Help us build a permaculture forest-garden and artists residence in the middle of nature in South France

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  2020 

 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello!

    Two young guys here ! Jabber is a Mexican circus and tatoo artists and and Hugo a landscape architect and passionate about trees, plants and construction. We both love to travel and expand our knowledge on different fields, specially ancient traditions and natural medicine.

    We are a couple and together we create two different non-profit organizations.

    In our main project, we create an edible parc that also works as a creative space for artists. . It is located in vast land traversed by a river and a forest running all along, whith two yurts and a small provençal country cottage, two huts working as kitchen and toilettes and two caravans for hosting. In the upper part of our land there's a patch of 2ha with cherry trees arriving at the end of their lives, in this patch we have planted hundreds of different trees trying to introduce a diversity that helps soil to recover from years of intensive agriculture. We also have two vegetable gardens on the riverside based in phermaculture principesand composed on permanent terraced lines, these gardens require a big amount of work, attention and love. This summer we will begin Temazcal ceremonies, a traditional ritual from mexican and lakota people starting in August first full moon.

    We have a secondary project involving artists and neighboors from the village. We have created an outdoors stage to performs scenic arts, propose health and arts workshops and open a bar during artists residences and special events we organize.

    These projects take a lot of work, organization, love and energy for us (Jabber and Hugo), its is a dream come true and we are really gratefull for all these achievements. There is still loads of things to do, so we need motivated and autonomus human beings who enjoy art, nature and sharing. We require people who have already experienced woofing, eco-farming, do-it-yourself, construction, video-makers, computing or drawing to bring solid bases to the project.

    We receive many request so before writing have a look to a list of the kinds of help we need.

    GARDENING: Our garders require constant weeding, mulching and natural treatment. You have to able to recognize weeds from aromatic or medicinal herbs and some experience taking care of vegetables and trees.

    BUILDING/MAINTENANCE: There's constant maintenance and improvement of the project, if you have skills on building furniture or handing tools and gardening tools it is a plus for us.

    VIDEO/PHOTO: We look for video makers to create teaser and promotional video from our different projects, specially for the circus and our annual festival. Feel free to send your profiles our websites so we can take a look!

    DRAWING/PAINTING: Having a nice set of pictures and ilustration will be nice to improve our communication platforms

    WOODWORK: We would like to craft a totem to protect the entrance to our magical land, so these skillls are more than welcome!

    OTHERS: We are open to listen from your different proposals. Let us know how you imagine you can help us to improve this dream.


    You may find us on IG to have a look on our universe: circo.nagual

    Bonjour,

    Nous sommes deux jeunes, Jabber artiste de cirque spécialisé dans la corde lisse et Hugo architecte paysagiste. Nous avons emménagé en février 2018 dans la région d'Uzès, pour créer un parc comestible alliant l’art et la nature. Actuellement le terrain se compose d’une rivière bordée par des arbres (1HA) où se trouvent deux yourtes, un mazet, deux cabanes avec la cuisine et la SDB, deux caravanes et un poulailler. Au-dessus une terrasse de 2ha que nous avons planté de nombreux fruitiers pour initier un système d’agroforesterie.
    Nous souhaitons créer un jardin traversé par une promenade gourmande et bordé d’espaces naturels pour s’inspirer, créer, libérer son imagination, connecter avec la terre et le cosmos pour pouvoir respirer et regarder profondément à l’intérieur de soi. La création du parc permettra d’approfondir la recherche sur le bois jardinée (jardin forêt). Il permettra également d’initier et former : au jardinage, aux médecines alternatives, à la cuisine sauvage, à l’art…. en recevant des intervenants. Tout en accueillant des artistes en résidence dans cet espace naturel magnifié pour leur permettre de trouver l’inspiration et de la matérialiser au travers de leurs œuvres.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We would like to share our knowledge, and imagine together how we can improve constantly this space by sharing our experiences from our travels and cultures.
    Hugo was introduced into eco-framing during a 6 months journey meeting and woofing with people passionated by plants and gardening. He has a library with works on permaculture, trees, medicinal plants and edible wild plants that you can always consult. He also likes wood crafting, he can introduce you wood turning techniques and furniture construction.
    Jabber likes sharing, he is fascinated by music, literature, cinema, circus and arts in general. He can introduce you to aerial circus, handbalance or photography. He may also exchange language and discuss in spanish, french, english or italian. He has been recently initited to Red Path an spiritual way from the ancient peoples of the american continent, he's always happy to discuss and exchange on these subjects.

