Experience authentic off-the-grid lifestyle
in an energy self-sufficient farmhouse
The Montchauvel Project
An energy self-sufficiency showcase in a rural context
Survival with no grid connection and no fossil fuels? Is it really possible?
How to keep warm in winter with freezing temperatures? What would be the trade-off between comfort and sustainability? What can “renewable” energies actually do?
Come and check for yourself in our century-old family farm, which we have renovated into an authentic off-the-grid guesthouse.
We offer a unique lifestyle experience, based on technology and minimalism, in the heart of the Auvergne region, a mountainous area in Southern France.
Manage the energy balance hands-on during your stay
Heat from biomass
Heat generation through a wood-fired stove with cooking plate and water boiler
Solar heating through solar thermal panels and hot water buffer tanks
Electric power generation and storage through photovoltaic panels and batteries