Hello, we are Solene, Felix and Emile.
Félix is an organic cow farmer and Solene is a botanical guide and herbs gardener. Emile is our son, born in nov. 2017.
We are living in a traditional french farm, surrounded by wild landscape, with green valleys and woods.
we leave in uzerche, wich is a beautiful medieval village (3000 people living) 4km away.
we have a non-consummerist and messy lifestyle!
Felix like dumpster diving and solene wanna be a hippie.
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Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Work with Solene:
Solène have a small permaculture garden mixing medicinal herbs and vegetable plot. She is drying medicinal herbs, herbal teas, and fruits and selling them.
Collecting herbs and wild plants.
gardening ( vegetable plot and medicinal herbs)
drying herbs, drying fruits
cooking herbal jams or biscuits with herbs
work with felix:
"Limousines" cows are outside all year long. they spent their life eating grass( they do not eat crops or fermented grass) , scratching and gamboling. i raise them for the meat.
my farming system uses very few inputs, but requires outdoor work
I need help with the domestication of cows, fences, cutting weeds with a scythe, births, keeping the cows, diging, chopping wood, fencing, training the donkey...
I do not use modern machinery a lot, and you would not use it also.
in summer, cows care does not requires so much time.
Volunteer work depends of the season.
You don t need to be skilled on farming , fast and hard worker or have good knowledge on countryside living, but WE ASK YOU TO:
-try to do your best.
-be curious and interested about farming.
-be not too much afraid of cows and baby.
-independant or find your own activities when i don t give you something to do, you must be able to cook and tend for yourselves.
Help felix with stencil art painting.
Take care of baby Emile.
we have vegetable farmers friends, you may help them one day.
you can visit uzerche and walk in the country side by yourself.
if we are going outside to visit friends, have a party or a concert, you will be able to join.
french - medium english (felix) - english and portuguese ( solene)
ACCOMODATION: one private small, old and basic house 300meters away from our house. (check the photos- the squat like room-) if there is several volunteers, you will share the same room.
With spiders and without water . Electricity avalaible.
A simple tent in the garden or in the barn is an other option if you prefer...
Bathroom in our house.
we provide the food. tell us before for special diet ...
depending on the season we have organic vegetables
we also provide a lot of food from dumpster diving from the local supermarket, (we also eat it, it is safe).
frog breakfast every day
HOW TO COME:
i can pick you up at uzerche's railway station ( easy to come: on the paris toulouse way)
or at the Uzerche's A 20 highway exit.
Voluntering is not possible during the cold season.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
4 hours a day- 5 days a week