We like to give good feedbacks if you deserve it
We normally eat everything
Actuality : We are currently working underground, cool 15°C, no overheating. Are you interested @ making underground galeries ? underground to grow mushroom, keep food in cool place, keep safe from Putin's nuclear ? Then you are in the right place. we are currently digging The well (with mechanic help), and will soon begin the gallery. We do actually need helper to fill buckets !
Actuality : we don't grow vegetables this year (busy @ diggig)
We live in an old farmhouse from the 18th century in Lot et Garonne, Aquitaine, south west of France. A rural area of "pays de serres" hills and valleys, beautiful tourist area in the summer.
The area have many old buildings and interesting castles to visit. And the ancient walled city named "Bastides".
Not far from us the Chateau de Bonaguil
Our farm is an area of wild and wooded, hidden and saved from the surrounding world.
It's like a real autonomous island, a small world apart, with a tranquil setting.
We live at the solar time, almost TU time (Greenwich). Our 200 years old bell do rhythm the food time, so it's the immemorial and sun time. Although legally, Hitler did order it's end since WWII in 1940. But we don't obey him here.
Our uniqueness is that we live in energy independence and autonomy of water, but without sacrificing comfort.
We have managed to develop the best technical solutions to achieve this, as well as lower cost, even if it is not completely finished.
We are found of the durable technology from the past, some collectables are very long lasting technology and more interesting at an autonomous point of view, are in use at our place. We are fighing against planned obsolescence. See at bottom page technologies your can discover at work here.
We can gladly introduce you to our facilities, explain the ways of doing and you can see the results as well as the equipment used.
Our region is a touristic area in spring/summer/autumn & well suited to cycling tours, we can lend a bike.
Near village : 2km (small supermarket) by feet or bike, flat
Interesting ancient village with history : 3Km by feet or bike, 200 m higher
Near city, bastide with historic center : 13Km, by bike, flat
Middle age castle to visit : 22Km real push on pedals needed/bus challenge
But as we are in a little paradise place, it's soo good to stay here, we find now workawayers don't go wish much to go out !
Nous habitons une ancienne ferme du 18eme siècle en Lot et Garonne, Aquitaine, sud ouest de la France. Une région rurale du "pays de serres" collines et vallées, belle région touristique l'été.
La région possèdent de nombreuses bâtisses anciennes et châteaux très intéressantes à visiter. Ainsi que les anciennes villes fortifiées nommées "Bastides".
Non loin de chez nous le Chateau de Bonaguil
Notre ferme est un espace de nature sauvage et boisée, cachée et épargnée du monde environnant.
C'est comme une véritable île autonome, un petit monde à part, un véritable écrin de tranquillité.
Chez nous, l'heure solaire à cours.
Notre spécificité est que nous vivons en autonomie énergétique et autonomie d'eau, mais sans sacrifice de confort.
Nous avons su mettre en place les meilleures solutions techniques afin d'y parvenir, ainsi qu'à moindre coût, même si cela n'est pas totalement terminé.
Nous pouvons avec plaisir vous faire découvrir nos installations, expliquer les manières de faire et vous pouvez voir les résultats obtenus ainsi que le matériel qui est utilisé.
Notre région se prête bien aux ballades à vélo, nous pouvons prêter un vélo.
Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
You can experience life in the countryside in a comfort autonomy farm without electricity grid or water system, discover the solutions used and the results obtained. Depending on your affinities, you can learn about in various technical fields. As the forge... You can discover Indian cuisine and you initiate it.
If you are interested in the topic of autonomous living, you may be interested to discover how we found a solution for some specific matters.
learn indian based food with my wife.
full comfort electricity autonomy with affordable expense.
LOW TECH TOPICS, antique & durable found applied here :
-french old railroad crossing technology
-french old magneto telephone & network
-Lister engine, Diesel mall scale electric plant
-energy efficient leather piston water pumping from sun energy
-labor-saving agriculture (in development, still need ideas & advice)
-autonomous dog food making
-working on : resawable grain culture (wheat etc), harvest & flour making & store
HIGH TECH :
-solar autonomous self-installed, lead acid battery long lasting proved technology
-Arduino board programming :
applied & in use : gates, bell, timers
rebuild machines with self-made brain, as dish washing machine not heating with electricity
working on : automated greenhouse for early seedlings (early seedlings are mandatory to have most plants in a garden, but it requires too much hand power and care)
-electric car fed solely from our solar
and so much more !
IF YOU HAVE TECHNICAL BACKGROUND, young, but comes from the city, you're going to be in the precise place you have to be. The more you'll stay, the more you'd learn. With time, I would deal with different specialities/activities and I would take the opportunity to teach you about. AND I CAN TELL a city guy, even with a engineer diploma would have nearly everything to learn in life ;)) !!!
En este proyecto podría haber niños. Para obtener más información, consulta nuestras directrices y consejos aquí.
Este anfitrión ofrece alojamiento y paga.
