Ecological renovation and pemaculture gardening in the house near Strasbourg, France



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  • Description


    Bonjour à toi, voyageur, voyageuses

    My name is Franck. I am a guy in the end of hos thirties living now in this beautiful part of the world since 7 years.
    I decided to settle back in the countryside after having been studying In Paris and working in 3 capitals in Europe I've seen the crazyness after 10 years of intense work in global software company and I decided to leave my job and Paris when I was 32, to travel the world and experiment the real savor of life. After that, I decided to launch a project of living more close to nature, applying permaculture principel, having my garden, doing my juice... I acquired an old traditional alsacian farm in the region where I am born and where my family and friends are and renovate it since step by step while enjoying life

    I believe in human creativity and kindness and believe more in action than in long talks. I apply I try to apply nonviolent communication, a process for supporting partnership and resolving conflict within people, in relationships, and in society. It was he developed by Marshall Bertram Rosenberg (October 6, 1934 – February 7, 2015) was an American psychologist, mediator, author and teacher.

    The farm aims to launch different activities:

    - Co living
    - Eco tourism
    - Artisanal activities
    - Permaculture gardening

    I live here with my daughter Océane who is 4 years old (part time), my cat Darwin, 10 chickens and friends coming to visit.

    We have a nice garden

    I have a big apartment where I can host till three people with a common kitchen, a separate bathroom and a living room.

    My goal is to have a win win relationship with the volunteers and you to enjoy a way of living more in autonomy, acquiring skills, and being more close to nature. We work usually from 8am to 1pm

    If you have any questions, feel free to ask. I will be happy to talk with you to discuss your travel project and your objectives.

    Kind regards,

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We have always different people around and we take volunteers in our daily life. We have all been traveling and we speak different languages. We have experienced the same as volunteer so we try to offer the best stay possible.
    Being a volunteer is being part of our daily life.

  • Help


    We are at the moment renovating different parts of the farm, everything in an ecological and DIY mode.
    We need help as well for the cooking and to maintain the large garden but for the renovation.
    I need help in wood working

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    German: Intermediate
    Spanish: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    We do have 3 private rooms, a dorm, and tent if needed... It is pretty basic but we have everything meeded. Maybe just bring your sleeping bag
    In autumn and winter, we can heat the kitchen and the living room but not the sleeping room. I have lots of blankets if necessary.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We can provide bikes
    We have nice places to relax and play
    The village is really in the nature, laid back and good to decompress
    We are at 25 minutes from Strasbourg by train (our train station is Obermodern)

  • 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

    Yes, sure. There is internet and a desk to work. I've had a lot of people having a side activity to manage and this in not unappropriate

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    It I possible to stay near the farm and shower and eat there. I have aswell rooms if required

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    I have cats and dogs so they are welcome.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week (max 25 hours/week)

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Host ref number: 749842126384