    Nous aimerions partager nos connaissances, et réfléchir ensemble la conception d’un espace de vie en mettant en commun nos expériences et savoirs. Hugo s’est intéressé aux végétaux comestibles au cours d’un voyage de 6 mois à la rencontre de personnes passionnées par les plantes et leur jardin, nous avons à la maison une bibliothèque avec des ouvrages de permaculture, d’arbres, de plantes médicinales, de plantes sauvages comestibles…. que vous pourrez consulter.
    Jabber aime partager, il est passionné par la musique, la littérature, le cinéma, le cirque et l’art en général. Il pourra vous initier au cirque aérien, aux équilibres de mains, à la photographie et parler avec vous espagnol, anglais, italien, portugais...

  • Help

    Help

    We wake early to start our daily tasks, specially in summer time, after midday it is imposible to work beacuase of high temperatures. You will be request to be ready at 8:30am to start the day

    We rarely have the time to go pick up volunteers in the city, so we prefer volunteer that are autonomus in transport. We will provide you all indications to find our place easily.


    Summer 2020

    We receive many request so before writing have a look to a list of the kinds of help we need.

    GARDENING: Our garders require constant weeding, mulching and natural treatment. You have to able to recognize weeds from aromatic or medicinal herbs and some experience taking care of vegetables and trees.

    BUILDING/MAINTENANCE: There's constant maintenance and improvement of the project, if you have skills on building furniture or handing tools and gardening tools it is a plus for us.

    VIDEO/PHOTO: We look for video makers to create teaser and promotional video from our different projects, specially for the circus and our annual festival. Feel free to send your profiles our websites so we can take a look!

    DRAWING/PAINTING: Having a nice set of pictures and ilustration will be nice to improve our communication platforms

    WOODWORK: We would like to craft a totem to protect the entrance to our magical land, so these skillls are more than welcome!

    MECHANICS: Maintenance of an electric shovel and other motor-gear.

    OTHERS: We are open to listen from your different proposals. Let us know how you imagine you can help us to improve this dream.

  • Languages spoken

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

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    For accommodation we have two caravans on the shade of trees. Kitchen and toilet are common spaces, we kindly ask you to use products that arm not nature and water. We have dry toilettes, everyone participate to empty and clean these toilettes.

    If you have the possibility bring your own blankets and pillows.

    For the meals we have particular arrangements depending on the season, we will inform you of this on the first messages we exchange.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We like to think about our place as a haven of peace in the middle of the nature, you will only hear the noise of the river and song of the birds. You can also go visit charming stone villages in the surroundings, remarkably Uzès, Saint-Quentin the Pottery and Lussan who are about twenty minutes by car. Less than one hour drive you can reach cities as Avignon, Nîmes, Alès or the beautiful natural areas of South Ardèche

    As a gay couple is also interesting meeting volunteers working with LGBT associations for future artistic projets.

    Le terrain est un havre de paix au milieu de la nature, vous entendrez seulement le bruit de la rivière, le champ des oiseaux et des cigales. Vous pourrez aller visiter de charmants villages en pierre aux alentours, notamment Uzès, Saint-Quentin la Poterie, Lussan… qui sont à une vingtaine de minutes en voiture. A moins d’une heure vous pourrez vous rendre dans les régions autours d’Avignon, Nimes, Alès et l’ardèche du Sud (Vallon-Pont-D’Arc, Aiguèze…)

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We have a unstable internet conection, not the best for people relying on internet acces.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    You may park your caravan or motorhome in our land. let us know in advance the dimensions or the type of véhicule so we can choose the best spot for you.

  • Can possibly acccept pets

    Can possibly acccept pets

    We also have animals home so if you bring your pets make sure they are capable to live with chickens, cats and other dogs.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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