Help me to fix up an old house, build an autonomous barn and explore local culture in Auvergne, France

  • Francia
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  • Última actividad: 16 ago 2022




  • Descripción


    After 5 years in the silicon valley rush, I decided to brake the flow of time and to head for a smaller scale life where my heart belongs in the heart of Auvergne, France. I moved to my late grandmother's house and began to reacquaint myself with the slower pace of a life in the country side. Now my projects are all resolved around how to make the house and barn auto-sufficient, how to increase social activity in the neighboring village of a hundred, how to give back to this region that fed me so much.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Práctica de idiomas
    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Ayuda doméstica
    Mantenimiento general
  • 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

    This corner of France is extremely isolated, which makes it an absolutely perfect representation of what rural France looks like. Centuries old chapels, castles and medieval villages are legion in the region. This is a perfect spot for hikers, bikers, swimmers as nature is at the heart of leasure here. There aren't many towns around, so don't expect massive movie theaters, but rather home-cinemas made out of a white sheet in an old attic.

  • Proyectos con niños

    Proyectos con niños

    En este proyecto podría haber niños. Para obtener más información, consulta nuestras directrices y consejos aquí.

  • Ayuda


    There are two main projects I am currently focused on:
    * Renovation of this 150 years old house. Help is needed for things like painting doors, shutters, walls; fixing furniture; upgrading the house isolation to limit heat loss...
    * Building up a self-sufficient barn/workshop
    My brothers and I bought a barn nearby with the wish to transform it into a public workshop as autonomous as possible. Help here is needed for things like installing solar panels, water recuperation system, rocket stove for heat and warm water, greenhouse on the south wall, etc.

    Neither myself nor my brothers are particularly experts in any of those endeavors, but we are motivated to build something meaningful in the land of our grandmother.

  • Idiomas

    Idiomas hablados
    Inglés: Fluido
    Francés: Fluido
    Italiano: Intermedio
    Ruso: Principiante

    Este anfitrión ofrece intercambio de idiomas
    Looking to practice my Italian and Russian, learning Japanese and exchanging in French or English!

  • Alojamiento


    You will be staying in with me in an old stone house. You will have your own room and will share a bathroom with maximum one other person if there are many workaway-ers at the same time.
    I'm thinking that we could share the evening meal together and keep lunches on the go, as it can be hard to interrupt a nice day of work. I'm very flexible food-wise, I eat everything and I'll keep a full fridge with things you like so that you can snack as you wish during the day.

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    I'm fluent in French and English but would also love to practice my Italian and Russian if you are from there!

    I highly recommend having your own car as there is no public transport in this remote area. I can give you an occasional lift but I wouldn't want you to be stranded were I to be gone.

    I do things fairly instinctively without much pre-planning so don't be surprised if I suggest a hiking trip the morning of :)

  • Un poco más de información

    Un poco más de información

    • Acceso a Internet

    • Acceso a Internet limitado

      Acceso a Internet limitado

    • Tenemos animales

    • Somos fumadores

    • Puede alojar familias

  • Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Este anfitrión puede proporcionar un sitio para autocaravanas.

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    Más de dos

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    Horas esperadas

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

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 355122883451

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