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Saint Rambert en Bugey
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 5
Persons: 1
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 87453
Country: France

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Last Updated: August 15, 2018

We are a French family with two children (Misha, 6 and Anahi, 3 years old) living in an ecological house.We love to travel and discover new cultures and it is with great pleasure that we will welcome you.If you love the countryside, animals and calm, you will surely find your dream at our place.

Our house is an old hay house in the middle of the mountain of Bugey among 6ha of land.We are autonomous for water (rainwater collection), electricity (solar panels), heating (wood of the forest around the house).We also have a large vegetable garden, a very diverse orchard (with truffle trees) and animals notably to maintain the land open (2 cats, 2 ewes, 3 goats and many bees - chickens and donkeys will arrive soon).

We are looking for help to continue developing this magical place:
-support our efforts to clear the forest which has taken back its rights on the old vineyard abandoned 50 years ago and thus increase the grazing surface
-to help with the management of our animals (feeding, fencing, maintenance of the shelter, work on the apiary)
-restore the old terraces around the house
- trim fruit trees and vineyard
-management of the firewood
-help in the vegetable garden
- lunch with our kids at noon and collect them at the school when it is not possible for us

Attention, we must be sensitive to the approach "autonomous house" and respect what it induces: the water is precious so showers must be short, we cannot leave the lights on when we do not need, noH24 internet connection, etc. It is also necessary to have a driving license and not be afraid to drive in small mountain roads.

A large village is located 3 kilometers from the house and there is a train station that can reach Lyon (40 minutes) or Geneva (45 minutes).

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