Urban Roots . Rural Wings

 In 2006 we moved to La Pierre with Lily in our arms and a strong desire for a rural adventure. We begun to put into practice what we had learned whilst working on some great farms in New Zealand and Spain. Planting seeds, digging, mulching, watering and learning French. We embrace the multitude of skills that comes with a simple rural existence.


Ella is a creative chef with trainings in massage, aromatherapy, yoga and coming soon, beekeeping.

 "When food is prepared well, with love and with happy, healthy ingredients, this transfers into our bodies and we absorb the goodness straight off the plate"

Ed is a landscape gardener, plantsman, maker and all round very handy person :) "The best time to plant trees was 10 years ago, the other best time is today"

"Adopt the pace of nature, her secret is patience"

Ralph Waldo Emerson

"We love sharing this place with visitors and seeing how people begin to slow down during their stay" 

We tend to the land using permaculture principles, nurturing native species and working towards a more sustainable, self-sufficient, conscious existence.

We are passionate about conservation and re-establishing solid eco-systems.  Each year we plant trees to provide food which will protect our own future and the local wildlife. 

La Pierre has been a well-loved home and sanctuary for families and friends over many years. We are the 3rd and 4th generations to live here.

With eternal thanks to all our visitors who help to make La Pierre a sacred place.

We could not do this without you.

Each year we have planting and construction projects to achieve in our off-season months. With the help of volunteers, we aim to bring improvements to the land and all the various energy systems that exist within it.


We welcome volunteers and wwoofers to the land from March 1st. Please visit www.wwoof.fr or www.helpx.net For our listings

Thanks for reading! We look forward to hearing from you....