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Share skills with us and learn about permaculture in Haute vallée de l'Aude, Pyrénées, France

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  • Last activity: 18 Mar 2023



 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks



  • Description


    🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♂️Hey... welcome on our profile, we are a small family of 3 (not included the pets 😉), living currently in the Haute vallée de l'Aude, south of France, pyrénées.

    ✈🌏 After several years of expatriation in different countries, we returned in 2020 to our native France.

    👩🏻‍🦰Fabienne is a nutritionist, she splits her time between her clients, new cooking skills and our garden/land..

    👨🏻‍🦱Arnaud is the builder, he is renovating this marvelous heritage and step by step building the new face of the place.

    🧒🏻Anna is the Hamlet's animal trainer, the youngest beekeeper tarinee in the area and an expert in arithmetic.

    Since our arrival, the place has undergone major transformations, by following these values

    *💚 Respect for the environment and heritage

    * 🤝🏻 Reconnection with nature

    * 💐 Sobriety

    If you share these values, then come and discover what we can share with you 🤲🏻

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • 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 willing to share our experience about our landscape design, inspired by permaculture and different knowledge. Why? How? and What?

    Fab, is keen on herbalist and would be more than happy to share what she knows already.

    Any nutrition tips, I am happy to discuss them ( of course)

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    Our need for 2023 from April to September
    ****** Please be aware we have no accomodation But you are welcome in a van or a tent***************

    The main tasks for this period are:

    In the garden:
    * Finishing the orchard, setting up a path with wood cutting and clearing
    * Finishing the swales
    * Installation and finishing of small pergola-type constructions
    * Complete the protection of the compost toilet
    * In summer, harvest, processing

    In the House
    If you have knowledge of building work
    * Finish building the outdoor compost toilets
    * Indoors: stripping of stone walls, lime spray
    * Indoors: preparation and pouring of light lime slabs and a ground floor slab
    * Indoors: Projected hemp lime for thermal insulation (in summer)
    * Indoors: Build a wooden frame wall with straw filling
    * Earth coatings (late summer)

    Also, if you like walking dog, our dog loves long walk and it could also help us 😄

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    Unfortunately, we do not have accomodation to offer, but you are more than welcome to join us with your van or tent.

    we will be sharing:

    * Compost toilet
    * We will share the same kitchen ( you will have your own fridge)
    * We will share the same bathroom

    As we expect you to help us 4-5 hours per day, we will provide you the 3 meals from Monday to Friday, but we expect help for the cooking as it will be by turn.
    The week end will be your free time and your free cooking time 👩🏻‍🍳

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are located in the Haute Vallée de l'Aude, in Rennes les Bains, which is absolutely beautiful.
    25 minutes south of Limoux
    25 minutes north of Quillan
    45 minutes from Carcassonne
    1h30 from Toulouse

    From the house, you have different walking path choices, 20 minutes walk down the hill, you will have access to the river and its public hot spring.
    We are in the cathare area, very rich in term of history and visits.
    1h30 from the meditteranean if you fancy a trip to the beach, on the week end.

    If you are passionnate by nature, birds, insects and herbs... well our place is the place to be.

    You will need a car to come to us, we are not isolated, but the main village is 20 minutes walk with a small grocery store and couple restaurants.
    First supermarket, bank and main accomodities are 15 minutes drive (only)

    We can still pick you up at the bus station in Couiza, but after that you will dependant to us for the travelling. up to you 😉🚈🚍

    Important note: internet access will be only on the 4G of your phone, signal is really good 👌🏻

  • 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

    Digital nomad are welcome, but they will need to use their own internet connection 4G, the signal is really good. I work from home with a 4G connection, and it works. We do not have specific space, but you can use outdoor if the weather is nice or in the kitchen or your van if you come by van. I work from home too, so i will more than happy to share discussion about online businesses. 😊😄

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    You are more than welcome if you have a van, we have the space to park it and it is probably one of the best spot of the property 😉. Sorry, we cannot have motorhome, first because it is difficult to climb the main road reaching the hamlet and the hamlet does not allow motorhome.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 435379378194



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