Help build a log cabin with us and enjoy the nature in Rhône-Alpes, France



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  • Description


    We live, Dominique & I , in an old renewed country farm at 1220 m asl settled in fields surounded by fir trees and spruce forest. We live in the Vercors massif, close to the National Natural Reserve and we have snow nearly six month a year but summers are warm and pleasant. We have got a dog, cats, hens and geese whose we eat only eggs. The water is provided by our own spring. We can reach the village in 30 mn by foot and we love nature, practice gardening, hiking in mountains. While I am now retired since last year, I still continue my research in late prehistory. Dominique is a nurse and also retired since november, 2019. We both like scottish countrydance and I play fiddle in an irish band. We practice speleology, ski... Louise (20) and her friend Maxime (23), both naturalists, are often here and we like to hike with them as much as practising archery or riding horses in wild areas. The region is also ideal fro mountain bike. As we own about 12 acres of forest close to us, we plan to build a log cabin for friends and familly.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    the cultural exchange mainly regards the french learning, the practice of wood working, cooking with natural products, mushrooms, playing folk violin (I can lend one), drawing archeological artefacts by hand, geology, and possibly archeological experimentation, osteology of animals...

  • Help


    As we plan to build a log cabin (4m x 4m) in our forest, about 400 m from home, I would like some help to work on. If able, possibility to use a chain saw, to drive a tractor and work on wood with manual tools. It can be nice to help in the garden and to do smal projects in the surounding.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    German: 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.
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  • Accommodation


    We lend to the workawayers their own bedroom with linen, internet connexion. We share the bathroom and all the living places of the house and surounding. Possibility to rest anywhere on the lawn, to use the washing machine. We have no bikes. We offer you daily food as close as possible of what you like, but we recommand to test what Dominique cooks, mainly with natural products from the garden, depending of the season. Possibility to cook your own food according with our material and disponibility.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    On your time off, it is possible you have here an infinity of hiking possibilities, even on several days, to observe typical mountain wild fauna or botanical areas. There are lots of touristic sites to visit (caves, historical sites...). You can also get down to Grenoble (1 h) by bus, hitch hiking or with us as we get there sometimes. There, you have possibilities to visit museums (ethnography, natural sciences, art...). You can also walk or to be driven by us to the close (5km) touristic village of Villard de Lans where you will find shops, cinemas, terrace pubs, swiming pools, tennis, etc. We like to live simply, according as much as possible with the place here. We like also to simply cook around the camp fire and to recieve friends to play music.

  • 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

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • 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

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