Vegetarian retreat here in Brittany, France

  • France
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  • Last activity: 12 Nov 2023



 Min stay requested: 1 week or less



  • Description


    la geriais a beautiful place not far from Redon The place was bought as a ruin 30 years ago with 7 hectares of land ,a place full of natural materials, an old stone quarry in the woods near an old ruined chapel dedicated to Marie Magdalene and standing stones and near a chateau called Le Port D'or
    We have slowly been renovating the buildings with little means but lots of enthousiasm and recuperated materials; We love nature and living a life in tune with nature; We run short group and individual workshops and retreats on different themes ; We eat organic vegetarian food
    Joy, half owner of the place is a musician , violinist singer , runs a small choir and works as a craniosacral therapist and is also a music therapist she also works accompagning people on alchemical retreats which she studied with a sufi teacher and musician pir Vilayat khan and offers also the Dances of universal, peace in her workshops which include voice and body work , meditation and song and dance ;Maarten, musician , clown .... is still half owner yet lives here on and off in between periods away with a horse and wagon etc

    Our aim here is to live well and in the present ,respecting nature , tolerant of each other , being true to ourselves and respecting and encouraging the special and unique gifts that each person has to offer , we are hard working and enthousiastic and ask for people who have this quality too and who are not afraid of pulling up brambles or piling up logs working together with etc !!! bUt of course respecting your limits !
    we are living in a place where we respect the nature and practice self sustainable living; respect the earth as being part of us so honouring the land as ourselves ; One aim is to provide a place where people can meet live, laugh ,play sing , dance where art ,music ,theatre and good organic vegetarian food has its place too and we share these talents ;We do not encourage addictions and habitual use of alcohol and drugs is not part of our way of life ;
    At the moment we need to do lots of clearing , planting ,preparing , weeding etc in the garden , Another job required is to make more cabins and spaces so people can come on retreats and have time to listen within and celebrate their creativity This spring we will finish the kerterre lime house ; We have had wwoofers for 2O years here so we are used to having people here and Joy was brought up in a community in GB with lots of different people and 30 years of Wwoofers!
    Our aim is to build up a small community of friends who share our spiritual values to care and respect for each other and the planet and work towards more unity and love in everyday life ;People are welcome who are both happy to work alone and together and willing to respect a simple rythm that we set up together to make the stay easy for both .

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    with the corona virus w e dont have courses any more so its quiet but thinking about planning a few sing_ing groups to keep the moral happy tHeres a market still to meet people!

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    We would like help with general clearing, an organic garden , gathering and using stones for building Making nice spaces outside for meeting, dry toilets and outside showers etc . cutting and gathering wood and making faggots for the bread oven

  • Languages spoken

    Danish: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We have a room with 4 beds in the house,

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    to get here you can take a train to Redon and we will fetch you

  • 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

  • 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?


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    Hours expected

    4 to 5 hours a day

Host ref number: 987753669793

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