“Douceur et Harmonie: Domain Maman Terre” A Vegan, Intentional and Eco Community

Welcome to the domain of Mother Earth “Douceur et Harmonie”:  a vegan, intentional and eco community.

We are looking for long-term and permanent residents and investors.

We are vegan community (Vivien, Bluette, Sylvain,  guests and visitors) living on 21 hectares of protected green forest and organic gardens. Situated in the eastern Pyrenees in the south of France. The house and gardens are on a ridge where you can see both the sun rise in the east and set in the west, the Mediterranean in the distance and have a great view of the sacred Canigou mountain of Catalonia. This area is famous for incredible fresh stream water, river swimming, natural hot baths, abundant local and Spanish produce, camping, hiking and great lighting.

Generally everyone speaks french but Bluette is fluent in English and German. There is a plenty of wild edible herbs, vegetable and herb gardens, fruit trees  and berry bushes.  Food is usually organic fruits, veggies, herbs, nuts, fresh (non wheat) bread, brown rice, spices, oils, and fresh carrot juice.  The water comes from a spring on the property and is delicious. A peaceful, calm, tranquil, inspiring and quiet environment where the focus has been “gentleness and harmony” since 1964 when Vivien first arrived. There is always something to do in the gardens and orchards or around the large house (9+ rooms).

The Douceur et Harmonie property is owned by an association and is strictly vegan (no smoking, no alcohol, no meat or animal products) and keen on the ethical and loving treatment of animals. Hence, D et H has been the home of many vegetarian animals such a birds, geese, ducks, rabbits, roosters and chickens; however, carnivorous animals such as dogs and cats are not welcome due to their tendency to attack the above animals (this has happened in the past).   Solar heated water, solar ovens, and spring water swimming pool.

Visitors should contribute to the cost of living, 15 euros per day, without participation at the tasks of the comunity.
To those who help in the garden, cooking and maintenance of the domain it’s free.   Membership of the association is mandatory (10 euros).

The latest newsletter (winter 2015) n° 141

Le dernier bulletin (hiver 2015) n° 141


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  1. 1

    Kristin said,

    hello mountain people,

    we liked to see your wonderful place on your website.
    we are three friends looking for a room in the pyrenäes where we can spend a eco-holiday.
    we love the nature and we want to work on a little projekt.
    can you help us to find a not expensive room in your village?

    we are interested at the ecovillage lifestyle. we have spent some month in a ecovillage in the swiss mountains
    and miss this experience and miss the mountains..

    We want to arrive on sunday of the 12 of september and stay one week.

    thank you very much

    anndrea and kristin and claudia

  2. 5

    Alex Say said,

    Hi, dear,
    My name is Alexander Sayassov, 53 y.o, Russian. Former architect, journalist, editor.
    I`d like to live in international intentional community, where different people live together with nature in a more open and honest way, where they work on a new and better world. I`d like to focus on the following values: integrity, transparency and openness, interest and care for each other and the environment. Also fond of therapy work, holistic well-being, and spiritual growth.

    All my previous life I lived in overcrowded mega polices fought for money, hourly stood in smoggy traffic, daily sat at offices, got nervous and mad on everything around and dreamed to get rid from all a that, but I had to response for my grand parents, wife and children. Take care, provide, entertain, educate, feed, defend, etc.

    Now all that problems have gone. Children grown up and grandchildren have their own opinions quite differ from my own. I feel free to devote the rest of my life to my own inner world. I like to write fairy tales, carving figures from wood, like all kinds of animals. I wake up early in the morning about 4 o`clock. Nature and sky at that time most pure and clean. Soul is celebrating. The best fruitful time for any kind of work starts from 5 a.m and finished about 3 o`clock in the afternoon for me. Then I have little meal (one time a day, except Friday – no meal at all). After that I`m ready to walk around, communicate, surf Internet get and share information, impressions. Day over about 9 in the evening when I cut off. Naturally, I can work in any other schedule, but prefer morning time.

    I am interested in permaculture, earth-based spiritualities, direct action, physical training , dancing and singing and making music, polyamorous relationships, cooking, organising gatherings, and being a positive force for transition.
    Recently I found information about your place at the internet. Main principles of your community attract me much. I`d like to join your community as volunteer work in exchange. If there is such possibility, I`m ready to come this Fall.

    Thank you for your time

    • 6

      mamanterre said,

      Hi Alex, please forward your email to Bleuette at this address: enthousiasme@wanadoo.fr . She does not see the comments on this site, you must email her directly! Thanks, Roxy

    • 7

      mamanterre said,

      please call or email Douceur Harmonie with this message. Bluette cannot see the messages on this website. Please forward your message directly to her at enthousiasme@wanadoo.fr. All their contact info is on their ic.org page.

    • 8

      Katerina said,

      I am interested in learning more and staying with you for some time, working as exchange. Could we contact by email?
      Je m’interesse à votre communauté et travailler avec vous. On pourrait communiquer via email?

