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Taugon
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 1
Persons: 2 to 6
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 40436
Country: France

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Last Updated: November 17, 2019

Dear Helpers,

We are a young (in spirit and mind) French-Argentinian-International couple, Annette and Alé, that after backpacking, moving and living all around the world for many years, are living now in France, in a farm at the heart of the "Parc Naturel du MARAIS POITEVIN" (Grand Site de France), at the edge of La Banche river.

Please, in order to get an appropriate answer, read the entire description and when you contact us please answer to all the questions we ask at the end.

Our place is near to La Rochelle, Ile de Re, Atlantic sea side...

Ten years ago, we bought a XVI century old farm, to renovate it, and we are still working on it, in order to propose BnB with full accessibility.

Our goal is to reach a self-sufficient and sustainable life style, and to share our way of life with helpers and friends. We believe this is our way to make a better world.

We own several kinds of poultry, such as ducks, geese, hens, roosters and chickens, a little flock of sheep, a bunch of rabbits, along with a vegetable garden of 600 sq. meters and an orchard of 30 different varieties of fruits, allow us to be almost self-sufficient in our own and healthy food.
We also have a dog (Lila) and three cats (Samba and Co.)
We don't have any Organic Certificate, maybe we are not 100% organic, but we try to do our best on our own way.

At the farm, we produce for our own needs, and to share with you, many different products such as hams, lamb hams, patés, rillettes, all the meet we eat, wine beverages, aperitifs, Pineau de Charente, and much more! We also produce our own bread, pizzas, pasta, ice-creams, yogurts and cheese, etc. And if you want we will be happy to share with you how to do them!!

We both speak several languages, as French, Spanish, English, and others.

We host 2 to 6 helpers all around the year.

The dailies activities are many and varied, such as gardening, weeding, animals care, woodwork, masonry, painting, plumbing, electricity, and many others.

We propose to you: board and lodging, nice atmosphere, excellent meals (all meals include),our very famous Home-Made Aperitifs, and usually nice weather!
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Also, we will do our best to transfer you as much as possible all our knowledge and know-how to live a self-sustainable life.
And we just ask you good mood, love to share with others and to be eager to help six hours a day. Any kind of previous DIY experience is very welcome!
At home, we live as a small community where everyone participates in common tasks, as set up the table, help with dinner preparation, clear the table, etc. Also we will be happy to share with you the preparation of meals, wines, recipes, and much more!

In your free time, you can enjoy our bikes, boats, kayak, fitness equipment, ping-pong table, and much more.

Hope to meet you soon,
Keep enjoying,
Annette and Alé

* Please, in order to get an appropriate answer, when you contact us please answer to the following questions:

1) When do you want to come to us?
2) For how long you are available to join us? (minimum of period 4 weeks)
3) Where are you right now? (Country, city, place, etc.)
4) Do you have any kind of special diet or food restrictions?

Thank you for your time, hope to read you soon
Annette and Alé

*IDENTIFICATION
On your arrival, we will ask to see and to copy, your passport or ID.
We hope you understand that this measure is for the best of all of us, including you!

reviews (65)
Helper: Anna Kasi Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Hungary Date: September 21, 2019
The 7 weeks I’ve spent at La Vermilliére have been a wonderful experience and... view complete review

Helper: Howard Hsu Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Taiwan Date: August 31, 2019
Living in the world dominated by capitalism, we usually forget how to differe... view complete review

Helper: Man Yi Ng Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Hong Kong Date: August 19, 2019
Alé and Annette’s profile are always appeared on the first few pages whenever... view complete review

Helper: Nick Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: China Date: August 18, 2019
I have stayed at La vermillière for 4 weeks this summer. Ale and Annete wer... view complete review

Helper: Jing yi and Qing Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: August 3, 2019
Growing up in the city, I rarely have any chances to be in contact with natur... view complete review

Helper: Esteban Derel Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: July 11, 2019
I went to La vermillière during a professional break and I was looking for a ... view complete review

Helper: Lucas Ezcurra Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Argentina Date: April 7, 2019
Staying at La Vermilliere is a whole new experience. Starting with Annette an... view complete review

Helper: Jian and Yi-Lien Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Taiwan Date: February 10, 2019
JZ: I had wonderful days here. Especially about food, as a Taiwanese ... view complete review

