Volunteers should choose our place for two reasons: First, the house is exceptionally well located at the seaside and the Brittan coast is absolutely awesome and rich in possibilities. Second, our family is well experienced in flat-sharing, and we enjoy being in company with others: We are happy not only to share working time and food but also to have nice discussions and (if desired) to spend time on sports activities or outings in the region. We hope that the volunteering will be a mutually enriching experience.
The staff is basically our family (two adults). We have a lot of experience living in culturally diverse settings. We've been studying, volunteering, and working abroad ourselves (in Finland, Belgium, Germany, and the United States). We certainly treat volunteers with respect and understanding for their needs, and we expect volunteers to treat us the same. Note: There will also be a few professionals in the house from time to time (but they will not work together with the volunteers).
Fue una experiencia super linda, una familia con muchísimo amor y proyectos y es lindo poder compartir con ellos. En mi caso fui para colaborar cuidando los niños mientras la pareja reconstruye su casa, les recomiendo a las personas que quieran colaborar como babysitter que tenga paciencia y se queden más de 3 semanas ya que toma tiempo conocer a los niños y que ellos se sientan cómodos con uno. Erwan y Briggite fueron super amigables, muy predispuestos, tuvieron mucha paciencia con mi francés no tan bueno, y super amorosos. Espero volver a encontrarlos algún día.
about 1 year ago
Erwan in Bridgitte are young couple renovating their house with the ocean view. I was mainly working in their garden-to-be area which seems like it's going to be awesome! We shared majority of meals (not breakfasts unless everybody woke up at the same time) and Bridgitte is bringing fresh bread from boulangerie for the lunch time 😍 and we ate some meals from Bretagne 😍
They very also hosting few "parties" at which you could dive into real Bretagne-local climate. If you want to learn French or German there is always keen to speak with you :)
Overall, very nice experience! Recommended!
over 1 year ago
Erwan y Brigitte son excelentes anfitriones. En todo momento se ocuparon de que esté a gusto en mi estadía y que conociera todos los alrededores de tan magnífico lugar. Compartí momentos inolvidables con ellos y sus amigos y me hicieron parte de su hermosa familia.
Me ha encantado hacer cada una de las tareas que surgían a diario y así colaborar con la renovación de su maravillosa casa.
Fue mi primer experiencia en Worldpackers y sin dudas no habría podido ser mejor.
Eternamente agradecido con Erwan y Brigitte!
about 2 years ago
How to describe this amazing learning experience?
Erwan and Brigitte are amazing people: very kind, fun and fair.
I had the most amazing time with them, their kids and friends, other volunteers and the beautiful Bretagne!
Boat rides, fishing, fireworks, events, concerts, deep conversations, shallow jokes, etc... all of that was part of this opp.
The role itself was about construction and renovation, all very easy to learn and do, despite being very physical.
I was able to improve my French, and can’t thank you all enough for everything: you guys have a true friend here, ok?!
about 2 years ago
I can't put in words how amazing was my time in Maison Gwel ar Mor! The family is very warm, always looking to make you feel home and enjoy your time in Bretagne. The work was sometimes hard, sometimes you won't see the day passing. And we mostly worked on rainy days, sunny days were spent outdoors.
"Merci beaucup" Erwan, Brigite, Lora and Emil! This was one of the best moments of my life!
about 2 years ago