help exchange   Host 28900
Home   About   FAQ's   Testimonials   Feedback   Insurance   Companions   Posters  
Australia   New Zealand   Europe   Canada   USA   International   log-in
Help Exchange www.helpx.net


lucq de Bearn
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 4,3
Persons: 1-2
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 28900
Country: France

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: October 22, 2017

Seven years ago I was a marketing student in Spain. Depressed and extremely unconfident about myself, an amazing and horrifying experience took place in my life, taking away from me everything. No more hope, no more dreams, no more sense, no more life.

And then, Life came in. With all its Magic, with all its Love.

I quited my studies, came to France, and travelled for a couple of years around Europe and Asia, following an inner force that guided me towards a more human and nature loving existence. People, permaculture, biointensive gardening, yoga, meditation, healthy food, music, all came into me with such an obvious and important place in what started to become a happy, simple, rich and meaningful path.

Two years ago I bought 1 hectare of magic land, and started to create a food forest. Since march 2017, I have 3 more hectares in which I'll be setting a biointensive garden, a permaculture plants nursery and a food forest combined with a miniature cob village specially created to connect children, but not only children, to the magic, abundance and beauty of nature and of life.

This year's two main goals are to prepare all the biointensive beds, and to plant most of the trees in the garden and food forest (late autumn). Other projects are to finish the cob toilets, build the hut for the donkeys and horse, build the greenhouse and the plant nursery.

Here you can learn about:

creating a food forest and permaculture basics (swales, guilds...)
biointensive mini farming (working everything by hand with appropriate tools in a enjoyable way that respects the body and heals the mind, preparing the garden beds, making and using high quality compost compost, making compost tea...)
basics of cob as a building material (I've built a cob rocket cooking stove and a customized rocket stove mass heater to heat a caravan, cob compost toilets are in construction)

Things to do on free time are playing music, reading books (many books about food forests, gardening, natural building), bycicle, hiking in the Pyrenees mountains, swimming in the river, yoga, meditation, going to the town market, just talking about life, helping Julie make her smoothies and jucies for the market, dinner with friends...

Getting here is easy, you should find your way to the city of Pau, from there you can take a train to Oloron, I'll pick you up in Oloron.

So if my words speak to you, let me know, and I'll get to you with all the other information you want to know.

India and Oslo the donkeys, Sigur and laya the dogs, the indian runner ducks, my house mate and friend Julie (29) from belgium and myself, Jorge (29), from Spain, we all welcome you with our hearts.

Back to Top www.helpx.net
Copyright 2001 - 2017, HelpX, All Rights Reserved :: disclaimer :: terms of use