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Join our family and help at the smallholding in Pont Farcy, France

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  • Activité récente: 29.01.2023

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  2023 
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  • Description

    Description

    Due to the current pandemic we ask that volunteers are fully vaccinated against Covid 19

    We are an English couple and have lived in France since the beginning of 2005. We are Richard, a retired forester and Sue who is a teacher. We live on a 5 ha small-holding and our intention is to be as self-sufficient as possible. During the winter months, we cut wood from the traditionally managed bocage hedgerows to power our wood burners the following year. We have a small vegetable garden, that we are trying to enlarge and keep our own sheep and hens.

    Richard and Sue have both worked in the countryside over many years and believe in maintaining a balance between their needs and the needs of indigenous wildlife.

    Our own menagerie also includes three cats, a horse and a miniature horse.

    The property is an old farm complex and has several outbuildings, including a gite (a converted farmworker's cottage) and a caravan for extra sleeping accommodation.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Jardinage
    Bricolage et projets de construction
    S’occuper des animaux
    Aide dans une ferme
    Cuisine/repas pour la famille
    Aide à la maison
    Entretien général
  • Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de l’ONU
    Pas de pauvreté
    Faim «zéro»
    Bonne santé et bien-être
    Éducation de qualité
    Égalité entre les sexes
    Eau propre et assainissement
    Énergie propre et d'un coût abordable
    Travail décent et croissance économique
    Industrie, innovation et infrastructure
    Inégalités réduites
    Villes et communautés durables
    Consommation et production responsables
    Mesures relatives à la lutte contre les changements climatiques
    Vie aquatique
    Vie terrestre
    Paix, justice et institutions efficaces
    Partenariats pour la réalisation des objectifs
  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    We are immigrants to France and have first hand experience in learning to integrate with another culture. Our lifestyle is not basic but not extravagant and where possible we try to be self sufficient and pesticide/herbicide free. We are happy to share our values and culture with others and to learn from their cultures too.

  • 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 realise that it would be difficult for one workawayer to provide all types of assistance, so we will gradually work through a list of jobs and projects. Some are season reliant, others not. These include (but the list may be added to....)

    *️️️️️️ enlarging and caring for vegetable garden

    *️️️️️️ constructing and maintaining fencing

    *️️️️️️ hedgerow management for firewood (chainsaws can only be used by
    qualified users but a lot of the job is clearing and burning the branches)

    *️️️️️️ building maintenance (including pointing/rendering/cob repair)


    We would expect the volunteer to help with kitchen duties and general tidying in the house.

  • Langues

    Langues parlées
    Anglais: Courant
    Français: Intermédiaire

    Cet hôte propose un échange linguistique
    Sue is happy to teach English, and of course, we both speak it. We are becoming more fluent in French and Richard is learning Portuguese whilst Sue is learning Spanish. Sue would love to exchange English for Spanish language learning

  • Hébergement

    Hébergement

    Our house is of thick stone wall construction. Accommodation offered is either a bedroom in the main house or a caravan, (with access to loo and shower in the main building).

    There is Wifi available but the volunteer will have to use own laptop/phone etc.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    Smoking is NOT allowed in any of the buildings but is outside.

    We are in an isolated location, but the nearest small town is just 2 km away. There is a pleasant river walk or the loan of a bicycle will get you there quickly. Larger towns are 25 minutes away by car/bus.

    We can collect volunteers from nearby stations (Vire/St Lô/Lison/Villedieu les Poêles).

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads

    Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads

    Our internet isn't brilliant but should cope with most demands, so long as everyone isn't streaming at the same time.

  • Espace pour garer des vans

    Espace pour garer des vans

    Please contact us re size of van and service needs.

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Plus de 2

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    4/5 hours per day, 5 days per week

N° de référence hôte : 475244915224

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