Oasis des Tisserands
Discover the life inside an ecovillage still in construction, where you will meet inhabitants, coworkers and guests in the same place. L'Oasis des Tisserands is a small ecovillage of 12 families living near La Rochelle and the Atlantic Coast (10km). It's a cohousing project where every inhabitant participate and where the decisions are made together. We share the values of building an ecological and intergenerationnal place. Currently we are 7 families living on site, including 2 children, plus cats and chickens. All the houses are not builded yet, so the place isn't perfect and there's still some work to do to make it beautiful. On the spot we also have a cooperative that offers a coworking space, a meeting room and two hostel rooms, therefore the site hosts a lot of different people.
We intend to share our experience of building our ecovillage, that's why welcoming volunteers makes a lot of sense ! Unfortunately we do not have enough rooms to offer one to volunteers, but we can offer a campsite where to put your tent, access to a shared kitchen and bathroom (shared with the hostel's guests), and breakfast.
In exchange, we ask volunteers to help with :
- the hostel activity (welcoming guests, cleaning up the rooms after their departure),
- the garden (mowing, planting, harvesting...)
- basic handiwork (painting, building composting toilets or bicycle shelter...)
As we do not offer a room but only a campsite, we ask you to help a minimum of 2 hours a day, 6 days a week. If you wish to be fully fed (instead of only breakfast) we can arrange with some more helping. It's our first time as hosts so we are open to discussion and will try to arrange to your needs and ours :)