I need help to support and preserve this historic monument and in a process of self-sufficiency. France



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  • Description


    Immerse yourself in history! Come visit the maintenance and renovation of the castle, the Renaissance castle built on the remains of a 14th century fortified house. Welcoming and transmission are the pillars of our project: passionate about history but with a resolute look into the future, Hugues wants to reconcile the past and the present by experimenting with self-construction and new farming techniques, by developing self-consumption and self-sufficiency, while preserving the solidarity and the world that underpin his philosophy of life.

    Accomodation and food are provided for 4 hours of work per day, five days a week, and participation in the preparation of meals. You will be accommodated in the rooms of pilgrims (we are on the way to Santiago de Compostela) under the roofs and have dinner with Hugues and his children... , direct descendant of builders of this monument listed historical heritage. On the menu: crisp anecdotes, incredible events and legendary stories!

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project
    Charity work

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    an opportunity to implement techniques and tips for self-construction and new agricultural techniques (culture on purpose, electro culture), learn to implement self-consumption, to strive for self-sufficiency and synergy. work in a logic of exchange of know-how. an ideal setting to perfect your French. Projects and actions to participate in the restoration of the castle and the development of activities to support the castle.

  • Help


    We have a lot of projects.
    Special projects:
    Finish of dry toilets, development of alternative cultivation techniques in the vegetable terrace garden (culture on purpose, electroculture), reorganization of the kitchen, maintenance and treatment woods, creation of a storage space, re-commissioning of the hives, renovation of 1 bathrooms and creation of a new one, creation of a room with bathroom and dry toilets ...

    One-off tasks:
    Installation of infrastructures for the various events: day of crafts, heritage day, garden day ...

    Daily tasks:
    Maintenance of the French garden, trees, the labyrinth of centenarian bowers and the landscaped park, creation and maintenance of the vegetable garden, cleaning of the paths and the terrace, maintenance of the henhouse, participation in the associative life of the castle (exhibitions, events ...)

  • Languages spoken

    English: Beginner
    French: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    a room of pilgrim with bathroom, Common meal in the dining room or in the room of life of the castle. Participation in the preparation of meals for for the discovery of other culinary traditions, and daily tasks. exchange on everything and anything

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    What to discover in our beautiful area:
    The ideal Palais du Facteur Cheval, Vienna and its Gallo-Roman museum, the Peaugres safari-park, Pont en Royans, its hanging houses and its water museum, the cave of Choranche, Lyon, its Gallo-Roman remains and its traboules, hiking in the Vercors and Chartreuse, the natural park of Pilat ... everything is at hand! Make your choice!
    we also have a bicycle and you have the possibility to go cycling.

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    A little more information

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    • 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 /jours , 5 j/sem.

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