Frankrijk | Natuur

Samen met 14 andere vrijwilligers ga je voor 14 dagen naar een natuurproject.
Het project duurt van 4 t/m 18 augustus.

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You will contribute to create a collective garden for the inhabitants by using the permaculture technics. Are on schedule: arrangement of the garden, nature observation and prune trees. You will also be involved in the constructions of insect hotels, ovens and solar dryers. The ambition of this workcamp is to go beyond its first technical purpose and improve your knowledge of permaculture. You need to be interested and motivated by these topics.
You will sleep in huts built of ecological materials. You will have access to toilets and showers of a sports hall. The collective life and cooking will take place under an inner courtyard. You will also have a room for activities, offices, and a circus tent where you will stay. Daily life tasks and cooking will be self-organised by the group. We work with locals producers for the food.
St Lezin is a small village (800 inhabitants) of Maine-et-Loire County between Cholet and Angers and 80 km far from Nantes. It’s possible to discover these cities during your stay. Leisure activities are organized by the group according to the budget. Visiting some cities or discovering the banks of the Loire, bathing, canoeing… It’s up to you. A lot of cultural events take place in this period: concerts, festivals… The association can also propose various artistic activities under the circus tent: circus arts, Brazilian percussions, theatre… For musicians, we can lend you many instruments. (drums, piano, guitar…)
You are interested in ecology, in sustainable development, in permaculture and in artistic activities. This is the right place! We have been organising this international workcamp each summer for 14 years in partnership with the association “Un Pas De Cote”. This association develops cultural and artistic activities on the site of the Cultural Domain of Aubance in St Lezin. The renovation going on for more than 10 years has turn it into a lovely bucolic place, useful for a lot of activities (festivals, artistic workshops, children's camp). It used to be an important place for locals activities before the association started using it. This workcamp is rooted in the life of the village. You will meet both volunteers of the associations and the village’s inhabitants. You will also experience the life under circus tent and benefit from the link with the other artistic activities of the association. You will decide of the daily organisation: the goal of the project is also to experiment group life in self-management (choice in the organisation of daily life, the budget, the leisure activities…). You can also experiment an eco-friendly lifestyle: local and bio products, composting, dry toilet … More informations : Facebook : Un Pas De Côté.
Bring good shoes, working clothes and warm clothes for evenings. Bring a camping mat and a sleeping bag. Bring your enthusiasm and your “joie de vivre”. Foreigners belonging to the European Union must bring with them a personal EHIC (European Health Insurance Card), and everybody must, in any case, bring their insurance certificate. If health issues happen on the project, volunteers will have to pay for it, and then be reimbursed once back in their home country.
Meeting point: Chemille train station. Closest airport: Nantes or Paris.

SAINT LEZIN – Ecology, environment and art




Soort werk





Aantal vrijwilligers

15 (7 mannen en 8 vrouwen)


18 t/m 99 jaar



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