OPEN CALL for projects

Would you like to be captivated by the curiosities that are yet to unfold in the French hills? Looking to be part of an inclusive, creative community? Come trade your skills and knowledge in exchange for partnering up with us to become part of our collaborator team.

The Catfarm in France is an off-grid community of travellers and creatives that come here to pioneer a different way of life, centred around Community, Sustainability, and Creativity.

We are searching for a new partner to join us in our vision to build a sustainable off-grid community in a former vineyard in the beautiful South of France, where the summer lasts eight months and the beach is just a few kilometres away. We are offering the opportunity to live here for free and make this your new home. You’ll be able to use a workshop full of tools (everything from a tractor to welding equipment and more), plenty of space for self-expression and creativity and a global community of volunteers that continuously sign up for helping out.

This way of life means you have the freedom to work as a digital nomad or find work in the surrounding area. A bed can be provided for you in the Hanger, but you can also bring a caravan or camper van, or build your own tiny house.

Would you like to get involved for a longer time(3+ months) and be part of our concept?

Are you:

  • Able to plan ahead
  • Communicative
  • Opportunistic
  • Driven
  • Self-organised

Then read further to see our opportunities for you.


Here we talk about long term collaborators if you like to see our short term project check out this page.

If you are looking for opportunities that don’t require you physically to be here
Please drop us a line with your CV and motivation corecrew@adventuresofthevalparaiso.com


Open Call for seasonal Catcommander

Want to be part of an inspiring community in the south of France and help to lead as our community leader?

Ideally, we are searching for people eager to grow roots and develop their own sustainable ethos here. We have the platform you can use to help us make more of a difference, and also live in this beautiful spot in the South of France.

What you get as our Cat Commander aka Community leader:

  • ⅓ of the income we generate in rentals
  • Fee as a cook when we organise Erasmus training
  • Space to work on your own projects.
  • Workshop with tools.
  • A big community of lovely people

What we expect as Cat Commander

  • At least a season commitment.
  • The first month is training, you will not get an income.
  • Leadership skills
  • Ability to plan ahead
  • Communicative
  • Experience in living off-grid
  • Artistic and writing skills are also a plus
  • Experience with tools is a plus

More info
http://bit.ly/2GI8S7f

 

Open Call for Wine Maker

What we would like to do is making our own wine. Are you the person who can cultivate our vineyards and produce a tasty Purr-lot or Cat-bernet?

Are you:

  • Skilled in cultivating vineyards and wine-making
  • Able to use your creative vision
  • Able to plan ahead
  • Communicative
  • Driven
  • Self-organised

Then you might be the right person to collaborate with the Catfarm as a winemaker.

 

Project Requirements

This is a longer-term project.

You will need to speak native-level French as there are administrative tasks to be done (such as getting planning permission from City Hall) which will require high-level language skills. Although we sometimes have French volunteers staying at the farm, our Cats come and go freely in typical feline style, and we can’t guarantee a native speaker being available during your stay.

 

Open Call for Dome City Architect!

Would you like to get involved for a longer time (4+months) and be part of our concept?

Are you:

  • Skilled in architectural design
  • Able to use your creative vision
  • Able to plan ahead
  • Communicative
  • Driven
  • Self-organised.
The Domes

We have big plans for one of our fields. A short way from the farm, this fallow plot of land is full of promise, just waiting for the right person to come and bring it to life. We envision a field filled with domes where our permaculture plants can thrive and we can educate local people and travellers on the benefits and possibilities of self-sufficiency. The domes will also be used in the future as part of our Youth Exchange programme, as well as a potential events space.

Although we have a clear overall vision for the project, the details and design of the project will be for you to decide – we want you to have the creative direction to mix your vision with ours!

 

Project Requirements

This is a longer-term project requiring at least a 4-month commitment from you (probably longer considering the work to be done).

You will need to speak native-level French as there are administrative tasks to be done (such as getting planning permission from City Hall) which will require high-level language skills. Although we sometimes have French volunteers staying at the farm, our Cats come and go freely in typical feline style, and we can’t guarantee a native speaker being available during your stay.

In return we will do all we can to help you bring your architectural vision to life: you will have full access to the farm’s equipment and facilities as well as our volunteers to help you, and we will do our best to provide anything else which you need (although please do bear in mind that we are just a small off-grid community, so if you ask for the moon you’ll have to wait while we open a space programme!)

We are currently also looking for:

 

  • Trainer for Youth Exchange trainings
  •  We organise trainings in partnership with Erasmus.
  • Perma-culture kickstarter
  • Software programmers / developers (online)
  • Documentary makers
  • Live with us and document our process.
  • Artists in residence (DJs, musicians, mural artists, festival makers, concept designers, performance artists etc.)

 

 

All applications are personally reviewed. Within 4 days, you will get a reply.

Go to the OPEN CALL for Partners form.

 

Got another purrr-fect idea? You could consider becoming part of the Catfarm family and PITCH a project to us!

 

Travellers or creatives that want to VOLUNTEER please click HERE!

The Catfarm grounds:

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