Our project

From a dream to reality

 

Cochlea is a dream that I have had for a long time and which finally took shape after several months. It is a professional reconversion, born of my need for independence, for meetings, for sharing; also linked to the difficulty I had this last years to insert myself in the teaching world.

It is finally a beautiful – albeit long – road traveled with my family and the prospect of happy meetings! Would you like to know more about our history, about the project, know what led to Cochlea? It’s over here!

COCHLEA : THE SHORT STORY…

Cochlea, in Latin, is the snail and the shell he wears. It is soft and round… It is calm and perseverance in a turbulent life, in the upheavals it puts on our path. It is the gentleness and the slowness that I need in these fast-paced times.

Cochlea is also the spiral: shape commonly found in nature, very ancient symbol of the return to oneself but also of the opening to others. It is the image of progress, of evolution, of journey. A resolutely open and optimistic motif!

I find myself well in this shape…

Like the spiral, I turned around for a while, on my way, before finding the flame that would revive me. From being a teacher, I find myself a learner: I discover another world, a new job, I relearn languages. From passing on, I move on to reception, while keeping in mind the need to meet and share with young and old alike. From being focused on my own little world, I open up to others, to meet new people, to the planet; I allow myself to go beyond my comfort zone and to explore what will come my way.

After months of reflection with my husband about our family organization, our impact on the planet, the efforts we have made and need to make (and our inconsistencies, too) and the search of houses that would lend themselves to this project, we came across this beautiful house for which we fell in love. Big enough to accommodate our “small” family and the guest rooms, bright, it also allows our children to be independent. With a small garden as a bonus, right in the city center… this is the dream house!

Cochlea is set to grow. That is why we kept the “et bla bla bla”, which says “no fuss” as well as openness to new things. It will evolve over time, as children grow up, as time I’ll have, too!

Themed and personalized stays, workshops, exhibitions of local artists, ethical and solidarity-based collaborations … Ideas abound.

And you, do you have ideas to share? Let me know 🙂

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Cochlea will be environmentally responsible and sustainable: I made choices accordingly!

A LOCAL BREAKFAST

What better way to start the day than with a local, organic and fair trade breakfast?

At Cochlea, we pay attention to the origin of our products.

For your health as well as for the Earth’s !

 

SOLID COSMETICS

Limiting waste and providing the skin with gentle and effective treatment: objectives achieved with the Retour du Savon products.

ValĂ©rie’s cosmetics will be offered to you during your stay. Natural, without ICS, essential oil or palm oil!

 

SOLID COSMETICS

Limiting waste and providing the skin with gentle and effective treatment: objectives achieved with the Retour du Savon products.

ValĂ©rie’s cosmetics will be offered to you during your stay. Natural, without ICS, essential oil or palm oil!

 

LINEN

At Cochlea, beds are dressed in washed linen. This noble and natural material stays fresh in summer and pleasant in winter: the best for cozy nights!
The bed sets are Oeko-tex and European Flax certified: this means that the natural fiber is produced in an environmentally friendly (French) industry and is guaranteed not to contain any toxic products for the body or the environment.

LABELS

One of the goals of our B&B is to minimize our footprint and share sustainable practices with our guests. This also includes regular recording of water and electricity consumption, attention to cleaning products, etc.

To highlight these efforts, the rooms have obtain the Green Key label and join other ecotourism labels.

LABELS

One of the goals of our B&B is to minimize our footprint and share sustainable practices with our guests. This also includes regular recording of water and electricity consumption, attention to cleaning products, etc.

To highlight these efforts, the rooms have obtain the Green Key label and join other ecotourism labels.

live the encounter and share sustainable practices

Come and meet us!

Cochlea

10 Avenue de la Toison d’Or
6900 Marche-en-Famenne
Belgique

+32 497 68 68 95
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