Life goes on, the village grows on ...

Ever since its humble beginnings in 2005, our little nest has been growing bigger, better and more beautiful by the day. On top of the three tree-houses, many common spots have been added to enjoy the experience even more.
 

Observation Deck

With a sublime view overlooking an ocean of green, the perfect place to meditate and elevate your vibration to the top of the peaks...

Lovers' Pergola

A flowery kiosk, a glowing sunset, and in the swing, by your side, your own sun. Things could be worse, as far as evenings go ...

The Fire Places

Upper or lower, two fire places, two ways of feeling nature, whether you prefer the whispering of the stream or the company of the stars ...

The Boulodrome

All the experts agree, it is always time to play boule, especially on a ground as neat and surprising as ours ...

Wild Shower

When summer is at its hottest, let yourself be tempted by the gentle freshness of crystal clear water flowing peacefully, like time, at the Eco Source ...

Vegetable Garden

No less than 15 medicinal and edible species and an orchard, are cultivated here in an organic and reasoned manner.

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The Hamocks 

Sheltered by the trees of the Eco Source, rest is even sweeter.

The Tea Spot

Sip a little tea to the music of life, wind lyrics and children's laughter coming from the kiosk just behind ...

The Sun Spot

Come in the early hours of the morning to recharge your batteries with positive energy, between the orchard and the vegetable garden, under the protection of the solar panels which feed the village.

What the future has in store ... 

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The Project

What a strange idea to build a place to live up high in the wild branches, deep in the Creuse forest ...

But quite a simple idea, really. The idea of Coming Back. Back to peace. Back to the roots. Back to yourself. Back to this lost paradise when we'll know how to look up, not to look out.

My name is Charles-Jules

 

At the age of 14, I left home to travel around the world, on my own. Six continents in three years, quite a way to go, landscapes to discover and great people to learn from … Upon my return, I learned the art of carpentry with the Compagnons, then the delicate science of herbalism and finally ended in the world of acrobanche ©.

 

Great encounters and competences gathered along the way helped me understand my path, my mission. Create a haven of peace, the communion of Nature and Man, so that the links between them, too long neglected, can be rewoven.

 

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The Art of Carpentry

Guess I'm pretty lucky. 'Cause, for the pas 17 years, I've been knocking on wood. I've been tackling it, tickling it, chiseling it and, most of all, listening to it.

 

Thanks to the Compagnons, I have learned precision and rigour. Thanks to the trees, I have learned to stand tall and own up to any storm. From both, I have learned the importance of the roots, for the branches to spread.

 

​There was no better way to pay respect to my masters in life than to bring them together in this little Eden, as a tribute to their wisdom and their generosity. The way it should be done.

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The Eco Source Arboricole

 

Located in the middle of a natural park, in the shadows of the Auvergne volcanos, our “village of the lost children” benefits from the best air quality in France, gently fostering a luxuriant flora and fauna.

 

Possibilities for hiking, fishing, cycling or horse riding are endless in this hidden paradise.

 

But wait, there is more ! The village is also a place of sharing and learning, raising consciousness on interactions between Man and Nature and holding workshops to learn carpentry, accorbranche, bush craft and soft survival. Enough to fulfill all appetites, for as it is well known, Man doesn’t just feed on bread.