Build a Greenhouse/Polyhouse

Posted By Chris Reed / catfarm / Geen reacties

Mew, Come and be a Cool Cat at the Catfarm and project lead the construction of a much needed Greenhouse/Polyhouse.

Ideally we are looking for someone who has a mixed skill base of construction and gardening, although it is a project that two people with the skills between them could also achieve. This project would be your kitten and you would have full autonomy to create a master piece of  your choosing.

We would like to be able to grow as much Fruit, Veg and Herbs as possible, all year round, so that we can spend more money on wine haha  The climate is ideal for growth and it is such a waste of money buying from shops. So if you have a green tail and can come and build us something beautiful and sustainable, then you are the cat for us.

Follow the normal rules to apply and please include your idea/drawings for the project so that we can be on the same page before you arrive.

Cat Commander

Want to apply ? please email catfarm@adventuresofthevalparaiso.com

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VineTrailer to Tinyhouse

Posted By admin admin / catfarm / Geen reacties

Are you always jealous of how snails are able to take their home everywhere they go? Well, you don’t have to be any longer! You can learn valuable tiny house building skills by living right here at the Catfarm!

 

As some cats need some privacy outside our shared dormitory we are upcycling an old trailer into a tiny house. It won’t be connected to the water network because we already have a shower and kitchen inside, but other than that we plan to make this into a fully equipped one-person living space.

 

Our community needs a nomad looking to improve their building and team management skills. Any experience in the field of construction is greatly appreciated, but not required as long as you can put together a team of capable individuals.

 

READ HERE MORE ABOUT THE CATFARM

 

Your Are

  • opportunistic
  • optimistic
  • self-driven
  • flexible
  • capable of motivating other people
  • experienced with tools
  • willing to put two months of their time into this project

Your experience

  • Experience in building projects.
  • Being general handy ( and if a skill misses you know how to get the required skill in your team)
    • If you know of a helper with useful skill to assist the work (e.g Builder, mechanic, painter etc) invite them to the Catfarm to use their abilities

 

  • Make your own team! You don’t need to have all skills in order to complete the job!

 

 

Work Description

  • Upcycling a old tracktor trailer to a tinyhouse
  • Designing the interior
  • Making electricity work
  • Social Media
  • Communicating and working to timeline.
  • Sourcing sustainable materials.

 

You get

 

  • Technical understanding of basic construction
  • A say in what the result is going to look like
  • Experience in setting up your own project
  • Experience in creative recycling and upcycling
  • Opportunity to build your own team with our community


Time needed : Start date:

Duration: 2 months

Check out the page of the Catfarm before you sign-up and then use this form.

Want to apply ?

Please email to crew@adventuresofthevalparaiso.com and we will send you the signup form!

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Creative entrepreneurs wanted

Posted By admin admin / catfarm / Geen reacties

Want to live and work in a remote place where the climate is good and there is an amazing community?

Our vision is to make a nice hub for all sorts of creatives and entrepreneurs that feel the need for community. Travelers that want to be part of the bigger picture.

 

The Catfarm sits amongst wide open space near the seaside in France. The land allows for off the grid living and has the potential for a permaculture system to be in place.

 

We already have a nice community space and the entire house is self-sustainable.

What we want to do now is to build  a Tipi, an organic pool, upcycle an old timer car into a guestroom and many other funky projects around sustainability and living off-grid.  You as a community leader would have freedom to create your own projects with a kick-ass workshop and all the tools.  

In the future we plan to run small festivals as well!

The sky is the limit!

 

Who should apply as Cat commander?

  • Travelers with a lot of experience
  • Leaders who want to guide the other volunteers
  • Those that can be here for about half of the year. We share the role of Cat Commander 😉
  • Food is covered after the first month.
  • Couples are welcome!

If you just want to visit the Catfarm as a Coolcat for a shorter time feel free to sign up! We also need those cats to help on the projects for about 5 hours a day.

Facebook: Catfarm

Click here to sign up and read more about the project

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Design a ecological swimming pooll

Posted By admin admin / catfarm / Geen reacties

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Do you an experience in building an ecological pool or wanting to research this aspiring skill by working on this project? We’re looking for talented individuals with knowledge of permaculture who wants to be involved in building a self sustainable natural pool. Demonstrating a genuine interest in ecology is essential to the project. You will be a part of  a community who thrive together whilst working towards achieving sustainability through creative collaboration.

Aim: The challenge is to make an self sustainable ecological pool.

Your experience

  • Permaculture experience or education.
  • Experience or understanding the Eco pool concept and design.
  • Being general handy ( and if a skill misses you know how to get the required skill in your team)
  • If you know of a helper with useful skill to assist the work (e.g Builder, mechanic, painter etc) invite them to the farm to their abilities

Work Description

  • Careful planning and design of natural pools retains the beauty of the area as it ensures a harmonious relationship between landforms.
  • Organic nutrients are removed from the pool water starving algae and pathogens of the food they require
  • Knowing the correct balance of minerals keep the water chemistry just right for clean hygienic conditions
  • Communicating and working to timeline.
  • Sourcing sustainable materials.