  3. 9

    Sebastian said,

    bonjour, j’ai 31 ans. dont est-ce qu’on a besoin pour resider avec vous? qu’est-ce que vous offrez? quand? est-ce qu’on peut faire la connaissance?
    cordialement, sebastian

  4. 11

    Juan said,

    I just left a voice message in the telephone that is listed in ic.org.

    I hope to have the opportunity to visit your site soon!

    I will try to call back later!

    Take care!


  5. 13

    Lina Tovar said,

    Bonjour et merci pour la conversation sympa tout à l’heure (malgré mon francais limité…)

    Voilà donc mon adresse e-mail.
    Je vous remercie de votre générosité.


  6. 14

    Klara Jutterdal said,


    I’m a seventeen year old girl, living in Sweden, Stockholm. I’ve been thinkin of going to France a long time, I’ve studied the language in six years and want to experience the world outside sweden since i haven’t been abroad many times.
    Your village sounds fantastic, I myself is very intrested in living in harmony with the environment and nature (i go to a collage with recykling and a focus on global environmental questions) i am a vegetarian (going to be a vegan when i move out from my parents) and try to live my city life as environment friendly as i can. I am interested in seeing your way of living in contrast to my ordenary citylife! Is there posibilities to come and live with you a period, in the summer, perhaps? Since my economy isn’t very good i wonder if i could exchande working with you for a bed and food?

  7. 15

    Roxy said,

    please call or email Douceur Harmonie with this message. Bluette cannot see the messages on this website. Please forward your message directly to her at enthousiasme@wanadoo.fr. All their contact info is on their ic.org page.

  8. 16

    Leonhard said,

    hello everybody!

    I just came back from a 5 month internship at Solitude Farm in Auroville/India and at the moment I´m organizing a trip to different ecovillages and interesting farms in France, Spain and Portugal and through the website of the global ecovillage network I found your beautiful and exciting place. so my question is, if it would be possible for me to come to you for about a month (June) to work as a volunteer in your gardens and wherever help is needed?
    Please, if possible answer me on my email adress. Thank you in advance!
    All the best

  9. 17

    Dirk said,


    My name is Dirk from Belgium. I was wondering if you have some space for work exchange this summer? I would like to spend time with and learn from Nature and people who appreciate the same. Looking forward to your reply.


  10. 18

    Han said,

    We are a little family of 4 people from holland.
    We are going to saint marsal to visit the place of my grandmother in the mountains. We would really like to come by for a one day visit, somewhere between 15th and 30th of june. Is this ok?
    Would you like to send us the address and directions? (We know it is near ceret, but we don’t know the exact place) I couldn’t find it on the website.
    With love
    Han jacqueline Tara and Sigi

  11. 20

    cesar said,

    hola soy cesar de españa (burgos) tengo 42 años ,y estoy iteresado en el veganismo ,y si puedo ir a visitaros una semanas y colavorar
    un abrazo cesar

  12. 21

    Holà Cesar
    Gracias por tu mensage.
    Si quieres venir este verano, en julio or augusto por una semana, estamos de acuerdo.
    Mandame un mensage con la fecha que quieres pero, por favor, directamente a mi mail
    enthousiasme@wanadoo.fr y no sobre el sitio net.
    Si quieres llamar por teléfono :
    04 68 39 62 56
    Con amistad

  13. 22

    please call or email Douceur Harmonie with this message. Bluette cannot see the messages on this website. Please forward your message directly to her at enthousiasme@wanadoo.fr. All their contact info is on their ic.org page.

  14. 23

    clara said,

    Hi Community,

    I looking for community for me
    I’m 50 years old
    I’m researcher in cognitive science and conference and consulting in ecology
    around the world but now I ‘d like to have a quiet life
    I’m vegetarian and i like to pick up wild plants and gardening
    I hope to meet you soon
    kind regards

  15. 24

    Alex said,

    I dont reccomend to visit it ! They will feed you as in concentration camp ! Lots of work without food. Exept grass !!!

    • 25

      Solwen said,

      In answer to Alex’s message . I want to say that these assertions are entirely wrong. I often stayed at Maman Terre and the food is more than correct and good quality, including fruit vegetables, legums and cereals, in sufficient quantity. Grass is used only in juices with carots and other vegetables.
      If the work is sometimes quite intense, depending on the season, breaks periods are important and noone have to take part in these activities;

