Looking for volunteers interested in Architecture, historic building restoration, wild / natural landscape to help restore a farm complex in the Cevennes mountains in the south of France

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France

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  • Description

    Description

    We are architects and teachers of architecture restoring a farm complex in the Cevennes mountains in the south of France

    The site is one of extreme natural beauty with stunning views, the local village 5 mins away is charming and lively with shops bar and restaurant.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco Projects

  • 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

    Insight into the Cevenol history, it's architecture and culture, teaching will be provided on stone wall building

    Volunteers will benefit from language exchange with English and French spoken participants and we like to have between 4 and 6 participants at one time.

    Volunteers will gain insight into traditions of dry stone wall building and historic building restoration, but also a contemporary dialogue around architecture and its integration into historic fabric. We are renovating buildings and landscape first inhabited in the 16 century amongst which numerous building date back earlier. We are practising architects from London and teachers of architecture in a number of European schools of architecture. Much of our discussion centres around how to restore and respect buildings from this period, working with traditional materials and techniques whilst at the same time seeking contemporary requirements and expectations for their inhabitation today.


    Breakfast and lunch is served at set times, whilst dinner usually consist of volunteer participation in terms ideas. Local Cevennol cuisine is often complemented by recipe variations of individual participants and our cook buys food fresh on a daily basis.

    Vegan and vegetarians dishes are often integrated into the meals of the day.

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for help with landscape restoration, gardening, clearing paths etc and stone wall building / repair.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Main house individual rooms / shared rooms/ campsite.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Time off activities- swimming in local rivers, Walks in stunning scenery , adjacent villages / local markets.
    Volunteers have on their doorstep the beautiful natural landscape of the Cevennes National Park, renown for walking and cycling, made famous by Robert Louis Stevenson writings. Bicycles are available as is free use of on site swimming pool and WIFI. Car available for licenced user.

    Breakfast and lunch is served at set times, whilst dinner usually consist of Volunteer participation in terms ideas. Local Cevennol cuisine is often complemented by recipe variations of individual participants and our cook buys food fresh on a daily basis.
    Vegan and vegetarians dishes are often integrated into the meals of the day.

  • 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

  • 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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