Time needed : Start date

Duration: approx 16 weeks

Story

Description – As with any other permaculture inspired project or solution the natural swimming pool is a method of mimicking natural systems, which are the purest of them all. Not only is this the most natural method, but is more cost effective and requires less human input in the form of maintenance. Just like healthy soil, a balanced water system contains all the microorganisms needed to provide you with water so clean, you could wash with it and also drink it. The purpose of the pool is to create a more self-sufficient community on the cat farm.

The challenge for the ecological pool builder is to harness nature’s own processes to produce clean, clear water. The land allows for off the grid living and has the potential for a permaculture system to be in place. This project is ideal for a creative, ambitious soul that wants the chance to lead their own project whilst using some solid foundations that are already in place. It is a place with all the tools you need to let your imaginative ideas run free.

Want to apply ?

Please email to crew@adventuresofthevalparaiso.com and we will send you the signup form!

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Help us creating an enchanting Yurd or Tipi

Posted By admin admin / catfarm / Geen reacties

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Are you an experienced handyman wanting to improve your skill by working on a new project? Well you’ve come to the right place! We’re looking for talented individuals who want to be involved in building a Tipi at the Catfarm.

The Catfarm is a project that is ideal for a creative, ambitious soul that wants the chance to lead their own project whilst using some solid foundations that are already in place. It is a place with all the tools you need to let your imaginative ideas run free.

Aim: Build a awesome space that you yourself like to be in.

Role : Project manager, Tipi builder, sourcing materials,  Feel free to invite people to help you!

Where : Catfarm South of France

Your experience

  • Experience in building projects.
  • Being general handy ( and if a skill misses you know how to get the required skill in your team)
  • If you know of a helper with useful skill to assist the work (e.g Builder, mechanic, painter etc) invite them to the farm to their abilities

Work Description

  • Building and project manager building a Tipi.
  • Gain tools through trade to create items/artwork to trade further
  • Communicating and working to timeline.
  • Sourcing sustainable materials.


When : March/April 2017   Duration: 1,5 month

Story

The beauty of a tipi goes far deeper than appearances. The circle is an organic, healing shape, powerful medicine for anyone who has been shut up in rectangles for half a lifetime. Contact with the earth is not a metaphor in a tipi. Become one with the surrounding environment, sit down I can feel the skin of our mother under your bum. We are looking for community of members to help us with our project.

The Challenge is to build or assemble a tipi. This is a project that supplies a large amount of freedom but requires a lot of ambition, independence and the ability to be self sufficient. You will be apart of  the project working with volunteers and building this unique creative community. Being resourceful and using your initiative are very important to the success of this project in terms of seeing what the project needs to be sustainable and move forward.

Apply here

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Upcycle an Oldtimer into a guest room

Posted By admin admin / catfarm / Geen reacties

This cozy cat cabin will be the sparkling sleeping space for our romantically nomadic community members that want to rest their heads on something classy with a story.

The Grand Plan:

We plan to clear out the inside of the vehicle, dig and fill a foundation underneath, and add wooden floors and a double bed to make a cozy little cat cabin, turning the bonnet into a cupboard space. Then get the old girls heater working & give her some new windows for a super pimped up little bedroom.

The Challenge is to upcycle this oldtimer to a sleeping room. This is a project that supplies a large amount of freedom but requires a lot of ambition, independence and the ability to be self sufficient. You will be apart of  the project working with volunteers and building this unique creative community. Being resourceful and using your initiative are very important to the success of this project in terms of seeing what the project needs to be sustainable and move forward.

You can make even the front lights work again!

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Story

Thirty years ago the Captains father traveled from Holland to the Catfarm in Poussan France.

All he owned was inside this ’74 Peugeot 404. He is the fouder of this beautifull space near the sea.

Ten years later, in the nearby vilage of Sete, to his great shock, he discovered people gathered around the spot where he had parked his car –  as it had plurged into the canal! (“he must have forgotten the break…”)

The broken old car was taken out of the canal by divers a taken on a trailer back to the farm in Poussan, where she now gathers rust and some lush vegetation.

The restoration and transformation of the old car is not just a community project, but an effort to bring its story back to life as a character who is part of the Catfarm ( just like the souls who venture here )

More information regarding the Catfarm

 

Your experience

  • Experience in building projects.
  • Being general handy ( and if a skill misses you know how to get the required skill in your team)
  • If you know of a helper with useful skill to assist the work (e.g Builder, mechanic, painter etc) invite them to the Catfarm to use their abilities
  • Make your own team! You dont need to have all skills in order to complete the job!

 

Update 28 dec 2017

We started this project in the summer of 2017.
We are nearly done and would for the remaining tasks someone that has an eye for detail.

Here are some pics of the process;

ps.For the most recent pictures please check the Catfarm Facebook Page

Please don’t send a message on the facebook but contact us on the page instead.

 

 

 

 

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