Living on an organic farm, doing good things and eating healthy food in Rhône-Alpes, France

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  • Description

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    Hi everyone ! (En francais un peu plus bas)

    I got the chance to give life again to a little piece of paradise at La Bridoire, in Savoie. The land, surrounded by the forest, was used to raise goats and I’m turning it now into an organic farm (only veggies).
    There are a lot of nice hikes to do around the place. I’m also living in Chambery, which is close to mountains and a few lakes to spend our days off :)
    I can host a person or a couple in a comfortable trailer located right into a little chill zone, under the threes and at only a few steps of the cabin.
    The cabin is the place where I live during the week and that I share with everyone with pleasure. There is all we need inside to make a fire, to take a shower, to cook delicious meals, to relax… An ideal place to share and enjoy a sweet evening after a working day :)

    I’ll ask you to work 6 hrs per day from Monday to Thursday. The farm is really new and everything needs to be done. A good motivation is required but the tasks can be very diverse :)
    On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, we sow, we take care of the transplants, we plant, we take care of the crops, we water, we weed… On Tuesday, we harvest and prepare the “baskets” for the CSA. On the Friday morning, I work on the farm and on the afternoon I go to Chambery where I do the deliveries. I often stay for the week-end in Chambery because I also live there in a nice and pretty big house with two housemates. You will be, of course, really welcome there! :)

    In a general way, I prefer the people who come and work with me stay several weeks but I’ll read all your messages with attention :)

    If you are interested by coming work with me and enjoy our beautiful region, or if you have just a simple question, feel free to contact me!

    Happy travelling to all of you!


    Bonjour à tous !

    J’ai la chance de redonner vie à un petit coin de paradis à La Bridoire, en Savoie. Le terrain, entouré par la forêt, accueillait avant un troupeau de chèvres et je le transforme maintenant en un lieu de maraîchage bio (uniquement légumes).
    Beaucoup de belles randonnées sont à faire aux alentours. Je vis aussi à Chambéry, qui est proche de quelques massifs montagneux et de quelques lacs pour occuper nos jours de repos.
    Je peux accueillir une personne ou un couple dans une caravane confortable située au plein cœur d’un petit coin boisé du terrain, à quelques pas du chalet.
    Chalet dans lequel je vis la semaine et que je partage avec plaisir avec tout le monde. Il y a de quoi faire un petit feu, se doucher, cuisiner des bon petits repas, se détendre, etc… Un lieu de vie idéal pour apprécier les douces soirées qui suivent les journées de travail.

    Vous participerez aux activités 6 heures par jours du Lundi au Jeudi. La ferme étant toute nouvelle, il y a beaucoup à faire. Une bonne motivation est de mise mais les tâches à effectuer peuvent être très variées.
    Le Lundi, Mardi et Mercredi, nous semons, nous prenons soins des semis, nous plantons, nous entretenons les cultures, nous arrosons, nous désherbons, etc… Le Jeudi, nous récoltons et préparons les légumes pour les paniers hebdomadaires de l’AMAP. Le vendredi matin, je travaille sur la ferme et l’après-midi je rentre à Chambéry où j’effectue les livraisons. Je reste souvent le week-end à Chambéry car je vis en colocation dans une grande maison où vous serez bien sûr accueillis avec plaisir.

    De manière générale, je préfère que les personnes qui viennent chez moi restent plusieurs semaines mais tous vos messages seront lus avec attention.

    Si vous êtes intéressé pour venir apprécier notre magnifique région ou si vous avez juste une question, n’hésitez pas à me contacter !

    Bon voyage à tous !

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Farmstay

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    About learning, even if I'm kind of a beginner as a farmer, I share with pleasure everything I know about growing vegetables, farm management, rain water gathering and watering system. Plus, I think that living on an organic farm, doing good things and eating healthy food is always a good experience :)

  • Help

    Help

    The farm is really new and everything needs to be done :)
    So I need help to create the growing beds and then to germinate the seeds, to plant, to take care of the plants and then to harvest, wash and sell the veggies :) Plus there is 1 million projects that could be done on the land to make it always more comfortable !

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, French

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You will be hosted in a comfortable trailer close to a nice cabin that I share with pleasure :) There is the electricity in the trailer, a dry toilet close to it and the shower and the kitchen are in the cabin

    Once the veggies will be ready the major part of the food will come from the farm, until then I go to the local farmers market.
    About cooking, I like when we take turns to do it, that a good way to discover news tastes and recipes :)

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The land is located in a very nice place in Savoie. There are many many beautiful hikes to do around here, also many lakes and it's surrounded mountains.
    I also live in Chambery during the week end. From there, we can easily (by train or carpooling) go to Grenoble, Lyon, Annecy, Turin and Geneva for a round-trip during a week end for example. Those cities are beautiful and rich of nice events :)

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    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

    6 hrs per day, Monday to Thursday

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