Our aim is to provide a safe and tranquil space for "green camping" for people to enjoy the simplicity of nature, get back to basics and de- stress.
We live on an old farm with lots of space surrounded by beautiful views of the See Valley. Its calm and peaceful. We are just completing renovations on the farmhouse with an aim to move in at the end of January!! Yipee!! We have a pig, chickens and goat, as well as our very friendly dog and cat!
We are looking for workawayers who are keen to spend a a month or so with us to help get the land and site ready for Spring. There is always something to do and we are looking for helpers with a can do attitude - able to get n with tasks independently as well as working with us on particular projects.
Reducing our impact on the environment is important to us so we are learning what we can do to reduce our "footprint" we are keen to learn from others expertise and experience. We want to up and recycle as much as possible so creative ideas are welcome.
We are friendly and open and like the simple things in life - good company, homemade food and a beer, especially round a good fire under the stars. If you feel you would fit in and would like to share your experiences and skills then we would love to stay and help us so we can help others!
come join us!
Niki and Dom
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
We are an open and friendly family with lots of interests and skills. We are looking for volunteers who are happy to get involved, share their skills and ideas and like being around children.
We love cooking and sharing new recipes and trying new foods, we like a wide range of music and sharing ideas about the World. Dom is a bit of a buff on Military History and I enjoy yoga and cooking.
We eat both non and vegetarian foods.
Do you have tree skills - We need help to tidy the orchard.
We have our "Projects Wall List" that helps to to prioritize jobs and tasks but there is room for you to choose a specific activity or task you would like to work on and can even be achieved during your stay!
Some of our projects include:-
Repair and re do fencing
getting poly tunnels ready and seeding plants etc
Trees skills - sorting out trees in the orchard
Building raised beds out of stone for vegetable and herb growing
Creating edible "pockets" across the site for tent stays
Help with land clearing - stones, brambles etc
Rebuilding part of the stone wall using traditional techniques
Pointing and rendering using traditional methods - house, old bakery
Small to larger building projects using recycled materials where possible and up cycling projects.
Help out / share cooking and tidying up
As of the end of Jan we have our trusty static available - it has been our home for 3 years. It has 2 bedrooms, kitchen and lounge area. We also have a cosy camper van.
We have a communal area for relaxing and playing pool, listening to music etc. We have a bathroom with shower on site and we use dry toilets / compost toilets. We have internet access / computer access. We also have regular get togethers with a group of friends on site so plenty of opportunity to meets with others, practice language exchange and share ideas!
Smoking outside sleeping areas please.
We ask 5 hours daily in the week. Friday mornings is site tidy day and the weekends are your own for exploring the area / chilling!!
We are about 4.5 kms from the nearest town with a variety of amenities and 15kms from Avaranches with bars, cafes, resturants etc
We have 2 bicycles available for your use and can collect from bus / rail stations in Avaranches.
There are lots of activities you can do around the area - canoeing, cycling, swiming, walking, fishing, microlites, horse riding to name a few.
We are 45 mins from Le Mont Saint Michel, about 1.5 hours from the Normandy Beaches.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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