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I'm a young agricultor freshly installed with my girlfriend on an old farm in the south of France.
We work on 10ha organic farm including 3ha of vines, 150 Olive trees, some fruit trees and forest around.
The vines are quite old, and we want to slowly replace them with new ones.
Considering we started the vine activity not long time ago, and we have an organic approach, we do a lot of manual work.
The terrain is mountainous , rocky and dry, which is a challenge for us.
We live in a small stone house.
There is a Wooden cabin for a couple, then there are lots of place for tents.
The food we prepare is local and mostly vegetarian.
We have a new born baby since mid-June.
2021 SEASON (winter/spring) - UPDATE:
AT THE MOMENT we are looking for someone (one person - preferably a boy or a couple MAXIMUM) with good skills in building, plumbery, woodworking and with a good independence to work alone on this things.
We learned from our last experiences that we really miss a place for volunteers. This is really important for the comfort of workawayers , because until now we just shared our little house which is really difficult with a little baby that we have since few months.
You should know and be ready that most of work here is physical and needs strength and determination.
Very windy place and cold in winter, (because of altitude and wind) but also very very hot in summer (+35° everyday).
PLEASE precise your working skills and interests when you write me.
It's a lot of different things to do on the farm and some of them are seasonal , depending on climate and weather conditions.
Please when coming don't forget about taking working clothes and safe shoes with you.
This way of living, far from cities, crowd and noise is the important personal choice we made. We like calm and peace that nature gives us. We appreciate when people coming to our farm respect this values.
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Help around the house
Discovery of local products and the region, especially around wine, chestnuts, farm and village life in general.
Living in the middle of a protected reserve, possibility of discovering the endemic fauna and flora proper to this ecosystem;
Since we have also traveled a lot 5and did some volunteering and farm work outside), we have some stories and experience to share with others.
For reading enthusiasts, we have a small library with mostly books about photography and ecological wining and gardening; we can also share this little knowledge with those who are interested.
Découverte des produits du terroir et de la région, notamment autour de la cuisine, du vin, des châtaignes, de la vie à la ferme de manière générale ;
Vivant au milieu d'une réserve protégée, possibilité de découvrir la faune et la flore endémique propre à cet écosystème ;
On a également pas mal voyagé, et pour les curieux on garde quelques histoires et anecdotes de voyage plutôt sympathiques !
Pour les amateurs de lecture, il y a une petite bibliothèque avec pour majeure partie des livres concernant la photographie et le jardinage écologique ; on peux également enseigner ce petit savoir en plus.
For now, we are looking for a someone (preferably a couple), to help with:
- home tasks such as cleaning, cooking and general maintenance
- feeding animals (rabbits and chickens)
- help in physical activities : specific tasks in the vines, chopping wood etc.
- small constructions, such as an outside solar shower and a cooking place
Our daughter is only 7 months old, we adjust to her in our daily rhythm and it influences also our availability for the others. Thus we are looking for people who are autonomous, independent and physicaly strong (at least one); with already some experience in those tasks.
This host offers a language exchange
This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
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wooden cabin for couple or tent spaces.
We share a little bathroom, waiting to set up dry toilets and a solar shower outside for the beautiful season.
The kitchen is common, and the meals are a moment of relaxation, conviviality and sharing.
Caban en bois ou camping en tente
On partage la petite salle de bain, en attendant de mettre en place des toilettes sèches ainsi qu'une douche solaire à l'extérieur pour la belle saison.
La cuisine est partagée, et les repas sont un moment de détente, de convivialité et de partage.
The farm is located about 400m above sea level, in the middle of the protected reserve of "Les Maures", in Provence region.
Located in the middle of nowhere and everywhere at once, you will find calm and peace.
A natural spring comes from the ground, but sometimes it stops flowing in the summer season.
The first village is about 10-15 minutes by car, and at 40 minutes you will find large cities like La Garde, Hyères or St Tropez by the sea.
It's important to realize than we live on the hill where there is no public transport passing.
La ferme est située non loin d'un col à environ 400m d'altitude, au milieu de la réserve protégée des Maures, en Provence.
Située au milieu de nul part et partout à la fois, vous y trouverez le calme et la paix.
Une petite source passe sur le terrain, mais il arrive qu'elle s'arrête de couler en saison estivale.
Le premier village est à environ 10-15 minutes en voiture, et à 40 minutes vous trouverez des grandes villes comme La Garde, Hyères ou St Tropez en bord de mer.
Il est important de réaliser que nous vivons sur la colline où il n'y a pas de transport public.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host can provide space for campervans.
This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.
4/5 heures par jour max, 5 j/sem.
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