Shanti Off the grid project / eco building / sustainable living in Mediaval south west part of France



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    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

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Language practice
    Art project

  • 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 spoken

    Languages spoken

    french, english, spanish, some dutch / german / japanese

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

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