Help us build straw house and live a human experience by sharing permaculture ethic and more in Lavausseau, France



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 Min stay requested: at least a week

  • Description


    Hi ! We are 2 families (searching a third one) involved in the construction of an eco-neighborhood with a big common area where we can experiment permaculture and animate the local life, and this year is a key step of the concretisation of the project with the building of 2 straw houses.
    On this project you will meet 6 permanent peoples. Yasmina, Amélie, Rémi, and the children Yahel, Taïli and Maoni.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help with Eco Projects

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity 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

    A participatory building site is always a beautifull place of exchange. It will be an opportunity to make rewarding meetings and share our ideas, skills, knowledge...
    In this project we are focussing on Earth/straw construction and permaculture, you will participate at many steps of the building.
    In this experience you will have many discussion about permaculture ethic and design, construction and farming technics...
    You can also discover the Poitou with his rich history, specialy with famous roman art, and our village where was the last artisanal tannery in France.

  • Help


    From May to September we are planning to build mainly the straw walls then the coating with clay and lime plaster. For this specific work an assistant will be there to train us and show the right way to do.
    Of course it will be other things to do but now it's hard to define it clearly. We will live the construction and adapt us. The living place will also need general maintenance to make it work, everybody will be involved in the self organisation of the common area.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We already have build some infrastructure to welcome you as the best possible :
    - Summer kitchen with a gas cooker, water, dishes...
    - Bathroom with a shower provide by a solar water heater
    - Outhouse with all what you need inside :)
    - Chill space with hammock and sofa
    - A fire corner wich is a very good place of exchange
    - A camping area in the adjoining wood, we can lend you tents, air mattress and bedding but the number is limited (4 tents of 2 pers.)

    During the visiting period the common area will be approvisionate by local organic farmer for the vegies. All cereals legumes and starchies will be buy at a local organic zero waste shop. All the supplements (like meat, chocolate, alcohol... ) will be on charge of the visitors with what we call a magic hat, namely a free participation of workawayers who want it.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are in a village crossed by a river near Poitiers (20 min).

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 186487381261