Organic fruit and veg growing, and help restoring 250 year old house in Pays de la Loire, France



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    We are currently living in rural France, in the Mayenne departement (53) where a have a lovely old stone house and attached gite in a small hamlet.
    We are looking for some help growing organic veg and fruit, some general garden help, and some house restoration, especially lime mortaring/pointing on the outside stone walls
    We can offer a very comfortable and characterful 2 bedroom gite for you to stay in while you work with us. It has its own fully equipped kitchen, lovely shower room with power shower, and comfy memory foam beds (one double room and one twin)
    Dave is a good cook, and we especially love to make all sorts of different curries. I am a vegetarian, whereas Dave likes to eat meat occasionally.
    The local area has beautiful countryside, forests, villages and towns, and we can offer regular day trips out and lifts to shops and local towns. We can also provide bikes- one of which is electric.
    We both used to be teachers in the secondary sector in the UK, Ali as an environmental scientist and Dave as a geographer. We love to travel to warm and wildlife-filled places in the winter, and we both particularly enjoy bird watching.
    We look forward to hearing from you
    Ali and Dave

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Bricolage et projets de construction
    Entretien général
    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Pratique d’une langue

  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Lots of English conversation practice. Learning about local French culture on day trips to local area.

  • Projets impliquant des enfants

    Projets impliquant des enfants

    Ce projet peut impliquer des enfants. Pour en savoir plus, consultez nos directives et conseils ici.

  • Aide


    Sowing, planting and looking after organic veggie and fruit beds.
    Lime mortaring of outside walls. We try to garden in a way that will look lovely but will still benefit insects, birds etc and prefer volunteers who are of the same opinion. Any particular skills you have in that area would be great.

  • Langues parlées

    Anglais: Courant
    Français: Débutant

  • Hébergement


    2 bedroom comfortable and characterful , fully equipped gite. Fast wifi available.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    The hamlet is normally a very quiet place, and we are looking for people who will be comfortable in that sort of environment and who will have respect for our neighbours.
    We can provide a pick up and drop off to either Alencon or Argentan train stations at the start and end of your stay, and will provide regular lifts to shops and local towns.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Plus de 2

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

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

N° de référence hôte : 244351768199