La Maison de Laurence, an eco-friendly home… a work in progress for you… and thanks to you!
Every day we take another step towards an ecologically self-sufficient home.
By coming to stay with us, you are participating in this transformation. Through your loyalty, you are supporting our progress.
All the improvements made to our house have been completed by the family ourselves. Working together we were able to build a water tank to collect rainwater and water from temporary springs. We therefore have up to 50,000 liters to use to water our garden.
We have just set up our first homemade beehive, thanks once again to Nicolas’ skill as a craftsman. He built the hive using the eco-friendly Warré method, which stops parasites entering the hive and therefore avoids the need to use pesticides.
Compost toilets are at your disposal at the end of the garden. We encourage you to use them, together with their compost container, in which you can also throw all your food waste (unless you want to give it to the poultry).
Of course we also sort our household rubbish, using the appropriate containers put at your disposal.
In the house you will find entirely biodegradable cleaning products, together with savon de Marseille soap and white vinegar.
The indoor paint is entirely natural and ecological.
In 2010 and 2011, we renovated all the windows, installing double-glazed frames created by a local craftsman using French chestnut.
Our house will soon be heated by a wood boiler.
All the facades will be traditionally renovated using the lime technique, removing the cement joints and allowing the house to breathe, therefore creating a healthier indoor environment.
As you can see, here you will be welcomed into a family home where everyone is committed to preserving the environment, in their personal lives as well as in their work.
If you wish to buy some organic vegetables and bread, Vence hosts two organic bakeries, its supermarkets all have organic departments, and local producers are present at the market held every Friday morning in the Place du Grand Jardin.