Come help us on a farm with horses, goats and many other animals in the Allier, France

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  2020 

 Min stay requested: at least 1 month

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  • Description

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    Fall 2020: to better prepare your work with us, please read the description carefully before contacting us. Welcome to our profile, for any questions don't hesitate to contact me. Regards Michel Hello, We live our passion for animals in a remote part of the urban world. Located 4 km from the town of a town of less than 500 inhabitants (Village of LE BREUIL) in Allier (03) between the towns of Vichy and Roanne (42), we settled in July 2005 and created a equestrian center specializing in horse riding in the countryside. In this panoramic place that we never stop contemplating, we share our life with obviously horses and ponies but also with our dogs, our cats and almost all the animals present on a farm (chickens, ducks, geese, rabbits and others). guinea pigs) but also more unexpected animals such as a Chinese pig, 1 chinchilla and exotic birds such as large parakeets and 3 parrots. Since 2018 the family has grown with the breeding of massive central breed dairy goats, which today has 20 mothers, 16 goats and 5 castrated billy goats. Every day the milk from our goats makes it possible to make goat cheeses that we market in a local network (mainly a client of the equestrian center). If you love animals like us and want to join our universe, we will be happy to welcome you to our home in order to share our passion with you and make you discover the joy of taking care of all our life companions both together and in four legs and 4 hooves. Obviously, life in contact with animals and in rural areas has constraints such as getting up every day even when you would like to do the graceful mat. Also, brave bad weather to go out and feed, even in all weathers, these some 45 ponies and horses, 3 donkeys, 1 cow, 8 dogs, 12 cats and all ... Suddenly, a helping hand is always welcome ... So, if you decide to take the step of our "door of Eden" it will be with great pleasure that we will have to introduce you to the milking of goats and to dairy processing (fresh goat cheese) as well as to care. daily for all our equines (pony, horses, donkeys), cows, dogs, cats, farmyard animals and exotic birds. For the more manual, there will always be wood to cut to feed the wood stoves that keep us warm in winter, brush clearing to maintain the fences of the parks of all our animals and the cleaning of the stables, goat barn, parks. and enclosures for various animals. For the less manual, the care of farm animals, small repairs to electric fences, riding equipment (sewing), help with the preparation of the ponies on the days of riding lessons. It is true that on a farm there are always thousands of things to do and the animals as well as the infrastructures require a lot of presence but what we retain above all is the richness of the human encounters that we have the chance to do. every year in this magnificent place surrounded by nature and life of all kinds. The little extra, our passion for horses and our coaching diplomas will allow you to discover our riding if you feel like it. Under no circumstances will the fact of making you ride a horse be due. Regarding accommodation you can be accommodated either in the club room of the equestrian center which has a kitchen area, a shower room, a toilet and a sleeping area upstairs in a small mezzanine with sloping ceilings or in a caravan close to our personal accommodation or in a tent depending on the season. However, you can come with your own caravan, camper van etc and install it on site, there is no lack of space ... At the meal level, we will provide you with all the food you need for the various meals of the day. using a shopping list that you will provide us (basic products ...) Meals can be taken together but to maintain a good balance in our daily relations we still want everyone to be able to maintain a certain autonomy in the organization of personal life (meals, evening ...). While waiting to meet, we thank you for taking the time to visit our profile… Michel and Alexandre Hi, If you need any further information, don't hesitate to contact me. Kind regards Michel


    Automne 2020: pour mieux préparer votre travail chez nous, veuillez lire attentivement le descriptif avant de nous contacter.
    Welcome to our profil, for any questions don't hesitate to contact me. Regards Michel

