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Do you like the "Silence of Wild Nature"? You are welcome to "workaway" on my little former farm, in the midst of forests and hills, close to a natural lake in the mediterranean climate. From February 2019 on, the organic vegetable, fruit & herbal garden has been started. I'm learning along the way, together with Workawayers who have come and helped me making garden beds, making mistakes and learning from them.
Autumn 2023, early 2024 will be about garden maintenance, and some house maintenance - painting blinds and isolating floors, things like that. But also about enjoying the weather, the nearby lake, good meals and good company.
I'm a Dutchman born in 1962, who wanted to live in France since he was 25 years old. My mission is to cultivate compassion with all beings in this world. I found this farm house in 2019 after searching for over 3 years. It has become a place where people and other sentient beings live and feel at ease, in and around a permaculture garden. Next to that, I'm here to help people (online and offline) solving their painful puzzle with love, emotions and relationships.
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The house is in an area where the French are open-minded and relaxed with foreigners. I've searched for 3,5 years to find this beautiful place. If you would be interested, I would love to share with you my enthusiasm for the theory and practice of buddhism and meditation, music and science, including neuropsychology, trauma healing, and much more.
I've been a teacher of business and politics. I now work as a coach and trainer, mostly online, and you can learn about ethical online marketing and promotion with me.
Essentially I'm a safe, trusted harbour for many people. As a consequence of doing much deep inner work myself, my lifelong spiritual journey and buddhist meditation, I assist people on their emotional and spiritual paths.
Ton is my Dutch first name. We can speak Dutch, English, German or French. I'm fluent in Dutch, good in English, quite good in German and French; I'd gladly help you practice your languages every now and then!
You can help shape this little paradise for yourself and others who come after you. And for all living creatures, of course.
Since I only started out here in February 2019, you are most welcome to help with:
> carpentry (shelves, fixing doors, windows and blinds, build a staircase closet, and more)
> gardening (improve upon the original garden);
> permaculture (there are 2 hectares that need maintenance);
> general maintenance and repairs;
> building (finishing a tiny house for yourself and other workawayers);
> promoting my online teaching and coaching services (if you know online marketing, or you learn fast, and you are fluent in Dutch and/or English);
Working 25 hours a week would be a fair rate, but you can do more when you’re enjoying yourself.
I understand that some Workawayers are very short of money. If needed, I can support you with your travel expenses.
A large, simple room of your own. Or bring your camper, or tent.
Sharing the kitchen, bathroom and wifi.
Sharing the terrace, garden and beautiful natural surroundings, in a very nice climate.
Twenty minutes walking distance there is a silent lake, where you can enjoy the pure water.
Half an hour walking away, and half an hour biking away, you'll find little French villages with a bar, a post office, a grocery shop, and more.
All around the place are woods where nature reigns, where other animals like birds and insects live, and where you can walk and become empowered by nature.
For other trips and visits, there are plenty of possibilities within 1 hour driving distance, so we can make nice plans and go sightseeing every now and then. For me, the area is greatly undiscovered as well :-)
Since we'll be living in the same house, I'm open for a heart connection with you - sharing our emotional and spiritual paths if we both want to. But if you are someone who just wants to work, you're just as welcome.
Are there any contra-indications? Yes, there are. But let me also put them in a positive way:
> in winter, you'd be fine in a cold sleeping room with warm duvets and an electric blanket or a warm water bottle - a farm does not have the luxury of city life
> in summer, you'd be fine in a non-air conditioned room (but in a house with thick walls)
> you are fine with "farm hygiene", and want to make friends with spiders and bugs, and be at ease with some dust or dirt
> you are fine with a rather remote place
> you are conscious about preventing spoilage (of water, food, etc.) or damage
> you are fine with discussions, social talk and a light-hearted atmosphere
> you are fine just as well with limited conversation with me, when I'm in a period of retiring myself
> you are happy with my alter ego Antonio preparing meals, where it will be mostly vegetarian and vegan
> you are not afraid of dinosaurs; this is a many millions years old land, and we must expect Tyrannosaurus Rex to roam around here
So, if you are interested in such an experience and exchange, please send me a message now.
I'd love to chat with you about what YOU want out of this adventure, and how we can make this work for you, me, and the project.
Alrighty? I'll react as fast as I can. Promise.
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Acceso a Internet
Acceso a Internet limitado
Puede alojar familias
Puede acoger a nómadas digitales
Me too, I work from home online. (As a coach and a trainer, mainly.) The internet connection is more than OK: we now have glass fiber = high speed connection.
Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas
A little bit closer or farther away from my house - there are good options, and there is electricity too.
Podría aceptar mascotas
There is my cat Charlotte who can be quite territorial to other cats, and afraid of dogs. But after some accommodation time, she goes well with other pets.
¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?
25 hours a week
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Arigato ;) Peace and
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I would love to come back at some
Arigato ;) Peace and
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