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Category for Rent
Outbuildings: Plenty
2 hectares
5 acres
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Living Areas: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1

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Owner smallholdingdesse
Title Permaculture Smallholding for Live In Couple
Location Poitou Charentes, France
Price £1 pcm
Deposit Required £1,000
Furnished / Unfurnished Furnished
Tenancy Period 2 month trial leading to year on year permanence
Property Available From Now
We are looking for people to come and assist with the building of a self-sustainable community based project.

The project is to create self-sustainable green lifestyle businesses that will coincide with the creation of a natural forest garden with various permaculture beds over a two-hectare plot.

The Place
The property consists of two main houses, large barn and numerous out buildings, all in need of renovation.

The property available is a large house of which the lower floor has been renovated. There is a large double bedroom, Large shower room/toilet and a large (at present) shared kitchen.

There are two hectares of land being planted with fruit trees and vegetables. We would expect that those that are interested take part fully with this side of the project. We are firm believers that the land should be worked with on a no till permaculture basis unless absolutely necessary otherwise.

Based at the property is a tree surgeon with a mobile sawmill. There is also a meditation teacher who is at present setting up meditation retreats.

We are ideally looking for a couple to come and be part of what we see as essential green ideals.

We are not looking for a rental input as such but we would expect that the house bills are met and that the candidates have skills to improve and renovate areas of the house and outbuildings. This will probably mean that you may have to have the capacity to earn outwith the smallholding itself. There is a mobile sawmill (lucas mill) which would be available for the right candidate to use if that be the source of income they wish to pursue. There is also ground work for the tree surgeon, so anyone who has relevant qualifications in using a chainsaw etc, would be well based to get occasional work on that front.

This is a lifestyle choice and not a job. Sometimes it asks a lot of us and at other times we can just enjoy it.

Bearing in mind that there are already two people here, the candidates have to be open and friendly. We are realistic about life and at times obviously everything isn't always rosy but we always like to maintain good communication with those around us and we would expect that in return.

We will be bringing in woofers and workawayers to carry out various tasks so there may be times that you have to oversee that.

Various work projects include; permaculture gardening, clearing buildings and renovation, looking after livestock and general grounds maintenance.

This is a challenging fun opportunity for the right people. You will need to be reliable, flexible and conscientious with a green work ethic. Working on this type of project there is always more to do than time to do it in. Working on natures time scale is not for someone with fixed ideals. We are really laid back characters but we have our vision and carry it forward every day, we would expect that the ideal candidates fit in with that mentality.

The Area
Near to the smallholding (within 4kms) there are all local amenities in the town called Sauze Vaussais and (at 1.5kms) a lovely “plan d’eau” lake with a area set aside for canoeing, there are also free to use BBQ’s, seating area and a play park for children.

Further a field you have Civray (10kms) which boasts really beautiful riverside walks, lovely restaurants and a recently built swimming pool and spa.

Further south you have Ruffec (15kms) again with nice restaurants and beautiful areas beside the river. River canoeing is available at high seasons during the year.

The smallholding is pinpointed in the middle of the three major cities Angouleme, Niort and Poitiers. All at around 45kms.

There is plenty to do out with but where we are is still rural and peaceful.

I am happy to chat about the project with those that are genuinely interested. Please email with a description of yourselves, your ideals and your skills and don't forget your contact telephone number so I can get in touch.

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