Help us with concious farming in Bussiere-Boffy , rural France

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  • Description

    Description

    We are Julio and Emily, a trans-generational, trans-national couple, bound by our intention to live with consciousness and at peace with nature. We have recently left a life as rock-climbing guides in Morocco and are in the process of setting up our new 37 HA farm in a quiet part of France. Our effort is to live a sustainable and simple life. We endeavour to share our passion for conscious-living with others.

    We have cows, horses, ducks, geese, chickens, dogs, a kitten, a goat and soon some sheep.

    We moved to this farm in May 2021 and therefore we are still in the beginning stages of our project. We have a garden for our own consumption. We spend our time building fences, working in the fields, clearing the barns, building, improving....
    Emily also works as a psychotherapist.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help

  • 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

    You will help us develop a nice farming project. Maybe you can learn some new skills about farming, animals, gardening, cooking, building, etc. and try out being a vegetarian for a while. We like to teach and share. We also like to engage in good conversations. Perhaps this is an opportunity for you to change your life and strike out in a new direction? We'd love to be part of your journey, just as you will be part of ours.

  • Help

    Help

    SEPTEMBER: We are seeking a workawayer to come dig potatoes. We need to get the potatoes out of the ground. This involves digging them up, brushing off the dirt, and moving them into the barn. The potatoes are our winter food!
    We also need help picking stones from the field so that we can then plant grass and wheat for next year.

    Other tasks: helping with house work, animal care, gardening, general work around the farm.

    For our own consumption

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    Julio is French and Emily is Canadian. Julio speaks French and English. Emily speaks English and is learning French. We speak English at home.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have very simple accommodation (a tent inside an unfinished room of our house with bed, desk, electricity, etc).

    We are vegetarians and also don't eat dairy. We do not eat lunch but you could prepare something for yourself if you need to eat during the day. We can easily accommodate vegans. If you have other dietary restrictions just discuss with us.

    Please remember that this is not a hotel. Just as if you were sharing a house with flatmates, you will be expected to share the normal day-to-day duties like preparing or cleaning up from meals etc.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The farm is located in a quiet part of France and will be attractive to workawayers who want to be in nature, away from cities and crowds, and who are motivated to spend time on a real farm. It will not be attractive to workawayers who want to meet lots of people (there are no people here) or do sight-seeing (there are not really sights to see, and we don't have time to bring you to see them).

    It will be best if you are independent and perhaps more mature. We work 7 days a week from dawn until dusk. Of course you are not obligated to work more than the 25 hours per week, but this means that we generally do not have any time to entertain. On your time off perhaps you can spend your time walking, cycling, doing yoga, writing, etc, because it is a lovely peaceful place for that.
    There are a couple of small villages in the area but the nearest big city, Limoges, is 45 minutes away. You can access Limoges by plane, train (~3hrs from Paris; ~2.5 hrs from Bordeaux), or bus. The closest city for grocery shopping is 25 mins away, and we usually go once a week. There is no public transportation.
    There are plenty of lovely tree-lined paths leading from the farm perfect for walking or bicycling along.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    If you have a campervan, we can accept your dog as long as it is well-behaved around other dogs and other animals

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week


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