Help with our sheep and learn about ecologic gardening, landscaping and olive oil production, Camplong d'Aude, France



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  • Descripción


    Our place is a former sheep-fold (bergerie) that we transformed 45 years ago into an autonomous (self-sustainable) eco-house.

    It's quite isolated; around, there are rocks, valleys, and about 16 ha of land and Wood (more than 33 acres). On the acces-side (quite steep), there are about 180 olive trees, to be kept in shape and cared. To help in keeping the ground clean, we have young sheep, to start with 3 lambs, that we nursed with feeding-bottles. They are now 12, over night in a fenced parc, but need to grass outside during a 1 1/2 hour walk in the morning. Our Border-Collie Maya is part of the gang. Firebreaks against woodfires need to be cleaned, plants planted and the ground protected against erosion.
    Wood (cut trees) need to be carried to the electic sew in the village, biggest part with car.

    Apart from this, we are artists, architects, doing sculptures, mosaics, collage and painting. Buildings and most furniture are fabricated by ourselves. Actually, we are renovating a small house. Preparing for paint and painting is one more possible activity.

    In the village, we have an atelier, providing full spectre of civilisation (shower and internet for example). Please contact us for more information, impossible to communicate all this here in small space.

    We speak english, french and german, some spanish and italian. We are 3 brothers: Christian (teacher of art em. 76), Mathias (doctor, 73) and me, Achim (architect-engineer, 71), who keeps the whole thing going. We have our families and friends appearing from time to time, multiple contacts are possible. If interested, I send you pictures and whatever you want.
    We are non-smokers, but accept anyone else smoking - moderately. Personnally, I like the whiff of good tobacco.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Mantenimiento general
    Cocinar para toda la familia
    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    Ayuda doméstica
    Cuidado de animales
    Ayuda con ordenadores/Internet

  • Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de las NU
    Fin de la pobreza
    Hambre cero
    Salud y bienestar
    Educación de calidad
    Igualdad de género
    Agua limpia y saneamiento
    Energía asequible y no contaminante
    Trabajo decente y crecimiento económico
    Industria, innovación e infraestructura
    Reducción de las desigualdades
    Ciudades y comunidades sostenibles
    Producción y consumo responsables
    Acción por el clima
    Vida submarina
    Vida de ecosistemas terrestres
    Paz, justicia e instituciones sólidas
    Alianzas para lograr los objetivos
  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    You can learn about living close to nature, in an autonomous house (we provide our own electricity, water supply, heating etc.). You can learn about building techniques, materials, energy-saving, natural beauty - and experience yourself the well founded joy of building.

    You can learn about wine-growing (we are close friends to the local cooperative) who produce excellent wine, on biological terms.

    You can learn about ecological olive-culture (we cultivate 180 olive trees, that need care, harvest is by end of november, we produce our own olive-oil).

    You can learn language, french, english and german (in a friendly community).

    You can experiment with your own ideas, concerning for instance: soil, water, plants, building, animals and so on.

  • Ayuda


    I need help in assisting keeping sheeps and lambs, feeding them. Help required also In doing some land-scaping, gardening, grass cutting and caring for olive-trees, (fixing for ex.). There are continuing projects, like extending a water-reservoir, or repairing dry stone walls, to protect garden terraces. See more above, 'about us'.
    From November until April trees are to be chopped, bushes and dry wood cut to chaff. One person or two.

    We cook mostly organically a hot meal in the evening, and there is some help welcome too. Best is to answer in detail, if you have further questions.

  • Idiomas hablados

    Alemán: Fluido
    Francés: Fluido
    Inglés: Intermedio
    Español: Principiante
    Italiano: Principiante

  • Alojamiento


    Single sleeping-rooms, bathroom outside, under a porch.
    There is also a Zen-hut in a valley above, some 150 m away, if you wish to be alone.

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    time off is no problem, there are no fixed hours. It would be nice to plan together from day to day, what should and what could be done together. We have no producticity constraints. It is a point of cooperation and understanding. The mediterranean see is 40 km away, inviting for a swim; old cities like Narbonne, Perpignan or Carcassonne are lively and full of culture, cascades and lake of river Orbieu always in reach for cooling. Local markets, handcraft, conference, fêtes locales, music and exhibition are part of our everyday life.

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    Un poco más de información

    • Acceso a Internet

    • Acceso a Internet limitado

      Acceso a Internet limitado

    • Tenemos animales

    • Somos fumadores

    • Puede alojar familias

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?


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    Horas esperadas

    20 hours a week

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 331179736149