Help with our ecological project: "An environmental learning center and working permaculture farm" in the making, here in Puivert, France.

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  • Description

    Description

    URGENT:
    Looking for 1 or 2 people to look after the farm next week, so from monday the 23rd or tuesday the 24th onwards..
    We have space and food for you, bicicles in exchange for very low maintenance..!

    Mark

    Hi everone, since a big storm things have changed here.
    We are currently Off-Grid and enjoying it.!
    Setting up solar panels and occasionaly the gennie (wich still needs converting to run on recyled cooking oil from local food selling shops).
    The profile is out of date and needs sorting out.!
    We are taking much longer in replying to people (about 2 to 5 days) and if you want to come you are going to have to be patient ( not easy for some in this age of instant communication).
    Ill get back to this space soon and update, but our priority right now is get lighting and heating for everyone here and comming..!
    Ok catch you soon, Mark.

    URGENT, looking for help with:
    Gardening, (planting, weeding , watering and general maintaiance)
    Building, (scafolding, demolition of the old structure, making a timber framed structure)
    Water , (instalation of new pipes and pump, fabrication of solar shower)


    Aloha, I'm Mark and I invite you to come and discover our project:

    An ecological place, sharing knowledge, creating social ties, a solidarity, cultural and festive place
    This is a preserved place, in the heart of the Pyrenees Audoises. A land of 6 hec and buildings, abandoned for 30 years, revive and welcome the beautiful and ambitious project of Mark and his sister Jane.

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    Aloha, je m"apelle Mark et je vous invite a venir et devouvrir notre project:

    Un lieu écologique, de partage de connaissance, créateur de lien social, un lieu solidaire, culturel et festif
    Est un lieu préservé, au cœur des Pyrénées Audoises. Un terrain de 6 hec et des bâtiments, abandonnés depuis 30 ans, revivent et accueillent le superbe et ambitieux projet de Mark et de sa sœur Jane.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Other
    Help with Eco project
    Animal care
    Charity work

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Our region is rich in culture and stories, we are in the heart of Cathar country. At this time we arez in partnership with another local cultural organizations and we help to organizes events like: Festival of the troubadours (in puivert), The path of the artists (haute valle d'aude), The farm in farm and other events all the year long . We are 1km from the castle of Puivert in the region which bathes in the majic, mystical and cruel ending history of the Cathars.
    We also will be opening a citizen's / associative cafe (when we get around to it) in one of the barns, a place for exchange and sharing of knowledge
    If you like walking, cycling, it is an ideal place for you (I always have bikes available for visitors. There are lakes nearby 4km and 9km, horse riding in the village, possibilities are not exhaustive .......
    Ok see you soon, all the best Mark..!


    Notre région est riche en culture et histoires, nous sommes dans le coeur de pays cathare. Nous au temps de partenariat avec d'autres organisations culturels du coin aide et organise évènement come: Le festival des troubadours, Le chemin des artistes, Le ferme en ferme et d'autres évènement tout le long de l'année. Nous sommes a 1km du châteaux de Puivert dans région qui baigne dans le majic, mystique et cruel histoire des cathares.
    Nous ouvrons egalement un cafe citoyen/associative (quand en aurrai du temps) dans un des granges , un lieux d'echange et partage des connaissances
    Si vous aimer marcher, faites du vélo, c’est un endroit idéal pour vous (Jai toujours les vélos disponible pour visiteurs. Il y a des lacs a proximité 4km et 9km, les balades a cheval dans le village, les possibilités sont non exhaustive.......
    Ok a bientôt, Mark..!

  • Help

    Help

    At the moment we are looking for people to help us with: Gardening (to feed everyone who come to lend a hand). Clearing land (after being empty for 30 years, it's a jungle). The renovation of the various buildings (most of the roofs have fallen in). Installation of the solar panels and a generator that will run on cooking oil (recycled and filtered). Help with my son who is 6 years old (so cute)! And various tasks on the farm periodically ....


    En ce moment nous cherchons les gens pour aider avec: Le Jardinage ( pour nourrir tout le monde qui viens prêter le main ). Débroussaillage ( après être vide pendent 30 ans, c’est un jungle ). La rénovation des divers bâtiments ( le plus part des toitures sont a terre ). L'installation des panneaux solaire et un group électrogène qui va rouler à l’huile de friture (recycler). Aide avec mon fils qui a 6 ans ( so cute ) ! Et divers taches a la ferme périodiquement....

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English + Française

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Mobile home or Camping at the farm:
    At the moment we have installed four mobile homes. One is my space, another my sisters and there are two for visitors.
    We have plenty of space for tentes.
    We provide full meals (mostly vegetarian) and ask each person to do there share of cooking and cleaning (as they go), if you do have special dietery needs please let us know in advance.
    We have no shower at the moment and we are putting watering cans in the greenhouse to warm up in the daytime until the new solar shower can be built..! We also use a compost toilet.
    So if you have any knowledge about making an "efficient" shower , please come and share..!


    Mobil home ou camping à la ferme:
    En ce moment, nous avons installé quatre maisons mobiles. L'un est mon espace, un autre est a ma soeur et il y en a deux pour les visiteurs.
    Nous avons beaucoup d'espace pour les tentes.
    Nous fournissons des repas complets (souvent végétariens ) et demandons à chaque personne de faire sa part de cuisine et de nettoyage (au fur et à mesure), si vous avez des besoins spéciaux en matière de diététique, veuillez nous en informer à l'avance.
    Nous n'avons pas de douche en ce moment et nous mettons des arrosoirs dans la serre pour se réchauffer pendant la journée jusqu'à ce que la nouvelle douche solaire puisse être construite ..! Nous utilisons également des toilettes à compost.
    Donc, si vous avez des connaissances sur la réalisation d'une douche "efficace", venez et partagez!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    I am asking people to arrive and leave on a sunday between 8h and 12h "if possible ".! ( this is the day we go to the market in Esperaza). We are trying to keep our carbon imprint down as much as possible.!

    I can pick people up from Quillan or Esperaza. Ther is a 1€ bus from Carcassonne to Esperaza/Quillan and a 1€ bus from Perpignan to Quillan (number 100) please be on time as its a 40mins round trip, thank you..!

    I am sorry to say but we will no longer be acceping people with dogs ( after some bad experiences ).

    Our full adress is: Le Barraquet, Route e la Peyrouse, 11230 Puivert, France ( iv put a marquer on google maps).

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    4/5 heures par jour max, 5 j/sem.





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