Help with renovation of an ecological project between St. Raphael and Cannes- Fayence, France

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  • Description

    Description

    Kai (German) is building up an ecological project with a seminar house which is due to open 2021. The main target groups are youths from France, Germany and other countries which are interested in practical learning about organic gardening, handicrafts like woodwork, solar and wind power. 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 will host ecological seminars beginning next year.
    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 5 sheep and 5 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.
    We host a nature kindergarden on our property and we do gardening or cooking/baking together with the children now and then. We regularly bake our own sourdough bread, we milk two of the sheep and make our own yoghurt with the sheep milk.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    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.

  • Help

    Help

    Renovation skills, painting, wood work and roof insulation with wood fibre, mowing gras, help in the vegetable garden, cutting branches of olive trees in winter, baking bread, milking the sheep, cleaning of the small stable.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    2-4 guest rooms available

  • What else ...

    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

    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?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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