We are four women living and working together in a rural area in south of France, experimenting with different ways of finding generative livelihoods. Land-based, heart-felt and truly experienced. As we move differently but together, we are continuously asking what it is that collects our collective.

Lierlou is the name of the terrain that was given into our hands to work on. Hanne found its name in digging through old maps of our village, Balaguier d’Olt in the town hall. Lier means ‘Ivy’ and Lou comes from ‘wolf’. Are we dwelling on the Land of the Ivy Wolves?

We don’t work with visions and strategies. We work with questions.

How can the empty spaces of rural abandoned areas become breeding grounds for creative and generative livelihoods?

What does it mean to fully inhabit and listen to a landscape, as I step into action?

What do the traditions and habits of rural living tell about just and ecological ways of living in the anthropocene?

How can individual inquiries guide into a life of diversity within collective spheres?

Contact us at hello@lierlouandthevillage.org