Help renovate an old house and share your knowledge in sustainability and zero waste living in Picardy, France



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    I live in a nice brick house and need and hand to bring back this old lady to her best potential!
    I discovered workaway idea when I was travelling in new Zealand a few years ago. Now that I settle down, I would love to offer you that experience from the other side! I miss this feeling of meeting new people from all around the world so you are welcome in my house!

    I'm quite interest in sustainability, zero waste and this kind of way of life. I don't know much about that so if you have experience with permaculture, natural building and painting, I'll be glad to have some advices!

    The house is quite far from public transportation, shops and facilities so you need to have your own vehicle to come. As I'm working during the week, you'll spend most of the days on your own, so you must be autonomous. But I will spend evening and weekends there so we will still have plenty of time together!

    You'll be sleeping in your own room but it's a share bathroom.
    I have 2 cats, not allowed in the guest room (if you are allergic they will stay outside). Your pets are welcome if they don't mind cats. And i's a no smoking house (you can smoke outside).

    I live just on the edge of a large forest, with good paths for walking, biking, running, meditation, wildlife gazing...
    I think it's a great place for someone who want a nice and calm experience in French countryside.

  • Type d'aide

    Type d'aide

    Entretien / Bricolage
    Cuisine / courses
    Aide à la maison

  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    I speak French and I'm willing to help you learn some if you want.
    I'm a forest ranger and can talk to you about trees, plants and forestry (actually you might have to stop me at some point! ;)
    I can share some cooking recipes and tricks as I enjoy cooking.
    I enjoy knitting and yarn dyeing process and love to share my yarnddiction!
    I also enjoy sewing and try to keep my sewing sustainable by using second hand material and mostly natural fabrics.

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    The house need some indor refreshment. I don't know yet all I want to do in there but there'll be some wall painting involve for sure.

    I have a garden too if you prefer working outside and if the weather allows it. I intend to try some permaculture vegetables garden but don't know much about that. I would like to build a cold frame or a greenhouse made from reused material.

    If you like cooking, I'm always curious to try different food. I'm used to eat meat and try to reduce my meat consumption but I have hard time to cook meat free meals so if you are vegetarian or vegan, I hope you can share tricks or recipes!

  • Langues parlées

    Langues parlées

    French English

  • Hébergement


    You'll be sleeping in your own room but it's a share bathroom.
    I have good internet access (illimited, good network in the first floor) and no TV.
    I have 2 cats and it's a no smoking house.
    You will be offered three meals a day, but you'll have to cook your lunch sometime.
    I do eat meat but I can switch for vegetarian or vegan if you tell me in advance.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    None of these are in a walking distance
    - Matisse (painter) museum
    - Familistère (remains of a social utopia by Godin)
    - old castle (XVI century)
    - WW1 cemeteries and landmarks.
    - fortified churches
    - fabric and lace museum
    - brewery
    And probably plenty of other things I haven't yet discover!

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

  • 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. Can be flexible.

Front side of the house (and you can see the wasteland that I want to transform in my garden...)
And when daffodils fade away, hyacinth purple arrive
The room you'll be staying in : can be one big bed or two small.
My garden, almost ready for my first gardening season
During spring, the nearby forest is yellow from all the daffodils!
The kitchen
My two lovely flatmates!
N° de référence hôte : 489778161977