Help with building an aircrete house in Auvergne, France

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello Workawayers,

    I am a single women of 65 years young. I used to work with handicapped people(fysical and/or mentally handicapped). Now I live in France where I have two 200 year old houses in a beautifull area. I am trying to make the two houses as much off grid as is possible. I planned to make a vacancy appartment for handicapped people. I have a garden for vegetables and flowers for the bees..
    I give massages from when I was 18 years old, love gardening, herbs, nature, animals and people.
    I have two grown up daughters(35 and 37), one grandson(4) and one granddaughter(2years) who live and work in the Netherlands.
    I have one dog, half beauceron-sheperd of 7 year, called Luca. I have one cat; Poena(6).

    I am looking for tecnically skilled people with experience with restaurating a very old house That would be very nice. But trustfull, handy, nice people who can help me for a longer period in the garden are also welcome. Because I broke my neck in august 2015 I cannot do all the things which needed to be done. I like to update my French grammar too. There is a winterhard caravan in the garden where you can stay, or in a room in the house if you want.
    Unfortunally we didn't find enough people who wanted and are able to help with the building of an aircrete dome on my hill. We planned this now in Spring. A Belgium expert is coming to build that but extra hands and people who like to learn about this new material are very welcome.
    Greetings Aletta

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    They could learn French from the french, permaculture and gardening, living off grid, building, cooking, massage among other things.

  • Help

    Help

    Update february 2020,
    We did a lot in the house, for the finishing of some things ( for instance the warmwater woodstove installation, finishing the bathroom, the serre and replace a wall) and the start of the garden i can use some help. So if you like nature, are a social nice, honest person and not drinking or smoking too much and like to talk things over and think befor you start you are very welcome in my home. I like to cook nice meals, swim every day in the lake and play with my dog and like to go for walks and sightseeiing..


    Update end of august 2019
    I am looking for smeone who is able to stay for the winterperiod and is technically skilled. And a fine person who know he or she can handle and like the solitude living here during winter. Not a firm alcoholdrinker or smoker if possible.
    I would like some nice company who can help with the house where I am finishing a Serre, making a wamth system with a warmwater woodstove and planned replacing the bathroom. I can use some help with my vegetable garden too.

    Update 11-04-2018
    Since half March I live permanent (dans ma maison) en France. I am looking for nice, honest, handy and positive people who can help me with restarting my vegetable garden, help me to cover the walls with clay inside, maybe learn me some more and better French(grammar). In exchange I can teach you some basic massage, show you the most beautifull places in this area, you can come with me to swimm every afternoon in the beautifull lake with silky water, enjoy my meals prepared with love out of my own vegetables, vegetarian if wanted. You can stay in the caravan in the garden and enjoy the beautifull surrounding and the sound of the river. Internetconexxion is ok but you cannot receive messages or phone at your mobile. There is a fixed line available.
    Warm welcome for a short or longer period,
    Greetings Aletta

  • Languages

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

    This host offers a language exchange
    I can teach English and I like to learn French better

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    There is a winterhard caravan near the house, for two persons, but it is also possible to stay in the house or in a tent.
    I have a dry toilet and running cold water and warm water(from a swell source). there is a bath and a shower, still a bit primitif but nice. There is internet and a fixed telephoneline but mobile phones are not easy to use.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The area where I live is very beatifull and you can walk here for hours, mountainbike( I have two for quests) and even skying in the mountains(vulcanos). There is a very big nice lake for swimming with real silky water. There are lots of places to visit(middleage villages, villages, cascades and so)

  • 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

    I have a good internet acces and place for people who like to work from my home for their own work on internet.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    You can easily park in front of my house and stay there with a campervan .

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    I have a vcery gentle dog who is 7 years and one cat. If the dog is a bit catfriendly no problem.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    max 4 hours a day, 5 days a week









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