Tree planting with an association in Gabian, Southwest France

  • Frankreich
  • Bisher 564 mal gespeichert
  • Letzte Aktivität: 01.02.2023



 Geforderte Mindest-Aufenthaltsdauer:  mindestens 2 Wochen



  • Beschreibung


    AROUND THE STUDIO AND BUILDINGS RESTORATION but we're full until March at this point!

    When contacting us please note your arrival and departure dates (even if flexible) as it helps us to coordinate everybody.

    We are registered as a French non profit (1901) association. Our official purpose is to plant trees and restore deforested land in the Hérault department of Southwest France.

    During your stay here, you may help with the planting and maintenance of these trees, including the following tasks:

    -Acorn collection
    -Land clearing
    -Tree planting
    -Plant watering
    -Tree trimming
    -Mechanical repairs on truck, tractor or farm equipment
    -Tree observation/assessment

    Everything is financed through the artwork produced at our studio, namely custom dollhouses and aviaries designed and created by the renowned artist Eric Lansdown during your stay here, you may be able to assist Eric with these projects - we even offer training in the crafts of artwork in an informal apprenticeship for people who are interested and can stay longer than a month, preferably at least two months or longer.

    We also have properties in the area that are in need of repair and upkeep (this was a 10th century church property and it’s a bit shattered in places.) There are a number of construction and equipment maintenance/restoration projects to choose from, including the following:

    -Glass cutting
    -General maintenance and DIY
    -Collecting and stacking firewood for the winter
    -Electric and plumbing
    -Hand excavations like opening up buried rooms

    The experience here is also a good way to get an immersion into the world of small non-profit associations: learning and sharing with volunteers, using your vision to plan for your projects, financing your association, creating relationships with the locals (people, associations, public organisms, companies) etc. While you're here, you can help with some of the following tasks:

    - Administrative and creative writing for press releases and grant proposals (in English and French)
    - Assist in French translations, proof reading
    - Promotion of the association on social media
    - Communication project with the local communities
    - Website development

    Longer-term volunteers are preferable because even though some tasks sound easy, most of them actually take a bit of time to explain and then to figure out. Short-term volunteers may be accepted as well, though - we are flexible!

  • Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten
    Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
    Handwerkliche Arbeiten
    Hilfe mit Computer /Internet
  • UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    Keine Armut
    Kein Hunger
    Gesundheit und Wohlergehen
    Hochwertige Bildung
    Sauberes Wasser und Sanitärversorgung
    Bezahlbare und saubere Energie
    Menschenwürdige Arbeit und Wirtschaftswachstum
    Industrie, Innovation und Infrastruktur
    Weniger Ungleichheiten
    Nachhaltige Städte und Gemeinden
    Nachhaltige Konsum- und Produktionsmuster sicherstellen
    Maßnahmen zum Klimaschutz
    Leben unter Wasser
    Leben an Land
    Frieden, Gerechtigkeit und starke Institutionen
    Partnerschaften zur Erreichung der Ziele
  • Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    We are in the village of GABIAN 34320, in the départment of Hérault.

    The buses to come here are :
    603-604 - Montpellier/Pézénas
    669 Pézénas-Gabian

    Gabian is an enchanting medieval village with (literally) centuries of history and authenticity. Hang out at the local café/bar after work or cafés in other villages on days off. There are bikes you can use to visit the surroundings (a beautiful lake 45min by bike), and other villages are 20 to 40 minutes apart by bicycle depending on you and the incline.

    If you have your own car (or time the buses right) you can discover beautiful villages, lakes, gorges around the area (Gorges d'Héric, village of Saint-Guilhem-le-désert, Salagou lake, the Devil's bridge/ Pont du Diable etc). You could even have a beach day in Montpellier, just 1.5 hours away by bus!

  • Arbeit


    All of the tasks depend on the season of the year (and the weather of course). Tree planting on land happens from mid-late October until April. After April, the seeds are planted mainly in pots or bags until the new season arrives. Other jobs like maintenance, building, tree observation/assessment and administrative tasks are performed year-round.

  • Gesprochene Sprachen

    Englisch: Fließend
    Französisch: Gute Kenntnisse

  • Unterkunft


    The accommodation is a village house that was upgraded and is just used as the volunteers' house. There are shared bathrooms and toilets but separate bedrooms. The house has a fully functioning kitchen, electricity, wood burning heaters, and even a small private patio with a palm tree.

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    We ask for 25 hours of help a week for lodging and food.

    We can pick you up at the train station or airport.

    We are all fully vaccinated and think that's a very good idea but there is no absolute mandate these days

  • Etwas mehr Information

    Etwas mehr Information

    • Internet Zugang

    • Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

      Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

    • Wir besitzen Tiere

    • Wir sind Raucher

    • Familien möglich

  • Kann Digital Nomads unterbringen

    Kann Digital Nomads unterbringen

    We have a fibre optic internet connection into the house - bring your own laptop.

  • Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    Van parking is nearby on all sides, this is a small village in the foothills of the Haute Languedoc national park so you can walk past it in 10 minutes. We are in the old quarter ecclesiastic.

  • Hier sind Haustiere in der Regel willkommen

    Hier sind Haustiere in der Regel willkommen

    The accommodation is a house in the village that is shared among the volunteers. We've had volunteers bring pets in the past, but just let me know beforehand so we can ensure the other volunteers in the house at the time are not allergic.

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    mehr als zwei

  • ...


    Maximum 4-5 hours 5 days a week

Gastgeber Ref-Nr.: 333431756345

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