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

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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks



  • Description


    Kai (German) is building up an ecological guest house. There are 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. The guest house hosts ecological seminars now and then. We are organising a couple of times per year outdoor events like walks, guided visits through our property and or walks 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, in spring and summer time water and honey melons, squashs, tomatoes, beans, peas etc. In autumn and winter we cultivate cauliflower, brokkoli, different salads, red beet, leek 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 milk in average two of the sheep and make our own yoghurt with the sheep's milk. We regularly bake cakes with our own eggs and make our own sourdough bread.
    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 opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    General Maintenance
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • 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


    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.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    2 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We have fibre connection.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Yes, is possible.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 165763397587

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