Help out on our sustainable farm, living life as independent as possible in the Ardennes, France

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  • Last activity: 27 Feb 2024



 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks



  • Description


    Since 20 years we, Joseph from Holland and Christelle from Belgium, are trying to build a sustainable farm to live as independant as possible.This in full respect with the mineral-, plant-, animal- and human kind kingdom living on Mother Earth.
    UPDATE 09/2023: Jos left this world for a new journey in February 2023 and Christelle is trying to keep tha farm upright. With your help? That would be great!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability 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 can teach French and I have knowledge about gardening, wild plants, cooking, preserving food, natural healing, etc.
    I strongly believe that 1 + 1 = 3
    Together, it's always better!

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We grow our own food divided over several gardens, do the hay for our sheep.
    We have a group of ancient sheep wich are standing still close to the wild mouflon and are with mankind over 4000 years.

    The wool is used to make skins and other things after they're shaved
    We have chicken to deliver the best eggs in the world as they have an entire valley to look for what they need to eat and stay sain.
    We admire trees, not so to cut them but because of the beau​ty they give us while still growing bigger and bigger.
    From the 32 species growing in our enviroment, we have a good 25 present.

    All life on the farm is supported by the use of classic homoeopathic remedies and what the herbal world gives us.
    We try to recycle and trade as much as possible, and do our best to stay away from​ money things as much as possible.
    Freedom starts with taking our own responsability in life as much as possible.
    The farm is over 200 years old and we may take care over more than 30.000m²
    All this requires a lot of time, work and commitment.

    We are ​looking for people who are: ​
    - willing to learn about farming ​
    - able to work together and on their own.
    - in a good physical and mental condition.
    - prepared to stay at least 2 weeks
    - rather looking for sharing a way of life than having a cheap holiday.

    Tasks to be expected.

    In the gardens;
    - seeding, planting
    - removing weeds
    - harvesting
    - cutting the grass

    Farm life;
    - repairing fences
    - looking after the animals
    - hay making
    - work on the buildings

    We can offer a stay in full nature, organic food and a own place to live next to the farm we have a little house,
    which was once the village bakery.
    The village we live in has 100 in​habitants, and even during the day you can hear a pin fall...
    The farm is situated ne​xt to a huge forest where wild game like wild boar, deer etc live in their habitats.
    There's no industry nor mass tourism in the area.
    The French Ardennes can be noticed as a forgotten part of France.
    If all this sounds interesting for you, please feel free to contact us by email, with a motivated explanation why you would like to join us.
    After all, it's up to us to make Mother Earth the place she deserves to be, a homeland for all her children, to live in peace, balance and respect for Life.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Dutch: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    A room in the farm.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The forest of 4500Ha wich is close to the farm, is ideal to hike around in the silence of nature. The chance that you meet someone is quite small, apart from wildlife.
    We live in a remote part of France, for anything like culture, Reims( 50km) or Charleville Mezieres( 40km) are the towns near by.

  • 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

    Space enough on the land!

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    We love animals and we have animals ourselves.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 231547377979

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