El anfitrión ha indicado que pagará al menos el salario mínimo por hora de su país por cada hora trabajada y que también ofrecerá alojamiento. Pide ayuda con un negocio o una actividad empresarial. Ponte en contacto directamente con el anfitrión mediante la mensajería de la página para obtener más información y detalles sobre el salario ofrecido. Cualquier acuerdo con el anfitrión debe cerrarse por anticipado.
When you come to our place, you become a member of the familly for the duration of stay ! And if you agree to, if you fit well, the story of what you did and pictures could be posted on our blog, as a part of our saga, workawayers are not forgotten after they've gone, here.
Now we mainly need someone to help us at what we are doing now, our well/ underground gallery project. We currently dig the well using an air spaddle that is very efficient (solar powered). We discover the layers of prehistoric soil and remove them the ones after the others. then we use a shovel to fill a steel bucket. the bucket is very easilty lifted away and empty with an industrial hoist (solar powered).
After that we will begin the ogival styled tunnel carving and also the concrete walls, if you want to stay, should not be too hard as we have a big self feed concrete mixer (solar powered) and a tractor to bring materials (diesel, sorry)
Este anfitrión ofrece intercambio de idiomas
Este anfitrión ha indicado que está interesado en compartir su idioma o aprender otro.
Ponte en contacto con él para obtener más información.
We have a little caravan in nice woody environment with 1 big bed, and another bigger caravan in another woody environment with 1 small bed + 1 big bed. each caravan have light and 230V electric plug.
It gives a certain freedom to you, as if you were in a camping .
Both are 20 meters from our house, where the dinner takes place.
We provide excellent Indian food typical little spicy.
Dietary/Veg etc :
Indian food doesn't mean not eat meat. My wife does continue the same diet than her ancestors, it is the use. We do eat chicken, eggs, milk, etc. Just we don't eat pork or cook it, whereas beef we eat rarely because of her ancestors.
Also Indians says it's not a good idea to change one's diet just by will. People in india who don't eat meat do it from thousand of years and have genetic capacity to stand that. Indians don't advise to change your diet if your ancestors were eating meat, one could suffer malnutrition.
If you are veg we don't refuse you, but you may have real problems to find something for you everyday, Unless you made a provision / bring your special ingredients you would cook yourself. Here we have indian chick peas, pharatha press, chick peas maïze flour, and other things but non specific veg.
What caracterize our Workaway host place :
Survivalist soft : no survival training, but very self-sustainable oriented
Organic garden & reseedable plants : health & food safety. But we are not totally self sustainable on food : you'll have food from the supermarket too.
Mother nature's daylight time : here, with Molen island are the only 2 places you can experience living at real time in France.
Indian & oriental food (not everyday)
"Camp" in caravan among the forest
Experience drinking pure water (if you want)
Drug free place could help you. No alcool, no Tobacco, no coffee (the next health scandal to come), and no any other drugs/phychedelics. But we have tea.
Volunteering time at our place
Here most of the time, we are not really working. We could be considered as "always having holiday" or "having never an holiday".
The time schedule 5hours a day does refer as comparative to an amount of hard work provided by a paid helper in a company, in the normal life. But we are not normal life, we are selfsustainable. We are mostly living by ourselves.
Think about that : here we have foxes, so let's take them as an example :
-does a fox have to think about his working schedule during the day ?
Ex: 9 to 10 look for food, then 12 eat, then having a rest from 14 to 16 ?
It's certainly not like that. When fox wakes up, he can have an idea about looking in a specific place to make a new hole, and maybe in the path he will have a idea about looking for hunting a little.
But on the topic "how long is he's working time" really can't tell, he just lives ! Maybe 100/100 as 24/24 work or you could also consider he's in holidays 24/24 7/7 !!!
Well here we live like that !
We always try to find thing to do that you like to do. We want you to have a good experience and learn things. We would never oblige you to do something, you are not a worker here...
Notre gare la plus proche est celle de Penne d'Agenais (5km)
Dans les départements voisins vous pouvez visiter :
Our nearest train station is : Penne d'Agenais (5km)
In neighboring departments you can visit:
le gouffre de Padirac
les hommes préhistoriques de lascaux et de cro-magnon aux eysies
We are feedback cookers ! :
We believe evaluations are very important on Workaday. Also a Workawayer would easily find wide open doors in lots of interesting host places if they have good & fit evaluations.
After you've been helping us here, it will be time for us to help you back, give you the chance of having more open doors at your next Workaday hosts.
Normally Workawayers who put goodwill and who efficiently helped us here, with no behavior problems and who have not required intense management "look after" should be granted with an excellent evaluation at us here.
If you were happy to meet us, learn interesting things and/or liked the place, you would be kind to also give us a nice evaluation, we like that too !
Acceso a Internet
Acceso a Internet limitado
Puede alojar familias
We have wifi, but the connection is slow. Normally the access point should be reached from the place you can have your work desk
Large space availiable in a field with water supply hose. Limited access to electricity (we run on solar). campervan size unlimited
5 hours per day max, 5 days a week. 5 heures par jour max, 5 j/sem.