Help at my self-sufficient place south of Grenoble, France




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    Hello, We try to produce as many things as possible that allow us to be almost food self-sufficient: lambs, vegetables, cereals then flour with our astriated mouin then bread, vegetables, fruit, goat cheese, poultry, mushrooms, honey, fish and recently a small citrus and banana plantation under our new building at an altitude of 800m in the Alps). We are self-sufficient (except tractors) in energy with solar panels, hydraulic turbine, Jean Pain reactor and biogas which allows us to run our car on CNG (JeanPhilippe has written a book "biogas-practical manual" to explain the operation and the techniques to achieve it in self-construction) There are many different things, so you will have to touch on many areas if you feel like it. We like to take the time to eat well. Lunch together, morning and evening to be decided together. We need motivated and autonomous people! It is almost essential to have already used DIY or construction tools. In any case have a minimum of the habit of using your hands To avoid spam, please put the phrase "SUNFLOWER" in your message if you write to us. Don't forget otherwise the message may not arrive. See you soon, jeanPhilippe, Elio (9 years old), Prunelle (7 years old)


    Nous essayons de produire un maximum de choses qui nous permettent d'être en quasi autonomie alimentaire : agneaux, légumes, céréales puis farine avec notre mouin astrié puis du pain, légumes,fruitiers, fromage de chèvre, volailles, champignons, miel, poissons et depuis peu une petite plantation d'agrumes et de bananier sous notre nouveau batiment à 800m d'altitude dans les alpes).
    Nous sommes autonome (sauf tracteurs) en énergie avec des panneaux solaires, turbine hydraulique, réacteur Jean Pain et du biogaz qui nous permet de faire rouler notre voiture au GNV (JeanPhilippe a écrit un livre "biogaz-manuel pratique" pour expliquer le fonctionnement et les techniques pour le réaliser en autoconstruction)
    Il y a beaucoup de choses différentes, aussi vous serez amené à toucher à beaucoup de domaines si vous vous le sentez.
    On aime bien prendre le temps de bien manger. Repas du midi ensemble, matin et soir à décider ensemble.
    On a besoin de gens motivés et autonomes ! Il est presque indispensable d'avoir déjà utilisé des outils de bricolage ou construction. En tout cas avoir un minimum l'habitude d'utiliser ses mains
    Pour éviter les spams, merci de mettre la phrase "TOURNESOL " dans votre message si vous nous écrivez. N'oubliez pas sinon le message risque de ne pas arriver.

    A bientôt,
    jeanPhilippe, Elio (9 ans), Prunelle (7 ans)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will probably work a lot but you will also learn a lot because we have many activities and several projects in progress (biogas, silvopastoralism, caravan, ...). We are energy and food self-sufficient (we can live in good health without buying anything but we like chocolate, coffee...).
    Languages you speak

    Vous travaillerez probablement beaucoup mais vous apprendrez aussi beaucoup car nous avons de nombreuses activités et plusieurs projets en cours (biogaz, sylvopastoralisme, roulotte, ...). Nous sommes en autonomie énergétique et alimentaire (nous pouvons vivre en bonne santé sans rien acheter mais on aime le chocolat, le café ...).

  • Help


    You will help on all aspects that allow us to be self-sufficient. There is a lot of construction work. for example this summer 2022, trailer construction, low-cost biogas digester construction for developing countries, solar ovens, stone wall

    Vous aiderez sur tous les aspects qui nous permettent d'être en autosuffisance. Il y a beaucoup de travail de construction. par exemple cet été 2022, construction roulotte, réalisation digesteur biogaz lowcost pour des pays en développement, fours solaires, muret en pierre

  • Languages spoken

    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Several places such as a cabin, a trailer, a room by our lake, a caravan. The cloths are dry

    Plusieurs lieux comme une cabane, une roulotte, une pièce au bord de notre lac, une caravane. Les toilelles sont sèches

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Lots of mountains around, a large lake 20 minutes away, a small private lake on the farm. Grenoble is 30 minutes away.

    Beaucoup de montagnes autour, un grand lac à 20mn, un petit lac privé sur la ferme. Grenoble est à 30mn.

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    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.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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