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All Year: from may to october 2014
Area (ha): 7
Persons: 1 to 5
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 7217
Country: France

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Last Updated: September 2, 2015

Namaste
Bonjour,

New update 02 sept 2015

We are looking for a couple or friends-duo to come and help us minimum 5days/ a week this autumn 2015 ( sept-oct)!

What we are doing: reconstructing an old barn into a self-sufficient house to live in. At the moment we are insulating the roof.

What you can do: help us in the barn, work in the forrest to clear some places, cut trees, harvest peaches, apples and chestnuts, process the harvest (making compote, applesyrup, apple juice, or any creative idea's that you have), learn about (fruit) forrest management, help with daily tasks like getting the drinkwater from our source or cooking, make a chickenhouse.. We are also open for your own idea's and wishes! We don't ask you to work an amount of hours every day, you can feel yourself how much you want to give and what you want to do. But there is a certain amount of action required in this place :)

Who we are: Cedric is the sweetest and funniest French globetrotter Dorien knows. And Dorien (from the Netherlands) is even sweeter with a great sense of humor, cooking, building, dancing and creativity, according to Cedric. (yes we wrote these sentences about each other) (and yes we are a little bit in love ;)

Where we are: in a forrest just above a cute village called Vieillevie. Our living environment is luxurious in the sense of space an nature (7 hectare of wilderness) and basic in the sense of 'conventional house luxury'. Because we are reconstructing the barn we want to live in, for now we sleep in a tent and take our bath in a tub in the forrest. There is a little electricity (from a generator) (soon to be replaced by solarpanels) and internet.

How we spend our days: is very different. It depends of the weather, our energy, the things that need to be done. Overall we like to start the day relaxed, take time for a nice breakfast an coffee and then start a project. This can be something in the barn or outside. We also both have a job (using internet).

What we eat: This is the second year we started a vegetable garden, and though we still have to learn a LOT, we are already eating some tomato's and courgettes from our garden. There is an old orchard on the land so we have many apples and peaches. We also like to go look for cepes, girolles and other mushrooms in the forrest. We eat vegetarian, are big fans of French cheese and all kinds of cookies and pie's :)

How we like to spend our 'leisure time': go to fleamarkets to hunt for treasure, foodmarkets, go horsebackriding at a stable nearby, discover unknown parts in our neighborhood (by foot of by car), watch movies in the evening, make music together..

Love & Light

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