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Hello, we are a group of people that bought an old castle to turn it into a conservatory for life and culture. Our project is to build a resilient living place with a botanic garden-forest, seed library, a book library, a workshop (wood, metal, natural dying, potery...), some cultural center (japanese culture center first because some japanese are involved in the project), and a gateaway of a global ecovillage network. We also want to be a part of an international netwok of places than respect life and free circulation of people.
We moved there in 2021, right now we are 4 people living there and our objectif for this year is to settle, growing our own food, building a green house, cleaning around buildings, organizing some cultural event...
Types of help and learning opportunitiesArt ProjectsLanguage practiceHelp with Eco ProjectsTeachingGardeningDIY and building projectsAnimal CareFarmstay helpCreating/ Cooking family mealsHelp around the houseGeneral MaintenanceHelp with Computers/ Internet
UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve
Cultural exchange and learning opportunities
We speack french and japanese at home, but we can also communicate in spanish, english and a bit of russian. We will adapt our planning depending the capacities of each visitor, we can teach how to manage to reach self-suficiency in many area. Join us and you will be a part of a network of lifestyle that respect life and nature.
Projects involving children
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
We need help for the daily life, we want people that help naturaly and spontaneously in the garden, kitchen, cleaning. We considere guests as member of the community, that imply to care about the balance of the place. We ask at least 3 hours a day of help for one meal and a roof, we ask for more time for full pension and for a formation.
We have a long experience with helper from precedent ecoplace wherelse, if you are independant and motivated we will have a wonderfull experience. We favor travelers those are willing to build an alternative international network that value life and sharing.
Thanks to read and see you around.
Chinese (Cantonese): Beginner
This host offers a language exchange
We love learning and teaching languages. We can teach french, japanese and english and we are open to learn any language and particulary chinese that we are curently studying
A room in the old castle or a tent provided depending how many people are there.
What else ...
We live in a wonderfull area, full of beautifull places. Between 2 nices cities, which are Sauveterre-de-Béarn and Salies-de-Béarn. We are at the piemont o the pyrénées mountain, and we are 45mn away by car from Bayonne and the Atlantic Ocean.
A little more information
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
How many Workawayers can stay?
More than two
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week