We are Charline and Damien, a Belgian-French 30-something couple who settled down in Ardèche (Southern France) in 2018. Our 15th-century farm is located in the "Parc Naturel Régional des Monts d'Ardèche" in the North of Cévennes. We are both isolated (no visible neighbors) and close (2km) to a very nice and active village (Jaujac).
As we arrived recently and we have large buildings and lands, we are looking for volunteers to help us in the outdoor (mainly) and indoor works (not much this year) for rehabilitating this place and creating edible gardens following permaculture principles. No need for previous experience, but motivation, resourcefulness, and cheerfulness is required. The kind of works required this year is clearing the land around the house, building a fence for our goats, and taking care of our garden and fruit trees. Of course, depending on your skills on wood/stone-work, gardening, ... you may help in other ways as well. We will also appreciate punctual help in the daily duties (kitchen, cleaning, ...).
The surroundings offer great hikes (~1000m mountains), nice rivers and an active village, all within a walking distance from the house.
DIY and building projects
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
In addition to enjoying life in such a beautiful landscape, you will have the opportunity to learn about permaculture and sharing with us and other visiting people about experience and travels.
- Clearing the land around the house (old stone terraces and stairs) which has been invaded by brambles, trees, and weeds.
- Building a fence for our goats
- Manage water on the land (create ponds, reclaim old water sources, ...)
- Contribute to daily chores
This host offers a language exchange
This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
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Multiple options: bed in a separate room in the house (probably shared with some others) or outside in a tent if you prefer. A bathroom/shower (shared) is available in the house.
Food (mainly organic and local) is offered. Everybody should help in preparing meals.
Internet access is available.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.
This host can provide space for campervans.
5 hours a day, 5 days a week