Participating in the life of a permaculture farm in Sologne, France



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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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    April is the starting point of the high season in all senses! As we'll start hosting companies and vacationers in the B&B, we'll need a hand to welcome people as they come and leave (prepare rooms and clean it, arrange breakfast). It won't be an everyday task, meaning you'll have plenty of time to enjoy the outside, sowing seeds, mulching the forest garden, planting annuals and perennials, composting, taking care of the dogs, chickens, horse and much more...

    We would really appreciate hosting one person for two weeks at least. You'll enjoy your own bedroom and very nice meals every day !


    In an old farm solognote that we restore with natural materials and simple processes (hemp, lime, earth, ...) we live close to the nature, open-minded to the world, in a place of experimentation, training, meetings and passing skills.

    After the renovation of some of the buildings in order to accommodate guests, students, land (3h1 / 2) we create 2 large garden (edible forest garden) which complete the organic garden. For this we planted hedges and many fruit trees, mainly species specific (cold adaptation, old fruit or little known).

    We provide courses around permaculture. Daily activities include: gardening (permaculture) Green Renovation (coatings, insulation, paint, etc ...) take care of animals. French, English and Portuguese spoken.

    Dans une ancienne ferme solognote que nous avons restaurée avec des matériaux naturels et des procédés simples, (chanvre, chaux, terre, …) nous vivons proches de la nature, ouverts sur le monde, dans un lieu d’expérimentation, de formation, de rencontres et de transmission des savoirs.

    Après la rénovation d'une grande partie des bâtiments, nous avons créé deux grand jardin forêts comestibles ( selon les principes de la permaculture) qui complètent le potager biologique. Pour cela nous avons planté des haies et de nombreux arbres fruitiers, principalement des espèces spécifiques (adaptation au froid, fruits anciens ou peu connus).

    Nous accueillons aussi des formations autour de la permaculture. Les activités quotidiennes comprennent : jardinage (permaculture), s’occuper des animaux....

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • 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

    Sharing the life of our place is always a pleasure. Understand human permaculture with Anne and discover her cooking recipes. Learn about permaculture with Jean-Philippe and put into practice his gardening techniques in edible forests. Experiment.

    Au Bouchot nous partageons tous les repas ensemble après les avoir préparé.
    Partager la vie de notre lieu est toujours un plaisir. Comprendre la permaculture humaine avec Anne et découvrir ses recettes de cuisine. s'initier à la permaculture avec jean-Philippe et mettre en pratiques ses techniques de jardinage dans des forêts comestibles. Expérimenter.

  • Help


    All the gardening help according to the seasons, from the seedlings to the crops through the plantations. Maintenance on the farm, help on development, using the most ecological materials possible.

    Tous travaux de jardinage selon les saisons, des semis aux récoltes en passant par les plantations. Des travaux d'entretien de la ferme, des travaux d'aménagement, en utilisant le lus de matériaux écologiques possibles.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    A small house is available for volunteers with bathroom.

    Une petite maison est mise a disposition des volontaires avec salle de bain.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The farm is located in the center region south of the Loire in Sologne.
    La Sologne is a region of ponds, forests and nature preserved at 1h30 from Paris. Located at the border of several climatic zones (oceanic, continental, northern and southern) it has a great fauna and floristic diversity. La Sologne is home to a large number of animals, from large cervids to small libellules (38 species) and birds (220 species). Numerous paths allow you to go on foot, by bike or on horseback, the Sologne, now Zone Natura 2000.

    La ferme se trouve dans la région centre au sud de la Loire en Sologne.
    La Sologne est une région d'étangs, de forêts et de nature préservée à 1h30 de Paris. Située à la frontière de plusieurs zones climatiques ( océanique, continentale, septentrionale et méridionale) elle a une grande diversité faunistique et floristique. La Sologne accueille un grand nombre d'animaux : des grands cervidés au petites libéllules (38 espèces) en passant par les oiseaux (220 espèces). De nombreux chemins permettent de parcourir à pied, en vélo ou à cheval, la Sologne, devenue Zone Natura 2000.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    4/5 heures par jour max, 5 j/sem.

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