This is the story of a family of 5 with 3 boys aged 13, 11 and 5.
Our life's goal is simply to be happy, while preserving our planet.
We are experimenting with self-sufficiency in food, energy, health and
in a small traditional farmhouse that we are eco-renovating
in the heart of a small village in the chestnut grove of the Cantal
Cantalienne, in the Massif Central.
Since 2004, Rémi, studies the end of oil
and natural resources. Our system is out of breath, we must find
we must find solutions to do otherwise... Our life, rich of all his readings and
of all his readings and the reflections which resulted from it, was strongly
We have become collapsologists!
Bénédicte is a former teacher, passionate about NVC. Trained in traditional Chinese medicine
she proposes a psycho-corporal approach favoring the heart / body / mind link.
body / mind. To do so, she has developed skills in herbal medicine and researched many natural techniques, clay...
She divides her time between home schooling their 3 children, her
their 3 children, her consultations in Chinese medicine at her office,
her webinars on health and wellness, the maintenance and organization of their
and organization of their permaculture garden and the multiple experiments she
experimentations that she never stops testing in order to reach more autonomy.
autonomy. . She homeschools their 3 children using the Montessori pedagogy.
Rémi, is a former computer scientist reconverted in solar systems installer. He has evolved his activity to take advantage of all his years of experience and become today an energy advisor for self-buildings and eco-resilient renovation. He completes his activity thanks to a training of Council in electro-magnetic environment.
He is also very comfortable in carpentry, cabinet making, plumbing, electricity, mechanics... and many other activities. Multi-tasker,
he never stops developing new tools capable of operating without electricity
without electricity while preserving a level of domestic comfort.
domestic comfort. He is also actively working on the publication of his
Both have been trained in permaculture and are constantly
and are constantly experimenting with new techniques in their garden or home
in their garden or in their house, accompanied by their children who know the
the subject as well. They lead conferences and workshops on ecological resilience.
Today, they want to take action... and they are eager to share their many experiences by
and they are eager to share their multiple experiences by training you to become
to become ECO-RESILIENTS...
We propose you to share a moment of life with us and to put your tent or the one you propose on our land.
We live in a small village with the rhythm of the church bells and our space is a small resilient island in the center of the village.
You can pitch your tent on our relatively flat terrain.
The sanitary facilities
We share a dry toilet, a shower with solar hot water and a sink, all outside the house.
We can offer you a punctual access to internet on our computers or with a wired network because we shun all that is wireless, including wifi.
We have the possibility to provide you with electricity where you will set up your tent.
Our village is located halfway between the mountains and the lot.
With on one side the possibility to make multiple hikes and on the other side to make canoe kayak.
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.
What motivated our choice to spend a night at Benedicte's was their project (respect of bio diversity, among others...) and we were a little disappointed, brief exchanges, our hosts in professional activities during our passage; maybe another time...
We were delighted to share a moment with Rémi, unfortunately we did not meet Bénédicte. Rémi showed us his land and explained us his way of life, it was very interesting. To sleep there it was perfect: a big garden table, a grassy area to put the tent, a summer kitchen with electricity and water. The shower with a view on the nature is magic!
Very good welcome at Bénédicte, Rémi and their three boys. Everything seems well organized. Bravo for everything they do and share. In short! You will feel good in their home. Again, a big thank you for everything and good luck in all your projects.
Very pleasant stay, our children quickly sympathized with theirs, and the welcome was very enriching!
Bénédicte and Rémy, are people of heart, sharing and generosity...an evening spent in the company of this beautiful family, makes you want to stay for several nights...which I will do with great joy, at my next visit...
Thank you for these simple and rich moments.