Help develop and renovate an eco-farm with garden and animals in the culturally rich Dordogne region, France

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  • Descripción

    Descripción

    Hi!

    November 2022 update: looking for 1-2 helpers keen on helping with all sorts of tasks, but especially helping us to prepare the next big construction project - an agricultural building made out of wood from our own forests. For now the preparation consists of moving lots of stuff from A to B to make space for the building, also some landscaping, trench making, to prepare for the foundation and different pipes that need putting in before the construction starts.. But we'll also do some gardening, daily animal-feeding and -care, fence maintenance, firewood.. 5 hours per day and 5 days / week, other arrangements possible, please see below. You need to be physically strong for these tasks, not scared to get your hands dirty, as well as able to work autonomously at some times.
    Seeing as the weather might turn at some point we only take workawayers for the duration of 1 week at the moment.

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    I have bought a gorgeous 18th century farm in 2016 after it had been abandoned for 10years. I am developing the farm sustainably, renovating the place with recycled and locally sourced, environmentally friendly materials, using a lot of wood from the own forest for the constructions. This life project is still in its beginning phases and we live very close to nature - although there's a lovely double-bathtub and WIFI, the comfort in the house is still quite basic. We are in the heart of one of France's most beautiful and touristic regions and there's many options for you to explore from here.

    I, Miggi, am Swissgerman and have studied sociology&development studies in the UK before coming to settle down here. I have travelled extensively, including through wwoofing. I love animals, horseriding or taking the lamas, pigs and the goat all together for a walk. Although I am not a trained carpenter I like to build things out of wood and I live in my homemade, 10m long wooden cabin-on-wheels on the property. I am looking after a network of 300km of hiking trails in the region (happy to share my knowledge of great spots and trails!).
    My friend Yoann is living here too. He grew up in the Dordogne, he's a carpenter and a mason and in his freetime he likes to go fishing (-:

    We eat organic, local food at most times – there are great weekly streetmarkets close by that we can take you too.
    Apart from restoring the buildings we have various activities on site – tending to the animals (goats, lamas, pigs, horses), organic garden and fruit orchard, beekeeping..
    We'd love some help on all fronts but this year the building works on the house will be prioritised.

    I would like to highlight that I ask for self-motivated and autonomous helpers only - I am looking for people who are happy to work in a small group but also alone, as required.

    Ideally you'd have your own transport so it's easy for you to get around here. We're 20min walk from the touristic town of Les Eyzies, or 3min drive.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    Jardinería
    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Cuidado de animales
    Ayuda en una granja
    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

    I love sharing my passion for this gorgeous french region which I have chosen as my homeland out of all worldly spots known to me. We are into alternative habitats - treehouses, cabins etc - and are happy to share our knowledge of traditional building techniques and innovative alternative ways of life and animal keeping.
    We take part in a lot of local activities in and around town and are happy to show you around - folk dancing evenings, streetmarkets, jam sessions, street theatres,..

    We are right in the heart of one of France's most touristic and culturally rich regions. It's here in Les Eyzies that the first Cro-magnon man was found and there's 5museums just in this one little town, on top of the original prehistoric caves with the 17'000year old paintings that you can visit.
    The French-English '100years War' happened right here on our doorstep and there's some magnificent medieval castles to explore due to this century of war.
    The nature here is great and has many treasures that we can help you discover - wild stalagtite caves, hiking, abandoned villages, etc.
    You can borrow our bicycle to go explore, or rent a canoe down in the village.
    It is handy to have a car around here.

  • Ayuda

    Ayuda

    Although carpenters, joiners and masons would be our dream-helpers, we don't require you to have any prior knowledge in any of these areas to be able to help us - but you do need to be fit, strong, willing to learn and ready to get your hands dirty !! We would like to highlight that we ask for self-motivated and autonomous helpers only - we are looking for people who are happy to work in a small group but also alone, as required.

    We ask for 5hours of help per day, 5 days a week.
    Possibility to do only 3hours/day and pay 5euro/day towards food and bills (must be arranged in advance).

  • Idiomas hablados

    Alemán: Fluido
    Inglés: Fluido
    Francés: Fluido
    Español: Principiante

  • Alojamiento

    Alojamiento

    You will either be housed in a quaint little wooden roulotte (1person or a couple), and otherwise in our attic with doublebed and WIFI but it's still quite simple living up there - we're in the process of making the attic into a nice living space. During hot days it can get hot in the daytime, and cold on cold nights.

    You are also welcome to bring your campervan along, there are 3 spots for campervans, and you can hook yourself up to electricity - but no electric heaters in campervans!

    All meals are included - breakfasts on a self-service basis, daily shared lunch and shared dinner every SECOND night (but cooking ingredients provided for every night).
    Possibility to do only 3hours/day and pay 5euro/day towards food and bills.

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    The location is unbeatable : placed amidst magical forests and fields, on top of a limestone plateau riddled with prehistoric caves and clifftop viewpoints – yet within walking distance (2km) of the tourism-hotspot village 'Les Eyzies' and it's lovely canoeable&swimmable river Vézère.
    We are also 20min drive away from 4 of France's 'most beautiful villages' (Sarlat, Beynac, La Roque Gageac, St.Leon sur Vézère), a good dozen medieval castles, prehistoric caves and other cultural sites (check out Chateau Castelnaud, Chateau Milandes, Grotte Font de Gaume, Grotte de Lascaux IV, La Roc St.Christophe, Jardins Marqueyssac, Chateau Commarque..).
    There's great hiking around here, wild caves for the speleology lovers and fabulous street markets for the gourmets. If you're experienced, possible to take the horses out for a ride, or the other animals (lama, pigs, goat) for a walk.
    We have a bicycle to lend to you.

    To get here : cheap ryanair flights from UK to bergerac (1h away), from where you can take a train to saint cyprien, where we can pick you up.
    Direct train from Bordeaux to Sarlat (20min away), where we can pick you up.

  • 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

  • Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    We have wifi

  • Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Campervans welcome

  • Podría aceptar mascotas

    Podría aceptar mascotas

    Can accepte pets but only if they are 100% fine with other animals (cats, goats, pigs, lamas, horses, chicken). Other conditions: must not have fleas. And you are responsible for picking up poop if he/she poops close to the house / common areas! (-:

  • ¿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

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