Eco renovation and sailing in Morbihan and on a farm near Poitiers, France



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    I am belgian and canadian, and I am retired. I have 3 children aged 30 to 35, but they lead their own lives.
    We have a holiday place on the water edge of Golfe du Morbihan (with boats) in a beautiful spot in Brittany near Vannes (France).
    I am in the process of doing some renovation to a denn next to the house, and the garden needs attending. But when the weather permits, I go sailing to the islands and offer you to come along.
    For these projects I am on my own, and I would appreciate the help of an enthousiastic guy (or girl) with some (small) building experience or interest. No skills are needed for sailing.
    We would work 4 or 5 hours/ day, and go sailing or hiking, cycling, reading, the rest of the time.
    The boats are anchored in front of the house.
    However, before returning to Britany early april, I am planing to spend 2 wks (from March 15 to March 30 on my son's rural estate near Poitiers (France) where we are fixing another old house, and it would be great if you would like to come and help me there first. It is quite a nice place too if you like nature. If this was the case, we would drive together from there to Brittany.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will have the opportunity to learn various aspects of self building/ renovation. Also an opportunity to sailing experience if you wish.

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    Enthousiastic, and pleasant person with some small experience or interest in renovation to help me fix a workshop.
    If you are Interested in sailing. I have boats and we can go to the islands. No experience needed.
    Positively Non smokers please.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Your own room and shared bathroom. We will cook together what we like (I buy the food of course).

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    What else ...

    We are on the water edge, 20 minutes away by bus from the center of the nice old town of Vannes (train station). We have sailing and power boats, bikes, etc.. and a hiking trail passing right in front of our house.
    Ideal for someone enthousiastic who likes water sports and renovation.

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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