All Year: Summer / fall
Area (ha): 60000 sq ft
Persons: more than 2
Host ID: 86652
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Last Updated: July 21, 2019
Allo ! Hello ! Hola !
The family is looking for help on an ecological strawbale house
You would like to get knowledge on how to construct a healthy house with natural material ? You would like to learn how to plan, organize, get into action to build your ecological dream house ? We made it all by ourselves and it will be a pleasure to share our path.
From May to the end of August 2019
Take it off with our new baby from Sept to April.
We'll need help in May 2020 for other super projects :)
Bring on your curiosity and happiness, we will give you good food, tools and an unforgettable experience. No need to be Bob the builder, just a pair of spirited arms.
We are a family with 2 kids + 1 on the way (sept) : Adèle-Soleil, 3 yrs et Théo 5 yrs who are involved in the construction :) . It's a part of our philosophy of being a family to share time and love during the great adventure of creating our home. We now live in our house (since april 2019). When it's possible, we love to eat over fire, put our hand into the earth and go to the beach.
Type of help
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Cultural exchange and learning opportunities :
Eco-construction skills : build a ecological, affordable, durable house and life style
Self-sufficiency : we constructed 95% of the house by our selves without any previous knowledges/competencies in construction ! surrouded by good advicers and a willing that can lift up a mountain.
We have gardens on the way and are wild edible/medicinal plants and mushrooms pickers, it's a passion for us to be with the nature and to share our knowledges.
Charlevoix is a touristic area that is beautiful, moutainous and wild. The St-Lawrence River is flowing at 6 min from the house and somes beaches are amazing. The are 2 national parks around : Parc des Grands Jardins, Parc des Hautes-Gorges and a lot of nice hikes near too.
Amazing music festival in Baie-St-Paul ( 20 minute far) : 18-21 july Le Festif!
This summer we're looking for help for :
Constructing annex, applying the plaster made of a mix of lime and sand, brush with a lime milk, participate in creating a permaculture garden.
Cet été nous avons besoin d'aide pour :
Construire un annexe, poser le crépi,appliquer la peinture au lait de chaux, participer à mettre en place des jardins en permaculture
4-5 hours of work, 5 days a week
You'll be staying in a RV (caravan) with electricity, double bed and a small kitchen. We provide beddings and pillows.
You can also camp on our beautiful land if you wish.
Wifi + shower in the house
We offer/share 3 healthy meals a day + snack + kombucha ( 80% organic),
Vegetarians food + place on fire to grill what ever you like to
What else ...
No public transport, it relatively easy to find you a ride with some of us or family to get to explore the area.
We can pick you up at the nearest bus stop (10 min from here)
Hith-hiking is easy in the area
We can lend a bike to exercise you legs in the montainous area and discover wonderful hidden spots :)
Pleasure to meet you !!