Learn about permaculture, agroecology and eco-building with our non-profit organisation in Le Fousseret, France

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France

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    20/11/2021

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 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello everybody!

    I'am Hicham, In 2016 I started to get interested in aquaponics systems and permaculture. I have spent the last 4 years training and practicing gardening on living soil. I created an ecological transition association at November 2017.
    I'am starting a brand new micro-farm based on agroecology. I appreciate the concept of permaculture and I apply it to agriculture, and eco-building. My project began in October 2020,
    thanks to my friends who helped me. Hence this summer will be My first harvest and I am very excited about it!
    My project is a non-profit organisation.
    Since my farm is still young, you'll be able to bring your own ideas to life on our permaculture design and on other projects. If you have experience in green construction, I will need your help to finish a straw earthen cabin

    Depending on your month of arrival, you will take part in some of the projects listed below.

    If you are willing to discover the universe of permaculture, agroecology and eco-building, don't hesitate contacting me.
    I am looking forward to welcoming you!

    Hicham

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay 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

    * Taking part of the ecological transition
    * Learning about permacultural concept
    * Aquiring skills on auto and self building (wood construction, soil-straw mixture, timber frame and others)
    * Learning about agro ecology and how to hold a farm
    * Enjoying being outside
    * Meeting local people and make friends
    * Discover our amazing region (montains and lakes nearby, sea and ocean not far)

  • Help

    Help

    Many activities will take place this year, they are overall around farming and building dedicated facilities:

    * Soil preparation
    * Seedling
    * Planting
    * Harvesting
    * Eco-construction
    * Enjoying being outside
    * Make friends

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Arabic: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    English: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    I would like to improve my English, in exchange I can teach you French or Arabic

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    There is 2 types of accomodation, you'll choose the one you'd like to stay in.
    * Camping on a glade in the forest next to the farm ( you can borrow one or with your own tent if you have one)
    * Staying in a 8m² wooden hut we built. This hut is placed on the farm. It is very cosy and very well isolated so it stays cool during the day.

    Food will be provided for you. We will be pleased to share all meals with you if you want to.
    Since we have our first crops we can cook our own veggies!

    At the farm there is an outdoor kitchen to cook your food, including a bread oven.

    Note that we don't have internet acces. We usually share our connection with ou cellphone to get internet (4G is reachable here).

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Toulouse is not far from our place and we advise you to visit this amazing city!
    There is a train station nearby and we can drive you there if you need.

    Many things can be done on the area, all mountains activities can be done on the Pyrénées Moutains and all sea activities on the atlantic Ocean.

    To move from one place to another you can use the train, or Carpooling wich is less expensive and works pretty well.

    Besides many of our friends visit us during the week, this will allow you to meet local people and make friends!

  • 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

    There is no maximum size for your van or camper. You will be able to park it on the farm field, the place is very quiet and peaceful. We do not have electricity and running water on the farm. There will be several solar panels and batteries to charge your phone or computer for instance. We do have a lot of water tanks to provide you fresh water. We'll be filling them as soon as you need it.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    the dog must not go on crops. You must make sure that your dog does not create a problem

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

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




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