Shanti Off the grid project with eco-building and sustainable living in Conques, France



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  • Description


    Namasté lovely people

    Would you like to learn all you need to make your own Self-sufficient house on a plot of land ... ?

    our project is growing since almost ten years ... we are totaly off the grid creating an exciting pedagogical project that will show you how to manage water, hot water, solar energy, 12v electricity, eco building, hot tubs, growing mushrooms, filter you drinking water, graft fruit trees and so on ...

    mostly we want to share how nice and confortable our generation can enjoy living in a natural space with low impact, and a healthy mix of nature and technology ...

    thank you for reading ...

    New to workaway I will improve this profile asap

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help with Eco Projects
    Language practice
    Art Projects

  • 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

    the place is very international in summer ... we enjoy linguistic a lot ... if you have any interest in self sufficiency / eco building / permaculture and beautifull scenaries of France ... please check if we have a place for you to join this year

  • Help


    What you can do: help us in the eco building process of the place, under guidance if needed, work in the forest to clear some places, cut trees, harvest peaches, apples and chestnuts, process the harvest (making compote, applesyrup, apple juice, or any creative idea's that you have), learn about (fruit) forest management, help with daily tasks like getting the drinkwater from our source or cooking, make a chickenhouse.. We are also open for your own idea's and wishes! We don't ask you to help an amount of hours every day, you can feel yourself how much you want to give and what you want to do. But there is a certain amount of action required in this place :)

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    German: Intermediate
    Japanese: Intermediate
    Dutch: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    We have 2 very pretty guest caravan in the forest with their own water kitchen that will give you intimacy and a place to be with yourselve when you need it ... we are also having many lovely spot now on the land where we are setting up igloo tents ... / there is nice clean intimate toilet on the land ( 5 stars pretty one with awesome view ) ... several outdoor shower and hot tubs ( yes (-_-) ... the main bathroom is to be finished this year in the new extansion with a wood fired water heater and solar collector ... / shared kitchen is in the barn ... vegetarian cooking only ... very nice kitchen for cooking lovers and backers !!! ...

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Where we are: in a forest just above a cute village over the Lot river. Our living environment is luxurious in the sense of space an nature (7 hectare of wilderness)
    How we like to spend our 'leisure time': go to flea markets to hunt for treasure, foodmarkets, go horsebackriding at a stable nearby, canoe on the river, discover unknown parts in our neighborhood (by foot of by car), watch movies in the evening, make music together.. there is lovely walks to do everywhere inside the land and outside ... the surrounding is exceptional ...

  • 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

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Some hours a day ... it's relax here ... still some action always feels good

Host ref number: 882874837637