Help build stone walls and with permaculture in Bédarieux, France



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 Min stay requested: at least a week

  • Description


    Hello, we are a couple who starts a new challenge 2018. We are in the mid 50 s and everybody tells us that we are foolish;-) Ok maybe a little old to start up. But we love the nature and we want to build up a little farm in southern france. We d bought 3,5 h with nothing on it. Old wine terrasses (without wine;-) with a lovely view and with a lot of walls "Pierre seche" and "capitelles Pierre seche" and "Mazets".

    All this is historic and we want to build it up and also we want to cultivate fruits and vegetable in permaculture and 2018/19 maybe start with some chickens to have eggs, aquaponic... we want to show how to cultivate on difficult land with less water, how to build walls with stones without anything and keep the terrasses free from erosion. How to make marmelades and conserves (bio). That for we are also in touch with certain association.

    The first year our helpers can only sleep in tents, because there is nothing. Only a wonderful landscape and water.

    We hope we find some young people who wants to join our old bones;-) and learn. We hope we can also learn something of them. We are not far away from the sea ( 1 hour) There we are every weekend in the summer and the helpers can join us sometimes.
    We will start with the project end off 2017.
    2017 / 2018 / 2019 it will be not an easy work with the stones! a project that requires the volunteer to be physically strong

    We try to speak english, german and off coarse french
    Internet only at the weekends
    We have 3 dogs and one cat.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    you can learn almost everything what we do and off coarse you will learn french

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We will build stone walls, renovate buildings, wood work, planting, permaculture, make our own grains

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We have space for your own tents or we can provide a tent. There is a simple bathroom, a dry toilette and a simple kitchen for everybody and a great view.

    We are providing Tents and mattresses with bedding, if you do not have your own tent and sleeping bag. We provide daily meals for the volunteers.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Bédarieux is a great place for hiking, horse riding, swimming in the rivers near by

  • 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

    only verry small campervans and tents

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 344839855546