Rupt sur Moselle
Area (ha): 3
Host ID: 15288
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Last Updated: April 25, 2016
Thank you all for your help, we've finally finished converting a house into an environmentally friendly holiday home (Gite). Find our site lehautpre on the net
We will be taking a break from all this hard work. Want to try being helpers for others.
We live in an old farm house in the Vosges mountains, Lorraine, North East of France. Near Remiremont (3hrs from Paris with the TGV/ 5 hours otherwise)
Gentle rolling mountains with lots of sport and nature activities: walking, running, cycling, paragliding (1km from house). Lovely view from our hill over the valley.
We are an Anglo-French couple with one child. We keep chickens, bees, a dog and a cat. We both roamed the world before romantically meeting on our travels.
Future plans involve putting in a reed bed filter system and creating our own energy.
Although we have some experience we learn as we go along. We can share what we have learnt so far. We would love to hear from experienced DIY helpers who like wood and are interest in eco-living.
Food; Our organic vegetable garden provides us with most of our needs for the year. We eat as organically as possible. Along with making our own butter, we make, bottle and store all-sorts of foods and drinks. We can provide for vegetarians, although we do eat meat a few times a week. Prefer helpers that can help out in the kitchen.
Lodging; independent room with a view and bathroom available within our home or camping if you prefer.
Motivation; As travellers ourselves we see this as a fantastic way for you to see another side of France and for us to share experiences. We treat our helpers as fellow travellers rather than free labour. You will eat and spend the day with us, while having your own private space to retreat to as needed.
Languages; English, French.
Situation; We Live 5km from village of Rupt sur Moselle. Can pick up from Remiremont train station.
We are open to offers of help. We like to arrange helpers in advance so that we can work out if we suit each others needs and way to thinking.
Terms and conditions can be negotiated to suit ours and your needs. We tend not to count the hours of work, so you can decided how you prefer to help.
Views of our house and the gîte
Lavoir - Shed with basin made with helpxers in
Treacle in veg garden
Laurent digging out the new greenhouse 2012