Sustainable restoration of an old farmhouse in the middle of rural France

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  • Última atividade: 01/02/2023



 Hospedagem min. solicitada: mínimo 1 semana



  • Descrição


    Our manifestation has come true.
    On our way to Italy I literally ran into it, in France. Sjoerd and I stayed with friends and went for a run and passed a farm that had been empty for years. The place never let go of us, even when we looked at many houses after that, this place was it. The fit was so well and we went for it.
    Now we are in full swing with renovating and the dream is gradually becoming reality:
    A property with 2,5 ha of land, in the beautiful countryside in France, self-sufficient, off-grid. Surrounded by lush nature, green hills and forests, which look like a fairy tale. It's quiet and peaceful. We are surrounded by loved ones, family, friends and like-minded people and are lovingly connected to each other. Together we enjoy the richness of life, everyone lives their full potential and is healthy. We eat fresh organic fruits and vegetables from our garden and drink spring water from our well.

    This is a non-profit project, where we are living and working together as a community; eating, singing, make music & campfires, chilling, meditating, enjoying the sunshine and the endlessly rich nature. Your are invited to contribute to what resonates at that moment with you. We also invite new creative input and a fresh view, it is wonderful to be able to share and receive in that way. Creating together is so much richer. At the same time feel free to take as much private time and space as you need.
    Taking steps in the process of slowly and organically unfolding, creating a new future.

    Irene and Sjoerd (54 and 59 years old) are originally from Amsterdam, the Netherlands and have been pioneers in many different work areas. They are always looking to work on projects that are sustainable, nature friendly, progressive and creative.
    Sjoerd has been working as a landscape architect for 25 years, specialized in rural landscape projects. After that he pursued his dream career as a musician and became an American oldtimer cars restaurateur. Irene started her career off as a professional photographer, which lasted for 16 years. After that she became a raw food and superfood entrepreneur and owner of a international raw chocolate brand. Nowadays, her focus is on being a spiritual teacher.

  • Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Ajuda em projetos ambientais
    Projetos de construção/faça você mesmo
  • 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

    Being an experienced builder with regard to previously building his own house and being a landscape architect, Sjoerd has tons of experience in building up from scratch. As a landscape architect he has been shaping squares, streets, parks, markets, etc.
    Irene is providing a space where there is room for reflection, winding down, creating room for interconnectedness from the heart.

    Regarding the building we are working with sustainable and eco friendly materials. Also using the natural stone, a way of masonry which is the speciality way of working of this area, the Creuse. Recycling building materials as much a possible, like refurbishing stone, wood, pipes, steel, etc.

  • Ajuda


    We are in the process of building the entire center off grid and using:
    Recycled building materials,
    Insulating with natural material (sheep wool)
    Work with natural stone from the environment
    Water from our own well
    Clay plaster work (Leemstuc)
    Organic and natural paint
    Pipe work
    Heat pipes
    Helophyte filter
    Placing trees

  • Idiomas

    Inglês: Fluente
    Holandês: Fluente

  • Acomodação


    We have build a temporary appartement in the barn, which is equipped with a large kitchen and dining/sitting room. Also we have build 3 small and basic guest rooms, which have comfortable 1-person beds (Hastens). Next to the bedrooms there are 2 toilets and a shower. Food is provided for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Dinners are cooked in turns and enjoyed together. Breakfast is often shared together and we have lunch together or separate, depending on the needs and workflow.

  • Algo mais...

    Algo mais...

    Our property is connected to all kinds of beautiful hiking and biking trails. One of them leads to the tour of Sermur, a ruin that stems from 1100 AC where you can find amazing views. For transport, we have several bikes and a moped.

  • 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

    At our 2 ha plot, we have sufficient space for private camping with a camper van.

  • 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: 943455315268

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