EVS at Essertfallon’s Bio-Farm in Switzerland!
Location: Essertfallon, Switzerland
Period: 05/08/2016 – 31/07/2017
Deadline: 10 July 2016
The “Fondation de communauté libres” from the french part of Switzerland is looking for 2 young motivated volunteers from Bulgaria, Romania, Italy and Sweden. The European Voluntary Service project in Essertfallon’s bio farm and eco-community will start in August 2016 and last for 12 months until the end of July 2017. It is an opportunity to especially learn and work on the eco-construction of “La Maison en Paille” a beautiful and entirely ecological straw-bale building dedicated to seminars and various activities. Depending on the season besides eco-building the volunteers will dedicate some time to creating functioning and graphically beautiful websites & newsletter, gardening, working in the bakery, taking care of the household and the kids.
The “Fondation des fermes communautaires libres” which owns the farms, decided to carry out this EVS project in order to put its 20 years of experience in service of the young European Volunteers. In the farms of the foundation many young and international people already volunteered and by directly using their hands and intellect learned how to live in a more sustainable way.
Essertfallon is a very beautiful ancient farm at 800 metres over sea level facing the river Doubs, which in the inside has been almost entirely redecorated with natural materials. Big clay ovens warm the whole house where we can also cook and heat the water in winter. Big solar panels heat the water in summer and produce electricity as well.
We have several rooms where the volunteers can find their cozy place to live. Toilets and showers are close by. The communitarian kitchen is always open and accessible and the meals are always organised to be ready at 12h30. Volunteers will have their own single room or share it with maximum one more volunteer of the same sex. We will provide the necessary bedding equipment so that volunteers survive the long Jura winters in a comfortable way. ☺
– Working on and caring for the ecological building site of “La Maison en Paille”
– Computer work: designing websites, flyers and newsletter to promote the activities in the “Maison en Paille” and Essertfallon
– Maintenance of the farm house through ecological reparations and care
– During spring time and summer time, working and caring for the garden and the greenhouse
– Taking care of the communitarian space and of the children.
We can only accept people from: Bulgaria, Romania, Italy or Sweden
Answer to the following questionnaire: http://goo.gl/forms/aQQtG5VOHJ8grfWz1 or write and email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can find more ingormation in the info pack to download: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1hyYD–KMwnNXdUbTd2RUJyRndzblRueTZycElCVkFkQ2N3/view?usp=sharing