Help with childcare and with construction / gardening in creation of sustainable community in France




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    salut !
    Hallo !

    We are :

    I'm Cécile, the mother, taking care of the house, the kids, the animals, the garden. Also creating a ecological site in the forest. I'm french and I can also speak german, english.

    2 boys : Timéo, 9 and Yanaël, 7. Both unschooled. They learn the life at home, in the nature and throught the big variety of our activities, throught free playing, throught experimentation, with many different persons...

    Our project : we plan to develop an eco-tourism (B&B, camping...) place in the forest, 2 houses to renove, 1ha for the garden, the animals and the camping,... Everything is to do !

    I need your help for (depends of your skills) :
    - taking care of the kids : play games with them, go in the forest, help by the homeschooling (french, mathematik, speak german/english with them), build a shack/hut, ...
    - cooking (meals or preserves)
    - taking care of the animals (7 chicken, 15 rabbits, 4 goats, 2 pigs Gadoue and Lardon, 1 dog Rio, 3 cats Fifi, Mimi and Moustache), build rabbits cages, renove a chicken house, build a fence
    - pick wild plants, plant trees, begin the garden (permaculture), plant / harvest in the vegetable garden, mow, ...
    - build a solar dryer (the old one is getting bad)
    - construction : break walls, build new walls, lime concrete, terracotta tiles, tadelakt, lay a wooden floor, install sink and shower in bathrooms,... You, also some of my friends, will help me in selfrenovation. It’s a cooperativ building.
    Some professionnal builder will come for the shell structure : isolation, roof, heating...
    I do self – with helper- the interior work, as much as I can with alternativ technics or material (hemp and lime coating, terracotta, wood…) and creativ intentions (mosaic, tadelakt…), in sens of ecorenovation.

    At the moment, I need somebody to help in plumbing (creation of a bathroom), electricity, lime coating, wood choping, playing games with the kids...

    We live in South "Meurthe et Moselle", at the foot of the moutains "Les Vosges".
    We have a big connexion with the nature.
    Few words to explain our way of life : non-violence, empathic listening, permaculture, ecology, simplicity, traditions, well-being, vital energy, ...

    Help : 3 hours a day + daily tasks (housecleaning, dishes...)
    1 day free / week

    We prefer if you speak a bit of french.

    A bientôt !

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We try to develop a connexion with the nature, with our soul
    We collect a lot from the nature over the seasons
    Non-violence communication
    Empathic listening
    Vital energy
    Well being

  • Help


    Our kids need friends to play together.
    I need your help for :
    - taking care of the kids (boardgames, read a book, handwork, walk in the forest, biking...)
    - cooking preserves
    - construction / renovation
    - at home every day : cooking, housework, wood for heating...

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Accommodation for volunteers: a separate room

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Nous préférons si vous parlez français.
    We prefer if you speak french

  • 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

  • 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

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

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    Hours expected

    4 heures par jour max, 5 j/sem.

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