    • 26

      clearwater said,

      I was also in Douceur et Harmonie for 2 and a half months and need to correct this post.
      First, work was absolutely correct there. 6 hours / day, expect Sunday, like in every volunteering place. They were also flexible if anyone had special wishes, would like to go for excursions, etc.
      Second, food was excellent and wery good quality. Yes, they are vegans and give vegan food for the visitors and volunteers also, but they make this clear from the first moment, they write this for everyone before the first visit.
      Bleuette bakes bread, they often made hummus from chickpea, they have fresh salad from the garden everyday with 3-4 types of good quality virgin oil (olive, walnut etc.) They also offer everyday seasonal fruit, apples, pears, figs (they have many fig bushes), melon, the exotic khahi fruit, and in autumn time baked chesnuts (mmm…how yummi its was…) etc. They have homemade marmalade; honey, soymilk, nuts, raisins, many kinds of teas. They also cook rice, buckweat, millet and delicious vegetable soups. And yes, sometimes they made fresh juice varied with carrot, beetroot, apple, and they add grass. I found it very unique, tasty and healthy.
      “They will feed you like in a concentration camp”??? I AM SORRY??? I would like to know in which concentration camp started the residents their day with homemade bread (sometimes still warm) with sesame, tahini cream or peanuts cream with green jasmine tea, continued with vegetable soup, rice, salad from 5-6 types of salad with hummus and extra virigin olive oil, figs just from the fig tree, and finished with baked chesnuts???
      If people of concentration camps got Douceur and Harmonie food they would be happier and healtier than ever.
      As far as I know they got only some badly cooked soup and a piece of dry bread, or nothing.
      At least we learned this in history lessons.
      Douceur and Harmony food is totally the opposite, it was the best for me, I still miss it, and try to remake it in my own house.
      I can recommend it for anyone.

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  17. 28

    Laura said,


    Can i come and visit you? My biggest wish is to live in a vegan ecovillage and learn to become a 100% vegan myself. I feel so much anger and sadness towards “normal” people who eat meat right now, it´s killing me, especially that they don ´t understand what they are doing, treating living creatures as things…
    I´m vegetarian, studied accountancy but all i really want to do is to help Earth like i promised to but (still) not getting anywhere:(

  18. 29

    Han said,

    my name is Han and i ame 49 yaers old
    i like to know iff it is posibele to live in your community and make a chance in my live
    let the modern world fore what it is and go bac to the basic

  19. 30

    nicolas abouchaar said,

    i find your project excellent
    I am almost a a vegetarian person.
    What I do not understand is the fact that you are consciously changing the equilibrium of the changing by taking care just of vegetarian animals. Or am I mistaken?

    Have a nice sunday

  20. 31

    culo nicolas said,

    bonjour a vous, je cherche un lieu pour vivre en harmonie avec mes pensée. j ai 30 ans et j etait etancheur (etude en chimie et traitement de l eau). celibataire avec un chien vivant un peu partout en camping car depuis 7 ans.

  21. 32

    romano said,

    it is amazing..What a beautiful project ..
    Respect ..Respect

    ..Life is amazing …Life is a Mystery…I spent almost all my life in one country -yugoslavia and Slovenia …..

    Thanks to Universe when I was 40 years old ( now I am 50 ) i met one young traveller Blaz( Blessed)….This young man invited me to The World….
    i accepted and visited with him Morocco….

    and so my new Life began…..
    After i visited India and lived there a few months…It was beautiful experience .I feel India like my Home .I have met so many spirituel friends there.from all over the world …

    I am married in morocco with Moroccain Muslim woman .I got Baby -Malak.
    And travelled again to Domenican republic and lived there a while….visited America -usa
    But Baby called me back ….
    Morocco is beautiful country but I can not express my soul there ….and I miss beautiful greeny nature ….and free conversation -openminded….

    I am a writer and storry teller ….I like psychology .phylosophy,,,,meditation .
    I am vegetarien …

    i would like to live in community spirituel -artistic ..sharing with people everything .
    I believe in Love ,Freedom Equelity .Brotherhood.

    I would like to visit You one day ..
    What are condition for living in such community ????

    I am very serious and determined to change my environment .
    I would like that my Baby would live in free ,loving environment ….surrended with music …

    p.s I am very sorry because of many mistakes in my language…I hope You understand my Heart …

    best regards
    and warm greetings

  22. 33

    Sophie Nuber said,

    Nous sommes deux étudiantes de sciences d’environnement à Freiburg/Allemagne et nous voulons demander si ce possible de vivre avec vous pour une semaine dans le mars (le 21.3 – 28.3).
    Nous avons étudié les sciences de l’environnement pour trois semestres et on a apprendu beaucoup de choses théoretiques mais jamais pratiqué ces choses. C’est une raison pourquoi nous avons vous contacté. Une autre raison c’est notre intérêt pour expériencer une vie commune et une vie durable et avec la nature. On veut travailler dans la nature et on veut vous aider avec les jardins ou les animaux peut-etre:)

    Peut-etre vous pouvez nous reprondre si quelque chose comme ca, c’est possible.

    Nos dates:
    email: sophie.nuber@hotmail.de
    telephone: 0049/761/5146694

    Meilleures salutations
    Julianna et Sophie

  23. 34

    Fotini Damala said,


    Je m’appelle Fotini Damala et je voudrais venir vivre avec vous, dans l’ ecovillage.

    Je suis tres interesee aux medicaments alternatives, fabricacion de produits de beaute naturels, ayurveda, crystal-therapie, faloon dafa, histoire, mythologie, anthropologie, sociologie, resources d’energie alternatives, les arts, la music et la danse traditionelle, la peinture, la cultivation de plants avec de la music et bien sure la cultivacion biologique. J’aime bien travailler dans le jardin ou faire le menage et je suis en general tres habille a la construcion artistique.

