Help with outdoor projects in the heart of the Natural Park, Bénivay-Ollon, France



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  • Description


    Valérie and I, Olivier, are living at the end of an isolated tiny valley at the heart of the Natural Park of Baronnies Provençales. We have bought an house here that we wish to open as a welcoming and ecological area to host campers and travellers in a part of the building transformed in an independant cottage.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Valérie and I speak English fluently and Spanish (for Valérie only). We both have travelled extensively (Asia, South America, Ethiopia, etc.), and love to meet people. We both have for example a profile on CS for more than 15 years... We enjoy Workaway also because we believe that
    In addition to cultural exchange about our life in our country or in other countries where we have lived, this mission will be an opportunity to learn about phyto-purification, rainwater harvesting or other installation we plan.

  • Help


    We are looking for good wills to help us in our outdoor works. For year 2021, it would mostly be support for our phyto-purification and rainwater harvesting installations, the building of an outdoor kitchen and shower. We are also looking for general support in gardening.
    Those missions are not very demanding physically, but remain manual work. The major part of the work will occur outside, but part of the work will also occur in a cellar. No skill is required in terms of design of such installations, but a strong taste for do-it-yourself work is an asset in order to enjoy truly such a mission!
    Finally, those missions will be mostly performed in pair with Olivier and/or Valérie: you won't feel lonely or disoriented on what to do, and moreover we would enjoy the rewarding pleasure that joint work can provide as a type of exchange.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    We love to practice English (both) and Spanish (Valérie). ... mais nous n'avons rien contre parler aussi dans notre bon vieux français natal ! :)

  • Accommodation


    A bed in our host room. If we have several workawayers, we may also propose to some to pitch a tent close to the river (or use of of our tents).
    Meals will be prepared and taken together.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Many opportunities for trekking and cycling are possible around.
    There are few options for transportation, and it is advise to use carpooling and cycling in addition to public transport.

  • 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

    Valérie and I are both already working remotely from home. We could provide an independant room for a digital nomad to as well from our home.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    The parking space is large enough to accept any size of campervan.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Valérie and I have already two cats home. We are open to accept pets, but they will have to remain outside the house.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    15 hours per week, mostly on week-end

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Host ref number: 166564482412