Help with eco renovation project of a 18th century stone house near Bordeaux, France



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  • Description


    Hi! We are Ambra, physiotherapist student and Pilates teacher, passionate about permaculture, and Alberic, archivist very curious about renovation in general... We bought a stone house from the end of the 19th-early 20th century that we have chose to renovate with sustainable and local materials.
    For now, all the stones are hidden by a cement plaster that we have already started to remove from the inside. For the exterior, we will wait for sunny days to fully accomplish its rebirth :)
    We live on site, five minutes from the center of Landiras (south Gironde), in a small locality near the forest. We will welcome you and accommodate you there with pleasure!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You can learn about ecological construction ( roof insulation, cob building..), speak french, and have a fun time together!

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    Salut! If you want to help us with the renovation work on our 19th-early 20th-century stone house, you've come to the right place!
    We live in Bordeaux countryside, in a small village. We are eco-renovating our home, mainly using straw , wood and heart.
    If you come visit us, here's what we will be doing, depending on te periods:

    - insulation of the earth-straw walls (banched insulation) on the secondary framework,
    - creation of earth-straw walls (half-timbering), with earthen or lime finishes
    - creating
    - laying nailed floor on cork insulation, surrounded by gironde tiles
    - taking care of animals (feeding, cleaning) : chickens, ducks
    - starting a vegetable garden in permaculture

    We live 40 min from Bordeaux, 1h for the ocean and 25 minutes from Hostens Lakes.

    We will be happy to meet you!! Please do not hesitate to contact us for any questions!:))

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    We speak french, italian and english, we will love to exchange with you in one f thoses!:)

  • Accommodation


    One shared bedroom with 3 single beds , outside there's room to plant 2 tents or for a caravan. All these accomodations will be shared with others wprkawayers.Please bring your beddings. Food will be provided for free.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Bordeaux ( UNESCO site) is 40 minutes awa by car, the ocean is 1 hour away by car, Hostens leisure lakes are 30 minutes away

  • 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

    We have a good internet connection at home

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Our garden can welcome a campervan

  • 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

Host ref number: 627314339584