Ecological project in the mountains of South France/North Spain

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  • Description

    Description

    This project aims at developping a self-resilient place in the middle of the Pyrenees mountain chain (South France).

    Here we learn, share, aware, respect, accompany, shape and communicate on a very simple basis : "Minimize your impact on this planet and maximise general happiness". This is one of the reason the place is vegan.

    If you want to share (or already share) this vision, you are more than welcome!

    Our work consist in :

    1/ Restauring an old house, partly troglodyte (carpentery, alternative way of energy production...) to create a "workshop area", where we could finaly host events, classes, debates to approach the world differently than the main-capitalistic-stream...;

    2/ Regenerating the soil together with providing food to the residents : we base our work on permanent agro-forestry cycles (I am not talking of permaculture but it is); Oïkos land is only 0.15ha, thereby we are "experimenting" in order to feed max 5 people. We are also prospecting for other shared lands, assuming an enthusiastic futur of our project, who has only 2 years now :-) ;

    3/ Developing medicinal herbs gardening (under progress... I mean discovering the wild herbs and their properties);

    4/ Planning the animal refuge project (under progress... I mean not to plan it but to acquire the space to go that way);

    5/ Planning the refugees' housing project (under progress... I mean not to plan it but to gather the contacts to go that way).

    After several years spent in different communities and farms, it is now time to build something coming from all the experiences gathered and positive energies accumulated :-)

    In exchange of your help, we offer roof and comfortable bed, organic food, forest source water (healing properties for kidneys) in a moutainous healthy environment. We are located on a hicking path closeby a tiny village of 40 inhabitants ; the closest city is 1/2h car drive. Mediterranean see at 1hour. Spain is accessible by bicycle in 30 min. Barcelona is located 160km south.

    Work (max. 4-5 hours, 5-6 days a week) will be defined together according to your habilities and physical strength. Everybody can find his/her place here ;-)

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Elderly Companion
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Other
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Charity work
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Welcome to our dream. May all the beings be free, in peace and happy.

  • Help

    Help

    This year (2019), now that the house has been insulated with strawballs, we'll mostly need help : (1) to cover the house with clay (outside and inside) ; (2) to create the first floor (wood structure) and veranda ; (3) to build dry stone wall of the domo. During these works, we also need garderners and cookers.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    english, français , español, Nederlands

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    house and geodesic domo ; hammoc and tents if preferred.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Plenty of hicking path in the Pyrenees. Two rivers coming from the moutain forest arrive at the village. Possible to bath and enjoy. Also hot springs in the valley and Mediterranean see 1hour car drive from the village.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week







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