Help with our permaculture garden in a small village in the Yonne, Burgundy, France



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 Min stay requested: at least a week

  • Description


    We, a small dutch/french collective, are working in an old early 19th century house in a small village Coulanges sur Yonne) in the Yonne (departement in Burgundy) literally on the border of the Nièvre (also Burgundy).

    We work hard to turn the place into a community space, non-profit, social economy and alternative, sustainable forms of living and agriculture. Besides that we are developing a multi functional space for art exhibitions, workshops, cooking, music an poetry.

    Workawayers can contribute in more than one way towards more sustainable living.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Language practice
    Art Projects

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Life is a constant learning curve. If you like to learn things or have skills. At the moment the house is getting rebuild into a multifunctional space, to be used for small concerts, art exhibitions, workshops including art and cooking, yoga and meditation, pop-up store, etc, Hopefully by the end of the year, early spring 2018 we will be up and running. In the
    then depends on the projects, things going on the the building, what kind of work can be done. Never a dull moment probably Further you can enjoy life in a small village in the bourgogne with a lot of interesting things to do and see in the area.

  • Help


    We also have a garden behind the house and a vegetable garden (permaculture) that still need a lot of work.
    Lots of different things to do therefor. Also the kind of help needed will continue to change all the time.

    It is also interesting if you can do (or help with) art projects, this takes more time though.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent
    French: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    Depending on how many people are staying in the house, we will always try to give you a private room to stay in or share with other volunteers

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The house is situated less than 100 meters from the Yonne river, where you can fish or swim in summer. It is an area where you can make long bike rides and enjoy the beautiful nature. In the near vicinity it is possible to do rock climbing and (wildwater) canoeing. There also are a few beautiful small medieval cities in the area.

    We appreciate any contribution you can make in changing the house into a place that where everyone will feel welcome.

    There is a train station where the train stops only a few times a day. We have a car available also to go on small trips and to pick up people in for instance Auxerre or Clamecy.

  • 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

  • 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: 653467781793