We are a couple, Mathieu and Silvia. We've found our peaceful spot of nature one and half year ago in a small village called Montcléra. Our project is to build a bioclimatic house, wich will be realised with natural materials like woodframes, strawbales and earth plaster.
Mathieu is a wood builder . Currently he left his job to dedicate himself completely to build our house.
Silvia works like architect for ecological projects in our region.
About the project:
Currently we are doing the timber construction, the timber frames of the roof. On summer we will start the strawbale walls and earth plaster.
We require people who have already experienced woofing, eco-farming, do-it-yourself, construction to bring solid bases to the project.
We work from monday to friday.
Help with Eco project
It is a good opportunity to learn about eco-construction, theoretical and practical, since we both have a lot of knowledge to share. In addition to learn about eco-building techniques, you will share our daily life, our permaculture garden. We did a lot of volunteer experiences in the past around the word and we like to meet new people and other cultures!
Depending on when you arrive... The next few months will be dedicated to: buildind the wood walls of first floor, the roof (insulation, wood frame, roof tiles), strawbale insulation and earth plaster in the wall.
You are welcome to stay with us if you have already had experiences in ecological building or if you are curious about that and you want to learn more!
We prefer you stay with us minimum for a full week. We prefere you'll arrive on sunday for a welcome dinner.
Camping on site, hot shower and dry toilet. We live on the site in a mobile home and you will have a shared room available with kitchen.
If you wish to bring your truck or your tent or hammock there is a lot of place! Also plan your sleeping bags and pillows. ;)
We provide to all the meals (local and organic food) during the week. On week-ends mostly of the time you will have to cook by yourself...
During the free time you can visit the typical surrounding villages, take walks in the woods, or swim in a lake 2km from us.
We can loan you bikes to go around or hitchhiking works quite well to go further!
The nearest big city with flights and trains links is Toulouse( 1 hour and half). If coming by public transport the easiest way to arrive is by train to Degagnac, Gourdon or Villefranche du Perigord where we can come and pick you up. Also Blablacar (a car sharing website) works very well in France and is often a cheaper and more convenient way to travel.
We have a phyto-purification system to treat waste water so we ask you to bring only biodegradeable soap and tooth paste !
loose clothes wich you don't mind getting dirty during the work,
construction shoes (or if you don't have trekking shoes is ok) ,
hat, sunglasses, sun protection cream
More than two
5 hours a day, 5 days a week