Looking for help in a project aiming self sufficiency in Dordogne, France



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    I am a former male nurse (40 yo) who traveled around the world for 5 years before working in Switzerland these last 10 years. I quit my job to settle down here a few months ago in Périgord with my mother; we have decided to gather our strength, aiming to become almost self sufficient in energy and food.
    We are living on a property of 7 hectares of wood and land, located in the heart of a wild national park. (parc naturel régional Périgord vert Limousin), only 4 miles away from Nontron city.
    There is a river on our land, a source of drinkable water, a covered swimming pool, 2 gites (for 6 and 8 guests, coming for week's holiday) and our main house where you will live with us. If you like quietness, nature, animals and warm hearted people, this is a place for you!
    And if you are interested in yoga, meditation, energy fields, permaculture and medical herbs, we will have lots to share!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are native French, we'd like to create an international atmosphere here, thank to you. Apart from learning French, my mother can give you some French cooking lesson (she is a cooker) . I am myself very interested in spirituality, yoga, massage, mindfulness, energy fields, plants and natural medicine.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    Any help will be appreciated, help in the house, cooking, gardening, or help with graphic design (website, flyers, advertisements...) There is so much to do that anyone can find its place here!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner
    Russian: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    You will stay with us in the main house, either in a dormitory room with bathroom or a private room with bathroom too, depending hows many workawayers will be here. Food is of course provided. We are not vegetarian but we are willing to change our habits with food.
    You will also have access to a heated covered pool and enjoy all activities we are offering to our guests (table tennis, badminton, golf, and many others games, rowing on the river, fishing...)

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are plenty of things to visit in Périgord, an historical place of France known for the beauty of its nature, the castles, the grottes, the handy craft, the art of living and its excellent food. And for your weekend, Bordeaux is less than 2 hours by car, sea at 2 hours and Paris is only at 2h30 by train!

  • 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.

Host ref number: 153447954652