Help us with our organic, off-grid, self sustainable, family project in Cantal, France



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    Welcome to the mountains of the Cantal, Auvergne, France.
    We are Roy, Eve, River (girl aged 16) Florence (girl aged 6) and Forest (boy aged 3yrs)
    We moved from the south of the UK to the south of France in January 2019.
    We speak English & are learning French quite quickly.
    We have bought a barn, with some land, and we're be turning it into...
    An holistic retreat centre - a Peaceful, Interactive, Global Community/Retreat Centre.
    A Place for Rest and Rejuvenation.
    Our Short Term Goals - SURVIVAL MODE
    Putting down our Roots, Exploring, Building, Creating Together one step at a time.
    Our Long Term Goals - SHARING MODE
    Sharing Knowledge, Organic Gardening, Sharing Food/Seeds, Accommodation; B&B, Student Exchange, Home Education
    Gatherings, Doula Workshops, Healings, Retreats, Workshops/Events and more.
    We home educate our children.
    We are starting lots of community projects and we would love you to join us on our journey.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Pratique d’une langue
    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Bricolage et projets de construction
    S’occuper des animaux
    Aide à la maison
    Entretien général

  • Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de l’ONU
    Pas de pauvreté
    Faim «zéro»
    Bonne santé et bien-être
    Éducation de qualité
    Égalité entre les sexes
    Eau propre et assainissement
    Énergie propre et d'un coût abordable
    Travail décent et croissance économique
    Industrie, innovation et infrastructure
    Inégalités réduites
    Villes et communautés durables
    Consommation et production responsables
    Mesures relatives à la lutte contre les changements climatiques
    Vie aquatique
    Vie terrestre
    Paix, justice et institutions efficaces
    Partenariats pour la réalisation des objectifs
  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Learn how to be more self sustainable. Live off the land and be at one with nature, leaving your stress at home.
    If you are interested, you can learn basic meditation, healing techniques and how to live a healthier, holistic life
    (Holistic = mind, body & soul)
    Practice your English or French.
    Learn about vegan cooking, family style.
    Learn about barn renovation and general building skills.
    Learn how to build a dry stone wall.
    Learn all about Home Schooling.
    Learn about organic gardening.

  • Projets impliquant des enfants

    Projets impliquant des enfants

    Ce projet peut impliquer des enfants. Pour en savoir plus, consultez nos directives et conseils ici.

  • Aide


    Any of the following...

    General help with gardening & community gardening project.
    Path laying & wall building - Cobbles & dry stone wall
    Barn Renovation - general help with building & labour
    Homeschooling - any subject
    Various Self Sustainable Projects
    (if possible cooking the odd Veggie/Vegan meal for the family only)

  • Langues parlées

    Anglais: Courant
    Français: Débutant

  • Hébergement


    2 berth Caravan. With shower & dry/eco toilet. Electric heater. Tea/Coffee making facilities. Small fridge.
    Washing machine available. All bedding provided.

    Hot/cold meals cooked and prepared by family, you can eat with us or on your own it's up to you.
    We are vegetarian and don't eat meat. If you want to eat meat you will have to buy it and cook it yourself on our outside ovens.
    Please let us know of any allergies you have beforehand.

    It is a non smoking accommodation but you can smoke outside in the garden and dispose of your butts responsibly.
    We are - at the moment - on mainstream electric and water.
    We will empty the caravan toilet every day but there is another Eco/Dry toilet that we encourage you to use too (during the day) at the bottom of the garden. It is very refreshing!

    ACCOMODATION PHOTOS COMING SOON - just finishing renovation on caravan.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    We can pick you up from Aurillac (Train Stn or Bus) or Mauriac (Bus)
    If you would like to know which route is best to get to Aurillac/Mauriac please ask us.
    There is very little public transport near us. The nearest village - St. Martin Valmeroux - is 2 miles away and only accessible by foot or by car.
    The nearest town - Mauriac - is about 15 miles away. There are one or two buses a day out of the village (St. martin Valmeroux) to the nearest town.

    If you would like to hire a car there are volcanoes, waterfalls, mountains and forests and lots of other sightseeing opportunities around. There are lots of walks in the area and we would be happy to drop you off and pick you up if you wanted to do something specific during your stay. There is also a horse riding school just down the road.
    There is tourism (near us) all year round with ski resorts not too far away. The snow here is amazing, it literally is a winter wonderland. Our children spend the days sledging in the fields next to us.

    The Cantal is the cheese capital of France. It is also known for being the best Organic/BIO part of France.
    We have our own fresh, mountain, spring water supply which we also filter through our 'Berkey' filter.
    Most people who visit us enjoy the peaceful ambience of our location, the melodic sound of the cow bells in the neighbouring fields and the joyful sounds of free range children.

    It is a home from home and a perfect way to escape the everyday stresses of modern life.

    We have a mobile phone (2G no smart phone)
    We have a landline and access to the internet via ethernet cables... no WIFI
    There is a very good 4G signal for internet around here, most of the time for smartphones etc.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Espace pour garer des vans

    Espace pour garer des vans

    Cet hôte a de la place pour les vans.

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?


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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week

N° de référence hôte : 244948683654