Ecological project in a mountanous environment (South France)

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Ecological project in a mountanous environment (South France)

  • Marker details
  • DescriptionThe CEPE Can OÏKOS aims at developping a self-resilient place in the middle of the Pyrenees mountain chain (South France).

    Here we learn, share, aware, respect, accompany, shape and communicate on a very simple basis : "Minimize your impact on this planet and maximise general happiness". This is one of the reason the place is vegan.

    If you want to share (or already share) this vision, you are more than welcome @ Can Oikos!

    Our work consist in :
    1/ Regenerating the soil together with providing food to the residents ; we base our work on permanent agro-forestry cycles (I am not talking of permaculture but it is);
    2/ Restauring an old house, partly troglodyte (carpentery, alternative way of energy production...) to create a workshop area where hosting events;
    3/ Building light habitats (tiny house, roulotte, geodesic domo, tree houses);
    4/ Developing medicinal herbs gardening;
    5/ Planning the animal refuge project;
    6/ Planning the refugees' housing project.
    More is explained hereafter, see

    After several years spent in different communities and farms, it is now time to build something coming from all the experiences gathered and positive energies accumulated :-)-> see

    In exchange of your help, we offer roof and comfortable bed, organic food, forest source water (healing properties for kidneys) in a moutainous healthy environment. We are located on a hicking path closeby a tiny village of 40 inhabitants ; the closest city is 1/2h car drive. Mediterranean see at 1hour. Spain is accessible by bicycle in 30 min. Barcelona is located 160km south.

    Work (max. 4 hours, 5 days a week) will be defined together according to your habilities and physical strength. Everybody can find his/her place @ can Oikos ;-)

    Welcome to our dream. May all the beings be free, in peace and happy.
  • LocationFrance, Occitanie, Pyrénées-Orientales, Lamanère

  • Work
  • Type of work This year (2018), a lot of help will be required in order to insulate the house with strawballs (500!!!!), build dry walls and mud to waterproof the walls. On the same time, we need garderners for our permacultural gardens and cook :-)
    More is explained in the general description and also hereafter, see
  • Hours per day 4-5h/day, 5 days a week
  • Work requirements: see description
  • Host's preferences
  • Availability: Send a message to inquire.
  • Duration of stay: Minimum a week in order to adapt; 2 weeks to be really helpfull to our project !!
  • Maximum number of helpers: 5
  • Last minute requests: Okay
  • Host
  • Languages:english français español nederlands
  • Has pets? 2 dogs for the moments
  • Smokes at home? No
  • Accommodation: house and geodesic domo
  • Additional info
  • see description