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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.
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Computers/ Internet
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)
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.
In a tent in the garden or on the top floor in the house: bring your sleeping gear.
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.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
5 hours per day, 5 days a week