    Bonjour,
    Nous vivons notre passion pour les animaux en un lieu reculé du monde urbain.
    Installé à 4 km du bourg d'une commune de moins 500 habitants (Village de LE BREUIL) dans l'Allier (03) entre les villes de Vichy et Roanne (42), nous nous sommes installé en juillet 2005 et nous avons créé un centre équestre spécialisé dans l'équitation de pleine nature.
    Dans ce lieu au panoramique dont on ne cesse de contempler, nous partageons notre vie avec évidement des chevaux et des poneys mais également avec nos chiens, nos chats et presque tous les animaux présents dans une ferme (poules, canard, oies, lapins et autre cochons d'inde) mais aussi des animaux plus inattendus comme un cochon chinois, 1 chinchilla et des oiseaux exotique comme les grandes perruches et 3 perroquets. Depuis 2018 la famille s'est agrandi avec l'élevage de chèvres laitières de race massif central qui compte aujourd'hui 20 mères, 16 chevrettes et 5 boucs castrés. Chaque jour le lait de nos chèvres permet de fabriquer des fromages de chèvres que nous commercialisons en réseau local (client du centre équestre principalement).
    Si vous aimez les animaux comme nous et que vous souhaitez vous joindre à notre univers nous seront heureux de vous accueillir chez nous afin de vous faire partager notre passion et vous faire découvrir la joie de prendre soin de tous nos compagnons de vie à deux et à quatre pattes et à 4 sabots.
    Évidemment, la vie au contact des animaux et en milieu rural comporte des contraintes comme se lever tous les jours même quand on souhaiterait faire la grâce mat. Aussi, braver les intempéries pour sortir nourrir même par tous les temps ces quelques 45 poneys et chevaux, 3 ânes, 1 vache, 8 chiens, 12 chats et tout le toutim… Du coup, un coup de main est toujours le bienvenu...
    Alors, si vous décidez de franchir le pas de notre "porte d'Eden" ce sera avec un grand plaisir que nous aurons à vous initier à la traite des chèvres et à la transformation laitières (fromages de chèvres frais) ainsi qu'aux soins quotidiens de tous nos équidés (poney, chevaux, ânes), vache, chiens, chats, animaux de la basse-cour et oiseaux exotiques.
    Pour les plus manuel, il y aura toujours du bois à couper pour nourrir les poêles à bois qui nous gardent bien au chaud l'hiver, du débroussaillage pour entretenir les clôtures des parcs de tous nos animaux et le nettoyage des écuries, chèvrerie, parcs et enclos des divers animaux.
    Pour les moins manuel les soins aux animaux de la ferme, petites réparations de clôtures électriques, matériel d'équitation (couture), aide à la préparation des poneys les jours de cours d'équitation.
    Il est vrai que dans une ferme il y a toujours des milliers de choses à faire et les animaux ainsi que les infrastructures demandent beaucoup de présence mais ce que nous retenons avant tout c'est la richesse des rencontres humaines que nous avons la chance de faire chaque année dans ce lieu magnifique entouré de nature et de vie de toute sorte.
    Le petit plus, notre passion pour les chevaux et nos diplômes d'encadrant nous permettrons de vous faire découvrir notre équitation si l'envie vous en prend. En aucun cas le fait de vous faire monter à cheval ne sera un dû.
    En ce qui concerne le logement vous pourrez être logé soit dans la salle de club du centre équestre qui comporte un coin cuisine, une salle de douche, un wc et un coin nuit à l'étage dans une petite mezzanine mansardée soit, dans une caravane proche de notre logement personnel soit en tente selon la saison. Cependant, vous pourrez venir avec votre propre caravane, camping car etc et l'installer sur place, ce n'est pas la place qui manque...
    Au niveau repas, nous vous fournirons toute la nourriture nécessaire pour les différents repas de la journée à l'aide d'une liste des courses que vous nous fournirez (produits basiques...) Des repas pourront être pris en commun mais pour maintenir un bon équilibre dans nos relations quotidiennes nous souhaitons tout de même que chacun puisse conserver une certaine autonomie dans l'organisation de la vie personnelle (repas, soirée…).
    En attendant de se rencontrer, nous vous remercions d'avoir pris le temps de visiter notre profil…
    Michel et Alexandre

    Hi,
    If you need any further information, don't hesitate to contact me.
    Kind regards
    Michel

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We work all together and share meals together.
    It is true that in a farm there are always thousands of things to do and animals and infrastructure require a lot of presence but what we retain above all is the wealth of human encounters that we have the chance to do every year in this beautiful place surrounded by nature and life of any kind from where

  • Help

    Help

    All help is welcome as on a farm there is always something to do :-)
    If you like animals like us and you want to discover our universe we will be happy to welcome you to our home to share our passion and make you discover the joy of caring for our companions on two and four legs.
    So, of course, life in contact with animals and in rural areas involves constraints such as getting up every day, even when you would like to make dull grace. But also, brave the weather to go out to feed in all weathers these almost 50 ponies and horses, donkeys, cow and all the toutim ... So, a helping hand is always welcome ...

    So, if you decide to take the step of our "Eden door" it will be with great pleasure that we will have to introduce you to the milking of goats and the dairy processing (fresh goat cheeses) and why not to put you or put your saddle on one of our companions with four hooves.
    If you are more manual, there is always wood to cut to feed wood stoves that keep us warm in the winter. And if you are rather botanical, you may be able to introduce us to the maintenance of an orchard (apple, peach, cherry and plum trees) that we have just acquired.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have a nice little place to sleep with small kitchen and toilet and shower room
    Hoping to make your stay among us as pleasant as possible in our modest home we can accommodate you if it is free, in the club room of the equestrian center which has a kitchenette, a shower room, a toilet and a sleeping area upstairs in a small attic mezzanine.
    You will also be fed and whitened and we will be able to share meals together regularly, but to maintain a good balance in our daily relationships we still wish that everyone can maintain a certain autonomy in the organization of personal life (meals, evening ...).
    While waiting to meet, thank you for visiting our profile ...
    Michel and Alexandre

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We would like workawayers for périodes of at least one month

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    25

Host ref number: 887139294625