Mountain Makers

14 rue des écoles, 63410, Manzat, France

Makerspace Espace de coworking Fab Lab Résidence Makers for Solidarity

Superficie 300 m²

Ouvert en Juin 2020

Type de structure Association (NGO)

Exploré en Février 2021


Mountain Makers is a rural makerspace including houses to host up to 6 international residents! We aim to renovate by ourselves barns and a garage on-site. Makers are there almost every day to work on the renovation but the makerspace is not officially open to the public yet. Feel free to contact and make a stop to meet the local makers community!

Thématiques principales

Technologie - machines & outils Communauté Makers en Résidence

Cet atelier est fait pour les :

Associations Seniors Artisans Makers hobbyistes Adolescents entre 12 et 18 ans Toute personne & toute organisation ! Agriculteurs Résidence de makers

MAKER RESIDENCY 2022 - MOUNTAIN MAKERS

Every summer and for a week, we invite 20 international Makers to the village of Manzat and its surroundings to come and carry out activities related to the makerspace but also to discover our region.

  • TYPE OF ACTIVITIES: P2P workshop and renovation of the makerspace
  • PERIOD: 7 days
  • DATES: 8 to 14 August
  • TRANSPORT: Not included
  • ACCOMMODATION: Included
  • FOOD: Included with donation possible (3 meals/day)
  • EXTRA FINANCIAL SUPPORT: Not Included
  • HOW MANY PLACES: 20
  • APPLICATION DEADLINES: 1st July 2022

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Start your Journey

(If the orange button doesn’t open well, please, just send us an email on residency@vulca.eu with:
- Object: MAKER RESIDENCY 2022 - MOUNTAIN MAKERS - OPEN DOOR
- Message : Short presentation of yourself + when you’re available for a video call)

Interview & visite guidée

Rencontrez une personne de notre atelier & découvrez le lieu par vous-même

Notre atelier en détails

Découvrez en plus sur notre espace, nos membres, nos machines & services !

🏞 Welcoming makers refugees 🏞
WORKAWAY in a FRENCH MAKERSPACE

Since 2020 we renovate an old barn and garage to create a makerspace in our village. We are a community of local makers and invite you to integrate our everyday life here. We can host for free one maker in our little studio fully equipped and in return, you can help us to renovate the future makerspace of our village + participate in diverse activities we organize (repair’café, workshops, trainings…).

More info :
📆 DATES: From April 2022
⏳ PERIOD: Flexible
📍 TRANSPORT: Get Clermont-Ferrand and we pick you up by car
🏡 ACCOMMODATION: Included (private room, private shower, and WC)
🥗 FOOD: Included (3 meals/day)
💰 EXTRA FINANCIAL SUPPORT: no
👥 HOW MANY PLACES AVAILABLE: 1
⏺ CRITERIA : Speaking English or French
📝 CONTACT NAME: Alexandre Rousselet

CONTACT US

If the orange button doesn’t open well, please, just send us an email on residency@vulca.eu with:
- Object: SOLIDARITY WITH MAKERS (Mountain Makers)
- Message: Short presentation of yourself + when you’re available for a video call)


FULL LIST OF HOSTING MAKERSPACES

The project has started with the physical reconstruction of abandoned old farms and garages where they will gather together a local makers community.

They are creating a rural Makerspace that will be accesible every day, both to local members and international residents.

This will create an eclectic community of young volunteers, curious citizens, entrepreneurs, international artists or makers, where they can feel free to use the space and facilities as a part of the community.

This includes:

  • local homes to host international makers and workspaces
  • educational facilities to combine digital and analogue knowledge, processes and capabilities
  • pop-up workshops based on expertise of makers-in-residency

… all of them created to work in concert with local projects

The project aspires to highlight the power of the makers movement in the reinvention of and contribution to a sustainable future, created in ways that are replicable and open sourced.

About +20 active members come regularly to the makerspace and every week, we have new visits.

The Mountain makers’ community is very diverse. The youngest member is 15 years old and the oldest 83 years old.

To give you an overview, we can find several students involving in many different fields, also retired with a huge life experience, Engineer in Chemistry / Forge / Foundry / Dev’ and also more widely Carpenter, Plumber, Teacher, farmers, …

Since we live in a countryside, most of the members come from villages around but also from the large cities, such as Clermont-Ferrand (+30km).

The business model is a balance between membership, event and donations.

