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Uzeste
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Area (ha): 3
Persons: 15
Category: Other
Host ID: 59684
Country: France

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Last Updated: June 13, 2017

We are three families (6 adults and 5 children) and we decided to buy together a land in Southern Gironde, in a small ans beautiful village called Uzeste.
Our group is multi social and multi cultural.

Our aim is to renovate and build in an ecological and participatory way, three housing and a "commun house" (Which will be dedicated to economic, ecological, cultural and social activities), and to allow the installation of a small permaculture farm.

We wish that our place could welcome people from everywhere.

The project of the cooperative of inhabitants of Uzeste was born in 2013. And we made our dream come true.

We are convinced that the dynamics developed within the grouped habitats bring important cultural changes and contribute to a global and local "ecological and social transition ".

Our place consists of a house, a barn and an agricultural building, surrounded by 3 hectares of land. It is located in the commune of Uzeste (in the South Gironde).

This energetic-renovation and this construction will be implemented with eco-friendly materials, and as far as possible local and biosourced.

This grouped habitat is ecological and respectful of its environment, in its design, construction and daily way of life.

We organise in mai-june and July 2017 an eco-bulding site on insulation with straw.

We want to ensure that these participatory workshops are an opportunity for all those involved to share knowledge.
This is why we offer on site training modules and technical site visits (1x / week 2h).

These modules will be provided by a profesionnal eco-builder who supervises the technical part of our project.
Themes tailored to the demands: bioclimatic design, construction with biosourced materials, choice of materials, organization and management of site, technical and constructive details, implementation ..

Our friends ans family participate, but we wish to welcome also people from everywehre.

We expect 15 persons per week, and hope this is going to be an amazing human experience !





THE SPRING COMMUNITY VOLUNTERING PROJECT
The community voluntering project of SPring, which will begin on May 1, 2017, aims to realize the insulation of straw through the interior of the building's exterior walls and the insulation of the roof.
Insulation by wet process coating has been retained, it will consist of a mixture of soil-straw lightened. This mix will be made on site and will be formed against the stone wall thanks to a wooden frame embedded in it. A mixture of cork lime will be made at the bottom of wall upstream of the earth-straw to compensate for any water damage. After drying, clay plastering will be carried out.
The northern gable of this Girondine building will also accommodate insulation from the inside thanks to straw bales placed flat between posts, they will be prestressed in compression and subsequently coated with mortar based on local soil.

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Languages spoken : English, German, French

Lunch and evening meals, as far as possible organic and local are provided. In turn, if you wish, you can take a break at the yard to cook
You will be able to come to plant your tent on our ground of 3 hectares, we envisaged collective structures of reception with hot showers, dry toilets, kitchen and corner convivial.


THEORETICAL TRAINING
We want to ensure that these participatory workshops are an opportunity for all those involved to share knowledge.
This is why we offer on site training modules and technical site visits (1x / week 2h).
These modules will be provided by an eco-builder who supervises the technical part of our project.
Themes tailored to the demands: bioclimatic design, construction with biosourced materials, choice of materials, organization and management of site, technical and constructive details, implementation ..


THE VILLAGE OF UZESTE
The site is located in Uzeste, a small village in southern Gironde, known for its exceptional cultural and associative life, and its very endearing inhabitants ...
There is a lot to do in the region in spring and sommer. And we would be very happy to share with you our love for our place...


Volunteering hours expected

Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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