Innovative and unique project in Switzerland

The Votre Cercle de Vie project, based on the circular economy, involves converting a traditional farm into a multidisciplinary infrastructure incorporating numerous low-tech innovations. This pioneering project brings together an organically designed building housing a biodynamic farm, an eco-hotel, a holistic restaurant, and a multipurpose hall. A second building with traditional architecture houses an organic and bulk store, as well as a space for awareness-raising and transition training.
These complementary activities support each other, providing an original and innovative sustainable tourism offering spread over the 4 seasons.

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


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 our 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 the bond between humanity and nature through agriculture in order 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-floors 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.

Sources of funding

Over the past few years, more than 500 people have already been involved in the Votre Cercle de Vie project at all levels.

If you are convinced of the usefulness of our approach, if you share the same ideals for the future of our children, and if you have the same sustainable vision for our environment, we urge you to participate financially in this project by writing to us directly at

Esprit Ensemble Fondation

Esprit Ensemble is a public charitable foundation founded in 2018 with headquarters in Château-d'Œx. Established to support the project of Votre Cercle de Vie, the foundation will be the exclusive owner of the buildings that will be constructed. The durability of the place will thus be ensured.

Supported by the Canton of Vaud and the Confederation, this project will rely on private investments. The search for fundings is currently in progress.