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Saint Tugdual
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 6
Persons: More that 2
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 33324
Country: France

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Last Updated: July 19, 2018

We (Phil and Helen) have lived on our 6 hectare permaculture smallholding in a very quiet village in the middle of Brittany for the last 25 years.
We were self sufficient for a large part of the time whilst seeing our family grow up and even becoming grandparents recently.Helen also runs a local cafe,shop,bar.
At the farm we still have chickens, sheep, a dog, cats and now and then a pig for the freezer.
Part of our land is a forest garden alongside a large polytunnel, whilst the rest is wetland, there is also a huge oak tree on the property


We will always try our best to let people work on the projects that interest them the most-
either at the smallholding or the renovation in the village, or a mixture of the two.

At the smallholding we are currently: -
renovating the farmhouse, painting, plastering, tiling replacing the kitchen and updating the bathroom
finishing a leaking duck/wildlife pond,
sieving leafmould for mulch and making potting compost,
collecting and chopping firewood,
preparing the garden and starting to sow seedlings.

Helpers work from 9h00 until around midday, then after a long lunch break another couple of hours in the afternoon, 5 days a week, in exchange for being well fed and accomodation in farmhouse or cabin in the garden etc.
You will find plenty of opportunities to learn new skills and share experiences.

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