Childminding, gardening, building with natural materials ... and learn from us about ecology in Franche-Comté, France



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  • Description


    We are a "young" family : me Marie (36), Olivier (38), and little Noham (24/02/2020).
    We would like both to exchange culture, meet nice people and spend time with our little sun (son) baby sitting. We used to renovate our old rocky house in an ecologic way, since mid 2018.
    There is always projects to build : We finished the 2nd and the 3th floor It's ok, ...and we plan to renovate the 1st floor, for another appartment.
    We are still gardening in the Organic way with the biodiversity, so "work" is still in progress...
    Our animals to care (so there are in supplement of the local biodiversity !) are 1 independent and lovely cat (Ninchat), 6 (or seven sometimes) chikens, 2 indians dukes...and one futur donkey called Canisse.

    Our little village counts around 100 inhabitants on a hillside (the Loue valley, famous from trout fishing and kayaking), in a nice bucolic and lively valley.
    So we choose to live there, in a old rocky house that we renovate by ourself with eco products, with a ochard, a vegetable garden, a piece of wood and a grazing land.
    Olivier and me are working in particular ecological survey, we are both specialists in bat's survey, we are nature lover and worker in general. Marie is also a botanist, and work for a natural reserve.

    We join Workaway Net to find someone nice and responsible to help us in nursing, baby sitting. Noham is a curious little boy who love to meet nice people, love to sing, love to play music, love to laugh with...and us also we love all of those things !
    If you want to help us also to build rocky stairs, rochy wall, new chicken house, to maintain the animals fences, take care of the animals, to help in gardening, pickings and conservating plants fruits and vegetables : and there is always things to do by hands !

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • 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

    Travelers can learn nature conservation, at 'home' or in the wild, and particularly plants and bat's ecolgy. They can learn with us how to renovate, and maintain a house with ecologic construction material. We can exchange slow, green, local and organic feeding life, and many ideas.

  • Help


    You can help us in baby sitting, some days or evenings and nights, especially if we are working outside some week ends in bat conservation survey. (Maybe if you want to discover bat's ecology, we can bring you with one of us sometines !). Don't worry, the have an official nurse on the current weeks, and... our neighbours are also able to help if needed !

    Also we can host workawayer that are ok to help us in the vegetable garden (organic, lively) - we have the project to build the 18 m2 greenhouse -, or in the ochard (still work to cut and trim or harvest, depend on the season), and to take care of the animals (animal feeding, fence consolidating, changing litter).
    We have also the project to build a traditional bread hoven, the new house for the donkey... Tell us, there is always something interesting to build and maintain about 'organic' living !

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Intermediate
    Italian: Intermediate
    German: Beginner
    Greek: Beginner

    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


    We a room free, and also if needed, we have the first flour of our house free for hosting : bath, WC, kitchen, living room and bedroom.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Bus station at 6,4 kms and Train station stand at 10 kms from our village. We've got 2 bicycles, one pneumatic kayak...

  • 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

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    The access to our house is not so evident, but maybe you can try ?? Ask us before, because it depends on how big (large) is your campervan !

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day or evening , 5 days a week maximum

Host ref number: 571551283798