Animal-lover welcome to our Alpaca farm in the heart of the Monts d'Arrée in Finistere, France

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  • Última actividad: 21 mar 2024



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  • Descripción


    I am looking for a volunteer to help out on my 10 ha farm/smallholding with the maintenance of the farm, the house, the garden and from time to time with animal husbandry tasks.
    Apart from a menagerie of dogs and cats I, Nina, am the only one in the household. Originally from the Netherlands, Dutch is my native language, but I am fluent in English and speak reasonably good French. If you want to learn French, I would be happy to speak French with you, although at times I may have some difficulty expressing myselve fully in French, and will probably end up speaking English.
    I have always been very animal orientated and my five dogs and four cats live in the house as part of the family. Furthermore I have many alpacas, as well as two ponies, a donkey and chickens. It is therefore imperative that a volunteer who comes here is an animal lover, as well as a non-smoker.
    Members of the public can visit the farm to learn about alpacas and the different stages involved in the transformation of their fleece into spun yarn and felt.
    I am fully vaccinated against COVID-19. For my own protection and that of my clients I cannot take volunteers without a valid pass sanitair (COVID vaccination passport)

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Construcción y bricolaje
    Cuidado de animales
    Ayuda en una granja
    Ayuda doméstica
    Mantenimiento general
  • Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de las NU
    Fin de la pobreza
    Hambre cero
    Salud y bienestar
    Educación de calidad
    Igualdad de género
    Agua limpia y saneamiento
    Energía asequible y no contaminante
    Trabajo decente y crecimiento económico
    Industria, innovación e infraestructura
    Reducción de las desigualdades
    Ciudades y comunidades sostenibles
    Producción y consumo responsables
    Acción por el clima
    Vida submarina
    Vida de ecosistemas terrestres
    Paz, justicia e instituciones sólidas
    Alianzas para lograr los objetivos
  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Having lived here for many years, for those who are interested, I will be happy to share our cultural and culinary experiences of the Netherlands, France and Brittany. For those who want to learn new skills, I shall be happy to share my knowledge of animal care (I am a (retired) veterinary surgeon) and what I have learned myself about farming. I also practice the craft of wool transformation and would be happy to teach a volunteer to spin, felt, dye wool, machine knit, etc.

  • Ayuda


    As this is a working animal farm, as well as a tourist attraction, there are chores to do around the farm all year through (fencing, mucking out stables, maintenance of paddocks and equipment, etc). At the moment the main priority is the garden, as well as maintenance and repairs around the farm.
    The garden is always in need of attention. Hedges and some trees may need to be cut back or felled. All of this is physical work, although not hard. I have petrol power tools and use tractor power for the really heavy work!
    At all times I can use volunteers with farming/gardening experience as well as building skills. I have some little projects that I would like to see realized. which may involve bricklaying, carpentry, plumbing, and plastering.
    Sometimes you can also be involved with the alpacas, and help with the training and husbandry tasks (clipping claws, etc) or with sorting out the fleeces, which is great and easy work for rainy days!

    So if you think that you may be able to help, please get in touch.

  • Idiomas

    Idiomas hablados
    Inglés: Fluido
    Francés: Fluido
    Holandés: Fluido

    Este anfitrión ofrece intercambio de idiomas
    I like to exchange with volunteers on languages. I am interested in picking up the basics of other languages, especially Irish and Spanish

  • Alojamiento


    The accommodation is limited to two guest rooms. The smaller room is very light and has a beautiful far-reaching view over the valley. The second room is larger and has a television. Both rooms have WiFi access.
    Bathroom and toilet are shared, but only a few steps away from both rooms.
    I will of course provide all the meals. I bake most of the bread and make my own yoghurt and try too eat healthily with produce from the garden, fields or hedgerows whenever possible. But I am not vegetarian and have only little experience with vegetarian cooking. However, if a volunteer wants to share his/her culinary experiences and help out with the cooking, this would be greatly appreciated.
    I am sorry but I cannot cater for restricted or complicated diets.

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    The house ls located in a beautiful area in the heart of the National Parc of the Monts d'Arrée in Finistere, where there is lots to see and do. The house is set on a hill, with far reaching views over the Aulne valley and the Montagnes Noires in the distance.
    The surrounding countryside has a wild beauty with both woodland and moreland within walking distance. The footpaths start at the gate of the property.
    The towns of Brest and Quimper are both only a 30 minute drive away, as is the sea with it's sandy beaches. Our town has a railway station, with several daily connections to the major towns in Finistere and to the rest of France via the high speed rail link.
    Due to this central location it is an ideal place for tourists who want explore this part of Brittany, be it by train, car, bicycle, on horseback or on foot. For volunteers without their own transport I can provide bikes or take them to the nearest rail or bus station.
    The region is rich in history, with traces of occupation dating back to the bronze age. The strong celtic identity and the revival of the traditional Breton music and dance is evident in the many village festivals that take place nearly every week during the summer months.

  • Un poco más de información

    Un poco más de información

    • Acceso a Internet

    • Acceso a Internet limitado

      Acceso a Internet limitado

    • Tenemos animales

    • Somos fumadores

    • Puede alojar familias

  • Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    internet connection adequate for streaming music, videos, films etc

  • Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    There is plenty of space for one or more campervans.

  • Podría aceptar mascotas

    Podría aceptar mascotas

    Only dogs who get on with other dogs, cats and lifestock. We would have to ask someone to leave if his-her dog chased our cats or alpacas.

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?


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    Horas esperadas

    Average about 4 to 5 hours per day; hours and times may vary from day to day, depending on the weather, visitor bookings, etc

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 519545539278

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