Welcome to the Pyrenees and experience life on an ecological farming collective in France

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France

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  • Description

    Description

    We are families living in a young ecological farming collective where we self-build housing, cultivate orchards and vegetable gardens, ... We chose to live in an environment respectful of men and nature and our children live with us by practicing unschooling.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • 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

    Our way of life can allow you to share our values in everyday life: ecology, benevolence, sociocracy, ...
    In addition, you will acquire concrete skills by participating in construction sites in the following areas: eco-construction, organic vegetable garden, picking.
    We will also accompany you in the discovery of French if this language is new to you.

  • Help

    Help

    We have many young children who need a lot of care. We are looking for support to maintain the farm, reap the fruits of the orchards and transform them, take care of the garden and participate in the eco-construction sites of the last housing.

    Currently, we have a big project where we can welcome several volunteers (also families):

    >>> ECOCONSTRUCTION: we are entirely building a wooden frame house (we started at the end of January 2020). The site will last a year, 100% in self-construction. We are looking for motivated people to learn eco-construction and to help us make this dream come true !!

    >>> and a lot of other little stuffs....!

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent

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

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    To sleep, we have spaces to do :
    - wild camping (tent, truck, caravan);
    - a large common room where we can put mattresses;
    - a studio with a bunk bed and a double bed.
    We can lend tents and mattresses.

    A shared kitchen, a bathroom and a dry toilet are available on site.

    We propose to provide volunteers with vegetarian meals for lunch and dinner, sometimes via shared meals (often lunch) sometimes self-management (in the evening) via the common kitchen (we will have done some shopping).

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You can help us at your own pace, as you wish. We will try to propose framed worksites, so we will be able to see together at best so that the events are suitable for everyone.
    The rest of the time, you can enjoy the place (mountain, forest, relaxation), animals (stalk, poney, cow, dog, cats).
    In the neighborhoods: departures of excursions, rivers where to bathe, a very nice bi-weekly market in the village next door, ...
    We are a little out of the village and amenities (4km of track to reach the farm by car, 1km walk). If necessary, we can see to lend our vehicles.
    The nearest town is 30 minutes away: cinema, shops, theater, ...

    We operate with free and conscious participation. If you do not know: we leave available the common areas (bathroom, toilet, washing machine, kitchen, ...) and food. You can use everything as much as you want. At the end of your stay, IF YOU WISH, you can leave a financial contribution to support our project, depending on what you have used, or if you want to help us with money, or what you think you have provided.
    For example, you may consider having eaten a lot and used electricity but you could not come on the construction sites as much as you wanted so you want to leave € 10 - or you have enjoyed everything but you do not do not want, or can not, leave money then you leave 0 € - or you have worked a lot and nothing eaten but you have a little money to invest and our project pleases you then you leave 50 € - etc.
    We propose this because we are a young project that we fund personally and where we are all volunteers and the participations allow us to get into our expenses without too much bursting our wallets and while cooking organic products of high quality.
    And it's quite comfortable for us that you leave nothing! Really :)

  • 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

  • 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

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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