Create a garden for sustaining inner, spiritual resources and creativity in Lanvellec, France



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    Living in maritime Brittany, we are the French guardians of a 3 hectares (nearly 8 acres) piece of land on the edge of a forest, 6 kilometers from the sea and the gorgeous beaches of the north coast. It is next to a small village called Lanvellec.

    Our land is a beautiful, Celtic green place surrounded by woodland, including two meadows, big granite boulders, a small lake with a place to make night fires, a stream and a fairy swamp, a big mandala-shaped vegetable garden, 3 Yurts, hand-made chalets used as working studios, and plenty of nice and quiet spots for contemplation or artistic expression, or whatever joyful and ecological activities you would enjoy!

    For the past 16 years, our on-going project has been to create a retreat/garden centre for sustaining inner, spiritual resources and creativity, and the project is unfolding nicely, with the help and inspiration of so many excellent visitors over the years.

    This summer again, we`ll have a number of different activities to attend to, both indoors and outdoors;

    Bedrooms for volunteers are individual caravans set in the meadow, with plenty of stars above your heads.
    There is an organic toilet outside and, in the barn : A kitchen, + simple, clean toilets, showers and sinks.
    In the stone main house, there is another kitchen, a dining room with a piano, a living room with Wi-Fi, and a little English-French library.

    The yurts, as well as 2 bedrooms on the upper floor of the house are rented over the summer to paying guests,
    with whom we share (happily) the bottom floor of the house (kitchen, dining and living rooms), and the barn (second kitchen and bathroom)

    We are mainly vegetarian but not totally so, and we love going on the beaches at low tides to pick edible shellfish and seaweeds.
    The nearest airport is Brest, nearest cities are Plouaret, Lannion, Guingamp and Morlaix, where we can meet you at the train stations (same towns for BlablaCar), + Ouibus (coach company) to Guingamp.
    We have bicycles available, and during summer months, there are buses going to the beaches.

    So, see you may be at a crossing of roads, for a shared time of beauty, work and joy !

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Bricolage et projets de construction
    Entretien général
    Cuisine/repas pour la famille
    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Aide à la maison
    Aide informatique / avec Internet

  • 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

    Beside discovering beautiful Bretagne, learn many skills in organic gardening and building, stone and wood, as well as practice the eternal skills of collective alignment in work and joy, with people from different worlds..

  • Aide


    This summer, we`ll have a number of different activities to attend to :
    - Land clearing and strimming the over-enthusiastic vegetation, grass, branches and brumbles... with hand tools as well as mechanical tools;
    - Taking care of the organic vegetable garden : seeding, planting, weeding, mulching, picking… And creation of fine new permaculture beds;
    - Restoring the existing yurts and beginning the building of a new one (wood structure and floor)
    - Transforming the barn into an affable collective space
    - There will be (therefore!) plenty of opportunities for DIY workshops, fixing-tidying-decorating-painting-sowing...
    - Helping with the house and welcoming our guests
    - And last, but certainly not least, delicious food and bread!

    Most valuable helpers would have carpentry, electrical, masonery or sewing skills, but any other talents and all good-hearted, green-spirited, energetic and inspired volunteers are most welcome!
    We receive 2 to 6 people at a time, from Mid-April to October, for a minimum period of 14 days; volunteering hours are usually 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week, to be organized collectively.

  • Langues parlées

    Anglais: Courant
    Français: Courant

  • Hébergement


    You will stay in individual caravans

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    TIME IN AND TIME OFF : The ocean, the tides, the celtic land, the standing stones, the power and softness of elements, the energizing of the bodies, the silence...

  • 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 : 682144319817