Help to build a cabin and look after the garden in Lorraine, France

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  • Last activity: 08/10/2020



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description



    I’m Clement, 34 years old. French, speak english and spanish, Homo sapiens sapiens in wild.
    Ten years ago, I was backpacker and volunteer too, in America Latina.

    Today, after several years, this beautiful place (near Nancy, in Lorraine) is ready to host backpackers, willing to help and live a particular and collective experience. That’s why you read this annonce now.

    Since the beginning, exchanges, meetings and co-working are the elements which create this place : you are invited to take part to this adventure ! Two types of work will be possible : on the cabin and in the gardening.


    This project of woodcabin « self build », in a orchard, exists since 2010 and I began an activity of maraicher (organic and bio culture of course) since one year.

    Differents equipments are already set up in the woodcabin (dry toilets, wood kitchen, solar electricity, tank for rainwater, solar dry plants,…) and also in the garden (fences, design, fruit trees, aromatic place…). As it’s a long time project, I need support to continue to make this place more autonomous and alive with people from all over the world.

    Just two questions
    Kind of competence for building or gardening or novice ?
    What do you think you look for in this experience ?

    What I expect :
    - to improve my english and all foreign languages,
    - to travel with other persons around the world, in my place ;)
    - to meet great people,
    - ...

    A bientôt, Hasta pronto, See you soon ...

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco 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 study about biodiversity, I was educator of nature during 8 years with children and other people.
    I can speak very long about name of plants, animals and how they live together, and with us.
    I build the cabin, I can learn you how use many tools to build.
    I like trasmit spirit of land art.
    I can learn french to, for english and spanish if it's your search.

    perma of course ?? (I wait your meaning about this word), pacific, friendly, very close to the nature and all species live in the place, respect, free design and expression, sociable, philosophy, sharing experiences, humour even black sometimes, and relaxation of course.

  • Help


    I search or I need volunteers this summer for :

    About cabin
    - to make a new pound for biodiversity and epuration of water,
    - to finish green roof,
    - to finish inside the cabin with a coating earth and lime,
    - to set up a system of domestic water (for the moment, I drink and cook water from the village and I take showers in friendshouse in the village : that’s why it will be one of the 1st work),
    - to build a workshop,
    - to build a cellar,
    - ...

    About garden :
    - to pick up fruits and vegetables,
    - hand weeding,
    - to pick and to sort seeds,
    - seeding for winter,
    - to set up place for birds pray,
    - ...

    About the living place :
    - Cooking and cleaning for the collectif,
    - Dry and conserve a lot of plants,
    - Make fruit juice,
    - Open for all desire of landart expression,
    - ...

    I know it’s a lot of things, but for the moment it’s only projects, all will not be finished this year, I’m sure:) Life takes time !

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    - Individual tent (with mattress) for all helpers (max 3 persons this year) are available.
    - If the system of shower is not open, you will take showers in my friends house.
    - I will provide vegetables and eggs. If you want meat, we share the purchase.
    - The place is 1,5km far from the village, where you can take the bus to Nancy, the « big city ».
    - There are shops (bakery, pharmacy, ...) in the village, you can find beers, wine, cakes and croissants au beurre.
    We will eat principaly, vegetables, fruit and eggs from garden. After I buy milk, butter, cheses and bread. We can try to cook bread also.
    About meet, I don't eat every day, and when I buy in a good butcher's shop. I just propose to share purchase meet when we want to eat meet, because it's little be expensive.
    I like cooking, I can show you french dish, but I imagine also we can turn about cooking. I imagine dicoverd you special dish to.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    All is in the first description :) But if you have any question or want some precision about me, the project, commodities, and exchange, Don't hesitate to contact me :)

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    4/5 hours a day, 5 days a week - 4/5 heures par jour max, 5 j/sem.

Host ref number: 232841796968

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