Help with eco-building South-East of Bordeaux, France



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    +++Updates March 2021+++

    Hi everybody
    Starting from March 22nd, for a month we're helping a young French/Italian couple renovating the house they recently bought.
    We are starting by insulating the floor, the walls and the roof of a portion of they house allowing them to settle comfortably before the remaining work. By doing this we're using ecological materials such as wooden fiber, recycled paper and cork.
    Th place is in the surroundings of a small village and the helpers will be hosted either in the house or in a flex yourt in the garden and will share the meals with the rest of the crew.
    It's a good opportunity to learn about insulating techniques and their differences.
    If you are interested but you can't come, you can sill contact us since we are looking for helpers for furthers projects later this year

    Hello, we are "The Other House", we support self-builders to build their house with ecological and local materials and techniques, in the south of the Gironde.
    We have been doing this since June 2015: After having self-built our own habitat, we decided to leave the city and the workforce to build a life closer to our desires, our values.
    We systematically organize participatory projects to allow project leaders to go through with their completion.
    do not hesitate to contact us to come share with us.
    jean-pascal, Caroline, Paolo.

    Bonjour, nous sommes " L'Autre Maison", nous accompagnons des auto-constructeurs à bâtir leur maison avec des matériaux et des techniques écologiques et locales, dans le sud gironde.
    Nous faisons cela depuis juin 2015: Après avoir auto-construit notre propre habitat, nous avons décidé de quitter la ville et le salariat pour nous construire une vie plus proche de nos envies, de nos valeurs.
    Nous organisons systématiquement des chantiers participatifs pour permettre aux porteurs de projet d'aller au bout de leur réalisation.
    n'hésitez pas à nous contacter pour venir partager avec nous.
    jean-pascal, Caroline, Paolo.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will speak French, discover the local markets, you can go mountain biking, canoeing, visit the castles and collegiate built by Pope Clement V. The cultural associative life is very dynamic in South Gironde, there are several music festivals and street theater every school holiday. You will meet our friends and discover the traditional balls.

    Vous parlerez Français, découvrirez les marchés locaux, vous pourrez faire du VTT, du canoë kayak, la visite des châteaux et collégiales construites par le pape Clément V. La vie associative culturelle est très dynamique en sud gironde, il y a plusieurs festivals de musique et de théâtre de rue à chaque vacance scolaire. Vous rencontrerez nos amis et découvrirez les bals traditionnels.

  • Help


    For the kitchen:
    2 hours every morning to prepare the lunch of the volunteers of the building site. Eventually, races to do.

    For help with construction:
    4 hours a day to help us with construction work on a traditional house. No special skills required, otherwise the desire to learn. Well fed and comfortable accommodation. We pass on everything we know about building a house from the first sketches to handing over the keys.

    Friendly and family atmosphere.

    Pour la cuisine:
    2h tous les matins pour préparer le repas du midi des bénévoles du chantier. Éventuellement, courses à faire.

     Pour l'aide à la construction:
    4h par jour pour nous aider dans des travaux de construction sur une maison traditionnelle. Aucune compétence particulière demandée, sinon l'envie d'apprendre. Bien nourri et logement confortable. Nous transmettons tout ce que nous savons sur la construction d'une maison depuis les premiers croquis jusqu'à la remise des clés.

    Ambiance conviviale et familiale.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    mezzanine or bedroom with blankets and heating, provide sleeping bag. Sanitary, kitchen available, in a natural setting.

    mezzanine ou chambre avec couvertures et chauffage, prévoir sac de couchage. Sanitaire, cuisine à disposition, dans un cadre naturel.

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    • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    4/5 heures par jour max, 5 j/sem.

Host ref number: 787388758823