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Thank you for checking out our listing - Updated; 31 - August – 2021
We have often appreciated the help of workaway people as you can see from the feedback.
UPDATE - 31-08-2021 - This year we moved to a place with more land: 1ha = 2.5 acres half is garden half forest,
We are in the process of re-starting our eco project - 50k south west of Limoges, France,
the plan this year is to achieve more sustainably and be off grid as much as possible, with food production, compost toilets, regenerative agriculture, solar panels etc, possibly build one or 2 small eco dwellings, and continue with the eco projects we started 10 years ago at the previous place, that is growing by hand human scale heritage/ancient grain/cereal, fruit and veg including harvest storage and cooking, compote/jam, fermented food, sourdough bread, design and plant a perennial edible garden, record results photos videos etc.
Normally we host 2 people, A couple or 2 friends suits the situation here best, and socially as we are in the countryside there is nothing in the way of a city or town type of social life. there is plenty of nature and wildlife here.
All the activities require people with experience or ability to do manual physical tasks in the food growing area or diy maintenance on the house or garden structures.
This can be a good educational experience learning about human scale ecological food production and other diy, without chemicals or tractors.
You may notice I like to use words that describe a way of life, living in harmony with nature, (avoiding words like work, job and so on that are offen related to money and offen we do things we don't like to earn money to do the things we do like) . We are not fully there yet, that's where we need help, in getting set up.
Note : In the gardens there are different activities according to the season :
Winter and Spring we get the land ready for seed planting, maintain and or build infrastructure's, cut firewood, prune fruit trees, etc
March, April and May is the main ground preparation and seed planting time,
Summer and Autumn are weeding, watering, mulching, harvesting and storage.
There are many forests round here with chestnuts, hazelnuts, blackberrys, mushrooms etc. according to the season.
FOOD - At this place we have a healthy balanced vegetarian/vegan diet only, meaning NO - meat, fish, eggs, drugs, alcohol smoking etc.
I prefer to accept people for this project who normally eat healthy vegetarian/vegan food. I see this way of life as being essential for environmental sustainability, mental emotional and spiritual balance.
COOKING - We have a nice separate large wooden cabin on the property for guests and we are in the process of setting up more facilities there for cooking etc. - if you have any special dietary request, health issue, or anything else we should know about you, please let us know before you arrive here, so we can talk about it and see if it is possible to provide what you require.
ABOUT US - We are straight-forward people that you can talk to, working together on the eco garden project, i am an experienced gardener/farmer builder etc. engaged voluntarily by choice in gardening farming, bhakti yoga, mantra meditation, eco building, healthy lifestyles, vegetarian vegan diet, Permaculture, self sufficiency, natural farming-Fukuoka style, sustainability, regenerative agriculture, i am retired (from earning money) spiritually inclined and long in the tooth.
Please ask if you need more information.
Thanks for checking out our project
Gaura and Geneviève
LOCAL AREA - Our place is in the green perigord national park area between Limoges and Angouleme, France, 87600.
LOCAL ATTRACTIONS : there are free public areas with lakes or rivers to swim in nearby, and forests to walk in and collect chestnuts, mushrooms etc in the season.
This year is a bit funny regarding public attractions, cafes, pubs , restaurants, discos etc. as everywhere else.
TRANSPORT -Bus and train, please check out the airport bus and train times yourself on their websites.
It's good if you have your own transport (car, bike etc) as this is a country area and the nearest food shops are 10k - 7 miles from here.
WE CAN PICK YOU UP if you get as near as you can on public transport. and we buy in any food needed if there is not enough from the garden.
Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendreAide avec des éco-projetsJardinageBricolage et projets de constructionAide dans une fermeEntretien général
Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre
Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre
People who come here can learn; about self-sufficiency, eco gardening, growing and cooking healthy organic vegi food, and many other things associated with living in a positive peaceful spiritual way. many books to read.
We would appreciate the help of 2 veggie people, a couple or 2 friends for 1 to 4 weeks . (Minimum Age 21.)
It's good if there are 2 people as there is no entertainment or city type night life in this small village, it's quite isolated, basic country life.
We often need help with the eco/organic gardens, sustainable regenerative agriculture project, fixing up the house, food storage herb collection, jam making, diy maintenance etc. There's always various things to do, we like sharing our skills, teaching people how to do things and learning from others.
Please ask us if you need more information,
and if you are not sure about anything - i am happy to answer your questions -
Cet hôte propose un échange linguistique
gaura speaks english and is learning french, genevieve speaks both
ACCOMMODATION - house with wifi Internet, heating, shower large garden etc.
We have a nice separate accommodation facility for guests. camping is possible if you have a tent and would like to be more inderpendent and connected with nature.
If you like fresh air, countryside, forests, rivers, walking, healthy vegi-food, a peaceful environment and you are able to entertain yourself in this environment, then this is a good place for you.
Accès Internet limité
Nous avons des animaux
Nous sommes fumeurs
Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads
i think so, although i dont know what is needed for a digital nomad, the wifi internet and mobile phone are functioning ok for me, in some places on the property there is better reception than others.
Espace pour garer des vans
i believe we have enough space for a camper van but please do contact us first with full details to discuss the size and other requirements you require to see if it is possible to accomodate your vehicle.
Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?
Nombre d'heures attendues
Normal workaway hours - 4 to 5 hours a day 5 days a week - negotiable
This was my first workaway experience and it was great, Gaura & his partner Genevieve where very welcoming into their home, genuine, friendly people, passionate about sustainable living.
the work and hours where very fair, enjoyable i worked in the gardens, at home learning to cook
Gaura is a wise man and has wide experience in quite a few different fields and lots of interesting stories to tell. And great knowledge he holds as well, real knowledge!! Clever sense of humor and lots of skills to pass on. I had the opportunity to learn some valuable stuff on
The work included a great variety so I worked in different areas.
I helped in the garden, I picked fruits and made jam or helped in the household. I often learned alot.
Gaura is a friendly relaxed and spiritual person,his home is cleaned and cosy!
He often took me to some cultural events
thanks you magdalena
was good helping you
you give me a lot of interesting info on food properties
I learned a lot about essentials, having a healty diet and how to prepare good and tasty vegan food from it's seed to my plate. And getting flexible by using
In his lush vegetables garden We prepared the compost, sowed the vegetables for the Winter time, weeded, planted...He was always very glad to teach his knowledges.
Fresh and nutritious food is provided everyday and We cooked a lot together.
Very nice moments! Thank you for all Gaura!
I spent 2 weeks with him and i appreciated his way of live, his passion for Nature and health food. I have learnt a lot of new things and it was a pleasure for me to speak with him, to share our time and i loved the fact that he knows a lot of nice people who respect him and came to his house just for a chat
I worked in his gardens (weeding, planting,...), in his house (cleaning), and a bit in his
Gaura helped me to find everything I needed ( English clases, shops, etc) he is very kind.
His diet is very strict, he eats a lot of fruits and some vegetables, however the house is very quiet,
and it is only 20 minutes walking from the city center,
is a good person to have around she has good energy and she works well
he shared a lot of expriance i know i grew a lot and discovered new ways of eating as well as leaving!
He has a lot of wonderful ideas and is trying to find ways to help grow the postivity in this world!
i was very greatfull for staying with him! it was really appreaciated!
Thanks Gaura for having us, much appreciated