Help with eco-building in Les Contamines Montjoie, France

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  • Description

    Description

    Bonjour!

    We are a Dutch-American family who have been living in this spectacular part of the French Alps for eight years now: Marita (Dutch) and Chuck (American), and Olve (28) and Nick (30), who are both in the US at the moment. We are building our home which we're trying to make as eco as we can, with natural materials and as fossil fuel-free as possible, we are learning about permaculture, so we can tread more lightly on this beautiful land.

    We're looking for practical people who like working with their hands and are interested in learning about 'alternative' building methods. If you have any experience with eco-building or any kinds of building work, especially carpentry, that would be amazing, but it's not essential. Specifically, we're building an Alpine chalet style house, with hemp and lime walls around a timber frame structure and hope it will end up as close to zero carbon as possible, or even better... We're planning solar panels, rainwater collection, composting toilets and permaculture gardens, and any other good ideas we come across along the way.

    Les Contamines Montjoie is a mountain village and resort, about 30kms from Chamonix, with beautiful hiking, climbing and biking and other activities so if you like the mountains and being active, there is lots to do.

    We look forward to meeting you.
    A bientôt!

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Bricolage et projets de construction

  • 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

    Between us in our family we have two nationalities, we've lived in lots of different countries and travelled in many more. Now we're living in this mountain village in the Alps and trying to tread more lightly on this beautiful land. We're learning a lot and we've got a lot to learn, and would love to share our experiences and learn from yours.

  • Aide

    Aide

    The house is essentially built, so there's a lot of finishing work now, and any carpentry, plastering, tiling and general building skills could be hugely helpful. But they're not essential, as long as you're practical, responsible and enthusiastic. We are very happy, of course, to share information about the natural building techniques we used and what we have learned along the way.

    We all share in the household chores - preparing meals, cleaning and tidying, and snow clearing - outside of the workaway hours.

  • Langues

    Langues parlées
    Anglais: Courant
    Espagnol: Courant
    Français: Courant
    Hollandais: Courant
    Portugais: Courant
    Italien: Intermédiaire

    Cet hôte propose un échange linguistique
    Cet hôte a indiqué qu’il souhaitait faire partager sa propre langue ou en apprendre une nouvelle.
    Contactez-le pour en savoir plus.

  • Hébergement

    Hébergement

    Accommodation is in the new home, with a shared bathroom. It's spacious and comfortable but unfinished in places.

    We're looking forward to sharing communal evening meals together (plant-based), sharing experiences, talking in whatever languages. Breakfast and lunch also provided.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    Nearest train station is Le Fayet-St Gervais Les Bains and there's a bus between the station and Les Contamines. There's also regular long-distance bus services and Bla Bla Car. We encourage you to travel by train or bus instead of flying, if you can! Annecy and Chamonix are also reachable by train or bus.

    You can get around Les Contamines on foot or we can lend you a bike. We are right at the foot of Mt Blanc and on the famous Tour du Mt Blanc route. There are lots and lots of hiking trails, an excellent climbing wall, mountainbiking, two swimming lakes, and tennis courts and, in the winter, skiing and snowshoeing, ice climbing and more.

    We have a slackline, gymnastics rings, guitars, and plenty of books we can lend you.

    Plus there's just endless beautiful scenery where you can just chill, read a book, take photos, walk, run, hike, bike, have a drink, parapente.... The possibilities are pretty much endless.

    Just a note if you're coming outside the high season of July and August: it can be quite quiet, so don't expect lots of nightlife and buzz. Chamonix has that though, if you want.

  • 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

    We have a decent wifi connection but it's not super fast.

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Deux

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    Maximum 5 hours, 5 days a week

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