The project is jointly-led by several local and national partners, in a list that keeps expanding. These include :

🏞 Welcoming makers refugees 🏞
WORKAWAY in a FRENCH MAKERSPACE

Since 2020 we renovate an old barn and garage to create a makerspace in our village. We are a community of local makers and invite you to integrate our everyday life here. We can host for free one maker in our little studio fully equipped and in return, you can help us to renovate the future makerspace of our village + participate in diverse activities we organize (repair’café, workshops, trainings…).

More info :
📆 DATES: From April 2022
⏳ PERIOD: Flexible
📍 TRANSPORT: Get Clermont-Ferrand and we pick you up by car
🏡 ACCOMMODATION: Included (private room, private shower, and WC)
🥗 FOOD: Included (3 meals/day)
💰 EXTRA FINANCIAL SUPPORT: no
👥 HOW MANY PLACES AVAILABLE: 1
⏺ CRITERIA : Speaking English or French
📝 CONTACT NAME: Alexandre Rousselet

CONTACT US

If the orange button doesn’t open well, please, just send us an email on residency@vulca.eu with:
- Object: SOLIDARITY WITH MAKERS (Mountain Makers)
- Message: Short presentation of yourself + when you’re available for a video call)


FULL LIST OF HOSTING MAKERSPACES

The project has started with the physical reconstruction of abandoned old farms and garages where they will gather together a local makers community.

They are creating a rural Makerspace that will be accesible every day, both to local members and international residents.

This will create an eclectic community of young volunteers, curious citizens, entrepreneurs, international artists or makers, where they can feel free to use the space and facilities as a part of the community.

This includes:

  • local homes to host international makers and workspaces
  • educational facilities to combine digital and analogue knowledge, processes and capabilities
  • pop-up workshops based on expertise of makers-in-residency

… all of them created to work in concert with local projects

The project aspires to highlight the power of the makers movement in the reinvention of and contribution to a sustainable future, created in ways that are replicable and open sourced.

About +20 active members come regularly to the makerspace and every week, we have new visits.

The Mountain makers’ community is very diverse. The youngest member is 15 years old and the oldest 83 years old.

To give you an overview, we can find several students involving in many different fields, also retired with a huge life experience, Engineer in Chemistry / Forge / Foundry / Dev’ and also more widely Carpenter, Plumber, Teacher, farmers, …

Since we live in a countryside, most of the members come from villages around but also from the large cities, such as Clermont-Ferrand (+30km).

The business model is a balance between membership, event and donations.

The project is jointly-led by several local and national partners, in a list that keeps expanding. These include :

Machines & outils mis à disposition

Arduino Uno perceuses à colonne scie circulaire perceuse scie à onglet Ruban de scie Etabli outillage

Technologies & procédés mis à disposition

Etabli outillage Impression 3D Outils pour le bois Outils pour le métal Soudure

Services proposés

Centre communautaire Programmes de résidences Espace de travail partagé Programmes d'échanges

Nos pratiques inspirantes

Ce que nous faisons de particulier pour gérer notre espace collaboratif

Community-built Makerspace

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A community in the heart of the project

Mountain Makers is a makerspace still under construction. We started having two old farms and a garage, and we want this space to grow in parallel with its community.

We are developing a sense of belonging of the local community by including the community from the very beginning in the renovation of the place. We build roofs together, pour concrete, dig the ground, anything and everything needed to build a space. And we learn a lot from each other! Everybody is an expert in something else.

But we also want to be internationally connected. This is why every year we organise a participative week where we invite 10-20 international makers to come, make and learn together.

We foster among our member’s exchanges, mutual aid, solidarity, the pooling of resources, sharing the good practices, knowledge, experiences, and trans-disciplinary and trans-generational know-how in order to facilitate the transition from idea to reality for the members of the association.


Nos projets de makers

Inspirez-vous des projets DIY de notre équipe & nos membres

Community-built Makerspace

Develop a feeling of belonging by building together our shared space

We believe that the renovation of a space will create a united community that will know how to use the makerspace as a whole and be resilient over time.


A long-term vision

It has the ultimate goal to launch and settle a makers community in middle France, to facilitate and provide an enabling environment for the current and next generation of makers.

  • EDUCATION and LONG LIFE LEARNING: To attract skills from diverse sectors that contribute to the empowerment both the youth and elders of local communities.
  • CULTURAL and SOCIAL INCLUSION: To attract international citizens to meet with local people, so they can inspire each other.
  • ENTREPRENEURSHIP and INNOVATION: To attract talents from all over the world to contribute to the development of the region.

Come and experience for yourself!


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