Helper: Clothilde Berings Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: January 24, 2019
I spend 3 weeks in the farm. It was amazing and I learnt so much about buildi... view complete review

Helper: Nicolas Fraeyman Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Belgium Date: January 14, 2019
My honest review I stayed there in september 2017 for about 10 days. My pl... view complete review

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Helper: Alexandra Brion Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: November 22, 2018
So, as I promise I came back! This is my second time at la Vermillière and I... view complete review

Helper: Jake Shi Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: China Date: November 7, 2018
I lived there from August to November, totally 84 days! We constructed a cof... view complete review

Helper: Jesse McClure Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: October 10, 2018
I had a really good experience working and living at La Vermillière. I was bl... view complete review

Helper: Hilke and Jenny Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: September 4, 2018
We really enjoyed living and working at La Vermillière where we stayed for on... view complete review

Helper: Fátima Castillo Trenado Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Spain Date: August 30, 2018
Voluntad de amar. Esta es la expresión que engloba las múltiples expresiones ... view complete review

Helper: Alexandra Brion Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: July 2, 2018
It was my first Helpx-experence with Annette and Alé at la Vermillière for on... view complete review

Helper: Ben and Gisele Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Australia Date: June 12, 2018
We stayed for a month in this "little piece of paradise" that Anette & Ale ar... view complete review

Helper: Claire Ren Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France, Metropolitan Date: May 31, 2018
I stayed with Annette and Alé for a few weeks and truly enjoyed it. They are ... view complete review

Helper: Alexis Alex Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: January 28, 2018
I spend a really good time here! I've planed to stay one month and finally i ... view complete review

Helper: Louisa Sutmar Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: October 10, 2017
It was great! When I arrived I remember Alé saying "Welcome home!", and I de... view complete review

Helper: Ronja Altermatt Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Switzerland Date: September 10, 2017
I stayed here for only one month and I recommend to everybody who goes there ... view complete review

Helper: Alessandra quaggia Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Italy Date: September 8, 2017
WHAT A WONDERFUL PLACE!! It was my first helpx experience and i have to say ... view complete review

Helper: Zayra hernandez Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Mexico Date: August 29, 2017
This is definitely a place for go back, I´ve been there two times and each ti... view complete review

Helper: Bernard Lefort Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: August 24, 2017
Je fais court car tout a déjà été dit ! La Vermillière est un endroit réellem... view complete review

Helper: Woon Josef Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Singapore Date: July 26, 2017
Alé and Annette! I stayed for 5 weeks here and I am thankful for the exper... view complete review

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Helper: Bobby Grado Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: July 20, 2017
I spent 4 weeks here, but it felt like I had lived there my whole life. Alé a... view complete review

Helper: Cesar a. and Liseth johanna Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Colombia Date: June 24, 2017
Despues de un mes de estancia aqui, nos llevamos un sin fin de conocimientos.... view complete review

Helper: James Eardley Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: June 2, 2017
Just left here after 5 very fun, entertaining and educational weeks. Ali+Anne... view complete review

Helper: Kevin O Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Ireland Date: May 10, 2017
My Time here was filled with a variety of work and leisure. Work consisted of... view complete review

Helper: Brandan hopkins Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Australia Date: April 14, 2017
Spent 6 weeks here and had a great time, Annette & ale are kind people willin... view complete review

Helper: Anthony Lucas Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: April 7, 2017
En ces temps d’élections, pourquoi choisir La Vermillière plutôt qu’une autre... view complete review

Helper: Zayra hernandez Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Mexico Date: February 21, 2017
Alé and Annette are two enthusiastic young people, energetic and fun with who... view complete review

Helper: Katarina Knezevic Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: New Zealand Date: January 1, 2017
Here you will no doubt be received warmly and feel like part of the family ve... view complete review

Helper: Yee ha Tam Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Hong Kong Date: December 25, 2016
From 27/8 to 25/12. From summer to winter. I saw hundreds of amazing sunrise ... view complete review

Helper: Francois Frou Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: December 24, 2016
Hi there, I stayed a bit more than 3 weeks here. It's been already 2 weeks i... view complete review

Helper: Shelley Carr Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: November 1, 2016
Fun, fun, fun! This was my first HelpX experience and I will be forever gra... view complete review

