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Hello! we are 6 peoples (between 21 and 45 years old, and one or two children depending on the moments), we all live in a big house in the country close to the French Alps. Near Chasselay Isere
Anne is a hiking guide and kinésiologist.
Hugo is a electronics engineer and takes care of a few sheeps - and his sheepdog Ottis
Their Dynamic son Florimont is living with us full time
Gaël is about to start herborist studies
Maxim has arrived by workaway after several places, and is now a permanent member of the house. He is learning carpentry.
We have a few animals : dogs, cats and sheeps. And now chickens !
We live in the countryside, and we try to be selfsufficient for vegetables and, in the future maybe, fruits 😃, that's some work in the garden! We try to include more and more permaculture by the time. We have separate activities but we share meals and try to manage the garden, house activities and chores. So it's not a community life, nor exactly a colocation, something in between 😃
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
We live in a good place to hike in the hills, close to the mountains Vercors.
We can exchange about hiking, kinesiology, organic gardening, breeding sheep, bicycle, building...
It's far from town, but there is often someone to go to St Marcellin, or even sometimes Grenoble, and we can drive with you to the mountains for a hike together
All year long, we need help with organic Gardening: we grow potatoes, zucchinis, carots, tomatoes, beans, onions, cabbages, leeks, squashes, turnips, radishes, parsnip, carrots... and DIY garden improvments; weeding is also often necessary. There may be some holes to dig for planting new trees, vegetables and fruits to harvest and prepare…
Help in the garden is our main need, it may be tiring and it needs a little motivation to dirty your hands 😀 As for other kind of help:
Help with the sheeps - and fencing for those motivated 😃
Help for general maintenance of the house,
Even if you are not the cook of the day, it's nice to give some help for cooking,
and also to help keep the house clean
And sometimes, babysitting our son Florimond when we need to work. He's turning 4yo. One of his big interests is music, so someone who could accompany him in some (really beginning) pratice would be great. He begins to have an ear for English, and it's nice if he can develop language skills with you
Maybe 1-2 collective mornings of wood gathering and cutting for the fireplace.
NB : from mid-spring to end summer, depending on the temperature, we prefer to work outside early in the morning and at the end of the afternoon
We are happy to host you 2 weeks first, see how it goes, how you like helping us and also how you feel with us... and talk about more. We also like people to stay about the time we decided together, If they feel good of course and expect emergencies
We live in a big home (on the picture) with 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms. The workawayer will have his own room. Kitchens, bathrooms, salon are collective
For one who'd want to play, we have a small electrical keyboard and a guitar.
We like to cook good and organic food, and we eat all together. We will offer the food to the workawayer. If she or he sometimes wants to cook, it will be welcome - and usually all present persons take their share in preparing meals. We will be happy to learn new recipes!
Workawayers (especially for long stay) are also expected to take part in usual little household chores like cleaning and cooking, like each housemate does. For us it seems natural.
Please note that we are near Chasselay in the Isère department (zip code 38470), NOT the Chasselay close to Lyon 😃
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week