    Hereusement, je parle mieux le francais que je l’ecrit…

    Je serais tres content, si vous me permetrez de vivre avec vous, pour qq temps, et si vous pouvez me renseigner un peut de plus sur qu’est-ce qu’on peut faire la haut ensemble, vous seriez tres amables.

    Merci beaucoup en avance,

    Fotini Damala

  24. 35

    ginashw said,


    Please can somebody contact me and let me know the email address as I would like to get in touch.


  25. 36

    ginashw said,

    Apologies, I should have left my email address! It is Ginashw@aol.com

  26. 38

    xavier godfrind said,


    je vous ai peut-etre deja contacté via hotmail
    (azerty19922009@hotmail.com) cependant cette boite mail a été piratée et suprimée!

    je vous contacte car moi et un ami démarrons en juillet pour un tour de l’europe à pied avec un euro par jour! en commançant par la france!

    le but de ce voyage est de découvrir une nouvelle fason de vivre, de consommer, etc

    nous cherchons donc des villages, habitats groupé, communautée, écologique, autarcique, en construction ou non … où nous pourrions faire du woofing durant quelque temps!

    serait-il possible de le pratiquer dans votre village?

    bien à vous

  27. 39

    melawi samir said,

    i’m interesting to participate to the project.
    this summer i don’t have much things to do …if you still need need help …I’m ready

    plz tell me what kind of project you are working on it this summer.
    and how long can we stay there…i mean by that there is a limitation or it s up to us we stay as long as we want.

    and how about food and living…should we pay for hosting or its free if we participate?

    why I’m interesting because i was planing on the past to buy a land on south France or Spain and to be self-sufficient on food medicine and transportation energy

    but i don’t have enough knowledges and experience…this is why I’m trying to find a community who share the same vision.

    sorry for my broken english
    thank you

  28. 40

    letizia fin said,

    Hi, my name is Letizia, I’m twenty-one years old.I’m really interested about your project and life style! I have a dream for my life, living in contact with the earth and exploit it and eat what I can give. So to do it before I need a experience. I need to meet new people with new stories, new experience. Now I’m still working in a organic food shop, but for the end of september I’m free.
    Sorry for my bad english.
    Please let me know soon if I can coming. I hope to see you soon.

  29. 41

    Bon jour
    My name is Mariam,I’m Spanish,musician,42years old.
    I like a lot your project and I would like to visit you this summertime.
    Tomorrow I’ll start to travel to France with my car plenty of music (piano,accordeon,drum,flutes…)I would like to meet you and if it’s possible spend some days with you.Maybe you would like some funny music workshop?or a concert of world music?I’m always ready for that!
    I speak and read French but I can’t write it correctly.
    I hope to meet you soon.
    Thank you

  30. 42

    sarah said,

    Hi🙂 , I’m a keen eco, vegan, mediator, and would love to come volunteer at your farm, and help out with whatever needs doing! It lloks like a fantastic project! iv done lots of wwoofing and lived in communities, i have just finished a years practical sustainability course that was in the city, so am now looking to reconnect with nature meditate, and help however i can🙂
    will be happy to hear from you
    love and light

  31. 43

    Öznur Karakaş said,

    I am interested in eco-village and intentional community projects around the world. I have been visiting such projects around the world for some time. As I have just started my education in Toulouse, I want to visit eco-villages around France. If it is convenient for you, I would love to volunteer (I can come as a visiter as well, if you don’t need volunteers) until 1st October).

    Looking forward to hearing from you,

  32. 44

    Aurora said,

    I’m planning on an eurotrip next summer and I’d love to be part of a project like yours. To be honest I can’t predict an accurate date since I’ll be hitch-hiking. Is it possible to ask for a job once being there or should I apply for it well in advance? Do you offer “trade work for food and a roof” programs?
    thanks in advance

    • 45

      alice said,


      I’m Alice, a 26 girl from Italy very interested in descovereing and learning about ecovillage and whatever about natural world!! i m sorry if i can not write you in french, i really would like, and this is another reason becuase of i would like to come to Frence, to learn the language!!

      I’m a chiropractcor: it is about connect the body with all its potential and armony its energy. I tell you that becuase if you could be interested we could do an interchange: it will be very nice to come to your ecovillage, stay there some time, learn from you and help you in whatever you need, and i could offer my job as chiropractor for the people who need and want.

      I just finished my study few mounths ago, so my finances are not so high…for that reason the idea of sharing knoledge and opporunites!!

      If you are interested in my porposal… let me know!! and also if you Know someone in your area who needs someone to work for harvest…i m very interested too!!

      thank you very much.


  33. 46

    sara et pierre said,

    Je vous ecris pour avoir plus d‘information sur l‘endroit ou vous etes car nous sommes deux a etre dans la region et nous aimerions venir passer quelques jours en votre compagnie.
    merci et peut etre a bientot.

  34. 47

    eta849 said,

    Hello Douceur & Harmonie people!

