Help in the organic vegetable garden and with mosaics in Burgundy, France



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    Bienvenue chez André a sourire et nature pour aider a l'aménagement d'un écolieu autogéré de sagesse en Bourgogne.
    Welcome to André at sourire et nature to help in the development of a self management school of wisdom in Burgundy.
    Pour le plaisir des rencontres ,,le plaisir de créer ,de se construire a travers le travail manuel ,le minéral ,le végétal , la Vie ....Déjà 600 volontaires ont écrit sur les 4 livres d'or qu'ils avaient été heureux ici.....Voilà une possibilité pour vous.....
    For the pleasure of meetings ,for the pleasure of creating ,of building yourself through manuel work contact with nature,.Already 600 volunteers wrote that they were happy here (on the 4 guest book ) This is a possibility for you .
    After a varied and rich life: BTS of photography ,seminar , practice of all the building trades,15 months volonteer in an hospital in Africa ( Togo) ,management of fifty holidays center for young peoples from 6 to 20 years old ,etc....Now i continue to arrange my place to make a small self managed retirement home at a dozen open peoples wanting to advance spiritually through méditation,work on oneself ,groupe life...I am 72 years old in a great shape ,working a lot to improve this place, ,seul , happy ,and in peace.
    II leave in a small village of 160 inhabitants ,on 5000 square meters of land.There is a large organic vegetable garden ,25 fruit trees,a large 300 years old oak tree and three houses.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Art Projects

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    During free time,I can show to the volonteer how to do it by themselves a wooden ,spoon ,a boomerang ,forge a knife,to cut stone and sculpt.The lake is a a kilometeraway and I have 4 canoes 3 kayak 3 bicycles,ping pong table ,synthétiseur guitar ,telescope,library ,3 bread and pizzas ovens, a temazcal mexican sweat hut with tibetan bols for meditation ,work possibilities one oneself......This place may be particularity suitable for peoples interested in self-knowledge , to develop their perceptions and feeling , to those who have an inner search .

  • Help


    I need help especially in the organic vegetable garden,in the construction of stone wall,in the réalisation of two mosaic,The mosaics in photo where made by volunteers .We start the day with one hour together of garden weeding,storage and cleaning.Then it is often according to what interest the volunteer the most .I explain the working method and how we use manuel or electric tools.I like to make the volunteers experiment new manuel things .....

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Accommodation ;a tipi three caravans ,three bedrooms .Attention there is little confort !!You have to heat the water on the gas if you want to have a hot shower !!. There is a machine to clean the clothes?Volonteer prepare meals,this was part of the help time. We eat all together often outside under the big oak .I collect a lot of building material ,furniture and business for my project and therefor still be careful because there is a joy bazaar not always tidy !!!...City peoples are you ready ?!!....

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    I ask 25 hours by week help and the week end is free The volunteer can organize his time of help .Food and accommodation are free in exchange for the help ..I take volunteer for a minimum of two week in summer and a minimum of one week the other months .I can pick up by car within a 20 kms radius at the railway station of Les laumes Alésia at the bus stop coming from Dijon or the Bierre les Semur motor way exit
    medieval towns of Semur en Auxois 8 km and Flavigny sur Ozerain 22km ,Dijon 65 km with bus cost 1,5 euros , 4 free museum .

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Chat ,chien ,autre a voir ensemble

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours/day, 5 days/week maximum - 5 heure/jours

Host ref number: 116712328312