Rénovation d'une vieille maison en pierre, jardinage, permaculture et divers projets dans la bonne humeur, Limousin, France



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    Hey There !! I am Sam and i need some help with my house :-)

    It is a stone house (like a hobit house) several century old and very typical and i want to restore it with respect.

    This summer we will be doing plumbing and electricity wiring if you are interested to learn :-)

    It is quite a heavy job so i hope you like digging holes into granit ha ha ha...

    Please write to me if you want to spend a happy time with me, my friends and neighbours always passing by the place...

    At weekend we will go to music concerts and swim into lakes or rivers... The nature is wonderful and very preserved here, no car traffic, no factories, no big cities... Only forest, fields and wild life...

    See you soon my friend !!


  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Bricolage et projets de construction
    Entretien général
    Aider dans une ferme
    Aider avec des éco-projets
    Aider à la maison
    Pratique d’une langue
    Aide informatique / Internet

  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre


    I am an outdoor sport guide so i can teach you about rock climbing if you are interested...

    I am educated about feminism and gender studies (master degree)

    i was a research scientist long ago but not interested in that field anymore...

    I can teach you about plants and gardening (I have a tree nursery and can teach you how to graft and reproduce different kind of fruit trees (spring time), I can also teach you about veggies gardening, I have had my own big permaculture garden the last 6 years and tried different experiments to learn about being veggy selfsuficient)

    I have some skills and experience in eco-building and auto-construction and would be happy to share knowledge with someone interested... I have had a project about self-suficiency and autonomy during 8 years so i know a few things i can share with you...

    But maybe you can be the one teaching something ?? :-)

    Or we can just learn together by thinking and trying ?

    I can also show you many alternative projects around the place, all my friends are into a special life project and we are all connected to help each others like a big familly ...

    I wish to host respectful open-minded people with happy mood and super big motivation for doing all kind of things together !!! :-) So if you want to share a simple happy life within nature, this is the place for you my friend !!

  • Aide


    Dig holes in the ground for the plumbing and electricity wiring :-) There is also a vegetable garden to water every night and to be harvested for cooking...

  • Langues parlées

    English: Courant
    Spanish: Courant
    French: Courant

  • Hébergement



    The collective living place is a very old stone house with several other farm buildings on a piece of land in the lost french countryside (nature is amazing around here ;-)). No big cities, no cars, no polution, only green grass, flowers, small trails, trees, old style farmers, wild animals... The house is more than a century old (probably the oldest of the village) with a traditional stone built wood bread hoven (to be restaured). The place has been inhabited since ... a very long time... and needs a bit of renovation (stone walls restauration, carpentry checking, electricity, plumbing,...) There is also a big field behind the house for growing all kind of plants (fruit trees, berries, vegetables, etc...), so permaculture gardeners are very welcome !! We grow everything organic and do things nature friendly as much as possible.

    There is a cosy collective dormitory upstairs with very confortable beds and clean blankets (just bring a slim sleeping bag if you can), and a collective kitchen (fridge, gas stove, etc...). Toilets are dry compost toilets (to be emptied twice a week by everyone using it...). There is a washing machine for your laundry (solar heated water). The confort is basic, don't expect anything fancy or like a modern house. Let's cook and eat together, do the tasks collectively, etc... Let's also enjoy some time together with neighbours and friends, around a camp fire playing music or going to a music festival event... Bring your games, books, music instruments, paintings, your way of making art !!...

    There is light and electricity in the house. There is tap water but not inside the house (not installed yet, we bring water from outside with water cans), the shower is in the barn behind the house and THERE IS ONLY COLD WATER !!!. Sorry, the solar heater just broke a few days ago and i need to order the peices...

    A slow (but working :-) ) internet wifi/ethernet connexion is available inside the house.

    LGBTQI+ friendly place !! Be free and let be free...

    FOOD :

    Food is simple: cereals, veggies and fruits. Because life is simple: good food makes good mood :-)

    Animal products are not on the menu (vegetarian and vegan friendly place)

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...


    When the weather is hot we work early morning and late afternoon, I don't ask for a minimum of hours but i need to feel that you are interested in the project and the job, that means that you are into what we are doing.

    If you don't care about the project or the tasks i propose then please go to another place because i hate hosting people that feel forced to work only because i accomodate them... I don't want to have this kind of relation to people... So if you come it is for the project and learning how to restore an old house and as you help me i will host you and feed you of course. But it is not the other way wrong !!! it is very important we make that clear before taking an agreement...


    WALKING :-)

    BIKING !!!!

    BY BUS : Buses map and time schedule : just google "bus creuse" and the first website comming is the one you need !!!

    BY CAR : RideShare/Carpooling : just google the words "blablacar" or "covoiturage-libre" and it's the first website comming

    BY TRAIN : just google "voyage sncf" and it's the first website comming

    Depending on when you arrive from, you should get to the City MONTLUCON or GUERET (if you are comming by plane from another country, big cities around are LIMOGES, CLERMONT FERRAND and POITIERS), from there i will explaine you how to get to here.


    The house is located 4 km from a bigger village (post office, bar, restaurant, supermarket, library, ...)
    Nature around is very nice, forests, fields with cows, many rivers and streams, lacs to swim in, old style french farmers, communities and alternative projects, music festival, movies, art show, etc...

    WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING : (just a suggestion of course)

    Here is a list of things that you may find usefull to bring with you :

    - A slim sleeping bag or a liner (we have blankets if you need)
    - At least two sets of good working clothes (so that they can dry without you being naked...)
    - Good quality working shoes
    - A head lamp (nights can be super dark and toilets are outside...)
    - Organic bio-degradable soap, shampoo and toothpaste (there is no sewer or main drainage so everything goes in the nature)
    - Some games, books, music instruments, etc
    - your most brilliant happy mood and motivation ha ha ha :-)


    The idea is to offer the possibility for every people visiting to find books in as many diferent languages as possible. The collection is small at the moment (less than 50 books, and maybe 10 différent languages) but you can help making it bigger. The idea is that every person traveling through our place can bring a book he/she likes in his/her own language and leave it there for the next travelers. So it is not an obligation of course, but if you like this idea and if you want to sustain this international library project, please bring books with you :-) !! 

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads

    Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads

    Wifi is slow though so it is sometimes difficult to use video... but audio is always ok...

  • Espace pour garer des vans

    Espace pour garer des vans

    There is plenty of space to park...

  • Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    It depends on the pet...

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Plus de 2

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    No expectation...

There were no glass on the windows when i got the house...
That is the land i was living on before mooving to the house. It is only 15 minutes walking from the house...
The big boss of the organisation : mister toddboy...
A lovely friend !!!

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