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Self-Reliance Crafts Retreat France

September 24 at 5:00 pm - September 29 at 6:00 pm


Self-Reliance Crafts Retreat France

Wild Harvest are now running our popular Self-Reliance Crafts Retreats in a French Woodland so you can enjoy warmer weather and a bit of sightseeing too!

The retreat is suitable for beginners and is open to just nine guests.   It runs for five full days and six nights allowing a day each side to travel.   Arriving Sunday evening for meet and greet and the first workshop then settling in to your tipis before gathering round the fire to cook supper.  Each day Monday to Friday will begin with a cup of herb tea and fruit then either yoga, gentle exercising, instinctive archery or a walk.  The rest of the day will be packed full of workshops and talks interspersed with breathing out time chatting with new friends, reading, playing the Transformation Game, sunbathing, sleeping or sightseeing.

Workshops are as follows:

Leather journal making, mushroom log making, candle-making, rag-rugging, basket weaving, wild food foraging, natural toiletries, wild medicine, instinctive archery, permaculture design session inc. the permaculture hen talk, natural beekeeping talk inc. have a go at making a skep and butter making.  Participants will go home with their arms full of their hand-made natural crafts plus knowledge and new friendships feeling relaxed and empowered!  Lunches, refreshments and breakfasts are included and meal out or contributory buffet each eve. at participants own cost.  Optional gentle river canoeing or wild lake swimming!


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Tipi accommodation:

Tipis are carpeted and have fold out chair beds with proper hotel quality duvet bedding.  Mini wood-burners heat the tipis and candles light them.  Tipis are same-sex shared with two other ladies but this isn’t a problem as you don’t choose your tipi until the end of the first day by which time everyone has connected!  There is a fire circle and picnic benches plus a communal cabin with open-plan area for workshops/dining plus corner kitchen.  The cabin has a shower/sink and w.c but there will also be a forest loo.  Optional bring your own tent if you wish for more privacy and get a discount of 20%, contact us for details.


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September 24 at 5:00 pm
September 29 at 6:00 pm
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Self-Reliance Crafts Retreat France£350.00Self-Reliance Crafts Retreat France