Be involved with creating community for personal development, yoga and meditation in Côte d'Azur, France



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  • Description


    In the pre-alps of French Riviera/Côte d'Azur, on a large 80 ha property made of mountains, forests, fields and streams, nested in a lovely valley, we are creating a sustainable international community to support the creation and development of the a foundation and its home, dedicated to personal development and growth, parenting and relationships, as well as yoga, meditation and wellness in general.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance

  • 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

    We are fluent English, French and Danish speakers, as well as a little Spanish and Italian. Happy to practice any of those languages with you!
    You will learn everything about and share your experiences with refurbishing an apartment/house/building, from foundations to roof, insulation, layout, plastering, plumbing, electricity, tiling, wood works...
    You can also participate in the green works around with Woofers if you like.

  • Help


    You will take part of the creation the foundations of the community by:
    1) helping fully refurbish a 60m² barn/workshop into a fully renovated apartment for workers/helpers/staff, including 2 bedrooms, a shower room/WC, a professional kitchen and its community space.
    2) helping preparing the foundations and networks of the building extension for future teachers and guests.
    3) make the outdoors and surroundings even nicer and good feeling with wood works, fencing, tiling, painting, gardening...
    4) contribute to start the sustainable forest management and wood production plan, that will to provide the boards and beams needed to build wooden cabines and constructions (including 300m² dome, 300m² platform on stilts, tree houses...).
    As we aren't always on site we might plan for 3 days of work together per week, and freetime for you for the rest of the week.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, French, a little Spanish, Italian. Danish at the weekend.

  • Accommodation


    While we get the staff condo up and running, you will share an in-house fully-renovated 14 m² bedroom with its own en-suite shower room and toilet (separated from each others) until the fully-renovated community apartment is refurbished. The room has a lovely view to nature, with a terrace, and nice and warm thanks to wood floor and underfloor heating.
    During summer, you will enjoy outdoor covered and equipped kitchen and its dining area with BBQ, until the inside community kitchen is built.
    You can also benefit from the outdoor spring water swimming pool and outdoor activities (trampoline, hiking, mountain biking, climbing...).

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Lots to do around from almost every kind of outdoor sports (hikes and bikes, paragliding, climbing - including on the property - canyoning, via ferrata, acrobranching, kayaking...) to local countryside village sightseeing, and of course all French Riviera famous towns like Cannes, Nice, Monaco, St Paul de Vence...
    Train station Puget-Theniers to Nice is 8 kms away. We can bring/take you there few times a week, and hitchhiking is easy in this countryside villages area. A car is a plus for your autonomy - possible to rent cheap one at the local grocery store.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • 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; or 3-4 days of work, 3-4 days of free time.

Host ref number: 419746822583