Background & Ethos


The Project History

Ruth Phillips, the property owner, has lived and worked at Chateau de Cautine during the past 6 years, offering holidays and events.  It has take many years of research and planning in eco village set up and management to develop the unique formula presented here which allows people flexibility and freedom within a social and environmental context for living. After a wait of 5 years, the residential aspect of the project achieved the ‘miracle’ of exemption from the strict planning laws which exist in this region, and has outline approval at the local and departmental level for the creation of this eco hamlet on the Chateau de Cautine property.

Our Mission

Our mission is threefold:

1.     The Environment - to create a place to visit, holiday or live within a pristine natural and historical setting based on the principles of permaculture, working within nature in a harmonious, non-harmful way.

2.     Housing - To create beautiful, comfortable houses that are ecological and affordable, and that can run ‘off-grid’ for very low running costs; with community areas and the opportunity to co-manage.

3.     Community & activities - To offer opportunities to work and learn in the village with hospitality, leisure, relaxation, educational and cultural activities onsite and access to community when desired.


Permaculture Flower


Email or call us for more information

 UK: +44 (0)20 3287 9212

FRANCE: +33 (0)977 21 76 06