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St Denis d' Oleron
All Year: all year
Area (ha): 2
Persons: 4
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 11527
Country: France

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Last Updated: September 20, 2019

Hi everyone,

We are a family of 4, Sebastien and Laurence, with our two young children, Louise who is 11, and Morgan who is 7 years old. We also house 2 cats and sometime sheep!
We live on Oleron Island, and our house is a 5 minute bikeride (or 10 minute walk) from the coast and nearest village, Saint Denis d'Oleron. From the beach and harbour, you can see the famous Fort Boyard and La Rochelle. We live in the countryside, but have several bikes you can use to make use of the many cyclepaths/trails and beautiful beaches that Oleron has to offer.

Near the house, are the best SURF's spots (confirmed surfers) of the island, you can go by bike. Sebastien is surfer and will come with you surfing. We have some wetsuits and bodyboard for you.

We need some help especially for outside work:

- We have a large garden where we grow lots of organic fruits (raspberries, blackberries, redcurrants, blackcurrants..) so we always need help mulching, weeding, watering, mowing, etc.,

- There's always a bit of housekeeping on offer, cleaning, cooking etc.

We ask for a 4h/day of work for accomodation and food, every day, but it's flexible.
You have to prepare your meal, we give you some basic food.You have your own kitchen. Sometimes we can eat together.

Your room will be slightly seperate from our house but in same building, or in a caravan near.

We speak french, english and spanish.

We hope to hear from you soon!


Bonjour à tous

Nous sommes une famille de 4 personnes, Sébastien et Laurence, avec nos deux enfants Louise 11 ans et Morgan 7 ans. Nous avons aussi à la maison 2 chats et parfois des moutons.

Nous vivons sur l'ile d'Oléron, et notre maison est à 5 mn à vélo de la mer et du village de Saint Denis. Depuis la plage et le port, on peut voir le fort Boyard et La Rochelle.
Nous avons quelques vélos à votre disposition pour découvrir les pistes cyclables de l'ile, ses plages et ses paysages.
Nous sommes proches des meilleurs spots de surf de l'ile (non débutants). Sébastien est surfeur et pourra vous amener surfer aux meilleures conditions.
Nous avons quelques combinaisons et bodyboard pour vous.

Nous avons besoin d'aide , surtout pour du travail dehors, au grand air:

-dans le grand jardin ou nous cultivons en agriculture biologique des framboises, cassis, groseille, arbres fruitiers : cueillette, arrosage, mulching, désherbage...

-dans la maison, pour cuisiner, faire le ménage..

Pour le travail, nous demandons 4 h / jour pour le logement et la nourriture. C'est flexible selon nos besoins le matin ou le soir...
Vous préparerez vos repas, nous fournissons la nourriture de base.Nous pouvons parfois manger ensemble.Vous disposez de votre propre cuisine et douche.

Votre chambre est séparée de notre habitation, mais dans le même bâtiment, ou en caravane l’été....

Nous parlons Français, anglais et espagnol

a bientôt


reviews (29)
Helper: Ari Eger-Beyeler Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: July 27, 2018
An amazing space, with an amazing family that has nurtured it. These last wee... view complete review

Helper: Carlos Novillo Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Argentina Date: July 25, 2018
If you are looking for an independent laid back experience this is your place... view complete review

Helper: Nora Marlene Hoehne Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: May 5, 2017
Dear Sebastien & family, first, please excuse my late review! I stayed there... view complete review

Helper: Anna Hofmann Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: June 25, 2016
I stayed with Sebastien and his family for two weeks last summer and it was v... view complete review

Helper: Theodore Herrera Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: February 15, 2016
A very special place to volunteer and enjoy the rhythm of the island. The lis... view complete review

Helper: Luke Armitage Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: December 14, 2015
Je suis Désolée, I forgot to write a review for Seb! Seb's family were... view complete review

Helper: Fancy and Vincent Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Taiwan Date: November 18, 2015
We are glad to be the first Asia helper, also Sebastien is our first host and... view complete review

Helper: Austeja and Martynas Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Lithuania Date: October 4, 2015
We stayed with Sebastien for about two weeks and what I can say now that it w... view complete review

Helper: Thomas Amey Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: September 21, 2015
I stayed with Sebastien, Laurence, Louise and Morgan for 2 weeks and it was b... view complete review

Helper: Justin and Sophie Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Canada Date: September 11, 2015
Sophie and I stayed with Sebastian for 2 weeks in June and had a great time! ... view complete review

Helper: Sam and Emma Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: June 23, 2015
We stayed with seb for about 2 weeks in may. He was very honest about the amo... view complete review

Helper: Justin and Laura Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Australia Date: December 1, 2014
We were hosted by Seb, Laurence, Louise and Morgan for two weeks. We had a gr... view complete review

Helper: Sarah and Craig Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: New Zealand Date: November 4, 2014
Craig and I were the lucky helpers to get to stay with Sebastien, Laurence an... view complete review

Helper: Marlies and Casey Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Netherlands Date: October 21, 2014
We stayed one week with Sebastien, Laurence, Louise and Morgan and of course ... view complete review

Helper: Santiago Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Uruguay Date: September 30, 2014
I loved staying here! It was my first helpx experience and they made it amazi... view complete review

Helper: Felix, Benno and Moritz Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: February 15, 2014
We stayed at Sebastien's and Laurence's house for three weeks in October last... view complete review

Helper: Raphael and Sophia Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: October 14, 2013
Bonjour à tout le monde, ma copine Sophia et moi avons passé une bonne sem... view complete review

Helper: Anthony Goh Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: October 26, 2012
Seb, Laurence, Louise and Morgan are a delight to stay with! I enjoyed wor... view complete review

Helper: Richard Lowe Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: September 11, 2012
So good I went back for another 2 weeks. Enjoyable work, great hosts and a be... view complete review

Helper: Laurent Richard Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: August 20, 2012
It was our first helpx experience, and we enjoyed it with Sebas and Laurence ... view complete review

Helper: Huw and Carolyn Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: August 6, 2012
We wanted peaceful 'time out' after the end of a busy year teaching English i... view complete review

Helper: Tom and Tania Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: July 15, 2012
Seb and Laurence were the perfect hosts. We immediately felt welcome in their... view complete review

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Helper: Rhys and Amy Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: June 23, 2012
We had a great two weeks on the Ile D'oleron with Sebastien, Laurence, Louise... view complete review

Helper: Richard Lowe Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: May 16, 2012
Just spent a really nice 8 days or so with Seb, laurence, Louise and morgane ... view complete review

Helper: Lilian and Sophia Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: February 25, 2012
Hi Helpers! We came to Seb and Laurence (Louise, Morgan, Fuku et Choukran... view complete review

Helper: James and Joanne Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: October 7, 2011
This was our first time of being HelpX helpers, we found our hosts Sebastian,... view complete review

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Helper: anais & john Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France, Metropolitan Date: September 10, 2011
very great week at Sebastian and Laurence's place. Their daughter is so cut... view complete review

Helper: Zane and Sophie Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Australia Date: July 22, 2011
Being our first Help X experience, we did not know what to expect. However, f... view complete review

Helper: Thomas Ready Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: July 12, 2011
I stayed for just under a week at Sebastian, Laurence and Louise's and had a ... view complete review

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