Come and discover Organic Vines in Collobrieres, France

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello !
    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.

    We are looking for people experienced in: woofing, eco-farming, do-it-yourself, construction, farm work, wood work, permaculture , stone work, etc.

    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.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Teaching

  • 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

    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.

  • Help

    Help

    For now, we are looking for someone to clean the house, cooking and watering the garden.

    You can also help feeding rabbits and chicken, or help for specific tasks in the vines or woodworking.

    The harvest of grappes will start around begining of september, we are also looking for people to be a part of the 2020 millésime.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Polish: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner
    Italian: Beginner

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    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.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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.

  • 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?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    4/5 heures par jour max, 5 j/sem.

Selecting grapes by our workawayers
Building a solar dryer
One of our vegetable gardens
Wines in the summer time
Marta & Me
Chilling area
One of our 5 chickens
The old farm lost between wines and hills
Workawayers and me building the chicken coop !
Marta, my girlfriend enjoying the peace in olive trees
Sea view from the Babaou (414m) , five mins from the farm place
View from the upper garden

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