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Lovely house and Granges situated in the beautiful countryside of the Dordogne .

World, Europe, France, Tocane-Saint-Apre


Travel dates

12°C, 16:32

About the workproject

We need 2 volunteers

We are developing a collection of farmhouse buildings into a working studio for meditation and Yoga, guest accommodation, organic garden, sun terraces for relaxation. It is our intention to open as a small and intimate retreat centre for spiritual human development based on Buddhist values and principals. We would like to be open from April 2018 offering weekend and weekly courses, a quite and peaceful place to rest and recover.

About the host


Host since



English, Spanish, French

Last seen online

2 Months ago

Hi I bought a farmhouse in ruins at the start of the year and we have already made terrific progress. I started to study Buddhism 8 years ago and did my training in Yoga, Meditation and Mindfulness. The possibility of creating a small retreat centre has been a dream since I started my own practise and sharing the practise and knowledge with others would be a privilege. A huge amount of work has already taken place over the last year and the house is now fully habitable with a new kitchen, bathrooms and renovated bedrooms. The next stage of works will start in September as we continue to develop the Yoga & Meditation studio and further accommodation. We will need volunteers from the end of March 2018 onwards as we landscape and prepare the centre for its first set of visitors.

Project dates

Open for offers, contact us

Work to be done

  • gardening
  • construction
  • maintenance tasks

Expected workhours

  • 5 hours a day
  • 5 days a week

Work exchange deal

  • private room

  • shared meals

We currently have a microwave, a slow cooker and a barbecue. We are waiting for the range cooker to arrive in the next few weeks.

  • no money is involved

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