Help us to create a place of beauty and harmony with nature Veigy-Foncenex, France



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  • Description


    We are a small collective taking care of a beautiful permacultural garden of 2.5 hectares, chosing an alternative way of living with a truthful intention to create with the Nature surrounding us.

    We are located just at the Swiss border near Geneva.

    This family adventure started around 30 years ago, the land were farm crops and nothing else. Passionate people contributed to make this land, an authentic small piece of heaven. We are now 5 people (between 27 and 32) taking over this incredible place. There is hard work behind to preserve what has been done and to plant new seeds for many new projects.

    We are more than happy to welcome anyone willing to share good vibes, experiences, new knowledge to start growing a small community to honor and take care of this wonderful place.

    Our link with the surrounding nature is a key motive to our activities here. As we are just at the edge of the big forest of Jussy we are lucky to have a lot of wildlife around our areas of activities.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • 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

    We are fluent english, french speakers and happy to practice spanish and german with you!

    You will learn and share experiences about refurbishing apartment/house/building, from foundations to roof, insulation, layout, plastering, plumbing, electricity, tiling, wood works, but also outdoor/forest/wood works... and gardening of course.

    You can also participate in the sustainable projects.

  • Help


    We are looking for fellow helpers for spring time to help lay out the surroundings, do outside jobs and develop system towards our autonomy :

    - help maintaining the garden (chopping, cutting, digging, wheelbarrowing, weeding, repairs)
    - taking care of the pond
    - vegetable and fruit gardening
    - flowers and fruits harvesting
    - build a nice hen house
    - build a bathroom close to our communal space
    - build a new hosting facility for workawayers :)
    - basic help with cooking / cleaning

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    We are native english and french speakers and have basics in spanish and german. We are also interested in sharing/teaching our language as well as learning new ones.

  • Accommodation


    While we get the staff condo up and running :

    We have a camping site with a large and beautiful tent between the fruit trees with toilet and shower at proximity

    Food is provided. Grocery shopping and cooking are shared and organized depending on the number of volunteers, generally taking turn following vegan/vegetarian and volunteers/hosts' own local/international recipes.
    We generally eat all together at lunch time and sometimes for supper. A kitchen is available for you in the poolhouse.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The forest nearby hosts a wild reserve with protected swamps and damp forest which is beautiful all year long.
    The city of Geneva (30 min away) is a small but intense cultural and multi-ethnic city with a lot to see.
    All around us we are surrounded with the Alps (30min - 1hour away) which you can explore and wander or ski whether which season you are coming to see us.

  • 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

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    Hours expected

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

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