La SOURCE Center for Research & Creation

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La SOURCE Center for Research & Creation

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  • DescriptionLa SOURCE Center for Research & Creation is the first international and interdisciplinary Love-Studies research center. We welcome researchers from all disciplines, creators working in every expressive medium, and also those searching for a quiet, peaceful, support place during times of crisis (which we call inner-connective researchers, or 'seekers').
    We are located on an old flax and linen farm in Brittany, France, between Les Monts d'Arrée and the sea.

    This is a new project. We arrive on-site in February, 2021.
    We are gathering a "Build-Up" team of volunteers for this development phase. Projects are diverse, and include: building of a summer/outdoor kitchen with a cob pizza oven... building geodesic dome-homes... building phyto-purification greywater systems... transforming horse stables into artist studios... helping with the arrival/install of our wellness center (sauna, jacuzzi, massage treatment room, etc.) ...creating walking paths... shaping an amphitheater... constructing our transparent meditation dome ... installing our plein-air botanical fire-bath...etc.

    As a community and project centered around love, we plan to work hard and play hard. Connection, fun, music, fire circles, game nights, beach picnics, wild swimming and forest hikes are all part of the picture here.

    We are a bilingual project (English and French). We have a big focus on sustainability and ecological harmony (without sacrificing comfort, style, and enjoyment). The area is remarkably beautiful and wild. We have ocean and lake swimming nearby. Several small cities and many beautiful villages to explore. We are quite an internationally influenced group who have traveled the world and engaged in many forms of inner and outer seeking... jungian archetypal analysis, taoism, the red path (and earth-traditions or 'shamanism'), zen meditation, body-friendly wellness, poetry, art, music, great and healthy food.... we are deeply engaged in seeing and understanding ourselves, in creative expression and also enjoyment of this miraculous gift of life.

    We will be using a totally transparent system of chore/task allocation. We also use Nonviolent communication and Hoʻoponopono for conflict resolution. We ask for a general attitude of generosity through contribution and a commitment to enjoying life together (fun is part of any harmonious community).

    We're in a great location for day-trips.
    10 minutes to Les Monts d'Arrée
    15 minutes to the Lake of Drennec (3 hours hike)
    15 minutes to the city of Morlaix (& TGV train station)
    25 minutes to the beaches of Carentec
    30 minutes to BES (Brest-Bretagne) airport
    35 minutes to the village of Roscoff
    45 minutes to the city of Brest
    1 hour to the city of Quimper
    2 hours to the city of Rennes
    3 hours to the city of Nantes
    3 hours & 30 minutes (by train) to Paris
    6 hours to Plymouth, UK (by ferryboat)
  • LocationFrance, Bretagne, Finistère, Pleyber-Christ

  • Work
  • Type of work Art project
    Charity work
    Farmstay
    Gardening
    General maintenance
    Help in the house
    Help with eco project
    Other
  • Hours per day 5 hours / 5 days a week (or the equivalent weekly if volunteers would like more days off)
  • Work requirements: Curious, open-minded, generous, helpful, caring attitude. Willingness to learn and teach. We start with that principle: we are all students and we are all teachers.
  • Host's preferences
  • Availability: Send a message to inquire.
  • Duration of stay: Minimum of 1 week.
  • Maximum number of helpers: 8
  • Last minute requests: Okay
  • Host
  • Languages:English and French
  • Has pets? Inside - 1 small, hypoallergenic dog. Outside - 12 goats, 5 chickens, 2 geese
  • Smokes at home? No
  • Accommodation: We have a variety of housing/rooms available - it will depend on your time of arrival and the duration of your stay. We have 3 units with two bedrooms and 1 bath; a large share-house with 6 bedrooms and 3 baths; and eventually 4 dome-homes with eco-showers/compost toilets. We have a small swimming pool, and about 12 acres of land/forest/field/valley with a couple of small streams.
  • Additional info
  • People with experience in construction, building, DIY, electricity, plumbing, etc are especially welcome.