Area: UmbriaI live in the Umbrian countryside not terrifically well-served by public transport, but bicycle distance from the city and walking distance for a goer -- 6 km one way. I have a guest room sometimes used for guests or Couchsurfers. Because of a back problem I could use gardening help and some muscle in the house occasional.
Area: Languedoc RoussillonWe are 4 families. We built our one houses (we built 440 m2) in wood and strawbales, in a little village just near Montpellier, France. You wish to be a part of the great adventure of participatory construction? Fantastic! We have lived in this setting some unforgettable moments and created friendly relationships, to prepare ourselves to our own construction. Now, it's our turn to welcome those that would like to discover, to learn some techniques, to take your mind off, to meet people... You can come for a week or more. You will be received by one family. The construction is beginning. End of project in December 2014. ¿Tiene ganas de entrar en la gran aventura de la construcción cooperativa ? ¡Genial ! Vivimos en este marco numerosos momentos inolvidables y creamos lazos de amistad : así nos preparamos para nuestra propia obra. Ahora nos toca acoger aquellas y aquellos que tienen ganas de descubrir, de capacitarse, de cambiarse las ideas, de dar una mano con habilidad, de conocer gente... Puedes venir por una semana o más. Una de las familias del proyecto te recibirá. La construcción recién esta empezando. El final del proyecto esta previsto para diciembre del 2014.
Area: Languedoc RoussillonWe're a few people living in the Pyrenees mountains (south of france near mediterannée sea), a place isolated from road and town. Our main goal is to restore the potential of the old little village La Coume to allow people to live there. We run different projects: organic gardening, raising animals (chickens, goats, donkeys, horses), rebuilding ruins with old methods, making our own energy. I am looking for people to help me and in exchange I will be happy to give them food, housing, activities happening around in the valley, trekking and exchange knowledge.
Area: Poitou CharentesAfter many and varied careers/jobs we are living the French dream having retired very early. We have a beautiful house and garden close to a small market town. Our interests include watercolour and oil painting, gardening, spinning, dyeing, weaving and D.I.Y. The garden is about two acres and like a park. (think Monet) There are no children and no pets. The garden is full of interesting birds and wildlife. We would like some help with gardening, D.I.Y. maintenance, de-cluttering and housework. Its very quiet here so would probably suite more mature helpers.
Area: Lower SaxonyThe project is a little three story city house build in the 1920ties. It is located really closed to the main railwaystation. I try to renovate it old style, if possible using material from that time. One apartment and the stairway still need a complete renovation. Also I am putting a green roof on top with various vegetation. I studied gardening architecture, so there is also a tiny garden with subtropical plants to be taken care of. Aditionally I raise a rare black chicken breed at a place nearby, so egg collectors and chicken raisers are also welcome :))