Hello ! We are Valentine and Wilfried and we've just bought a Manor, located in the heart of Britanny, in the Côtes d'Armor (22) department. This big family house is dated from 15th, 16th and 19th century and is full of history, little secrets and hidden corners. This used to be the house of Valentine's mother for 17 years and it's now ours.
We are welcoming all good willing people coming with their energy and will to learn building and renovation techniques.
The huge garden park is also to revive and redesign with new trees, flowers, plants and spaces to create.
Our goal is to revive this beautiful place !
In our home, you can be sure to learn every single position of the rebuilding profession - from carpenting, to bricklaying... It will be with great pleasure and huge thank you that we will welcome you.
Who we are ? We love arts, culture, music, meeting new people, we love our house and our garden.
We offer board and lodging and camping is also possible in the garden.
We are waiting for you
Valentine & Wilfried
Edit : the house is full now for the end of august but we will need any help (girls and boys) from september onward !!
DIY and building projects
Valentine is fluent in english and the rest of the family is french speeking and is always happy to communicate and learn new cultures. We leave nearby a wonderful old village called Moncontour de Bretagne, which has earned the tittle of most beautiful village in France. We would be delighted to show you the area. If you love walking, you have direct walking trails outside the manor.
Sea is only at 20 min driving and we are located directly in the center of brittany, with a kind of "mountain spirit and air" as we are closed to the mount of Bel Air at the end of the Mont d'Arrées small-mountain chain.
We also have a very beautiful lake nearby, and so many beautiful places to show you that we can't wait for your coming :)
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
Even if you've never worked or renovated a house before, we can show you all techniques necessary
Basic tasks awaiting ? Plaster with lime and sand (old and eco technique), plumbing, masonry, changing floors and renovating a century old wooden parquet, creating a new space in an old building (xvth century) and renovating the whole of it, walls, partitions and drywall...
We have two large rooms with beds available (up to 4/5 people in each room) and we also have a very nice garden of more than 2 hectares with a little wood where you can camp.
We have been working with french website Twiza and we had a couple of workers who came to learn and help already. It was a very nice and interesting experience that we would like to start again.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
5 hours per day, 5 days per week