Help in a beautiful 'off-grid' arts-led field research centre

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a not for profit arts organisation / residency called Joya: arte + ecología based at Cortijada Los Gázquez, an ‘off-grid’ sustainable destination in the heart of the Parque Natural Sierra María-Los Vélez in the north of the Provincia de Almería, Andalucía.

    It was founded in 2009 by us, Simon and Donna Beckmann, with the intention of making a strong cultural destination within a Spanish rural context. We believe that dynamic and sustainable creative activity is the backbone to regenerating land that has been slowly abandoned over the last fifty years.

    Arid zones such as southern Spain have anthropogenically become increasingly vulnerable as a consequence of climate change and land usage. Joya: arte + ecología, as an arts led field research centre, aims to be an exemplar to sustainable land use, creativity and invention.

    We use the power from the sun and wind, cooking and heating with wood and recycling everything. As an arts residency we ask for help with resident artists, guests and working on the land.

    NOTE: as winter approaches we are looking for strong folk who can cut and chop wood for the house. People who are physical and able to move rocks, dig holes, build roads, clear overgrown areas of land and dig soil. If that's you (genuinely) then you will have a good time in the fresh air in the mountains.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Babysitting / child care
    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Farming
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Language practise
    Art project
    Other

  • Help

    Help

    NOTE: as winter approaches we are looking for strong folk who can cut and chop wood for the house. People who are physical and able to move rocks, dig holes, build roads, clear overgrown areas of land and dig soil. If that's you (genuinely) then you will have a good time in the fresh air in the mountains.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Spanish

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    At our place, please ask

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • ...

    Volunteering hours expected

    5 hrs 5 days a week or 6 hrs 4 days a week


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