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Help with a permaculture/selfsustaining project and explore a unique area in the middle of nature in Auvergne, France

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  • Last activity: 07/08/2022




  • Description


    Started 2 years ago. The place used to be a parc of 4ha with 200 year old oak trees, bamboo, 2 orchards, 36 walnut trees, old buildings, even an icecellar and a well. A permaculture garden has been started up. It's in the countryside but the nearest village is only 3 km away. The plan is to make the place as selfsustaining as possible. Help needed in the garden and/or renovating and clean out the existing building.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Help around the house
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will be in the middle of nature (and France). I love working with recovered and free materials and use it in the building. Off-grid techniques. I'm still learning myself, but happy to share and experiment.

  • Help


    Everything has to be done :) Help to clean up/renovate the buildings, the fields. Starting the permaculture garden... Even help to make plans what we can do with the place. For now it's pretty much a blank sheet.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent
    French: Intermediate

    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


    You can stay in the main house at groundlevel. It's not renovated yet, but the bedroom is clean and private. There is a bed and some other furniture. In the place nextdoor there is couch and big table. There is also a gasburner to cook. Also a fireplace. Everthing is very basic, it's a work in progress.
    The garden is big enough for tents (i can provide one with a matras to sleep). There is also an outdoor shower with hot water and composting toilet.
    I live at the attic that is completely renovated. With bathroom and hot shower. And a big woodburner as heating. I'm happy to share the bathroom, if its to cold outside :)
    I'm not a great cook, but i'm happy to provide food. Or we can cook together. Maybe i can learn something :-). In any case, I provide all necessary groceries. We can also go to the weekly market together.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    I'm new to this. So no experiences. Looking forward to learn :)

  • 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

    No paved places. Only in the meadow

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 193339662858