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



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    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 2 sheep and 4 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 some gardening or cooking/baking together with the children now and then.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project
    Animal care

  • 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.

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    Renovation skills, painting, wood work and roof insulation with wood wool (fibre), mowing gras, help in the vegetable garden, cutting branches of olive trees in winter.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, German, French

  • 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. 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.

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

Solar power for electricity and warm water.
Our guest house will be used as seminar house. Below there is a hens and sheep terrace and a big vegetable garden.
Biodiversity presentation in our new seminar room.
Work in our vegetable garden does not only consist in harvesting, but also weeding, sowing or hoeing.
Most wanted place in the afternoon to chill !
Two sheep, one cat and six hens are our animal companions.
In summer we have almost all kinds of vegetables. (Kai harvesting tomatoes).
The "sun" next to our entrance door.
Our main house with kitchen and living room.
Our view on the Esterel mountains early in the morning

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