ecological hamlet-natural ecosystem-art-permaculture northern Ardèche, France

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello,
    We are Emilie, Vincent and Rackham (11 years old) , we live in northern Ardèche in a pretty hamlet in stone and wood undergoing renovation perched at 680 m on 25 hectares of hilly land.
    A beautiful 1000 m2 pond for swimming, a wild nature populated by animals:
    2 horses, 2 donkeys, 2 dogs, 3 cats, chickens, foxes, badgers, deer, raptors ...

    We are in the process of creating an art and care center:

    -fast and hiking
    -textile arts: vegetal dyeing, handcrafted felt, textile sculpture...
    -intuitive music, musical improvisation
    -shamanism, drum trips, gong bath
    -meditation
    -yoga
    -practice of aerial tissue
    -interest in any form of personal and spiritual development.

    We will welcome you with pleasure on our place for an exchange of knowledge of all kinds:

    Vincent has been a professional gatherer of wild medicinal plants for 25 years, musician, ornithologist, among others..

    Emilie is a costume designer for theater and cinema, textile artist, vegetal dyer and create a garden of dye plants, she is in process of training in art therapy, among others..

    Rackham is Emilie's son, he will be here only for school holidays, he is a curious boy who is interested in a thousand things, he likes to play the guitar, fish, walk, build huts, play all kinds of games.

    Vincent's children are grown up now and no longer live here, but you may come across Louise (21) passionate about animation drawings, and Nolann (19) who studies marine biology at Brest.

    We can introduce you to the recognition of wild plants, vegetal dyeing, musical improvisation, the practice of aerial fabric, sound bath with a gong ...etc..

    You will be able to share with us our ecological way of life, we are very green and we deeply respect nature and living things. Our approach is autonomy, permaculture, spirituality..

    The atmosphere here is alternately zen or festive.
    our place is vegetarian and alcohol-free

    We are looking for motivated people to come and lend us a hand in the renovation of our place.

    Right now we quickly need a person with basic carpentry skill to help us build a wood terrace on stilts that will accommodate our yurt-hut.

    we are looking forward to meet you!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • 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

    As we love traveling, we also love welcoming travelers!

    We understand the workaway system as a real exchange and an opportunity for everyone (host and workawayer) to grow up to meet the other, our differences, our cultures and ways of life.

    Vincent has been a professional gatherer of wild medicinal plants for 25 years, musician, ornithologist, among others..

    Emilie is a costume designer for theater and cinema, textile artist, vegetal dyer and create a garden of dye plants, she is in process of training in art therapy, among others..

    We can introduce you to the recognition of wild plants, observation and recognition of birds in their natural environment, vegetal dyeing, wool felt creation, musical improvisation, the practice of aerial fabric, sound bath with a gong, shamanic trips..

    Vincent has renovated a good part of the hamlet on his own, he is gifted in carpentry, metalwork, he is very handy.

    Emilie is also very handy, especially around textiles creation, she made her yurt and has a basic level in carpentry and metal welding.

    You will be able to share with us our ecological way of life, we are very green and we deeply respect nature and living things. Our approach is autonomy, permaculture, spirituality..

    The atmosphere here is alternately zen or festive.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    RIGHT NOW WE QUICKLY NEED A PERSON WITH BASIC CARPENTRY SKILL TO HELP US BUILD A WOOD TERRACE ON STILTS THAT WILL ACCOMMODATE OUR YURT-HUT.

    -We need help in the land for brush cutting
    -Medicinal & dyeing plants: maintenance or harvest
    -dry stone walls
    -path creation
    -house interior renovation
    -creation of a yoga room
    -assembly of a sweat lodge
    -huts & teepee construction
    -plumbing
    -electricity

    -Emilie may also need some help with her art projects, maybe for some filmed performances if the idea seduces you..
    -There are always many things to do here! :-)

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner
    Chinese (Mandarin): Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You will have your own bedroom, with a mezzanine.
    dry toilet downstairs
    we will share the bathroom
    you can swim in the pond at any time! (we do it every morning!)

    very soon you will have:
    -yurt 28 M2 for 1/2persons with tatami&futon / wood stove/ little bathroom point & kitchen point inside the yurt
    -dry toilet outside or if it's too cold, then inside the house!
    -solar shower outside in the vegetation or in the house.
    -No smoking inside the yurt

    Here we do not eat terrestrial animals, only sometimes (not very often) fish or crustaceans.
    We have a vegetable garden, an orchard and a nourishing forest.
    We eat only organic or local.
    The food is simple and healthy, homemade bread, pancakes, cakes, pies, eggs, vegetables and rice with coconut milk or crushed peanuts, lentils,seeds,nuts and hazelnuts, a lot of vegetables and fruits , soups, home made yogurts,
    But also home made sushis/maki/nems/tempura, miso soup, curries..
    We love asiatic cooking in general.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We appreciate the north of the Ardèche for its wild side and not very touristy.

    Magnificent walks await you around the site or a little further, medium mountains, views of the Vercors massif, rivers ...

    The region is populated by people who love nature and alternative lifestyles.
    Concerts, parties, art exhibitions ... take place from time to time here at home or in other alternative venues 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?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

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

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