A little family home help and learn about our peaceful life on the islands, in Belle-Ile-en-mer, France



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  • Description


    My name is Ivan, I am 27, the fourth in a happy family of 5 children.
    I completed a Masters degree in Sports Management in Paris in 2017. I have worked in Belle-Ile every summer since I was 16 and I go work in other places during winter (Alps, Portugal...)
    After some Workaway experiences as a helper in several countries (Colombia, Peru, Portugal…), in various environments (campsites, farms, eco hostels, animal rescue centers, child care centers), I decided to host volunteers too!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Language practice
    Art Projects

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I won’t ask for more than 3 hours a day, and tasks will never be the same from one day to the other!
    Having a little help is always nice. When not helping, you could learn about the peaceful islander life, the Breton culture, or simply enjoy this wonderful island that deserves to be visited...

    Having already travelled to some places, I have learnt to speak English, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese fluently.
    Now I would love to learn German…

    Some information :
    - the closest beach from my house is 5 minutes walking.
    - the biggest supermarket is only 500 meters away.
    - Le Palais (main village) is 5 minutes walking. Nice nightlife in the summer.
    I can also lend you a bicycle, a surfboard, some diving equipment, and the house is well equipped to enjoy Belle-Ile properly.

  • Help


    I would mostly need help taking care of the two family homes.
    I grew up on the island with my parents and siblings, but I'm the only one still living here in the main house, but my family still comes from time to time.

    I recently acquired the right house.

    The main work would be the maintenance and housecleaning of the right house (once/twice a week) and general help in the other family house. Tasks will be different everyday:
    - home cooking,
    - gardening,
    - building,
    - painting,
    - general maintenance…

    Don't worry, I won't expect too much work from you, my goal is also to have a genuine cultural exchange with you!

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    Please contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    You will have your own private room. The kitchen and the bathroom are shared.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    About Belle-Ile: a beautiful island located in South Brittany, 5500 inhabitants in winter, but 10 times more crowded in the summer (July, August) but here the busy season goes from April to mid October.
    A lot to see in Belle-Ile: more than 80 beaches, a lot of touristic points and activities (sailing, surfing, cycling, etc.)
    The island is only accessible by boat, reaching « Le Palais » (13kms from the mainland) takes 45 minutes.
    And I live really close to Le Palais, close to the village of Bordilla (I can pick you up at the boat station).

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 3 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 927715965167