VOLUNTEERS REQUEST - Community farm life in the south of France

Experience the CATFARM lifestyle community 

Catfarm is hosting travellers from all around the world. Volunteer and experience a community lifestyle in the south of France 

Update from the host 15 - 08 -2018


Hi Volunteers!
 Anyone looking to spend some time in France? Our off-grid permaculture community is looking for a community leader!

Wanted: A community leader who loves cats! 

We are a self-sustaining, off-grid community of travellers and creatives pioneering a different way of life, and we are looking for someone who is captivated by the potential of curiosities yet to unfold in the French hills. 

Ideally, we are looking for someone wanting to grow some roots, who would be willing to stay for between 3 and 24 months.

This position is open to couples too! 

We are looking for people to help the Catfarm put its best paw forward, who can organise the community, plan ahead and communicate well.

 It’s also a bonus if you have experience living off-grid and have skills in art or writing. 

As a Cat Commander (a.k.a community leader) you get some purrfect bonuses! 

For a start, you get to be a part of our global community of Cool Cats. 

This position also gives you your own space to be a digital nomad, and to develop your own creative project within the vision of the Catfarm
There’s even a tractor and workshop to help make this happen.

 On top of that, your accommodation is free! 

There is a house available but you are also welcome to bring a camper, and there’s even the potential to build your own tiny house on site. 

Your commission will be ⅓ of the Catfarm’s rental income, plus a fee as a cook during Erasmus projects.

Does an idyllic French farm community full of cats sound like the kind of life you’re looking for?
Find more information here:

Catfarm is hosting travellers from all around the world.

Step off-grid and join a collaborative art project and be a part of the purrrfect community. We are a collective in the beautiful south region of France, working, living, and growing alongside each other.
Sign up via our website (see contact details down below)!

Message from the host - other volunteers positions

We need some extra paws at the Catfarm that know how to nail woodwork or are generally handy.
To restore this rusty old ’74 Peugeot and convert it into an vintage sleeping vehicle!

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.

We are a collective in the beautiful south region of France, working, living, and growing alongside each other.

This volunteer project offers the unique opportunity to ride a tractor, scavenge a scrap yard, and build a masterpiece together.
We have the equipment to move huge pieces of metal and are open to all creative input.
The sky is the limit! If you are interested in collaborating with other types of artists, learning about sustainable living, and have an affinity for cats this is perfect for you!


It's just not doable to pay for the food of the people since we barely generate any income at all.
And what we do earn goes to our crazy projects.

 The Catfarm is a sister project of the registered non profit Adventures of the Valparaiso in the Netherlands.

Costs for food are between 3.5 - 5 euro a day.

Accommodation is included.

We work as a group and decide in the begin of the week the objectives in a community meeting.
We need handy people, but all sorts of people from all walks of life can sign up.

Minimum/Total time commitment - 1 week.

General info about the CATFARM

It is time to grow our family, this is not something that can be told, it is a feeling... a knowledge that comes when the time is right.
We are very lucky here, our family changes all the time with cheerful greetings that change into fond farewells.
Whilst here everyone finds their role, from a Mum to a Teenager plus a crazy Uncle/Auntie or two, each fulfilling important tasks and contributing in their own unique way.

It is now time to add a Sister or Brother to the mix.

This position is an exceptional opportunity for the right type of person. It's not just a new adventure... it is a way of life. It is a chance to step away from the humdrum existence of regular society and into a paradise of your own making. Step onto the Catfarm and into the alternative way to live: where the people are valued and 'Sharing is Caring' is the mantra that we live by. Feel welcomed, feel loved, fill your time making the right sort of difference with us.

My role is the Cat Commander - I look after Uncle Ruud, the Catfarm and the Human Cats who volunteer and become part of our family for the time they are here. My role is very fluid and consumes as much time as it must. Whilst we continue to build the community, there are many other tasks that need to be completed and this is the area that the right person will fulfil. Ideally you will have experience in Community life as well as strong project management skills. The ability to work independently is a must and also to be willing to commit to a 1 year minimum (there will be an initial probationary period to make sure we fit) be warned though, if the Magic of the Catfarm finds you… you may well find the rest of your life here.

This role is not for everybody, the magic and the opportunity are undeniable but living off-grid brings about its own challenges. It is a simple life. We are also always conscious of our main objective 'Sustainability' and you must be too. If ‘throw it away’ is the first thing that you think then you will find life here a challenge. We want to promote a way of being that moves as far away as possible from the disposable society we have become. This way of life is something that needs to start inside of yourself - if you can see the better way of doing things, then this could be for you.

If this is an opportunity that excites you, and you believe that you can bring something special to the role then please apply by letting us know why you think you would be good for us and the Catfarm. We look forward to hearing from you.

Bring your passion, bring your ideas, bring your personality and bring yourself to the stunning South of France.

Practical info

Everyday participants contribute €5/day which is inclusive of all meals and a glass of wine.
BYOS (Bring Your Own Sleepingbag)

Our main living area, The Hanger, is where we sleep, cook and relax. We require volunteers to be open to alternative ways of living, as you will be sleeping in our shared space, or in a tent or hammock.

Want to be a long term cat?


Find contact details and form to apply on: www.catfarm.net


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