Living on the road with gypsy waagons and our two pulling horses!

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France

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  • Description

    Description

    We have always welcomed, hosted and helped people in need. Whether it would be for travelling, touring or seeking shelter for homeless people, we try to be there when possible.
    This time, we though we might continue and ask for a little help.

    Since July 2018, we have been living on the road and travelling in our 8m² horse drawn caravan. We also have a second wagon for hosting holdiayers or helpers.

    Zorba, the great percheron horse is our first family member. Abeille (Bee) is our second pulling horse.
    We have two young dogs Nasba ans Oscar.

    We are looking for people to help signal the convoy at crossing, open the gates, help unloading the horses, care for the horses, feed them, groom them at the high season only.

    If you wish to, we are setting up a small circus show, a child story telling, we welcome schools and elderly people along the way, we organize sharing circle (group talks around various subjects such as permaculture, alternative ways of producing energy, eating, educating our children, making home made product, cooking etc). You are welcome to help with the visit, even give explanations if you feel so inclined.

    We can arrange to host for a first week and then see whether we have more work for the second. You should apply for a one week period.

    We have life projects of getting as close as possible to mother nature, on an ecological aspect as well as looking after ourselves and others.

    We are children of the earth, we are from the Rainbow family!

    Amongst other things, we would like to build a strawbales house, a used to have a mobile ludhotèque (gamebrary), a permaculture garden etc.

    We try to only eat organic products (vegetables, dairy) from local producers.
    We are vegetarians.

    So far, we have been making our own washing products and pretty much cooking everything from scratch.

    Florian was a gamebrarian (ludothécaire) and was working on an itinerant (I like wandering ludothèque lol) ludothèque.

    I, Mickaël, used to manage the technical services for a small town. I like photography, cooking, gardening.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Elderly Companion
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Other
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Charity work
    Language practice
    Art project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are testing just about anything from yoga to horseback riding and horse-pulling. You might learn from us just as much as we might learn from you.

  • Help

    Help

    We are living in a horse drawn caravan (pulled by a horse) and have a second caravan as a bed and breakfast (gîte).

    We will be looking for a very specific type of people with good knowledge and craftsmanship with :
    welding, general carpentry or furniture building.= or horse caring.

    There are no typical day here but the usual tasks can evolve around :
    - feeding and caring fr our horses
    - fetching water
    - fetching wood
    - cooking
    - ditching the dry toilets
    - camp tidying up

    but also some other tasks such as :
    - help with road crossings
    - open barriers
    - quick daily clean up in the caravan
    - preparing the dinner fire
    - helping preparing food
    - maintaining the horse paddock electrical fence

    Artistically wise :
    - helping with the circus show our children story telling
    - drawing, painting etc
    - sawing decorations or clothes
    - playing music

    Some more esoteric activities :
    - yoga
    - mantra singing
    - meditation

    We do not ask to much to our helpers, after all, we are also hosting to share.

    We live in the countryside, on the road.
    We might be as far as 10km cycling from a small town.
    The bikes might be rented by our guests.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    english (fluent), spanish (average) and french (fluent)

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Tent / (zome / staw bale yurt) in the summer (to be built)
    or
    the couches in the sitting room.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live on the road, the planet is our garden.
    Contact us to know where we are

  • 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?

    One

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 (max 25/week)



















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