!!!Help needed as soon as possible!!!
This old place – a benedictine priory in the eighth century – is placed in the hills in the South of the Cevennes and is a haven for anyone who loves nature.
Some of its ruins and terraces have been restored over the past decades back into comfortable living space and the forest all around is home to friendly black pigs, sheep, chicken, peacocks and one cat. Augustin, its human permanent inhabitant, lives here already for over 30 years and thanks to him this wonderful place is back in use since then. And not only the animals are profiting of this great human being, who makes them a life possible every domesticated animal should have, but also the forest is well looked after and he’s planting and sowing different kinds of tree-/seed-s, to support a more diverse forest, as it’s overgrown by pine trees since the mining times of this region.
He’s a very knowledgeable and interesting person, from whom you can learn loads from!
But just recently he had out of the sudden a severe issue with his aorta and has to be now seriously careful with physical activity. So he needs to rest a lot at the moment and only take things slow, recover step by step. So it would be great to find someone who can help. But it’s pretty relaxing normally, so you will have plenty of time to do things for yourself and enjoy the paradise-like setting, as he also wants you to enjoy your stay!
It would be great to find someone from now on!
DIY and building projects
Help with Eco Projects
Even though Augustin has to rest at the moment a lot, he's still capable of talking! And there's a lot he can tell you,
he has a profound knowledge of so many things!
and when you're going on a walk with him for example, he's happy to show you some of the trees he planted, explain you things, tell you about the history of this place and the region and in general, there's always something interesting to pick up!
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
Help with tasks of feeding the animals (once a day), opening the chicken house in the morning+evening and be a little left hand for Augustin when needed (he can do things for himself, but shouldn’t carry any heavy things or do big physical activities).
The most convenient would be at the moment the "oasis", a romantic little stonehut not far from Augustins house. It has a little stove in it, a sofa bed and a table and a chair. You can cook on the stove or outside on a gas stove underneath the terrace. But you will probably share also often meals with Augustin in his house.
You have your own compost toilet next to the hut and a beautiful view with it :-)
And you also have light in the hut and an electricity socker.
There will be a wood stuck already, but if you run out, you will find plenty of wood in the forrest around.
Placed in the hills, a nice +- 45 minute walk through the forest down to Besseges where you find a supermarket and some other shops, then you have many different walking or running possibilities starting straight from here and the place itself has many things to discover.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
max. 4 hours per day