Permaculture and food forest in the French Alps, 1 hour from Nice, France



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  • Description


    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 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 2 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 a sweat lodge
    We are also creating a geodesic domes on a new acquired property next to us.
    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 2 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 & the Kids....

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Animal Care
    Language practice

  • 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 or hiking trails.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    You would be learning about permaculture and living off the grid. But our experience is that we also learn so much from workaway's.
    We eat lunch together at 1 pm every day.
    The best would be to talk on the phone so that you can ask us all the questions that you may have!

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

    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


    You will be sleeping in a nice Chalet off the permaculture garden, bed, sheets, duvet. All is provided with chair table and small closet. You can see a picture of it.

  • 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

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    5 heures par jour max, 5 j/sem.

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