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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'apprendreAide avec des éco-projetsJardinageBricolage et projets de constructionS’occuper des animauxAide dans une fermeCuisine/repas pour la familleAide à la maisonEntretien général
Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre
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
Ce projet peut impliquer des enfants. Pour en savoir plus, consultez nos directives et conseils ici.
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.
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
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.
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).
Accès Internet limité
Nous avons des animaux
Nous sommes fumeurs
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
Please contact us re size of van and service needs.
Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?
Plus de 2
Nombre d'heures attendues
4/5 hours per day, 5 days per week
Thank you very much
Thank you very much
We worked on various jobs around the farm, from preparing fire wood and painting to sorting clothes to be sent to the refugees in Calais.
I have absolutely no reservations about recommending them to everyone.
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