Homestay Melrand, France

35 reviews35

Help restore a small house and live close to nature!

Connect with nature
12 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Connect with the locals
12 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Social Work
Help with volunteer work in local projects and communities.
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
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What you get


Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Private Room
You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Free Tours
We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!
Free Hiking Tours
We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Free Events
Get free entrance for the best events in town.
Free Parties
Get free entrance for the best parties in town.
Pick Up
We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.
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Stay at least
2 weeks
Stay up to
10 weeks

The Experience

We are going through a turbulent time so the peace and way of life that I offer will be very welcome to many travelers. Some building work still going on, mostly finishing work and painting. Always some gardening to do! All while you enjoy good healthy food and walks in the surrounding forest. English language practice is available! Usually, there may be events to help at, many local events ask for volunteers and I enjoy helping others!

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  • Intermediate English or Intermediate French
  • Between 21 and 38 years old
  • Welcomes solo volunteers, couples, and partners of volunteers

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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35 Reviews


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Hours & Tasks




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How this experience will transform you

  • 12 Get in touch with nature
  • 12 Meeting locals
  • 9 Immersing in the local culture
  • 9 Practicing English
  • 6 Learning about sustainability
  • 4 Developing environmental awareness

This host contributes to Sustainable Development Goals

  • 6 12. Responsible consumption and production
  • 6 15. Life on land



My stay at the home has been amazing. David is great host and he will take care of you (especially with his delicious cooking, you will never be hungry!). I had the opportunity to help him cooking in a French restaurant. It was a lifetime experience for me and I really enjoy every second here. Thank you David!

14 days ago

United States


David was kind in providing any food or other items we needed for daily use. Daily jobs depend on the weather etc. You cannot go anywhere by yourself as there is not access to taxis. I enjoyed the time in nature but ultimately the structure David had set up was not for me. Communication could have been better, although conflicts were approached with respect. I would not recommend for solo female travelers.

about 1 month ago

David replied

With over 150 solo travelers, 90% young females, most enjoy their time here but it was clear that you had chosen the wrong place to spend time. Happily for me most travelers are not like you with a nice car in the garage back home a father to pay for your plane ticket. I have no idea what you expected as I repeatedly asked if there was a problem however you chose to stay silent.
It is clear that what I offer is not suitable to everyone, especially those wanting fixed hours and to independently tour the area but I clearly state this in my profile. Why do people not believe me!!



David was a good host but as we talked, he has to get his life together before taking more guests, in my opinion. He's a really good person but he's had enough preassure in his life and, on my point of view, he needs a really long holidays:) I really enjoyed coking and doing gardening with him and Cat. Good time and food with good people. I wish David the best and hopefully the house is finished by the end of the year. Gracias por todo y espero verte pronto <3

about 1 month ago

David replied

My life has just improved as builders I have been waiting to start work for 8 months are coming next week! I can then finish the house and then offer a stress free experience for everyone. I have booked a much needed holiday and I will not be taking anyone until march '24.

United States


David was a very generous host and taught me a lot about cooking , gardening, and life in brittany! We went to tons of festivals and local events as well as the beach. My experience was great and I highly recommend if you're looking for something immersive and enjoy nature.

5 months ago



A good experience when with another volunteer so you had a friend to do things with, was a bit lonely when it was just me.

8 months ago

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