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Saint Maurice des lions
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 13
Persons: 2
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 40067
Country: France

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Last Updated: May 3, 2016

HI !
Who would like to help me to start a little permaculture garden ?
I need help also to do the clearing, and if this inspires you : construction and maintenance work. The season is conducive to spending time outdoors and invite us to be one with Nature.

I love to meet people from all over the world and learn about different cultures, and share mine.
People are usually pleased to visit my region, in the Limousin , South west of France ; Castles, vineyards, lakes, ocean...

My little farm is near a river and lakes, and there are lots of walking and bike tracks in the area. 3 bikes available for you to borrow if you like that kind of thing.
The main town with all commodities is Confolens at 10 minutes by car, and the village at 4 minutes with a baker, post office, hairdresser and a doctor. Big towns Limoges , Saint Junien (25km), Angoulême are less than one hour drive.

There are 13ha of fields for horses that I have been managing without any chemical molecules for 23 years long. The horses are also cared with alternative medicines, and schooled with Natural horsemanship. I am a horse behaviourist.
I built an apartment in the barn, where I am living in with a fire place, and there is a small old stone farmhouse still to restore.
With 4 horses and 4 cats, I am living in a quiet lovely place with plenty of space around, wild animals, lots of birds, lakes, and forests. For people who like to live a simple life in the wild, with animals.


CURRENT PROJECTS

- gardening/mowing
- landscaping
- chopping wood
- painting work
- “an eye on the horses” : little and easy tasks around the horse if the helper wants to
- general help with renovation
- little masonry and electrical work would be very welcome
- beekeeping (i am a beginner)
- if you know how to play an instrument, it will be marvellous

I eat primarily organic foods, not much meat, and I am open to your kind of feeding (except halal, because of my interest for animal wellfair). I am starting a permaculture garden and, and during the summer, I hope to have my own homegrown foods.
During winter, the helper is of course hosted in my apartment in the barn, then, during spring and summer, it’s possible to live in a little caravan, where he would like to settle it.

If you are an enthusiastic, self motivated, skilled or hands on, type of person/people willing to help with the general DIY jobs around the property, I would be happy to welcome you into my home, you will share a simple, comfortable and close to Nature life.
We could talk about permaculture and natural horsemanship skills, philosophy, meditation…..
Visiting surroundings, cycling, horse riding are possible.

look forward to meeting you!

From march to august, help needed for beekeeping, organic gardening, clearing brush, fencing

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