Join us for learning new skills, crafts and discover yourself and the surrounding nature. Mejannes le Clap, France



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  • Description


    We are running a blacksmith workshop & training center since 2004.

    From 2007 there is an ongoing project of a sculpture park, artists residency, eco construction of workshops/houses for our guests/students/artists

    In these 3.5 hectares we offers also short term stay for volunteers, minimum 21 days please, whom could participate in different activities we have here ,hiking, touring bike riding,culture events,
    , learn new skills like crafts & arts etc.

    Since June 2019 we are starting a new project; restauration of a 1570 château 15 km from here, it will become an agriculture farm and the place for arts & crafts courses and activities, there are a lot to do over there, please join us if you are interested in traditional maconery, wood framing, stone carving and agriculture.

    We need help mainly for the construction of houses, for maintenance of the sculpture park (pruning trees etc), helping artists, gardening, language exchange teaching.

    Volunteers will be living in one of our 6 small houses, each for maximum of 4p., with kitchen, shower, washing machine, no private room, compost toilet close to the house.
    You'll be living with all sort of pepole, it depends on the season, timing etc; blacksmithing students artists other volunteers.
    We don't eat breakfest together, sometime lunch or dinner, so you'll be free to to chose your way of eating... food is of course provided for 3 meals a day during all your stay, we don't eat much meat.

    Please understand that if you have no skills in crafts or manual working you will start with the more basic annoying works, and the longer you'll stay the more we'll teach you things that will make you work more interesting.

    If you want to discover other cultures, learn manual work, crafts & art work, if you enjoy nature, if you want to discover the french culture, discover other people & strech out your usual physical & intelectual limits; please join us!.
    If you are searching for a life changing experience that money can't buy, you'll be wellcimed in our place.
    If you want to change the society but you are disgusted by the bloody politicians, come here and participate in our practical misson of transforming the society in a more reasonable way.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project
    Language practice
    Art project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    While working you'll learn some construction techniques, blacksmithing is taught as a bonus.
    French culture is everywhere, from 2hours lunch break throught meeting of real french frogs untill all the french local cultural events & monuments that are everywhere

  • Help


    There is a lot to do over here; pruning trees in the park, moving stones, eco construction etc. Let us know how you can help.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    French , English , Hebrew

  • Accommodation


    In one of the 6 small houses, or in a mobile home

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are many very nice treks and beautifull places around here.

    The closest train station are SAINT AMBROIX or ALES we will fetch you from there

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • 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

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