Come and join our self-sufficient living and simplicity in Millay, France



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    Helle hello!

    Since recently, my very friendly dog and I live on a plot in South Morvan. A beautiful region in Burgundy, France.

    On the 2 ha, with 1 main house, a shed, springs and a little creek with young forest and a old fields, the potential is huge!

    From renovating the buildings as ecological as possible, with straw, loam, wood,... To creating a big food forest in a permaculture garden.

    This summer's main project is to finish a wooden cabin. We need to insolate it with different straw/loam techniques so the next helpers will have a nice place to stay.

    It's difficult to manage alone and that's way i am looking for people (short or long term) to help in the project.
    Ideas and suggestions are more than welcome!

    If you are enthusiastic and want to share your living with different people, this could a great opportunity!

    Come help building up this off-grid project, leave your trace and have some fun at Yaka's!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

    I have been travelling for a few years volunteering at different places. Now it is my turn to give this experience back to you by making you fall in love with this region and the way of living here.

  • Help


    Everyone is welcome in this starting project, skills or no skills, short term or long term. The project is big, so are the opportunities here. From helping with the renovation, to creating a permaculture forest-garden. The type of work will depend from you, the weather etc. Very basic living for the moment. The idea is to find different people who could help in building up the project and live here for long term.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    House and shed (under construction), parking spot for camper or caravan or an old camper where u can sleep in. The idea is to finish the wooden cabin so it's possible to sleep in there.

    Very basic but you can set up a tent or make the shed liveable. I can provide you with a 4 person tent plus matress and bedding if needed.

    Outside dry toilets. Shower inside but making an outdoor shower would be a beautiful project.

    We cook and eat together. I am vegetarian but you are welcome to bring your own meat if you want.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    A lot of nice walks in forests, fields and along lakes here.
    Luzy, the closest town is also very nice with a lot to do for such a small town. A lot of new people coming here to live a different livestyle.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 192881862765