We are a couple with 2 children living in the country, at 40 km away from Lyon, and not so far from the Alpes. I am working in a research institute in Lyon and my husband is working at home, doing naturalist surveys and launching a native plant and roses nursery. Since 2011, in our free time, we are renovating our mud (rammed earth) house.
We are looking for people interested in ecological renovation and/or plant cultivation.
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
We will be very pleased to exchange with you about botanic, ecology, your country and ours. We are all motivated to talk in English, including our 6 years-old daughter. We can bring you to the Alpes for a walk during the weekend. You will also have the opportunity to spend time with our neighbors-friends: one of them is growing Spiruline, and would be happy to show you how it works; another is starting a Montessori School.
The year, we propose to host one or two persons in March - April, June, and during the summer.
In March-April, we plan to:
- finish the renovation of 2 rooms: your help would be nice to lay the wood floor, make various handy work,and/or to cook, learn piano, talk in english with the kids (7 and 11 year-old).
- Install and equip a greenhouse by making furniture (wood table).
- prepare a small field before planting bulbs, making fence and stake for the roses.
This summer, we would need help with
- gardening and plants nursery : mechanical weeding, brushcutter, subculturing, roses cutting, watering...
- work in the house: clay and/or lime-hemp coating, and various handy work depending on your skills
Français / English / Deutsch (ein bißchen)
You will be hosted in our house or just next to it in my mother’s house, We eat mainly local and organic food. Vegetarian menus if necessary.
Possibility to arrange the organization of work time to have full free days. We can easily drive you to Vienne, where is the train station going to Lyon in 20’. From Lyon, daily trains going to Paris in 2h. We can occasionally lend you a car.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
4 hours a day, 5 days a week. 4 heures par jour, 5 j/sem.