Help finish renovating an old bread oven between Saint Malo and Rennes in Brittany

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  • Description

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    Available shortly (27/09/2021). We are finishing the work on restoring our bread oven and doing maintenance and improvements to our property.

    We are currently looking for help to assist with renovation and building tasks and also in the house as Sue is wheelchair bound. We would prefer mature volunteers minimum 20 years old who can do manual work and any building or decorating experience would be a plus. We are a British family (from Scotland and Jersey) living in an old farmhouse half way between Saint Malo and Rennes in Brittany. We are restoring a traditional 19th Century cob (earth) bake house with the help of Workawayers and the work is going very well. We do all our own renovation and construction with the help of friends. We have a gite (holiday cottage) and a B&B apartment which volunteers are welcome to use and there is also a pool and jacuzzi. Our family consists of Dave and Sue, our son Mike, 4 border collies who are trained for dog agility and Frank, the cat. We speak French and English and Dave is an English language teacher. The house is 1 kilometer from the village , which has a shop, a bar and a canal. This is a very popular tourist area with lots to do and see. Mont Saint Michel, Dinan, Combourg and Dol are all nearby and the Normandy landing beaches are 2 hours away.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Pratique d’une langue
    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Jardinage
    Bricolage et projets de construction
    Cuisine/repas pour la famille
    Aide à la maison
    Entretien général

  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    This is a beautiful part of France, rich in culture and history with lots of places to see and visit like Mont St Michel, Saint Malo, Dinan and Rennes. There are lots of beaches, castles, pretty villages, ancient sites and you can explore on bikes using the canal towpaths. You can improve your English or French and join in with art, crafts and Yoga.

  • 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

    Aide

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- We need help restoring our 19th Century "Bread Oven" which consists of a small cottage with cob (earth) walls and a huge fireplace and oven that was used to supply bread to the neighbourhood. The walls need repairing, as do the timbers and the roof, using traditional building methods where possible. Dave and Mike are both experienced builders and can provide training where necessary. Most of the help is straightforward and no special skills are required. We are looking forward to baking our first batch of bread and buns.

    If it is raining we have jobs to finish inside and we have almost finished renovating an old workshop and changing it into a holiday cottage. Also there is always lots of housework to be done apart from building and we especially enjoy cooking. As Sue is wheelchair bound she is unable to do a lot of the chores. We ask volunteers to work up to 5 hours a day, 5 days a week and outside of those hours to help with cooking and cleaning.

  • Langues parlées

    Anglais: Courant
    Français: Courant

  • Hébergement

    Hébergement

    We have a one bedroom apartment and a one bedroom gite (holiday cottage) both of which are available to workawayers. Meals are provided and we eat together as a family.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    There are lots of markets and vide greniers (car boots) in the area. You can borrow bikes and tour the area along the canal towpaths. We go for walks with the dogs and there is a weekly art group and pantomime rehearsals. We have an old car available to borrow for drivers over 25 with a valid licence.

  • 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 ?

    Deux

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

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

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