Here we go!
The third crowdfunding campaign "Acting for Biodiversity" of the project "Votre Cercle de Vie" is underway!

In this introductory video, Esther Mottier reveals the current phase of the "Votre Cercle de Vie" project, why we are launching this crowdfunding now, and why your support is crucial for the project's future.

Find out how you can contribute, financially and intellectually, through nine video capsules released throughout the 40 days of this campaign on our website and social media channels. Each capsule will address a key theme raised during the public survey.

Discover the campaign and participate now by clicking on this link:



Innovative and unique project in Switzerland

A competence center for transition within a living ecosystem, based on the circular economy, bringing together on one site: a biodynamic farm, an educational hotel, an inclusive restaurant, as well as a dedicated space for well-being and natural health.

Votre Cercle de Vie project addresses environmental and societal challenges by fostering a connection between humans, animals, and nature, within a farm in regenerative agriculture. It raises awareness and supports the general public, companies, schools, public actors, and other project holders on the transition journey.

The Votre Cercle de Vie project won the "Hotel Innovation Award 2022" presented by GastroSuisse and the Swiss Hotel Credit Corporation.

The next step will be the public consultation, following the positive response to the preliminary study by the Canton of Vaud, which allows us to move forward.

The public inquiry is ongoing, from February 10th to March 10th, 2024.

For any questions regarding the project, please do not hesitate to contact us via email at, and we will respond to you promptly.


February 16, 2024

Esther Mottier gave an interview on Radio Chablais on February 16, during which she explained in detail the "Votre Cercle de Vie" project.

We invite you to listen to the interview by clicking here.


Here you will find all our current documents and information about the project

Brochure 2022 (EN)
Aanimated presentation
BIMx 3D model
Film "Esther's Wager"

A 5-year business plan has been drawn up and validated by the Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) and Crédit Hôtelier.
If you would like to have access to the business plan of the project, please e-mail us at
The Votre Cercle de Vie project currently benefits from academic partnerships with prestigious training institutes in Switzerland: École hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL), University of Lausanne (UNIL), Bern University of Applied Sciences (BFH) and John F. Kennedy International School. The project has been the subject of several academic studies.


Votre Cercle de Vie

Mission: Creating a bond between humanity and nature through agriculture to raise awareness and practice sustainability on a daily basis, by sharing skills.

Vision: Be a reference for the sustainable development of the planet's resources

Values: Authenticity, Biodiversity, Sustainability, Innovation, Serenity, Solidarity, Tradition, Transparency, Inclusiveness, Sharing, and Networking 

« Bovino »

The main building

The Votre Cercle de Vie’s construction project of the buildings is located in the centre of the village, in the middle of 20 hectares of farmland. It consists of two buildings surrounded by a park and areas dedicated to bio-ecological gardens. The architectural concepts are inspired by Feng Shui and the order established by nature (sacred geometry) is used for the design; the "Bovino" building will emerge from the hill and will completely merge with its surroundings. This blend of organic architecture (green roofs) and the traditional architectural style of the Pays-d'Enhaut - facades covered with shingles (small wooden tiles) - will fit perfectly into the heart of nature.    

The 6-floor main building "Bovino" will accommodate the farm, the restaurant, hotel rooms, natural wellness, the biogas plant, and the underground car park. The secondary building "Planto" will be composed of 4 floors, including the reception, the organic and bulk shop, general medicine and naturopathic surgery, conference rooms, and the dormitories.


Over the past few years, more than 700 individuals have already been involved in the Votre Cercle de Vie project at all levels. As our construction project progresses, we are fully committed to seeking financial partners for its realization. Several possibilities are proposed. You can join the project as:

  • Sponsor

  • Patron (with tax exemption)

  • Foundation

  • Participate in our upcoming crowdfunding campaign, which will be launched soon.

Your support will have a direct impact on the realization of this project and will enable you to play a crucial role in the ecological transition. If you are convinced of the usefulness of our approach, if you share the same ideals for the future of our children, and the same sustainable vision for our environment, join us. Together, we can contribute to a better future.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss the various support options, please do not hesitate to contact us at:

Esprit Ensemble Fondation

The Esprit Ensemble Foundation was created to support and promote projects implementing initiatives for a holistic, balanced, and nature-connected society. Founded in 2018, it is headquartered in Château-d'Œx.

Its vision is that the world mirrors the living, interdependent image; change can only be systemic.

Its first mission is the realization of the Votre Cercle de Vie project to plan the construction of the architectural project, secure funding, and organize awareness-raising work around the project. The Foundation is the owner of the new infrastructures that will be built for the Votre Cercle de Vie project to ensure the sustainability of this site, a tool in service of its mission.