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Help our family to create a 'no-dig' garden in Proussy, France

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  • Favorito 18 vezes
  • Última atividade: 10/10/2022



 Hospedagem min. solicitada: mínimo 1 semana



  • Descrição


    Learn to respect and encourage nature and live a more sustainable life. We are a family (myself, my husband and daughter) that wants to change the way we live - less consumption of material things and more time to grow our own food (permaculture), make things (preserves and crafts) and build (green roof). We use a dry compost toilet and aim to have chickens for eggs this summer. We will begin the vegetarian/vegan way of living. Come and learn with us!

    Proussy is a hamlet in Normandy, France surrounded by agriculture and beautiful countryside (it's nicknamed Suisse Normande as it has an abundance of rocky mountains in the area).

    In the spring, we will start to grow fruits and vegetable. In the summer we will start constructing a green roof (hopefully capable of growing food too). In the autumn, we learn how to preserve our harvest and make things like knitting, macrame, sewing etc.

    Throughout the year, there will be opportunities to learn English, French and yoga. There are plenty of wonderful villages and beautiful walks in the forest to enjoy in the local area. There are lots of sporting activities to try, like canoeing, rock climbing and gliding - within 10 mins by car.

  • Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Projetos de construção/faça você mesmo
    Criar/cozinhar refeições caseiras
    Ajuda a cuidar da casa
    Manutenção geral
  • Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    To learn that it is possible to live a simpler life. Aside from learning about the practical aspects (eg gardening, building, making crafts), I think it's also important to appreciate the resources and make use of our time. Hopefully it will be a stress-free experience.

  • Projetos que envolvem crianças

    Projetos que envolvem crianças

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

  • Ajuda


    We would like to share our journey. We would like help with creating a 'no-dig' garden, repairing a stone outbuilding and creating a green roof (hopefully to also grow shallow root vegetable).

  • Idiomas

    Inglês: Fluente
    Chinese (Cantonese): Fluente
    Francês: Intermediário

    Este anfitrião oferece intercâmbio de idiomas
    Spanish, Japanese and Mandarin

  • Acomodação


    A room in the converted attic of the house. We will share the living areas and the cooking. I am trying to eat less meat, with the intention to become fully vegetarian by the summer. There is much to learn and try. I love cooking and specialise in chinese and asian cuisine.

  • Algo mais...

    Algo mais...

    During your time off, I would recommend walking in the beautiful forests nearby or rock climbing. We are keen rock climbers and like to go as often as the weather permits. There are local facilites too, like swimming (in the river or indoor swimming pool), cinema and bowling.
    We are keen to meet people who are ready to make a change in their lives. Previously, we lived in England and had 'busy' lives balancing work and life. We are easy going people who like to enjoy the simpler things in life and live a slower life.

  • Mais alguns detalhes

    Mais alguns detalhes

    • Acesso à internet

    • Acesso à internet limitado

      Acesso à internet limitado

    • Temos mascotes

    • Somos fumantes

    • Pode hospedar famílias

  • Espaço para estacionar campervans

    Espaço para estacionar campervans

    There’s a large gravelled area for you to park.

  • Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    Mais de 2

  • ...

    Horas previstas

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

Nº de ref. de anfitrião: 813247277635

Comentário (1)



Join us and share our family time with children, animals and joy close from Surgères, France
Great opportunity to help care for my animals and my house in Normandy, France