Learn about geothermic heating and hydroelectric power generation along the banks of the Vallée de la Gartempe, France



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    2022 update: Not much happened since the last update. I have become French and was voted on the Council (Conseil Municipal) of our Village. Covid reduced the opportunity for travelling and receiving guests. We are fully vaccinated and would expect our WorkAwayers to be able to comply and show their certificate to be able to go to restaurants etc.

    This year I really want to make progress commissioning my geothermic heat pump and installing underfloor heating in all the downstairs rooms of our house. All the material has been bought. It just needs to be fitted and tested.

    If that's not enough there is also an old watermill to turn into a hydroelectric plant.

    An early retirement project deep in the French countryside along the banks of the Vallée de la Gartempe. There is a farm with animals, donkeys, sheep, chickens, geese.

    There is a huge vegetable plot to tend, producing much of our food. There are trees to fell and wood to chop for winter.

    Then there is the restoration project of the main house, with many jobs from dry-walling, plastering, painting. Installing a geothermic heat pump to heat the place without fossil fuels.

    There is a river with a dilapidated water mill. I want to generate hydroelectric power from it one day.

    Then there is canoeing/kayaking/fishing.

    Then there are multiple classic Citroens to restore.

    In short too much for us really so if there is a project that suits your skills or you just want to learn and trade your help for room&board food&fun than why not contact us?

  • Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten
    Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
    Betreuung von Tieren
    Mithilfe auf einem Bauernhof
    Zubereiten / Kochen von Mahlzeiten für die Familie
    Handwerkliche Arbeiten

  • Projekte mit Kindern

    Projekte mit Kindern

    Dieses Projekt schließt möglicherweise den Umgang mit Kindern ein. Mehr Informationen findest du in unseren Verhaltensregeln und Tipps hier.

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    A typical project you might undertake is build a garden wall, build a pizza oven, decorate a room. Weed the vegetable plot. Water donkeys and sheep. Collect eggs and clean chicken shed. Drive a tractor. Cut Hay. Enjoy a Bar-B-Q and visit the local pub. Too many jobs to mention all.

  • Gesprochene Sprachen

    Deutsch: Fließend
    Englisch: Fließend
    Französisch: Fließend
    Niederländisch: Fließend

  • Unterkunft


    You will have your own room in our house. You will live and eat with your host family and spend as much time with them as you like. There are days where we don't work and just explore nearby towns, visit flea markets, charity shops, hunt for antiques bric-a-brac etc.

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    The River Gartempe is one of the Limousin’s most beautiful rivers. It’s classed as 1st category between Montmorillon and Bellac. Here, the river flows in to a wooded and steep-sided valley, where we are located. Our region is serviced by several low cost airlines that fly into Poitiers or Limoges. Nearest TGV train station is Poitiers about 2 hours south of Paris.

  • Etwas mehr Information

    Etwas mehr Information

    • Internet Zugang

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      Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

    • Wir besitzen Tiere

    • Wir sind Raucher

    • Familien möglich

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    mehr als zwei

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    4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week (Max. 25 hours/week)

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