Permaculture garden and food forest, at the foot of the French Alps



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    It was our dream to live in the wild and create a permaculture and yoga center. We are now doing it an hour from Nice in the foothills of the French Alps. We are looking forward to combine both yoga, permaculture and whatever the universe decides to brings us.

    So you would be summerged by yoga people and avid gardeners.

    Living on the property are Ann Cecile Michael and our three kids of 10, 8 and 4 years old (she loves drawing, i hope you do too).
    We have chickens, ducks, Ginea hens, Peacocks, Bees, wild cats, and all the animal kingdom found in a biodiversity environment..
    We are in the process of expending our permaculture garden and food forest.

    We have 4 volunteers opportunity at this time. There is not one task, but many. You can all help together, alternate tasks, or even switch from task to task. We will manage all on site as a function of your desire and wanting to learn.

    We have you stay in lotus belle tents on our property, with matresse sheet and all the confort you need. If you type lotus airbud 3 meters. showers are inside

    We are vegetarians.

    Check our Instagram page for lot's of pictures.
    Please ask for our instagram account name, and we will be glad to share.

    This year we are building 3 wooden kit chalets to host workaways and guests.
    We are also creating 2 geodesic domes. One to extend the house. The other to host workshops.
    Creation of an outside shower spot with 4 shower.
    Restauration of an old irrigation canal.
    Gardening, and taking care of the food forest.
    Creation of a new garden, and food forest
    Cleaning up terrasse of shrubs in order to plant trees. (restanque)
    Harvesting is a big job but also food conservation for the winter.

    We ask for 1 month minimum stay in july and august otherwise 2 weeks. That is what we have learned work the best.
    On the property beside the 3 volunteers we also have 1 interns that stay for the season. They will help alongside you and be your point of connection with all the tasks at hand.

    We are looking forward to sharing our place and dream with any volunteers willing to come and have a great adventure.
    See you soon.

    Michael et Ann Cecile

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Animal care

  • 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

    We all eat lunch together @ 1pm and enjoy sharing talking. We also have often friends and family that come visit.
    Learn about permaculture, Do yoga, Spend your days off in nice at our yoga studio doing yoga

  • Help


    Construction of wooden chalets kits
    2 geodomes to host people and to create an indoor garden in the front of the house.
    Gardening and creation of a new garden,
    Taking care of a food forest and creating a new food forest,
    Building stairs in the mountain
    Cleaning up terrasse of shrubs in order to plant trees.
    Creating paths though the forest
    Harvesting is a big job but also food conservation for the winter.
    Moving a few rocks a day to build a wall.
    We eat vegetarian food.

    A typical day we meet @9 am and we talk about the on going work. What needs to be done, From there you are free to work on your own or with fellow workaway. I give a few jobs so that you can do different things. I sometimes work along with you. Surely at the bigining of jobs to help and show what needs to be done. But mostly I manage everyone and cook the lunch in the morning.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Francais, Anglais.

  • Accommodation


    You will be sleeping in lotus bell airbuds 3 meters, bed, sheets, duvet. All is provided with chair and small closet.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are at the foot of the Alps near a small village 1 hour from Nice.

  • 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

    5 heures par jour max, 5 j/sem.

La Passerelle : The foot bridge path to our/your home La Passerelle : Le pond suspendu pour arriver chez nous/vous
The Permaculture garden Le potager
The river side Le bord de la riviére
Raised bed in construction Butte en construction
Your futur smile could look like that Votre prochain sourire pourrai être aussi radiant.
Ann Cecile at work Ann Cécile au travail
Ingalls cabin. That is where you will be staying along with another volonteer. La petit maison dans la prairie. C'est la que vous serez avec un autre participant.
Artichokes growing Artichaut qui poussent
One of the chiken coop. Un des poulallier
Communal house with kitchen and bathroom. La maison communal avec cuisine et salle de bain
Duck pound. They make the best eggs La mare aux canards. Ils pondent les meilleur oeufs.
The River : La Tinée. Rockey beach and swimming in the river La riviére La Tinée : La plage de pierre et la rivière pour nager

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