Help renovate an old house and share your knowledge in sustainability and zero waste living in Picardy, France

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  • Descripción

    Descripción

    I live in a nice brick house and need and hand to bring back this old lady to her best potential!
    I discovered workaway idea when I was travelling in new Zealand a few years ago. Now that I settle down, I would love to offer you that experience from the other side! I miss this feeling of meeting new people from all around the world so you are welcome in my house!

    I'm quite interest in sustainability, zero waste and this kind of way of life. I don't know much about that so if you have experience with permaculture, natural building and painting, I'll be glad to have some advices!

    The house is quite far from public transportation, shops and facilities so you need to have your own vehicle to come. As I'm working during the week, you'll spend most of the days on your own, so you must be autonomous. But I will spend evening and weekends there so we will still have plenty of time together!

    You'll be sleeping in your own room but it's a share bathroom.
    I have 2 cats, not allowed in the guest room (if you are allergic they will stay outside). Your pets are welcome if they don't mind cats. And i's a no smoking house (you can smoke outside).

    I live just on the edge of a large forest, with good paths for walking, biking, running, meditation, wildlife gazing...
    I think it's a great place for someone who want a nice and calm experience in French countryside.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Jardinería
    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Mantenimiento general
    Cocinar para toda la familia
    Ayuda doméstica

  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    I speak French and I'm willing to help you learn some if you want.
    I'm a forest ranger and can talk to you about trees, plants and forestry (actually you might have to stop me at some point! ;)
    I can share some cooking recipes and tricks as I enjoy cooking.
    I enjoy knitting and yarn dyeing process and love to share my yarnddiction!
    I also enjoy sewing and try to keep my sewing sustainable by using second hand material and mostly natural fabrics.

  • Ayuda

    Ayuda

    The house need some indor refreshment. I don't know yet all I want to do in there but there'll be some wall painting involve for sure.

    I have a garden too if you prefer working outside and if the weather allows it. I intend to try some permaculture vegetables garden but don't know much about that. I would like to build a cold frame or a greenhouse made from reused material.

    If you like cooking, I'm always curious to try different food. I'm used to eat meat and try to reduce my meat consumption but I have hard time to cook meat free meals so if you are vegetarian or vegan, I hope you can share tricks or recipes!

  • Idiomas hablados

    English: Fluido
    French: Fluido

  • Alojamiento

    Alojamiento

    You'll be sleeping in your own room but it's a share bathroom.
    I have good internet access (illimited, good network in the first floor) and no TV.
    I have 2 cats and it's a no smoking house.
    You will be offered three meals a day, but you'll have to cook your lunch sometime.
    I do eat meat but I can switch for vegetarian or vegan if you tell me in advance.

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    None of these are in a walking distance
    - Matisse (painter) museum
    - Familistère (remains of a social utopia by Godin)
    - old castle (XVI century)
    - WW1 cemeteries and landmarks.
    - fortified churches
    - fabric and lace museum
    - brewery
    And probably plenty of other things I haven't yet discover!

  • 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

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    Dos

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    Horas esperadas

    Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week. Can be flexible.

Front side of the house (and you can see the wasteland that I want to transform in my garden...)
And when daffodils fade away, hyacinth purple arrive
The room you'll be staying in : can be one big bed or two small.
My garden, almost ready for my first gardening season
During spring, the nearby forest is yellow from all the daffodils!
The kitchen
My two lovely flatmates!
Número de referencia de anfitrión: 489778161977