saint ciers d'abzac
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 0.15
Host ID: 28160
Note: Please login or register if you wish to see all full size photos and part reviews. You will also require to upgrade to premier membership in order to view contact details, weblinks and complete reviews.
Last Updated: July 17, 2017
We have always welcomed, hosted and helped people in need. Whether it would be for travelling, touring or seeking shelter for homeless people, we try to be there when possible.
This time, we though we might continue and ask for a little help.
From April 2017, we might be living in our 8m² horse drawn caravan. You might have to share this small space our sleep in a tent.
We have arranged to host for a first week and then see whether we have more work for the second. You should apply for a one week period.
We have life projects of getting as close as possible to mother nature, on an ecological aspect as well as looking after ourselves and others.
We are children of the earth, we are from the Rainbow family!
Amongst other things, we are planning to build a strawbales house, a ludothèque (gamebrary), travel with a horse-drawn caravan and a lot of silly dreams ;-)
We live in a country house with Florian's mother, Pascale.
We try to only eat organic products (vegetables, dairy, fish,) from local producers.
We mainly eat vegetables and cereals.
I guess we are vegetarians.
Although Pascale smokes, we are asking our guests to smoke outside.
So far, we have been making our own washing products and pretty much cooking everything from scratch.
If you would like to learn about bread, yogurt making or cooking in general, I'll be pleased to show you.
Florian is a gamebrarian (ludothécaire) and is working on an itinerant (I like wandering ludothèque lol) ludothèque. This social project aims at providing games as a mean to get people to meet each-other, socialize and bring leisure to the countryside. It's also a good way to get generation to mingle.
I, Mickaël, like photography, cooking, gardening and I cycle to work as much as I can (10km) on a recumbent bike.
We are starting a new project that will eventually consist of living in a horse drawn caravan (pulled by a horse) and have a second caravan as a bed and breakfast (gîte).
We will be looking for a very specific type of people with good knowledge and craftsmanship with :
welding, general carpentry or furniture building.
There are no typical day here but the usual tasks can evolve around :
- building the roulotte (caravan) chassis
- building the wooden structure
- building the furniture
- installing electrical wiring (12V)
- easy plumbing (shower, sink)
- painting the roulottes
- feeding and caring fr our future horses
Please do not apply if you do not have any of these skills.
but also some other tasks such as :
- quick daily clean up in the house
- helping preparing food (I have difficulties with that one, I love my kitchen hehe)
- maintaining the house
And some more punctual tasks :
- gardening (weeding, cutting grass, chopping wood)
- fixing the composting tower
- painting the main room / bedroom ceiling etc etc
Artistically wise :
- drawing, painting etc
- sawing decorations or clothes
- playing music
Some more esoteric activities :
- mantra singing
We do not ask to much to our helpers, after all, we are also hosting to share.
We live in the countryside, 3km away from the first shopping center, 15 kmaway from the nearest city, 45 min away from Bordeaux. There is a bus in the city center that can take you to the nearest city within 14 min for 2.6€.
We can lend you a bike if needed.
The area is great for walking in the vineyards, the forests, the prairies but so much for shopping if that's what you are after...
At last, we will build our micro-habitat / or horse drawn caravan (>2017).