    I have come across some mentions of your project, which lead me here. After reading a bit about your goals and projects, I have become quite interested in seeing how you organize things and share your ideals and knowledge; I am thinking of paying a visit to a community in late November, and yours is at the top of my list! It is obvious that things will change, if not because people want it to change, then because there is no alternative, and to organize this change into something as interesting as you present is a very good starting point. Let me know about the possibility of a visit (me and my partner), what we need to know or do to make it happen, and hopefully we can learn from you and help spread your intentions further.

    Thank you for doing what you are doing, and maybe we can meet in the near future!


  35. 48

    Lennart & Jan said,

    Hello Everybody… We(Jan and Lennart) are traveling by bus from Germany to Spain… We have a bulli so the sleeping in your flat is not necessary(maybe we can take a shower:-)) We just want to ask if it´s possible to work for food. Cause we have a low budget…We are now in Mons(Belgium) and maybe we can come on Weekend or next week. We like to stay two or 3Weeks…
    it would be nice to heare from you
    Lennart & Jan

  36. 49

    Eszter toth said,

    Dear nice people,

    Thank you taking your time to read this mail. I appreciate it so much…

    We are two vagabonding soul who -after some years volunteering here and there-, are looking for a living posibility somewhere, where we can settle down for a while to do things for simple living, for mother earth. The journey is just starting and we are full of hope, knowing all around the world we can find good people with similar ideas, and place for exchange. My partner is a handy man, who do thai massage, I’m practising and teaching yoga, making macrame jewelery and we try to make handmade bodycare stuffs (soap, tooth powder) and discovering new things related with nature friendly, simply lifestyle…

    Now we have some financial difficulties and we are looking for any kind of possibilites to work. or work exchange possibility for food. (we have a camper…with bed shower …with all our necessity)
    with the macrame work I’m doing I’m wondering if you know contact for local,eco markets, artisan market, christmas market…near by where I can have a chance to share my work with the others.

    We are travelling slowly slowly from bologna to spain visiting ecovillages, yoga, meditation places, communitites…

    would be nice to see you on the way and share…

    hope hear about you and thank you for your help!

    all the best!

    Eszter, Elia

  37. 50

    Enrica said,

    Hi there !
    I’m Enrica from Italy🙂
    I checked your site and the place looks marvellous, I would like to know if I can come to visit you .
    Aswell I would like to know which are the conditions to join directly the community, just in case :))
    I’m looking for a place like this one to stay for a long period…my email is enricasunset@katamail.com.
    Hope to hear from you really soon !!
    Thanks and wish you the best.

  38. 51

    mani said,


    nous sommes une petite famille de 3, nous avons respectivement 34 32 et 8 ans.

    Notre intention commune est d’accomplir en france un périple de 6 mois sur les routes de campagne, et le tout en immersion total dans la france du coeur et du troc.

    Pendant ce voyage nous voulons aller à la rencontre des êtres qui vivent autrement de façon le plus possible autonome.

    Nous recherchons des lieux en nature exactement comme le votre, et nous aimerions savoir si vous accepteriez que nous y fassions une petite alte le temps de quelque jours.

    Et pour mélé l’utile à l’agréable, nous voulons en second plan de ce périple, accomplir un guide du vivre autrement…, pour montrer aux êtres en recherche, que c’est possible de vivre autrement… .

    Pour nous contacter voici une adresse mail… :


    En l’attente d’une réponse de votre part, veuillez reçevoir toute nos onde modulé du coeur.


  39. 52

    mani said,

    Nous recherchons des lieux en nature exactement comme le votre, et nous aimerions savoir si vous accepteriez que nous y fassions une petite alte le temps de quelque jours.

    vous avez bien compris que notre séjour, nous voulons le troquer contre services et partages de pensée… .


  40. 53

    Pneuma said,

    I am interested in visiting your community with my two teenage children either this coming summer or fall. We are looking for a community where we can ultimately purchase land and join a likeminded group of individuals. Thank you!


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    Mathias said,


    Ma partenaire et moi allons realiser un documentaire, cet ete 2014, sur les lieux alternatifs, de permaculture, agriculture biologique, communautés intentionnelles, etc. Nous construisons notre itinéraire d’un lieu intéressant a un autre a l’heure qu’il est, depuis la Nouvelle Zelande.

    Peut-on vous rendre visite, sejourner avec vous quelques jours, partager un moment de vie, filmer et interviewer ? Y a-t-il des dates qui vous conviendraient le mieux, des chantiers ou activites auquels nous pourrions participer ?

    Merci pour votre temps,
    Plaisir de vous lire,

    Mathias, Fiona et Melina (notre petite fille).

