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

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France

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  • Description

    Description

    Young pregnant mother, I live in a young ecological farming collective of several homes 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.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Animal care

  • 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, proximal parenthood, 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.

    I practice aware parenting, emotions listening, NVC, autonomous learning, cooperation, unschooling, patience, patience, non educational violence, patience, ...

  • 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 lot of medium projects where we can welcome several volunteers (also families):

    >>> GARDEN: establishment of organic vegetable garden in the form of a sun: vegetables, aromatic, medicinal, ... Seedlings, seedlings, but also construction of fences, fruit plantation, brushing, ...

    >>> ECOCONSTRUCTION: we are finishing the construction of our first building: facades, cladding, shared bathroom, ... With self-eco-construction techniques that we will share with pleasure :) : straw and wood frame (greb technique), window frames, partitions with wood wool, electrical networks (autonomous - solar panels) and water, floor, finishes;

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

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    French, german, english, spanish

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    To sleep, we have spaces to do :
    - wild camping (tent, truck, caravan);
    - a large common room where we can put mattresses;
    - a sometimes free 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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



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