Help us build a straw bale house on a charming hill surrounded by trees near Albi, France

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  • Description

    Description

    Hi, Danielle and I are currently building a straw bale house on a charming little hill surrounded by oak trees near Albi (Tarn, 80 km east of Toulouse).
    We have recently completed inserting straw bales inside the timberwork and we are now tackling the plastering of the walls.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Building
    Help with Eco project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Both of us being teachers and passionate about our project, we are eager to communicate about it, the choices we made… and issues we had to deal with!

    So of course, anyone with an eco-construction project will definitely acquire some theoretical knowledge and practical skills by spending some time working with us on our house!

  • Help

    Help

    We need help to plaster the interior walls with clay, before we can work on the interior of the house (electricity, floor, etc.).
    Every bit of help is welcome and no particular skills are required, just curiosity, the desire to be part of a construction with natural materials and learn some techniques along the way. Besides, clay is very pleasant and “sensual” to handle!

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Français, English, (Deutsch - ein bisschen)

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    There are 2 beds in a secondary little house we have already built, + plenty of room on our site for tents!

    We provide ingredients for every meal (veggie or not according to each person’s personal needs) and, according to her availability, Danielle cooks a few fine meals for everyone from time to time!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The site of our house is quite a delight but you may want to explore the surroundings though! Well, great because the northern half of Tarn, where we live, is a nice and attractive region that has a lot to offer to visitors: Albi, Cordes-sur-Ciel, Gaillac, Puycelsi, Lautrec and many other charming villages.

    For nature lovers like us, there are a few beautiful forests (forêts de Sérénac, de Sivens, de la Grésine) and if you are more into open landscapes, you will enjoy going for a walk in the rest of the countryside.

  • A little more information

    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?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day on average, 5 days a week



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