Maison Salvadore

The Slow Home


The slow home

Thursday 22nd - Monday 26th March 2018

Sometimes slowing down gets us where we want to be faster. This weekend pulls together local knowledge, materials and ingredients to practice the art of slowing down. Learn techniques for making a number of household essentials yourself, take away a set of condiments and samples of natural products all made by your own fair hands, you can even try throwing a pot. With our ceramics studio and teaching kitchen open to you all weekend and a number of activities you can dip in and out of, or just take one of our vintage bikes to explore the surrounding countryside.

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This weekend has been designed to let you do as little or as much as you want, whilst enjoying all that Salvadore and the surrounding area has to offer. With drop-in mini workshops, we will guide you through having a part in the creation of the elements that make up a home, wherever possible. 

  • Explore the area’s unspoilt natural habitats through foraging trips, boat, bike or horse rides
  • Make jams and regional specialties with locals
  • Make lotions and potions with Corinne, combining local know and centuries old recipes handed down to her
  • Throw a pot in our ceramics studio and fire up your creations in our wood-burning kiln

As all activities are optional, there’s always the opportunity to take time for yourself.  Spend time listening to records in your room or reading texts especially curated with slowing down in mind. Go for walks, swim in nearby lakes and rivers or cycle along one of the many disused train lines and ancient ash-shaded lanes, where its not uncommon to pass locals in their flat caps, wheel-barrowing large quantities of home grown vegetables around. 

This weekend is about re-engaging with the natural world whilst pampering mind body and soul, through being creators of our immediate environments. 


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16.00 – 18.00 Arrival and welcome
20:00 Dinner
21:00 – 21:30 Opening Ceremony


8:30 – 9:30 Breakfast
10:00 – 11 Yoga
11:30 – 12:30 Foraging or cosmetics
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
15:00 – 17:00 Ceramics or cooking
20:00  Dinner
21:00 – 21:30 Evening ritual

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8:30 – 9:30 Guided meditation
10:00 – 11 Yoga
11:30 – 12:30 Jam-making and eau de vie with Paulette
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
15:00 – 17:00 Boat / horse / cycle ride
20:00 – Dinner
21:00 – 21:30 Evening ritual

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8:30 – 9:30 Breakfast
10:00 – 11 Yoga
11:30 – 12:30 Foraging / natural cosmetics
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
15:00 – 17:00 Ceramics / cooking activity
20:00  Dinner
21:00 – 21:30 Evening summary

monday 26th march

8.30 – 9.30 Closing breakfast


Includes: all activities, materials, breakfast and lunch. Not included: dinner, evening activities or accommodation.


Includes: all activities, materials, all meals, transfers from Poitiers of Limoges and accommodation, use of onsite facilities

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