We live our life as we wish. A Happy family,
Nature and Travel lovers.. we are Indian-Czech family. People say we are brave and courageous, the truth is we are just following our dreams.
Our house is build in 1896, and it was German Villa, and ......
The summer is here! We have got plenty of projects you could take part in:
1) Natural lake project - we want to develop the system of smaller natural lakes which would help to keep the water in the environment during the dry ......
We run an agri tourism farm that caters for horse riding and house rentals north of Brno. The countryside is beautiful and perfect for hill walking and looking for mushrooms and wild fruit. The farm is my home that I, Huck, share with my girlfriend, ......
I have a lovely old farm on top of a hill, looking out across the valley at a ruined castle on the one side and fine views of the town of Tabor in the distance on the other. I grow some fruit and some nuts. Most of the fields are kept as meadow for ......
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We won't need any more volunteer until autumn...
We wish to all of you a very nice spring and summer :))
Near Paris, from mid May to June, we will begin to rejuvenate the house and fix, and paint, and take care of the garden... So, if you have those skills, you'll be welcome, dear volunteers :))
About my place near Paris :
I live in a big nice house with a nice garden, and the both need cares :))
A little bit renovation for the house by painting, fixing small repairs... and in the garden, cutting hedges and cleaning it.. There are quite many things to do there, inside and outside :)
About "my" South :
6 years ago, I bought a beautiful, wild and isolated barn in the middle of it's land to create a country house where my loved ones, and friends, and me, could gather.
The place is located in the French Riviera, very close to the well-known Mediterranean beaches, while remaining secluded, quiet, in a beautiful environment: the Maures hills.
The house is a very old barn of the 17th century. It was in very poor condition when I acquired it and we worked very hard to make it as it is today.
Today the house is almost dealt with but the area still need some work!
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The project It is not only the restoration of the house and its environment, but also and above all, an ecological project.
Indeed, over the past 35 years, mimosas invaded the region and our land, and they killed all the original vegetation.
We plan and have started to eradicate these mimosas, replace them little by little with trees and young plants and so, restore Mediterranean vegetation.
We want to do that that in the permaculture spirit, have a vegetable garden, an orchard, may be dig a pond with a rainwater recovery....
I like to work there in the hills, in the heart of unspoilt nature.
The house is practically autonomous, electricity is produced by solar panels and water comes from our source.
Of course, the volunteers will not be alone, but 2, 3, 4, not more, plus me. There is a lot of work to do here, no doubt, but it's also a wonderful area to explore all around!
We just love this place and are very attached to it: its authentic and relaxed atmosphere, the exclusivity of the place.
Just look at the pictures, they say more than long sentences ...
If you want to come and help me in the both places, of course it's possible !
and if you want to come only in one of the two places, it's OK :)
About me and my family :
We are a very united family of nearly 10 persons. I lost my husband few years ago.
My oldest daughter lives with her husband and 2 sons in Bulgaria (after 5 years in Madagascar), they both work for NGOs.
My son is a naval architect, he lives in the nice city of Vannes, in Brittany, with his beloved and they are proud parents of a 3 years old boy and a pretty little baby girl of 7 months old!
My youngest daughter, who is a young photographer, lives in Paris.
About you :
It' very important for us to keep the wonderful warm atmosphere we have in our teams of volunteers.
So we're looking for motivated, easy going, hardworking, convivial and respectful people.
Respectful to others of course, but also to the house, objects, tools.
Keep in mind that you are welcomed in a place which is very precious for us, that everything has value for us and that we expect you to take care of it.
This point is very very important, I insist a lot on it because it was not always the case in the past and I don't want this could happen again!
Here, in a great conviviality you will share work, experience, conversations, laughs, music, cooking, meals, etc...
About alcohol: we like to share a beer after work, a glass of wine during dinner, it's nice and friendly, but we do not want alcoholism here, it's important that you know it before to come here.
You will enjoy being and talking all together, after the day work, with a cup of tea, beer or a glass of wine in the hand :)
Please, be honest in your description and don't say (as some does) that you havesome skills when it is not true, because it complicates the work of everyone and it brings many disappointments.
Workaway is a beautiful and amazing experience, we are so happy to meet and discover people coming from everywhere and becoming a part of an amazing team!
Don't hesitate to ask me any questions you have!
Hope to see you soon, I'm sure you will enjoy the life here!
2 more important things :
- in South - no WIFI, mobile phones are ok but it depends of the place you are in the property !
- come with working shoes and working clothes if you have some, you will need them (specialy in autumn and winter !)
About the teams :
If you want to know how is the atmosphere on the spot, just read the feedbacks :)
April 2019 :
SPRING IS THERE !
Wonderful teams work and live there since one year, October 2017, most of time, managed by Dominic, the most amazing and friendly guy you can imagine!
We cut the invasive mimosas, and have also to take off all those who died because of the 2017 hot summer. We continue to replace them with plants and trees adapted to the region and climate ! Little by little, we win the war against mimosas and that it marvelous !!!
There are a lot of other works to do there, taking care of the vegetable garden, of the orchard, creating a keyhole garden and beginning permaculture, building a wooden little house... Also, later in spring, it will be necessary to repaint shutters and the wooden things who need to be refresh... For the house, we are very attentive to take car of it, keeping the place clean and in order... the kitchen and the living-room need new paints, and, and... so many things to do... that's the reason why I need people who know and love nature and DIY ! ...... ...