. Then i need some help clearing, dragging all the cut branches to a fire to be burnt. Then i have a tree to cut up for fire-wood, and move in wheel-barrows, to be stacked in a shed ready for the winter. In the garden this year i am planting & growing herbs for teas. I want to prepare a small area for growing food next year. I have planted a thousand trees! Now i need to rip up all the black plastic from the ground, that has protected the trees while they were young. It's a kinda boring job! There is also always the cleaning! Window-cleaning;
Sharing cooking, eating good food together, good sense of humour...
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
This will be a getting back to nature experience !
The organic kitchen here offers filtered water, with ozone. We have a juice extractor. Smoothie-maker, Colloidal silver. Organic herbs. Apples and fruit trees, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, apricots, goose-berries, pears, cherries, red-currents, goji. Also many different types of oak trees, silver birch, hazel, willow, chestnut, wild-cherry, lime, ash, holly, lilac, maple, ginkgo etc
Projects outside include moving and stacking firewood, making pathways, fencing, weeding, land-clearing, preparing herb and veg gardens, re-building a solar-shower & eco toilets for campers. Also, a little child-minding, house-sitting while away, watering plants, help cooking, cleaning etc
SUMMER - A luxury 4m Bell-Tent with a wood-burner.
WINTER - a SINGLE room inside the house.
Shared bathroom (hot tub & shower), kitchen, living-room, toilet, washing-machine, internet, printer, library of books, dvd's, cd's..
cycling routes, walks in nature, kayak, fishing, medieval market town, river vilaine, local forests, st just megalithic stone circles, local organic market, organic herbal tea grower neighbours (le petit jardin), restaurants,
SITUATED 30 MINUTES SOUTH OF RENNES - NEAR 'LE GRAND FOUGERAY'.
NEAREST TRAIN STATION IS 'GUIPRY-MESSAC' OR 'LANGON-FOUGERAY' from RENNES/REDON/NANTES.
AIRPORTS RENNES (OR NANTES). NEAREST MAIN TRAIN STATION IS RENNES
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week