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.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Eco Projects
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.
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.
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.
We are in a village crossed by a river near Poitiers (20 min).
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week