Build a hut with your family in Vercors, South of France
Location : Vercors
Dates : July
Duration : 1 week
Tariff : 850,00 €
Dates : From 06 to 13 July 2019
Spend a week-long family holiday in the beautiful Vercors mountains, interacting with other families.
Every morning, families take part in the building of a wooden hut in respect of the environment thus contributing to the local development of the hamlet.
In the afternoon, you will enjoy the beauty of this region:
- Hiking (GR 9 of the Grande Traversée du Vercors and many waterfalls nearby)
- Climbing (Presle cliffs accessible from the site)
- Caving and cave diving (unique caves at 5 minutes)
- Swimming in the rivers of Bourne at 3km
- Visit of the famous cave of Choranche at 2km
- Visit villages with suspended houses
During your stay, two collective meals will be offered at the Cabane Café and a party will be organized on the last evening to inaugurate your hut!
A walk to learn about and pick up wild plants can also be offered.
Les Hauts de Choranche are a set of cottages in a 18th century hamlet, restored by Gilles in respect of cultural heritage and the environment.
Each cottage has a capacity of 4 people and includes bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and living room with stunning views on the Vercors mountains.
On the other side of the road, Gilles has also created the Cabane Café ... an unusual place that welcome anyone in a beautiful nature over 8000m2.
The Cabane Café offers local catering, more than 90% of the products come from neighboring Vercors farms and more than 70% are organic.
In addition to offering local products, the Cabane Café consists of unusual relaxation areas: hammocks, canopy straw beds, huts (you will contribute to the project thanks to the hut you build during the week! ).
Who can apply?
This programme is open to any family (French and international). Children are welcome from 4 years old but must remain under the care of their parents during both work and leisure time. All nationalities are welcome!
Lenth: 1 week
Lodging & living conditions:
You will stay in one of the cottages renovated by Gilles. Cottages can accommodate 4 persons. They are self-catering accommodations with kitchen and independent bathroom (you will need to do some shopping for your meals in the surrounding villages). Sheets and linens are included.
Location: The hamlet is located 50 km east of Valence. The nearest train station is in Saint-Marcellin at 20km.
Price: 850 € per family for the week (from one adult, one child and untill 4 persons)
This price includes:
⦁ Registration fee to organise the programme
⦁ Membership fee to the association ALIORE
⦁ Accommodation for the week up to 4 persons
⦁ 2 meals at the Cabane Café
Whether for you or for your children, the benefits of this family workcamp are important:
⦁ A real cultural exchange with locals and other families
⦁ Participate in a useful local project
⦁ Practise French and experience French life style
⦁ An introduction to wood construction
⦁ Discover a region full of wonderful sights
⦁ And so much more… !
Good to know: You will also find on the site learning trails about the bee ...
Gilles has created the Beeppy association to preserve bees, which trains future beekeepers for free!