    • 65

      mamanterre said,

      Merci de votre interet et désolée pour le retard à répondre.

      c’est avec plaisir que nous vous recevrons .
      Merci de votre gentillesse pour proposer votre aide sur un chantier .et aussi pour faire un reportage .Mise à part la période du 15au 25 juillet ou nous nous recevrons des personnes qui viennent se ressourcer et jeuner vous pouvez choisir une date qui vous convient . Es ce que la seconde quinzaine d’aout vous conviendrait .
      Meilleures pensées

  52. 66

    Eleanor Smith-Hahn said,

    Je voudrais faire du bénévolat à votre éco-village avec deux autres pour une semaine en Août. J’apprécie les objectifs et la philosophie du mouvement éco-village, en particulier votre intérêt pour le véganisme, et j’aimerais vraiment participer. Nous sommes anglaises, je parle très peu de français et mes deux amies ne parlent que l’anglais. J’étudie le français au collège et voudrais utiliser cette occasion pour améliorer. J’ai lu votre site et je pense que le travail que vous faites est très impressionnant et la région est magnifique. Nous aimerions vraiment aider. Nous sommes trois femmes, j’ai 17 ans et les autres avons 18 et 40 ans. Nous n’avons pas de compétences spécialisées, mais nous sommes heureux d’aider partout, nous pourrions faire la cuisine ou le jardinage par exemple. J’ai une allergie au blé et au gluten – pourrais-je trouver la nourriture à manger en restant à votre éco-village?
    Merci beaucoup!
    (mon adresse email est: esmith.hahn@yahoo.co.uk)

  53. 67

    mamanterre said,

    Je suis désolée de n’avoir pu répondre à tous .J’apprends à me servir du blog et je pense que tout ira bien dans le futur .Je vais maintenant répondre aux messages de cette année .Désolée de répondre seulement maintenant .
    Merci de votre interet et si vous avez de l’enthousiasme pour aider notre communauté c’est avec plaisir que nous vous recevrons . Début aout semble bien pour nous .
    Pas de probléme pour le gluten , chaque jour il y a une céréale sans gluten , legumineuse ou légume du jardin , fruits et chacun choisit ce qui lui convient le mieux .
    Certains d’entre nous pratiquent le nudisme au jardin et pour les bains au dehors car nous avons remarqué que c’est très bon pour la santé.
    Meilleures pensées .

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      For RSS I guess if it can help to spread this information of couse you can use it .
      Gratefully .

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    enzo mignot said,


    I emailed Bleuette a few days ago but so far received no reply, I also called the phone number listed on IC.org but no answer, my girlfriend and I are looking to buy some land in the Pyrenees area but would like to spend a few months in a wonderful place like yours.. we would look forward to helping out for sure but would like to pay the daily fee in any case.. to have some free time to do research.. We are flying to France in the beginning of October.. is it possible that you would have space for us?

    Thanks a lot,


  58. 75

    Catarina Reis said,

    Hi everybody!

    My name is Catarina Reis, I’m a portuguese girl, newly licensed in international relations. The area of my course is definitely the most interesting area for me, however the subject about sustainable development catches mine attention and concerns.
    For that reason, I decide to get a gap year between my degree and master’s, related exclusively to this subject. The objective is to travel around europe and meet new ways of thinking and living. And to take more advantage of this adventure, my desire is to begin a research Project that gives value to the social dimension of a sustainable community. Fortunately these objective and area of interest are shared by a group of (3) friends of mine. We want to initiate a travel of adventure and learning. To learn theory as well as practice. We propose to exchange not only our work but exchange experiences and knowledge.
    Our propose to you is to stay, a period of time, as volunteer. We can offer our work and collaboration as well as our good energies. It will be very pleasant to work together, developing something that we all believe and because we care about our future as humanity.
    We would like to know your opinion and your availability in relation to this proposal.
    For us it’s a delight to make part of change.

    Best wishes,
    Catarina Reis

  59. 77

    enzo mignot said,

    Bonjour Bleuette,

    It is taking us a little bit longer to be ready to leave.. We will however be there before the end of the month.

    See you soon!


    • 78

      mamanterre said,

      Bonjour Enzo
      Si vous arrivez en train essayez d’éviter le dimanche pour arriver car ce jour la il y a seulement un bus entre Perpignan et la forge del mitg , les autres jours il y en a beacoup plus .
      A bientot et bon voyage .

  60. 79

    brad said,

    hi, is your commune still running? If so, I would be keen to contribute to it, x brad

  61. 81

    Anna A said,

    Je suis étudiante en travail social en Bretagne, j’ai un petite semaine de vacances qui commence ce soir et je serais bien venue vous visiter, partager, vous aider quelques jours🙂 ! Serais-ce possible? du lundi au vendredi par exemple?🙂
    A très vite !🙂

  62. 83

    My name is Melissa and I have lived in a vegetarian spiritual community in California for 7 years, I love the Pyrenees and I am looking for a quiet spot to finish my book about my spiritual adventures. I have steady income, and am looking for a base to be for at least a few months or maybe a year. Is it really cold there in the winter? and is there an airport nearby? I still travel every few months and help my friend with her non-duality retreats, so I need to know how isolated you are, and when it is available for me to come. Thanks so much, let me know what other information you need….

