The hameau consists of a living/working area (ownership through holding shares) 
and the castle Pierrefitte (governed by a non-profit organisation)

Living/working area:

Core group
* permanent residents, grows in phases (maximum capacity for the whole domain: 56 inhabitants, kids included → +- 33 adults)                                     
* longterm-tenants can be a part of this maximum-capacity, we want to let this arise organically

Renovations: separate living-units (appartments, studio's, houses), scattered throughout the domain.

Communal part:
       * living kitchen, accesible and available for everyone
       * deepen and elaborate the vision, growth and expansion of Pierrefitte
       * shared tasks concerning the biogarden/orchard/animals (chickens, bees, goats, fish,...)
                                                    general maintenance and managing the supply of fire wood

Possible professional activities:
       * renovate ecologically, rocket stoves, tile or clay stoves, micro-turbines, isolation with hemp fiber
       * carpentry (building tumbleweeds, …) handyman, gardener
       * wanted professions in the area: nursing and doctors, baker, mechanic, smith
       * B&B – catering for educational centre- facilitate pilgrimage – bushcraft activities
       * horse trekking (holistic approach)
       * possibility of a house with a studio space for (old) crafts, artists,...
       * possibility of using the domain for holding workshops, courses/training
       * exploiting a small restaurant in the castle & occupying the appartement above it, providing breakfast for guests (opt.)

Activities of the non-profit organisation (long term):
      * small campground, gîtes (d'étappe), small number of hotelrooms, retreat cottages, tree huts,...
      * renting out meadows for survival camps, vision quests,...
      * exploiting the castle: training and knowledge center with accommodation, organising activities, restaurant
      * regional products store with tourist information (Mt. Beuvray,...) and a booking service
      * meals on wheels (a lot of eldery people in the region), shop service maybe,...

Group of members:
      * supportive
      * can rent spaces for own activities
      * temporary stay /seasonal residents or tenants
      * participate in communal activities
      * family, friends, volunteers
      * participants of formations/workshops/retreat/tourist stay

Castle Pierrefitte (non-profit organisation):

Refurbishment of the dependance:
      * temporary office, reception area and living kitchen with eating/meeting space
      * activity hall (first floor)
      * furnishing catering kitchen (basis is already in place)
      * sanitary block with washing place
      * lodging for temporary volunteers (four rooms with ensuite)
      * after the renovation of the castle, the activity hall will be moved to downstairs, as a space for courses/training
         and the first floor will be transformed into sleeping accommodation for participants 

Renovating the castle and transforming it to:
      * training and knowledge center: spaces for courses/workshops/training/consulting
      * hotelrooms, chambre d'hôtes, gîte
      * small restaurant with appartement above
      * housing for concierge
      * living kitchen and eating/meeting space
      * office, reception, library
The emphasis for us is that all this is done ecologically.


Renovating ecologically: (and in the typical Morvan-style)
      * isolation that can breathe (hemp)
      * rocket stove (complete combustion, low C02-emission)
      * local materials, energy efficient
      * ...
Low impact on environment:
      * limitation of the amount of residents
      * purifying waste water via plant filter
      * ...
Bio gardening:
      * the soil has been organically exploited for the past 15 years, this will be continued 
      * using local and native varieties as much as possible
      * regenerative gardening will be the main approach

      * small scale
      * servicable to environment (answering to local needs)
      * being as self-sufficient as possible

Car sharing/joint washing machines and utensils/...

We want to buy and renovate without (big) bank loans.
Preferable we'd like to have a mixture of nationalities, certainly not just Belgians.
We've been following a number of communities for quite some time, visiting them and having conversations, to learn from their experiences.