Be in contact with animals and nature at our old farmhouse near Vannes, France



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    Our place is an old farmhouse in Saint-Avé, near Vannes. The idea is to restore one’s peace and creativity, being and working with the horses, donkeys and other animals. Our place is an association that create links between people who want to work outside (and inside themselves) It was born from the meeting of Gaëlle (psychologist) Yvon (farmer) and Vital (martial art's teacher). In contact with animals and nature, we offer kids and grown-ups meditation and creative workshops, as well as psychotherapy work involving animals and art.
    We are two, sometimes more, people living in the shared house, the neighbourhood helps us and everyday some volunteers too.
    We believe in art’s healing powers as it has, for centuries, enabled to break boundaries, resettle people in the present, and because it requires awareness and accuracy, both in terms of intention and gesture. Donkeys and horses have a lot to offer to people in need of a break, or a change in their life.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Charity Work
    Art Projects

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You might learn quite a bit with/from our horses and donkeys. If you want to speak French, of course, you will (English is spoken as well, no worries). Depending upon the time at which you want to come, we offer different kinds of workshops for kids & grown-ups, including qi gong and martial arts at times.

  • Help


    We’ve been there for 3 years trying to make this work, and your help would be most welcome! We can use any skill in construction and renovation – electricity, etc. – The main forthcoming works are the sanitization of an old farmhouse, and building a phytopurification system and pond.
    We are now building gypsy caravan.
    And, of course, there is also work that doesn’t require any skill in particular and we have to make every day : gardening, tending the pastureland ( pick up dung, watching animals, etc...). And, if you’re into making (land) art, there is plenty of space for you to enjoy yourself.
    Every saturday afternoon, some children come for a workshop, it's great to be there helping children to create and buiLd little things.

    Please contact us for more information. We are 10 minutes’ drive away from Vannes (train station and historical city centre), and 15 to 20 minutes’ drive from the Golfe du Morbihan. We can pick you up from the station or drive you on sunday to touristics places but the best for you is to have your own car.

    See you soon!

    Gaelle and Co

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    English: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
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  • Accommodation


    1 independent bedroom in a shared house (3 bedrooms, one kitchen and one bathroom).

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is quite a lot to see. You can hike, we have a bike you can use, and there are lots of places to drive to (beautiful beaches, standing stones in Carnac and elsewhere, ancient Celtic cairns and tombs you can visit), stunning islands where to spend a day (l' Île aux Moines is just one of many), old towns (Vannes, Auray...).

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    • 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.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

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