  63. 84

    mamanterre said,

    Dear Melissa
    Thank you for your interest .Good for your book about your spiritual adventures .
    I suggest to beging first with two weeks in september and see how it goes together , how you will love this place .
    winter time is not so cold and there is some rooms with a wood heater .The place is really quiet and isolated surronding with forest .(21 ha )
    Perpignan is the nearest town with an airport :60km from maman terre ; after there is a one euro bus .
    All the best

  64. 85

    Hugo Haggerty said,


    J’aimerais rester avec vous pendant quelques semaines cet ete. Serait-ce possible? Je serais heureux de contribuer a votre menage et de partager votre mode de vie. Je ne parle pas le francais couramment (je suis anglais) mais je pense que j’apprendrais vite.


    • 86

      mamanterre said,

      Bonjour Hugo
      Merci de ton interet .
      Nous pouvons te recevoir pour la premiére quinzaine d’aout , aprés nous aurons un camp vegan jusquà la fin du mois si tu souhaites y participer :
      : https://www.inscription-facile.com/form/2ZQSHJTQlNmKYrwSmAvO )
      Es ce que tu es déja vegetarien ou vegan ?

      • 87

        Hugo Haggerty said,

        Chere Bleuette,

        Merci beaucoup. Je suis vegetarien, et je serais heureux de pratiquer le veganisme pendant mon sejour. Je compte arriver a Perpignan jeudi le 6 aout, a 15h30, et puis prendre un bus a ta maison – est-ce que ca te va? Pourrais-tu me dire exactement comment proceder apres etre arrive a Perpignan?


  65. 88

    mamanterre said,

    Désolée pour le retard à répondre .
    Si tu peux arriver un peu plus tot pour le bus de 15h20 qui part de Perpignan à la forge del mitg puis faire le stop vers serralongue et maman terre .
    Amicalement Bleuette

    • 89

      Hugo Haggerty said,

      Malheureusement, je ne peux pas arriver a Perpignan avant 15h30. Est-ce qu’il n’y a pas de bus apres cette heure? Sinon, je peux prendre un bus a Le Tech, puis marcher a Serralongue. Peux-tu me dire ou tu te situes precisement? Je ne peux pas trouver Maman Terre sur la carte.


      • 90

        mamanterre said,

        Bonjour Hugo
        Tu as un autre bus à 16h10 qui arrive à Arles sur tech à 17h25 .
        Il est tres lent et aprés Arles su tech il n’y a plus de connection donc il faut continuer en stop à Serralongue .
        Au village tu peux tel , je viendrai .
        Je suis désolée de ne pas venir à Arles sur tech mais j’ai beaucoup de préparation à faire pour le c.V.
        Amicalement .

  66. 91

    Andro said,

    je suis voyageant par l’europe avec ma biciclette pour faire de accions veganes dans les villes ou je traverse.
    J’aimerais bien conaisser les comunautées veganes en france.
    Au septembre je vais traverser le sud de la france, mais je peux pas encore vous dire quel semaine, cela depend de mon voyage en italie.
    Est ce que je pourrait rester quelques jours chez vous pour connaisser votre comunité et aider avec les travaux?
    J’ai aussi une tente avec moi pour dormir.

    • 92

      Bleuette said,

      Tres bien de faire des actions veganes
      Comme il y a le camp vegan nous ne prenons plus de volontaires en aout mais septembre c’est bien .Nous serons plus disponibles .
      Au plaisir de la rencontre .

      • 93

        Andro said,

        Bon, au fin je suis un peu plus tard; j’/arriverais +/- le 6 de octubre, si ça est encore bien pour vous.

      • 94

        Andro said,

        Bonjour a tous!
        Merci pour le temps manifique que j’ai pu être avec vous.
        Maintenant, je suis déjà en Tarragona. Tout me va bien.
        J’ai oublier a vous informer: La pâte de coing la dernière qui était resté; c’était sans dates, sans raisins, c’était 100% coing, incroyablement bonne, n’est pas?

        Tout la Bonheur sur vôtres Chemins
        A bientôt… …au Monde Idealiste

  67. 95

    Hugo Haggerty said,


    J’espere arriver a Serralongue demain soir, comme prevu. Votre numero de telephone est 00 33 4 68 39 62 56, n’est-ce pas? J’ai hate de vous recontrer.


    • 96

      mamanterre said,

      Si tu trouves une voiture allant vers Lamanére tu peux continuer jusqu’au transformateur d’électricité .Apres notre chemin est indiqué sur la gauche .Nous sommes à 800m.
      Oui c’est bien cela pour le tel .
      A demain.

  68. 97

    Javi said,

    Hello DOUCEUR et HARMONIE community!

    I´m Javi Zuazua, originally from Spain, in particular from the Basque Country. I do not like flags and nations, so I´ll say that I´m a cosmopolitan person, who has been living for twenty years on a planet called Earth that wanders through the infinite universe.

    As you, I try to follow and ecologic and vegan way of life, in general, organic life style physically and mentally; as Greeks used to say, “Orandum est ut sit mens sāna in corpore sānō ”. So, I do not drink alcohol, smoke or take any drug or chemical product that changes my natural organism.

