Immerse yourself in our day to day lifestyle at a rustic mountain paradise 30km from Saint Girons, France

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  • Description

    Description

    (french version below) (version francaise en dessous!)

    Charlotte and I are going to live in a barn in a very quiet valley, deep in the pyrenees mountains (Sentein, 30km from Saint-Girons ).

    The place is magical in terms of landscapes, very quiet and away from the stress of the city.
    There are many beautiful walks to do in the surrounding areas, somewhere to get away from it all and recharge your batteries!

    The fauna is very rich (Deer, wild boars, foxes, raptors, owls ...), and there is a lot of nice people around!
    We love to share this space with people, so we are very happy to welcome helpers :))

    We are starting to renovate a barn, 5 min walk from the road. We want to be as autonomous as possible, in a cheerful spirit of mutual aid, by putting things in place with our neighbors

    We try to live as much as possible in harmony with our environment, we have dry toilets, we heat with wood (wood that we make ourselves on site), for electricity we will put a solar installation in place very soon.

    Our mains projects for juin: fencing the garden, building a wood shelter, wood cutting, chopping and storing, carrying building materials to our barn (5 min walk from the road, on our back or donkeys backs!). Important to know: most of the jobs are quite physicals!


    Food is a balanced, simple, vegetarian diet, depending on the time of year, it can include veg from our garden, wild pickings, or food from the local market town of St. Giron. Our diet is mainly organic.

    People who come to stay are welcomed to immerse themselves in our day to day life-style, to experience our way of living, and also as an exchange of knowledge and experiences. We are happy to share with you our knowledge on edible wild plants, natural medicine, renovation work, gardening, food preservation (by lactofermentation, drying, sterilization, etc).

    On days off there is lots of great walking in the area, or simply hang out with the majestic views that are all around.

    We practice meditation and yoga, and are happy to share these practices too!

    Hope to see you soon :))


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    Mon compagnon (Rich, 48 ans, anglais) et moi (Charlotte,38 ans, francaise), vivons dans les Pyrénées avec notre fils Zephyr (6 ans). Le lieu se situe en Ariege, a 30km de Saint-Girons, sur la commune de Sentein (au bout d'une piste carrossable de 3km)


    L'endroit est magique au niveau paysages, et très sauvage.
    Il y a beaucoup de belles balades à faire aux alentours, de quoi se dépayser et se ressourcer !
    La faune est tres riche (biches, sangliers, renards, rapaces, chouettes...)
    Nous sommes heureux de partager notre petit paradis, les moments partages sont toujours les meilleurs :))

    Nous renovons une grange, a 5 min de marche de la route. Nous souhaitons etre un maximum autonome, dans un etat d'esprit d'entraide joyeuse, en mettant des choses en places avec nos voisins.

    Nous essayons de vivre le plus possible en harmonie avec notre environnement et tentons d'aller vers l autonomie (alimentaire, energetique, en eau..). Nous avons des toilettes seches, nous nous chauffons au bois (bois qu'on fait nous meme sur place), pour l'électricité nous allons mettre une installation solaire en place tres prochainmt (nous avons deja une petite installation pour recharger les portables).
    Nous avons 1 ane, qui nous servent de debroussailleuses, et bien utiles pour les portages!
    Nous allons lancer le jardin la haut a l'automne.

    Nos principaux projets pour juin sont: faire du bois de chauffage (tronconner, transporter, fendre ou ranger), ramener tous les materiaux pour faire les travaux (5 min de marche depuis la route, portage sur le dos, ou sur celui des anes!), faire un abris a bois,cloturer le jardin, faire des parcs pour nos anes ...
    Important a savoir: beaucoup de travaux qu on fait en ce momen necessitent d avoir pas mal de force physique

    Hebergement sous tente (nous avons ce qu il faut en tentes et couvertures)

    La nourriture est végétarienne, et en fonction de la période de l'année, elle incluera les légumes du jardins et cueillettes sauvages. Nous ne consommons pas d'alcool ni de sucres raffines (mais nous n'empechons pas les gens d'en consommer non plus;) ).

    Si vous voulez passer un peu de temps à travailler avec nous et partager notre mode de vie, vous etes les bienvenus ! Nous sommes heureux de partagers avec vous nos savoirs sur les plantes sauvages comestibles, les travaux de renovation, le jardinage, la conservation des aliments (par la lactofermentation, le sechage, la sterilisation)...
    Nous pratiquons la meditation et le yoga

    Au plaisir de vous rencontrer:))

    Nous n'avons pas beaucoup d'acces a internet, donc n'hesitez pas a nous contacter par telephone

    mots clefs: ecole a la maison, IEF, non sco, home-schooling, home schooling

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Teaching
    Animal Care
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    intersting for people who want to learn french or english, as we are talking the 2 languages in our house.
    We are happy to share our knowledge about gardening, wild picking, ecologic building...
    We are as well meditating and happy to share this practice with our hosts.
    We are quite sociable, and there is a very nice humain energy around where we live, nice for people who want to discover the "néo ruraux " life

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help

    Help

    Transporting materials, chopping wood, fencing the garden , childcare, looking after our donkey...

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    tente

    Food is a balanced, simple, vegetarian diet, depending on the time of year, it can include veg from our garden, wild pickings, or food from the local market town of St. Giron. Our diet is mainly organic.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    people who come to stay are welcomed to emerse themselves in our day to day life-style, to experience our way of living, and also as an exchange of knowledge and experiences. On days off there is lots of great walking in the area.

  • 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.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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