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Deepen your knowledge of permaculture & join our self sustainable community in Septon, Belgium

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  • Last activity: 30 may 2024

Availability

  2024 

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    We are Thibaut & Hanna and we are running a permaculture project in the heart of the Belgian Ardennes.
    Thibaut is a 35 years old biologist and a secondary school science teacher specialized permaculture & self-sufficient community farming. Hanna is a 30 years old nurse, ayurvedic practitioner and specialized in medicinal and wild plants and craftmanships.

    This is home to a Hare Krishna community drawing from the timeless wisdom of bhakti yoga, or devotional love. We are dedicated to offering practical ways to experience spirituality, while living in harmony with nature. Service, compassion and non-violence are some of the values that guide our transformative lifestyle. Ultimately, we aim to become a place where both seekers and adventurers can join in a global spiritual revolution.


    >>> If you want to:

    - Learn, deepen or put into practice your knowledge of permaculture/organic farming
    - Experience a spiritual community lifestyle in harmony with nature that aims to achieve self-sufficiency in the upcoming years,
    - Practice yoga in its various forms and explore its most authentic origins (bhakti yoga)
    - Live daily on love and fresh water, service and happiness, music and healthy vegetarian and indian meals.


    >>> And that you're willing, in exchange, to..:

    - Help in the garden 5 hours a day, 5 days a week in exchange for accommodation and hearty vegetarian meals.


    Then you've got to come and try the experience!


    This is a mix of permaculture and bhakti-yoga.
    It's a new form of ecological agriculture rooted in Vedic principles such as compassion, service, self-awareness, meditation and respect for all living beings. The project started 4 years ago and is part of the spiritual community in the Ardennes. It is a spiritual community of around a hundred people (from dozens of different countries; we speak over 10 different languages) who live according to Vedic principles (as set out above) and is aiming to reach self-sufficiency in the upcoming years (via the project). Here we practice a way of life in harmony with nature and in reconnection with our true self. We are an "asbl" (non-profit-making organization).


    >>> Simple rules:

    - No consumption of meat, eggs, fish or intoxicants of any kind (alcohol, cigarettes).
    - No noise after 10pm
    - Respect for others and community life
    - Respect for the work, the permaculture project and the rules in place.

    >>> Extras:

    I personally can pick you up at Barvaux station when you arrive and leave. For any additional transport, it's often easy to organise it as there are many community members (including myself) with a car and happy to share their journey with you. Otherwise there might also be a possibility to rent the community car for a day.

    - We are situated in the Belgium Ardennes. It's a region of extensive forests expanding from France to Luxembourg, Belgium and Germany. The community is a 48 hectares plot of land and includes a lot of forests, as well as a beautiful 40min promenade "The bhagavad gita walk" among them. Many possibilities for hiking and cycling around!

    - The community hosts a lot of different activities including daily Indian traditional music meditation sessions, spiritual program, yoga and spiritual ceremonies. Every saturday, we go to a different city in Belgium and perform some music in the streets. There are more than 20 festivals (Holy festival, Krishna's birthday...) organised in a year. There are also other activities like football, volleyball and so on. There is a bakery, a boutique, a library, a restaurant and a stable with 3 beautiful cows (giving some milk), a calf and 3 amazing oxen.

    - Shopping and any city life facilities are possible in one of the nearest city: Marche-en-Famenne, Durbuy, Barvaux...

    - Durbuy is a historical and medieval beautiful city situated 10min away from us.

    - In summer, we often go in Esch-sur-Sûre to swim and relax. It's a beautiful clearwater lake situated 1h away from us with beaches, cliffs and forests around.

    - Other activities around us includes: Durbuy Adventure valley, Les grottes de Han, Le tombeau du Géant, Les ménirs de Wéris...

    Send us a message if you're interested in the experience :)

    Thibaut & Hanna

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Práctica de idiomas
    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    Jardinería
    Construcción y bricolaje
    Ayuda en una granja
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    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
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    - Learn, deepen or put into practice your knowledge of permaculture/organic farming
    - Experience a spiritual community lifestyle in harmony with nature that aims to achieve self-sufficiency in the upcoming years,
    - Practice yoga in its various forms and explore its most authentic origins (bhakti yoga)
    - Live daily on love and fresh water, service and happiness, music and healthy vegetarian and indian meals.

  • Help

    Help

    - Help in the garden 5 hours a day, 5 days a week in exchange for fully equiped accommodation and daily hearty vegetarian meals. The accomodation is a fully equiped dormitory. There is a room for men and another one for women. Mattresses and litter are provided. You can access a fully equiped bathroom anytime during the day. Laundry and Wifi are also available.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    The accomodation is a fully equiped dormitory. There is a room for men and another one for women. Mattresses and litter are provided. They can access a fully equiped bathroom anytime during the day. Laundry and Wifi are available.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    I personally can pick you up at Barvaux station when you arrive and leave. For any additional transport, it's often easy to organise it as there are many community members (including myself) with a car and happy to share their journey with you. Otherwise there is also a possibility to rent the community car for a day.

    > We are situated in the Belgium Ardennes. It's a region of extensive forests expanding from France to Luxembourg, Belgium and Germany. It is a 48ha plot of land and therefore includes a lot of forests as well as a beautiful 40min promenade "The bhagavad gita walk" among them. Many possibilities for hiking and cycling around!

    > The community hosts a lot of different activities including daily indian traditional music meditation sessions, spiritual program, yoga and spiritual ceremonies. Every saturday, we go to a different city in Belgium and perform some music in the streets. There are more than 20 festivals (Holy festival, Krishna's birthday...) organised a year. There are also other activities like football, vollyball and so on. There is a bakery, a boutique, a library, a restaurant and a stable with 2 beautiful cows (giving some milk) and 3 amazing oxen.

    > Shopping and any city life facilities are possible in one of the nearest city: Marche-en-Famenne, Durbuy, Barvaux...

    > Durbuy is a historical and medieval beautiful city situated 10min away from us.

    > In summer, we often go in Esch-sur-Sûre to swim and relax. It's a beautiful clearwater lake situated 1h away from us with beaches, cliffs and forests around.

    > Other activities around us includes: Durbuy Adventure valley, Les grottes de Han, Le tombeau du Géant, Les ménirs de Wéris...

  • 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

Host ref number: 493125522828

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