Discover the mythical Valley of Mankind in the Dordogne, while helping our little family, France




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  • Beschreibung


    We need someone very "flexible" to help us around. Flexible because we do not have a time table like in an office and we follow a very "creative natural plan" in life - for our (homeschooled) daughter too! We expect you to follow this motto : "When in Rome do as the Romans do".

    We live in one mythical area - UNESCO protected - the "Vallée Vézère" ('the Mankind valley' near Lascaux), and have to face a few challenges on our wonderful but 'wild' land : re-arranging the garden around - i.e. fencing, digging, planting trees (new permaculture project/ design) + introducing chicken & goats, so creating a little park for the animals. At the same time we could need a creative person to care for our lovely 6 year-old daughter who is home-schooled this year (but that is an option, not a must).

    Let's present our "green" vegetarian bilingual family (German-French) :
    Stefan - alias Stevie - is a very passionate binaural-HD sound engineer (and musician). He is the one to coach all the building "technician" work here. Elvire, French, studied communication and languages (can teach French à la Berlitz method!), is a painter + plastic artist of a new kind. She is always happy to share her culture when she's got time! She speaks 4 languages (English, German, Spanish, French - mother tongue). She's the gardener with a love to "be in the flow" with rocks & plants. Dharma, our 6 year-old daughter, is a very loving sensitive creative person. She always spent her life with us, so she is good company with everyone. She is fond of horse riding (once a week in a club) and gymnastic. She is bilingual French-German and knows a few words in English. She experiences homeschooling this year. Since we both work, even if we are at home most of the time, it'd be great if you could spend some time with Dharma... sometimes!

    We'd love to meet you, peaceful open-minded people to share our life here in the South-West of France for a while, experiencing nature in a new meditative way, willing to give us a hand to cope with a few things at home : re-creating a sustainable garden together (we learn the permaculture way), helping with our everyday life as a green organic (veggie) artistic family in a straw-bale house with dry/composting toilet (that is a detail, but for some a real adventure!!! ;)).

    Our motto : creativity is everywhere!

    PS : the first village (baker!) is at 3,5 km drive. However we go at least twice a week "down town" (Montignac, Les Eyzies, Périgieux, Sarlat... etc.). We can also lend you our car if you feel comfortable enough to drive (check with your insurance!).

  • Arten von Arbeit

    Arten von Arbeit

    Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten
    Hilfe mit Computer / Internet

  • Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    We used to live in Berlin-Kreuzberg where cultures and melting-pot is "natural", and we'd like to go on with this spirit in France too! This is a pleasure and an honor to have you here with us and we are very grateful for your help. You'll also be able to discover this wonderful "very old" region we live in (Elvire+ Dharma are happy to "become" the tourist guide if you want!). A unique place, one of the Earth's "chakras", a very special place to experience creativity. You will learn/ practice French of course, meditative gardening skills if you like, philosophical conversations with the whole family, why not!, swim in the river (during the Summer) or just enjoy Nature, peace and quiet around (there's plenty of it ;)). The whole region (vallée Vézère) is a good place to "meet onself" on the way!

  • Arbeit


    We'd need some nice people to give us a hand with a few things at home inside/outside :

    1- planting trees, rearranging the garden (we follow a new permaculture plan)
    2- making a safe area in the garden for hens and goats, fencing, building/ recycling a hut (we plan to have 3 chicken at least & maximum 2 goats)
    3- Helping Elvire creating a new website (wordpress) for her work
    4- Now and then sitting our daughter (homeschooled, 6 years old)

    You are interested in nature, different cultures, you are creative. You are fond of/ or interested in organic vegetarian living, curious about "our" prehistoric past on earth, also comfortable with some time babysitting a 6 year-old girl... you are most welcome here at our place, any time of the year!

    Thank you for your attention!

  • Gesprochene Sprachen

    Gesprochene Sprachen

    French, English, German, Spanish

  • Unterkunft


    We have one guest room in our house for you (bed, desk, sofa, dressing). 2 bathrooms in the house, we share only the shower/bathtub. During the Summer you can also choose to sleep in our garden cabin for more privacy - during the Winter time it might be too cold (that will be our 7th project : insulating the cabin!). We've got 2 tents as an alternative, if you will for the Summer too - I mean if you'd rather sleep outside the house! The meals are vegetarian or vegan (no dogma here) - depending on the moment. We think it is normal to take part somehow in our everyday-life (meaning helping 5 mn in the kitchen before or after lunch, once in a while washing the dishes, and so on...). You'll be a part of our family!

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    The area is stunning, enchanting. You can just walk anyway and find peace everywhere. Of course you will discover the world most famous prehistoric painted cave Lascaux (at least its copy), and the several others around or the medieval castles & villages, or the wild nature and its inhabitants, and so on (you'll need your driving licence!). During the Summer it is very international here, very visited. During the Winter time you can see one cave for yourself alone - it happened to us in December, magic! (e.g. Font de Gaume, last real painted cave in France to still be open to the public). You can also discover the biggest European Tibetan Buddhist center at 5 km from our place! :) Teachings and retreats are famous here too.

  • Etwas mehr Information

    Etwas mehr Information

    • Internet Zugang

    • Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

      Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

    • Wir besitzen Tiere

    • Wir sind Raucher

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal


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

Exhibition in Berlin (2007), Elvire "moving" her 'Nomades paintings'.
Making some colours with our visiting workawayer!
2017, Exhibition-Installation in Montignac-Lascaux : "Stardust" or Poussières d'é-toiles in French with the moving paintings on the wall.
One "stardust"-nomade-painting on a very old wall (medieval church) in Montignac-Lascaux, 2017
Front of the house at this very moment (August 2019)
Home-Pizza baking with Emma!
The way to walk down the wood
Elvire's painting studio, looking quite well although not very waterproofed this year!
The view in front of our letter-box :)
Us 3 on a holiday in the Gers.
Terrasse of the house: we call it our jungle at the moment! ;)
View from the historical troglodyte site La Roque St Christophe - our house is situated above this hill.

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