Help us on our small organic farm with Aquaponics and Livestock in the Charente, SW France

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  2022 

 Hospedagem min. solicitada: mínimo 1 semana

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  • Descrição

    Descrição

    We have a 3.2 hectares (8 acres) small holding that we run on permaculture and symbiotic principles. We have chickens, geese, sheep, pigs, and bees. We also grow vegetables in our aquaponics system, and in our 'no dig' beds. We try to be as eco-friendly as possible and organic. We are also planning to set up a low-tech mushroom farm to grow oyster and shitake mushrooms using straw and coffee grinds later in the year.

    Darren and I have been married 31 years, and we have two dogs: a border collie called Dexter and an English Bull X lurcher called Cookie. We are easy going people and pride ourselves on offering a warm welcome to guests. Although we both eat meat and produce our livestock for meat, we welcome and cater for vegetarians/vegans.

    We are specifically looking for people in September2020 that can help us:

    - Help build our outdoor kitchen in one of our stables - no experience necessary but must be able to do physical work.

    - Put up a shed in one of the fields

    - Erect another polytunnel

    - Paint the exterior of the house and the shutters

    - Erect a new pig pen

    - Repair the field shelters and coops ready for Winter

    - Tidy our garden area (if you have knowledge of planting shrubs, flowers, weeding and general garden tidying then we need you!)

    We have two bedrooms (that share their own shower room) that can accommodate up to 4 people so a family, a couple or 2 friends travelling together.

    Most of the activities will be outdoors so we are looking for people who want to be outdoors most of the time.

    The area we live in is rural but with easy access to the town of Confolens. There is no public transport but we have 2 bicycles that workawyers are welcome to borrow. We can pick you you up at nearby train stations if needed or if you are bringing your own car there is plenty of secure parking. Camper vans also welcome.

  • Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Jardinagem
    Projetos de construção/faça você mesmo
    Manutenção geral
    Ajuda em fazenda
    Ajuda em projetos ambientais
    Cuidar de animais

  • Objetivos de sustentabilidade da ONU que este anfitrião quer atingir

    Objetivos de sustentabilidade da ONU que este anfitrião quer atingir

    Objetivos da ONU
    Erradicar a pobreza
    Erradicar a fome
    Saúde de qualidade
    Educação de qualidade
    Igualdade de género
    Água potável e saneamento
    Energias renováveis e acessíveis
    Trabalho digno e crescimento económico
    Indústria, inovação e infraestruturas
    Reduzir as desigualdades
    Cidades e comunidades sustentáveis
    Produção e consumo sustentáveis
    Ação climática
    Proteger a vida marinha
    Proteger a vida terrestre
    Paz, justiça et instituições eficazes
    Parcerias para a implementação dos objetivos
  • Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    Visitors will be able to learn about alternative growing systems such as aquaponics and no-dig planting as well as rearing livestock. The activities on our small farm are always changing and we have plans to create a small mushroom farm create some Hugel Beds.

    If English isn't your first language, it could be an opportunity to learn or practice your English - Jackie is a qualified CELTA teacher of English.

    The area we live in is rural but with easy access to the town of Confolens. There is no public transport but we have 2 bicycles that workawyers are welcome to borrow.

  • Projetos que envolvem crianças

    Projetos que envolvem crianças

    Este projeto pode envolver crianças. Para mais informações, veja aqui nossas diretrizes e dicas.

  • Ajuda

    Ajuda

    We are looking for help with the following activities:

    Planting our no-dig potager
    Looking after our livestock
    tidying up around the farm
    installing our outdoor kitchen in one of the stables
    putting up another polytunnel
    helping expand and improve our big aquaponics system
    helping create wicking beds in the aquaponics system
    Building our new sheep shelter before Winter
    General painting (outdoor) and maintenance
    General gardening

    Most of the activities will be outdoors so we are looking for people who want to be outdoors most of the time.

  • Idiomas

    Inglês: Fluente
    Francês: Intermediário

  • Acomodação

    Acomodação

    Accommodation will be in our spare room (s - there are two bedrooms that share their own shower room.. Meals etc will be taken with the family in the house. Vegetarians/Vegans can be catered for.

  • Algo mais...

    Algo mais...

    We will do our best to make our visitors feel comfortable and welcome, and will help them achieve what they want during their time with us.

    We can help you find things to do during your time off but please note that it is a very rural area and there is no public transport such as buses. metros or taxis. We have 2 bicycles that workawyers are welcome to borrow and the nearest town (Confolens) is 10kms away with shops, restaurants, bars, canoeing, fishing and markets.

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    Mais alguns detalhes

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  • Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    Mais de 2

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    Horas previstas

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week





Nº de ref. de anfitrião: 797265457563