    I look for trips and experiences that make me learn from cultures and nature, help to make the world a better place contributing with what I know, improve in my own self knowledge and make me a better person. So, I´m here to ask you how i could enjoy a host from 20th to 30th of August at your vegan community. could get soaked from the place you live in and it´s richness from the nature point of view, share and learn as much as possible from the local culture, and from you and your knowledge and way of life.

    In case you want to contact me, my email is javizua17@gmail.com

    Thank you so much for listening. Peace!

    • 98

      Dear Javi
      It is pleasant to read about you , to see that we have common view.
      We are a soul using a body.
      From 15th until 31th august there is a vegan camp where you can participate ..

      Le Camp Végan est confirmé pour cet été 2015 !

      – 16 > 31 / 08 : près de Perpignan … Camp Végan 3 !! Nombreuses rencontres, partages, fêtes, activités diverses et passionnantes,
      r-évolutionnaires dans un cadre vegan et sans psychotropes, à participation libre et consciente ! Pour les vegan/végétariens et autres
      intéressés, tous les renseignements, inscriptions sont ici : http://textup.fr/128765RW

      Nous sommes une petite équipe pour organiser ce projet collectif alors vous êtes bienvenus🙂 , n’hésitez pas à proposer pour participer (pour
      la mise en place matérielle mais pas que, ça peut être la mise en contact pour les covoiturages, la diffusion, …)

      Faites tourner l’info dans les milieux végé-vegan, ou proches de confiance !

  69. 99

    Hi there, I’m travelling through France and Spain on a trip to look for possible eco-villages / co-housing initiatives for my family and I. Would it be possible to come and visit you around the end of this month (August)? If you’re able to email me on samantha@shortpersuasion.com that would be wonderful, thank you. Samm

  70. 100

    Sally Prinn said,


    Myself and my boyfriend in desperation just googled Vegan Communities worldwide and this project spoke out to us. I am Britsh, having been oversea’s since 2012 meeting Sean in Australia and have been travelling ever since. We are both vegans, travelling the world to make a difference volunteering at various charities and eco projects. We’re currently in Malaysia having gotten a little confused on our spiritual path and NEED to be back to being surrounded by nature, like minded beings giving something back!

    At this point your website has sold us, we want to stay long term, work in the garden and commitment is no troubles for us. We’ll book a flight on a reply with a ‘welcome’ honestly!

    We would love to hear back from you.

    Love & Light
    Sally & Sean

    • 101

      Thank you for your interest but we can’t take any engagement for a long term before to know you , before to live together .
      For now we can invite you for two weeks and see how it goes together .
      In peace .

      • 102

        Sally Prinn said,


        Thank you kindly for getting back to me. Of course this is completely understandable, and we would be delighted to come and stay for two weeks. I shall keep you informed with our expected arrival date but I believe it shall be mid to late October.

        Kindest regards,
        Sally & Sean

  71. 103

    Dear Andro
    We will be happy to meet you ., you can come for one or two weeks .

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    Tawnya said,

    Das Projekt wurde 2008 von der Charité Hochschulambulanz für Naturheilkunde ins Leben gerufen und soll Menschen zu mehr Bewegung im Alltag motivieren.

  74. 107

    Ich ernähre mich seit 7 Jahren vegetarisch, beschäftige mich in letzter Zeit immer intesiver mit Ernährung (inkl.

  75. 108

    Eula said,

    Mit dieser Kombination aus Bewegung und gesunder Ernährung nimmt man sanft ab, ohne sich zu quälen.

  76. 109

    majacore said,


    I am interested to move to a eco village for a while, i am an adult male able to work hard on the land but mostly looking for a quite place with good people where i can work on my web development projects so i’d need power, Internet and a dry shady space to work and will of course pay for my usage. sadly i don’t currently have my own tent though can construct something from tarps.

    my email is jamie at nomadic dot za dot org
    Hope this finds you well


    • 110

      mamanterre said,

      Dear Jamie
      Thank you for your interest . We will be happy to receive you .
      Now we have enough space inside . So we can provide a bedroom and another piece with an internet connection. .
      For how long and when do you want to come ?
      All the best

  77. 112

    Rebecca Metcalf said,


    My name is Rebecca, I am Australian and will be living in a town outside of Madrid from October through to December.

    I am currently working on a photography project that photographs different intentional communities around the world. So far I have photographed some in the U.S.A and am now looking to photograph some in Europe. Once I leave Europe I will head to Australia, where I plan to photograph some intentional communities in Oceania.

    I am reaching out to you in the hopes that you might be open to me visiting, and photographing your community. I photograph on a 120mm vintage film camera, as I feel that it is less imposing than a digital camera, and am always open to helping out with any work you are doing in exchange for you allowing me to photograph you.

    Unfortunately, my Spanish is awful but I will absolutely try my best to communicate in the language of your choice.

    Please let me know if this is of interest to you, and perhaps we can set up a day during a weekend that I could come and visit. If you have any questions please let me know. You can contact me at rebecca.metcalf01@gmail.com

    rebecca.metcalf 01 [at] gmail dot com


    — Rebecca

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