Because changing the world begins within yourself…
If you look at it from a distance: in our society, people care more for their cars then for their body. Imagine going to the garage with your car because it makes a funny noise and the technician gives you earplugs to solve the problem? You will not be satisfied won’t you? Isn’t it exactly the same when the doctor subscribes you a pill? Chinese medicine proved 1000 years ago that pain on your stomach can have a lot of different reasons different from the stomach itself. Why do so much people have confidence in someone who got pay from the pharmaceuticals to sell you a certain medicine? We should learn in school about being our own doctor…
Bargemon is an idyllic little village with 7 fountains, called the pearl of the Haut Var. Bargemon is a much used setting in many paintings because of the many picturesque little alleys and squares.
Not only the village itself is one of the most beautiful of the region but it’s location is perfect for discovering de Provence. It is only 30 minutes away from the “Côte d’Azur” or in the other direction of the Alpes with the famous “Gorges du Verdon”. A little further you can easily reach Nice, Cannes or some ski stations in the Alpes.
Bargemon is located in the mountains where you can enjoy the amazing views but at the same time the warm Mediterranean climate. The region is known for it’s olive oil and wine production.
In nature bacteria are the little animals who are responsible for breaking off all organic material. We can distinguish two different types : the aerobe and anaerobe bacteria. The main difference is that the aerobe bacteria needs oxygen, the anaerobe doesn’t. (meer…)
It is already a long time clear that chemical substances have a tremendous impact on our health, and the health of other living creatures. This impact shows only after a certain amount of time, different for one person or another. Our body becomes full of toxins that slow down the good functioning of our organs. Nature is already polluted in a way we can not return to 100 years ago. The government states that a small dosage of chemical in one product doesn’t harm you, but they never show the impact of the cocktail we get by using all the “convenient” product every day. Plastic packaging, exhaust gases, gases of paint and concrete in our homes, exterminators, clothing, food, deodorants, cosmetics, chemical sugars, chemical salt, flavor enhancers, cleaning products,…I can go on and fill the whole page.
Do we have to be pessimistic? No not at all , in fact it is the opposite, we need to change our habits! With Abriecosy we want to search for natural alternatives in order to eliminate most chemicals in our daily life. We can not be totally free anymore but it makes a huge difference if we eliminate the things we have impact on.
We always impact other life in order to live. Even if you are vegan, plants you eat die to give you the energy to live. The world of bacteria that lives in the soil nurturing the plants are destroyed just by making a hole in the ground. Every step we take , we crush life under our feet. So it can not be perfect but trying to make our impact to the world as small as possible is the way to go! And certainly think about what the impact is of our action. Let nature be our guide, partner to establish things. Let us try to give new life to “garbage” and make new things from already existing things. The society wants us to believe that a good economy and thus a lot of selling will bring us prosperity but if you think about it : If we all spend less money on useless things, we have to produce less so basically we all have to work less. That means more time for the important things in life like family, good food, enjoyment and it doesn’t have to cost so much.
Sleeping in Abriecosy :
Abriecosy invested a lot in a good night sleep for all of our guests (High-sensitive or not). All mattresses, pillows and linen are hypo-allergenic, 100% natural latex and organic cotton.
The house itself :
- Big living room or polyvalent space.
- Indoor and outdoor kitchen fully equipped with gasbarbecue.
- 2 rooms double bed , 2 rooms with double and singel bed
- 2 bathrooms with shower and toilet, 1 extra toilet upstairs
- Swimmingpool 12m x 6m
P R I C E S A N D A V A I L A B I L I T Y
High season (half July until half August):
During the high season Abriecosy is rented out as vacation or education home for min week period. Changing day is Saturday.
280 € / night (linen included), cleaning = 150€ , towels extra = 10€ /person
animals on demand.
Mid High season (beginning of July and end of August):
During the mid high season Abriecosy is rented out as vacation or education home for min week period. Changing day is Saturday.
275 € / night (linen included), cleaning = 150€ , towels extra = 10€ /person
animals on demand.
midseason (1 may – 30 June, 1 September – 30 Oktober)
minimum of three nights.
210 € / night (linen included), cleaning = 150€ , towels extra = 10€ /persoon
95 € / night room, vegan breakfast at 10€/pers/night (linen included, cleaning included)
Low season (1 November – 30 April)
180 € / night (linen included), cleaning = 150€ , towels extra = 10€ /persoon
80 € / night room, vegan breakfast at 10€/pers/night (linen included, cleaning included)
V O L U T E E R I N G
Also for volunteers we like to reserve a place with view over the mountains. We can use hands in the permaculture garden, workshops or the building projects.
Abriecosy wants to start projects with the intention to obtain :
- More autonomy in energy and livelihood.
- Less environmental impact.
- Educate people.
- Connecting more people on the idea and the activities.
Project energy production
In the Provence the sun is shining more then 300 days a year. We want to use this free energy source optimal to generate electricity. Abriecosy doesn’t want to support the nuclear energy plants in France at all. So the goal is to be off-grid. (meer…)
project ecological swimming pool
In most swimming pools the use of chemicals like chlorine prevents the growth of algae and bad bacteria. People who has a pool know how intense it is to maintain the water crystal clear. Most swimmers have no clue what they are swimming in. I don’t like this at all! Not only would I like to inform people about it , but I also want to create a pool with crystal clear water and without any additives. I want to base myself on the thoughts of Victor Schauberger and the principle of mountain lakes.
Two things are important :
1 the water must be living water : like in a mountain stream water needs to turn and swirl in order to absorb oxygen and energy.
2 Plants and animal life can clear water but provide also shadows to keep the water fresh.
3 The water needs to be refreshed constantly : The water source will be diverted directly in the pool.
4 Water below 25 °C doesn’t produce any bad bacteria.
project vermicompost installation toilets
In order to create a 100% ecological site it is important to compost all toilet waste. A normal sceptic installation is not sufficient enough to eliminate all harmful nitrates and bacterias before it enters the ground water. The Vermicomposting Flush Toilet systemof Anna Edey is the way to go. Earth worms are the workers who eliminate more then 90% of the harmful substances , the rest is done by a natural filterbed.