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Kai (German) is building up an ecological project with a seminar house which is yet to increase the activities. At the moment it is used as ecological guest house and rented out. We have 2 houses - both are almost finished with the renovation (incl. solar panels for warm water and electricity, house insulation), but some parts are still missing. Our guest house hosts ecological seminars now and then. We are mostly organising outdoor events like walks and visits in the surroundings.
We have a big garden of about 2,5 hectar, with a lot of olive trees and a rather steep terrain with terrasses, but also a marvelous view over the country side and the Esterel mountains which are between St. Raphael and Cannes.
In the vegetable garden you can find about 20 different varieties of vegetables including artichokes, water and honey melons, squashs, tomatoes, beans, peas etc. We have 4 sheep and 6 hens which need to be fed regularly and looked after.
The work consists of help in the vegetable garden, caring for the animals and some renovation or outdoor work. In November we harvest olives for making olive oil in a mill. We regularly bake our own sourdough bread, we milk two of the sheep (between April and October) and make our own yoghurt with the sheep's milk and bake regularly cakes with our own eggs.
We host a nature kindergarden on our property and we do gardening or cooking/baking together with the children now and then. The working time is 5 times 5 hours in the morning, the weekend is free. We finish work by around 12.30 h, depending on the beginning and when the sun rises. So the afternoons are free for walks, visits in Fayence/Tourrettes or a bus trip to the seaside in St. Raphael. Our MINIMUM stay is 2 weeks.
Types of help and learning opportunitiesHelp with Eco ProjectsTeachingGardeningDIY and building projectsAnimal CareGeneral Maintenance
UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve
Cultural exchange and learning opportunities
We take part in music and ecological events in the region, go for walks and hikes in the hilly Hinterland of the Côte d'Azur.
Cities like Nice, Cannes, St. Raphael, Fréjus and Grasse are within a reach of 1 to 2 hours by bus and can be discovered on your own.
Wood work and work with cement and tiling, mowing gras, help in the vegetable garden, feeding the animals, cutting branches of olive trees in winter, olive harvest, baking bread, milking the sheep and making yoghurt (April-Oct.), cleaning of the small stable.
2 guest rooms available
What else ...
We are around 30 km from the Côte d'Azur, and there are public busses going to Grasse, St. Raphael, Nice and Cannes. There are lots of hiking possibilities in the hilly countryside directly from our house. In 17 car minutes we reach a lake where we swim every 2-4 days between June and mid October. In 10 min walking distance you can take a cool bath in a small river.
We provide clothing and shoes for volonteers.
A little more information
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Can host digital nomads
We have fibre connection.
Space for parking camper vans
Yes, is possible.
How many Workawayers can stay?
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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I've been to Kai's place for about three weeks in March and I did many different activities, like caring the hens and the sheep (Tilia was definitely my favourite one), planting, weeding, preparing the vegetable garden and the greenhouses, composting. I also did some activities with the
I stayed with Kai at the eco province back in November for 20 days. It was incredible. Kai is an incredible intelligent and welcoming host and it was so much fun to learn from him. The jobs we did changed often and it kept things interesting the whole time. I stayed with three other workawayers for the majority of the time that became
He also showed us how to bake bread and make joghurt. He makes a lot oft he food by his own. So the food was always really
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Like Gustas , it was a wonderfull experience with the garden , the buildings , the animals , you're place change my self it was a before and a after.
The accomadation is perfect , the place too , I learn a lot in a few weeks so thanks to you , thanks to Lea ,
We had very good talks about ecology and politics, about lifestyle and his future job options. He helped in the garden,
He helped build a staircase with cement, he helped with the chicken and the hens, helped strimming and lots of other
Emil was very helpful in
He is a genuine nice person, who will always look after you and make sure that you'll have a nice time. During my stay I worked on a few little building projects. Kai teached me a lot, but also listened to my ideas, which I thought was really great.
The working hours are really
She integrated very well with other Workawayers
Lucile and I loved our two-weeks stay at Kaï's project so much.
During the first minute of our stay we were already running in a wild and beautiful landscape to take the sheeps home. Thus, we immediately understood we would love to work here.
Kaï welcomed us in his lifelong dream and shared everything he could with us Including the
Kai was a generous, kind and extremely helpful host. He always ensured us workawayers were enjoying our stay and was willing to help us explore the surrounding area as much as we could. Lending us the bicycles, taking us to the
The work we had to do was interesting & sometimes quite challenging and we learned a lot of different skills, like driving a tractor or
Kai is an amazing host, he is a very caring and intelligent person who supports his project with admirable passion. He shared a lot of knowledge, interesting stories - and his delicious cooking - with us, so we got to learn a lot about ecoconstruction,
Kai is a great person who organised an amazing project. For those interested in an organic lifestyle it’s the perfect place to work and learn. Kai has a full-fledged eco-friendly household — vegetable and fruit gardens, animals (the sheep are adorable), and
His beautiful place offers everything. A magnificent view, a comfy hammock, cute, small villages
I stayed with him for two weeks and the time passed by way too fast!
Kai can teach you a lot about ecological farming and there is a lot of work to do on his beautiful property.
The work I did was mainly gardening, building a fence and even do some electrical work.
Kai is very friendly,he is a man very involved in his project. he tried to organize time well, we were going to a beautiful lake, or to a concert in a nearby village. During work he tried to teach us more about gardening and
We had lots
He was also helping in the household and we had great talks during our meals together with another 2 Workawayers.
So thanks again
During his month at the place he did a lot of different works like driving with a tractor, cutting green manure in the
There always was
He is always welcome for a
I really felt I was part of their family. They took me to a lot of beautiful places. We’ve been on a 4-day camping trip in Cavalaire. In those 4 days we went to
During my stay we did different tasks on the huge property and the house. Kai was always very patient and
My experience was really positive. Kai is a generous person, with strong values. He provides accomodation in his house, a paradise for who loves nature, because it's in the countryside near to two
He was always very friendly and we had good talks in the group.
Kai’s project is very interesting and he has a very large knowledge to share. The place and the view from the house are breathtaking, an amazing way to spend some time in the Nature!
Moreover, I learned a lot about agriculture, sustainability and how to combine those two and it opened my
We were a nice group of workawayers, mostly working on improving his seminar house. The work was varied and never to much. Kai is a caring and generous host, he isfull of information of ecological lifestyle, I enjoyed very much the enriching discusions
He lives in a beautiful area of Southern France with a stunning view from his home. He is full of interesting information about ecological lifestyle and knows the area
During my stay at Kais’ place I got to know him, his wife Gudrun and his father Klaus. All of them are very nice, friendly and careful. After the three weeks I felt a little bit like being part of their family as they integrated me very well in their daily family life and gave me a lot of advices for my travel (so actually they treated
She is very talented with drawing and painted for us nice window drawings. She is eager to learn and she
We will surely stay in contact over our future seminar house and she showed a big
Was a shame I had to leave early.