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Hi there! I am a young Belgian guy (25y) who bought two old barns on a land of 2 hectares in Limousin, France. I am a theatre maker and it has always been my dream to live a self sufficient life in harmony with nature. Our farm in France, where I live as much as possible is going to be as selfsuficient and organic/permaculture as possible together with my sister’s family living at the other side of the street. Besides that we're re-establishing the biggest farm into a theatre. The realization of that project has been going very hard because of COVID, I'm around most of the time.
Come and help us at the start of this dream! I own the land now almost three years and the building process has really gun up tempo and also the fruit and vegetable garden is popping from the design phase into reality. We are looking for people with the same dream or experience with permaculture or constructing. But everybody is more than welcome to join us in our journey and story!
2022 is all about finishing the most important construction phase of the theatre so the artist in residences can fully start in 2023. Besides short stays I’m looking for people who really wanna live at my place for longer periods. Looking for a home/workspace for 1 up to 4 months? You can definitely contact me.
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
We could learn together. If you are interested in a simpler life, closer to nature but you don’t have a lot of experience yet and you wanna taste how a story like that starts. La Lande is the place to be. Me and my girlfriend are starting with this dream. So we’re facing a lot of problems/opportunities to learn and would love to share those and solve those problems with you. Also if you already have experience, very welcome to come and help us.
It's the combi: garden + building, here. Lovers of both are welcome but there is A LOT to be done, so if you're just interested in one of the two: No problem!
The coming months our objectives are:
- repointing ancient walls
- creating a shower/toilet space
- renovating a little roof
- finishing the floor tiles of the income hall
- maintaining the forest
- preparing the soil of veggie garden
- cutting grass with cool machine on 2ha 😎
Every couple of months I will change this objectives! These ones up here are up to date for first months of 2022.
This host offers a language exchange
I would love to learn Scandinavian languages!
In winter, you will have your own room I built in one of the barns. It is a lovely wooden space with a little stove, single bed +sheets, piano, wardrobe, everything.
In summer, you will sleep, such as us, in the tent, enjoying the beautiful garden. I have two tents for two persons and sleeping bags and bedding as well.
I’m 2019 we built the outdoor kitchen and sanitaires as eco as possible. Taking a shower or a bath, with a view in the forest. Using the compost toilet. Cooking in a very luxurious outdoor kitchen. Working outside.
Haute-Vienne is a very very quiet region in France. We are surrounded by a romantic valley, you can go down to the river, enjoy plenty of deers wandering around. There are plenty of lakes to swim in a 10 min drive. We have bikes to enjoy a day off and of course our lovely dogs to play and stroll with!
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
In your private chamber here in one of he barns, you can work on your own online projects. There is a stable 4G connection and my phone is used as WiFi router. With a cable that is really a strong connection. I watch full HD Netflix and disney plus here. Uploading however is a bit difficult (read: upload = SLOW, download = OK).
I have place for several Campervans.
I have a lovely dog, Merel, she would be pleased to welcome some new friends here.
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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