Help me set up my new eco-lodge in Crest, France



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    I'm here now since june 2018 (only!). I have the project to welcome people for seminars, dance, meditation, retreat and permaculture. I started alone, but I'll have different friends, workers, therapists, etc. visiting the place during the next months. I like nature, climbing, trekking, litterature, spiritual coaching, etc.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Art Projects

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    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    My hobbies are climbing, hikking, qigong, bicycle...

  • Help


    What have we done with workawayers:
    We have built greenhouse, dry toilets, seeding, lombricompost, birds house, ...
    We have been planting a lot of fruit trees, and flowers.
    We started permaculture, with success with tomatoes, but the first summer was really too hot for the rest.
    Some have painted indoors.

    For now the jobs are: much gardening, cuting fruit trees, seeding, planting.
    We look for people who know such job, who have clothes and shoes for such jobs, who are not afraid to work outdoors during winter.
    We need also people who are able to work on their own, independant!

    After some difficult experiences with workawayers, I have also to say clearly that, even if I'm a kind of coach/therapist, I won't heal you, ... The garden calls us!!
    And, to be honest, you may feel bad if you are addicted (sugar, cigarets, electronic devices, alcool, drugs): we practice here a quite strong diet...

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    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    During winter, you'll have a independant room. Free access to the house, modern confort. The field is very big, so you have your private garden, or even sleep out if you please (during the summer!).

    During spring, summer and automn, it's possible this room is rented. In this case, you'll have a nice cabane in the garden, 20 meters from the showers and toilets.

    We'll have almost one lunch together by day, for the other one I provide you the food but I can't promise I'll be with you, working also partly out.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The region is wonderfull. It's full of places for trekking, climbing, horsing, biking, swimming.
    We can organize together something as local trek or climbing. I love to coach climbing for beginners too.

    In summer a lot of people from all the Europa visit this region.
    There are many places to swim, to dance, and to meet tremendous alternatives here.
    There is a famous Jazz festival at the end of july, in our little city of Crest, 4 km from the house.
    In Crest, where you'll find all for shopping, restaurant, cinema, etc.
    There is a station in Crest, where I can pick you up.

    I'll provide you a bike to go to the city, or drive you with the car.

    The house is also 30 km from the city of Valence, a big and nice city with TGV train. From there you can very quickly to the Meditteranee, and Marseille. It's also one hour to go to the Vercors mountains, very nice place for trekkers.

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

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    Hours expected

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

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