Geforderte Mindest-Aufenthaltsdauer: 1 Woche oder weniger
Hi, we're Rita, Victor and Peach!
Over the course of the past year we converted a Renault Master van (L2H2) into a campervan, with the intention of living in it and travelling as far as India, with many stops in between. However, Covid 19 quickly put an end to those travel dreams. So instead we decided to finish the van and take him on a spin around France for a few weeks as a test drive of life in the van. The result: it's too small. Peach, our 2 year old 55kg Kangal dog takes up more space than we were willing to admit. So, we decided to sell this campervan and start again from scratch!
We are in the search for a van, this time a little bigger (L3/L4/L5 H2/H3). We hope to have the van by September, when we will take 2 months for the conversion. As with our previous van, we will install a dry toilet, a shower, a water heating system, a heating system, a gas system (for fridge, cookers, and water heater) as well as a bed, storage, and other van essentials. We will also add a solar panel system for electricity in the van.
We are looking for someone who has experience in this area - campervan conversion, furniture construction *from scratch* - we do not mean Ikea furniture building - woodwork, metalwork, electrical/plumbing. Ideally, people who know their way around jigsaws, circular saws, drills, is who we're seeking. Unfortunately, due to our tight time schedule we can't accept workawayers without relevant experience for this project.
We will be based in Victor's home village, a beautiful Alsatian commune 200m from the Swiss border. Living arrangements will be simple, in the converted barn of a previous workaway project of Victor's. All the necessities will be provided: hot water, toilet, shower, meals. As part of a food recuperation association (foodsharing.de) we are what you could define as 'freegans', with a preference for vegetarian options. For this 'freegan' reason we cannot ensure a vegan option for workawayers. There is a lot to offer in the region, not only the delicious food and wine. With a bike there is an endless amount of activities and sights to see.
Arten von Hilfe und LernmöglichkeitenKunstprojekteSprachpraxisHeimwerker- und BauarbeitenZubereiten / Kochen von Mahlzeiten für die FamilieHandwerkliche Arbeiten
Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten
The region is very special, with French, Swiss and German influences. We can help you discover this region, most notably the cuisine, as well as cuisine from around the world.
As we've explained above, we seek people with experience in construction, be it woodwork, metalwork, furniture creation ans construction. Having a creative flair is greatly welcomed also!
Please read the bio that I've created for this project carefully. The chores and skills listed are very much true to form. Unfortunately this isn't the workaway experience where we can teach you many more skills, we would very much appreciate for you to arrive with some knowledge of construction already.
I understand it is difficult to give a concrete amount of time for staying before you even arrive but please be realistic when defining how long you will stay - it helps us greatly in planning the project.
One more thing, if you recognise yourself in the following list please reconsider contacting me as it may not be the workaway for you :)
- sleep through alarm clock every morning and need 12 hours of sleep each night
- broken heart
- extreme mood swings or other psychological imbalances
We've had a couple of bad experiences with workawayers who had some of the aspects listed above. As we live beside a community of 7 other housemates we're trying to make the best environment possible for everyone.
We look forward to hearing from you!
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Dieser Gastgeber gibt an, dass er dir gern seine Muttersprache beibringt oder selbst eine Sprache lernen möchte.
Bitte wende dich direkt an ihn, um weitere Auskünfte zu erhalten.
You will have an area in the converted barn next to the house. The area is as good as a bedroom, with bed and privacy.
The house is a previous project of Victor's which he completed with the help of many workawayers over the course of 3 years. Now, the house is full with 7 housemates, who are all very chill and friendly. We will share cooking and chill space with these housemates, as well as bathrooms.
Was noch ...
If you contact us, do not send a novel, please be concise and effective in your message :)
Etwas mehr Information
Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang
Wir besitzen Tiere
Wir sind Raucher
Kann Digital Nomads unterbringen
Dieser Gastgeber nimmt gern Digital Nomads bei sich auf.
Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans
Lots of quiet space for a van
Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal
mehr als zwei
Flexible, max 25
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Korrekte Angaben im Profil:
Thank you again Victor and Rita for hosting me :)
I learned a lot living with these guys: to think less, to be able to take breaks, not to rush, to be more liberated, to feel happiness.
I will not talk about the nuances of being here as a workawayer, because it means nothing to me. Everything was perfect! During this time, I found new friends - it's
I really admire
Thanks a lot for your help, hope to see you again !
Having worked in the construction industry, he has a lot of useful knowledge for everyday life.
Victor has created a nice community atmosphere around a big renovation project complete with a permaculture garden. He worked hard to include everyone in different tasks, outings, and activities. I particularly
These few days were far too short. Paul is always willing to work or do common tasks, and always with a smile.
See you soon!
Very multi-tasking and always in a good mood.
You know you're welcome home whenever you want! :)
The house is located in a cute little village next to a nice forest for walks and with easy transportation to Basel city whenever you want to do something
Victor is super easy going and friendly, he will pamper you with the best dishes that you can imagine, and of course, with a lot of good wine!
The tasks are very varied and always done it in a