Help us with straw-bale house construction in Limousin, France

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a family of 5, constructing a straw-bale house in an eco-quarter in a dynamic village, Faux-La-Montagne, Creuse. We are surrounded by beautiful forests of a nature parc 'Plateau Millevaches' in the Limousin. We're looking for help with the construction of the house and permaculture garden and possibly helping with the children.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You'll learn a bit more about ecological building, building with wood, straw and cob. If you enjoy being in nature, this is a great place to be: surrounded by woods, rivers, lakes. Perfect for hiking or biking. We're in a very dynamic and alternative village, so you might have an exchange in French (or English) with other villagers as well. (Faux-La-Montagne is famous for being a bit of an activist village)

  • Help

    Help

    We're now finishing the exterior walls, with sculptures, windows and plastering. We'll need help with this, as well as preparing windows, floor boards, doing cob work inside, constructing inside walls, help with designing and preparing the permaculture garden, natural water systems, maybe helping with the cooking and kids if you like.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    In a tent in the garden or on the top floor in the house: bring your sleeping gear.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We have 2 bikes available and some maps to check out the environment. Train station 25 min by car. Local markets and cultural heritage sites to visit. Lakes for swimming and a lot of walking and biking trails. The summer usually has a lot of festivals, but I don't know how it'll be with COVID.

  • 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?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours per day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 755842584758