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Eco Village Montpont-en-Bresse, France

4.5
16 reviews16

Gardening, building, cooking and maintenance


High demand host
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Connect with nature
9 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Connect with international travelers
8 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
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What you offer

25h

Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Animal Care
Help look after and take care of animals.
Handyman
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
Farming
Plant crops, sow seeds and help in outside tasks.
Gardening
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
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What you get

2

Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Private Room
You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
Breakfast
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Lunch
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
Dinner
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Bikes at your disposal
You can use our bikes any time you want.
Pick Up
We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.
Language lessons
Take free language classes at our place.
Holistic Therapies
You can take part in any of our therapeutic activities for free.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Support
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The Experience

There is a lot of work to be done all year round, the care of the vegetable garden, the provision of holidays and seminars, but also wood making mowing; there are also with smaller construction works. The next major construction project is the construction of a hobbit house made of clay and straw. I would be very happy to be your host. All the best, Philippe.

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Requirements

  • Intermediate English or Intermediate French

Whats Not Included

Topics Not Included

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Availability

Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Jan
Feb
Stay at least
2 weeks

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16 Reviews

4.5

Host & Team

4.5

Hours & Tasks

5.0

Eco Village

4.5

Learning & Fun

4.5

How this experience will transform you

9 Get in touch with nature

8 Meeting international travelers

6 Learning about sustainability

5 Developing environmental awareness

5 Practicing English

3 Meeting locals

Slovenia

5

Experience was very interesting and you learn a lot of new things. Keep in mind that the volunteer house is quite cold so bring warm clothing. I was there in september and I slept in sleeping bag under blanket :).
If you get upset very quickly this location is not the best since host many times voices his opinion in quite agressive way (saying that you are stupid because you do something with what he doesn’t agree).
The house is also very isolated (closest village is 3 km away) so if you expect going out at evenings you can forget about it
Otherwise the experience is very pleasant.

2 days ago

Colombia

5

Philippe has a strong way of communication but the rules of work are clear and fair. He makes plans for going out to different activities and he includes everyone, so there is a nice group atmosphere which benefits group work.
The place is very nice and self sustainable in all aspects; you can eat food from de garden and be near tu nature.

about 2 months ago

Jamaica

5

It was so beautiful here, waking up every morning to a beautiful view makes it hard to leave. I've made friendships I'll treasure forever and I've learned a lot. Yes Phillipe has strong opinions but I've felt safe physically and emotionally. He makes an effort to provide a good experience by having activities on the weekends, and being considerate. I also got to enjoy the fruits of my labor. A truly satisfying experience. I would happily return.

5 months ago

Brazil

4

I learned a lot with my experience at Maison Bleue. Philippe is a very helpful host and keeps to the schedule, at the same time systematic and likes everything to be done his way.

Philippe is also a man of strong opinions and he loves to make jokes (especially if you are South American).

The farm is beautiful, spacious and with many animals. I helped with the construction work, the hours are divided into 2 shifts (from 9 am to 12 pm / 2 pm to 4 pm).

I feel like I learned a lot in the two weeks I was there. Thanks for everything Philippe!

8 months ago

Brazil

3

Maison Bleue is a beautiful and charming place, with animals such as donkeys, horses, chickens, cats and adorable dogs.
It was very nice to know the region.
The works were maintenance, construction, house keeping.
The times and exchanges were as agreed.
Philippe is a peculiar person, with a very strong personality and opinions, as well some unfunny jokes with people from other countries.
He brought me a lot of learning in the work that we did in construction, it'll help a lot in my life.

8 months ago

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