Helper: Jia-cheng Zhou Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Taiwan Date: October 26, 2016
Everyone has their reason and different ways for traveling. I stop my journey... view complete review

Helper: Ignacio Alonso Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Mexico Date: October 3, 2016
Knowledge, Hardwork, Good Deeds, This are the tree things that Ale and A... view complete review

Helper: Andras Veto Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: August 13, 2016
After reading a few of the reviews here, you'll have a pretty good overview o... view complete review

Helper: Nadia Zoubenko Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Israel Date: August 11, 2016
I am sorry if I was not clear about the hours of work, so: We had breakfast ... view complete review

Helper: Nadia Zoubenko Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Israel Date: August 4, 2016
Hello Anette and Ale and to all the readers! So I have stayed at La Vermilli... view complete review

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Helper: James Holehouse Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: July 25, 2016
Ale and Annette have the perfect set-up here. Any travellers that are hard wo... view complete review

Helper: Kok chueh Su Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Malaysia Date: July 23, 2016
Most happiest 5 weeks so far. I am here to pursuit happiness after everything... view complete review

Helper: Mirco Cardinale Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Italy Date: July 20, 2016
I went here expecting something, and I've found a lot more. It's a place mad... view complete review

Helper: Kok sui Lau Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Hong Kong Date: July 14, 2016
Sorry for the late review. I stayed here for one month and it was a really... view complete review

Helper: Jose Garza Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Mexico Date: July 3, 2016
La vermilliere fue mi primera experiencia en helpx y fue realmente increíble ... view complete review

Helper: Laro and Cecile Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Venezuela Date: June 30, 2016
We are sorry for write this reference now. Is the third time that we have g... view complete review

Helper: Lucia and Lautaro Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Argentina Date: June 15, 2016
Seriously, this experience was beyond our expectations. It was the first time... view complete review

Helper: Yoann and Emilie Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: June 14, 2016
We stayed 4 weeks here and we had a great time ! Annette & Ale welcome you a... view complete review

Helper: Jacob and Lara Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Australia Date: May 13, 2016
We spent a wonderful 3 weeks with Annette and Alé, it was such a shame that w... view complete review

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Helper: Monica Marsh Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: April 18, 2016
I spent a wonderful month here doing a variety of jobs but most importantly g... view complete review

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Helper: Alex Carruthers Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: April 11, 2016
I unfortunately only had the opportunity to stay with Annette and Ale for two... view complete review

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Helper: Gereon Siévi Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: March 27, 2016
I Stayed two unforgettable month with Ale and Annette and they are great hos... view complete review

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Helper: Korinna Varga Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Hungary Date: March 16, 2016
I spent 5 unforgettable weeks here in the company of Annette and Alé and 6 am... view complete review

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Helper: Chase Martin Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: February 23, 2016
I really cannot sum up in words how fantastic my time was with Alé and Annett... view complete review

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Helper: Henry Huntington Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: January 15, 2016
We stayed with Annette, Alé, and their son Lior for about three weeks at La V... view complete review

Helper: Saffi Rigberg Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: January 5, 2016
Annette and Alé, החלוצים! I spent n... view complete review

Helper: Jutta Huber Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: December 17, 2015
I stayed about 6 weeks with Alé and Annette and I had a remarkable time there... view complete review

Helper: Yuen Shing Lam Kyle Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Hong Kong Date: December 16, 2015
I had a really nice time here with Ale and Annette. They are both considerate... view complete review

Helper: Marlo Stubber Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Australia Date: December 10, 2015
I had such an incredible experience here, I would recommend to anyone who is ... view complete review

Helper: Mike Ilott Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Canada Date: November 30, 2015
This was a great experience. Both Annette and ale are unlike most people you ... view complete review

Helper: Laro Fernández Parra Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Venezuela Date: November 22, 2015
Do you want to learn different skills, talk about different cultures, work in... view complete review

Helper: Yves Boutin Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Canada Date: October 17, 2015
What about my 40 days stay with Annette and Ale. One word AWESOME ! Ale and A... view complete review

Helper: Pia Kreutzer Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Austria Date: October 11, 2015
Ale and Annette are very welcoming and interested in getting to know you and ... view complete review

Helper: Beatriz Santa Eugenia Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Spain Date: August 18, 2015
ESPAÑOL---> Ale y Annette son una pareja estupenda y encantadora que tiene... view complete review

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