British family with 5 children living in the mountains looking out over the Spanish mediterranean coast
We live in a solar and wind-powered wooden house at 800 metres altitude, with fantastic views out over the Mediterranean to Ibiza and in the other direction towards ridges of high mountains.
We are building up a smallholding, already consisting of goats, horses, a donkey, chickens, rabbits and extensive vegetable garden. We also have cherry and other fruit trees.
Type of help.Art project,
Help in the house,
Help with Eco project,
Cooking / shopping,
Babysitting / child care,
We have two caravans and a wooden cabin (all using the bathroom facilities in the house). The type of accomodation available will depend on the number of volunteers and other visitors - you need to be flexible (you can camp in our cherry orchard in the summer months if you prefer). We will always do our best to ensure that you are comfortable.
We use caravan-style portable toilets in both the volunteer accomodation and the house (we are currently planning the buiding of a composting toilet). So if you cannot live without a flushing toilet, this is not the place for you!
After welcoming volunteers for almost three years, we are experienced hosts and almost always find jobs which our volunteers enjoy doing. There are also daily routine tasks which simply need to be done (we are a household of up to 10 people including volunteers)! Ideally we are looking for people who are either prepared to help with cooking and household tasks, or with animals and other outside jobs, or both.
What else ...
Some more information
Volunteering hours expected
Around five per day, but flexible as to how and when the hours are worked.
Feedback left about host
by Dominic [02/10/2013]:for host
by Gaëlle [11/01/2013]:for host
I learned how to milk goats and I made cakes for them
I also spent a lot of time playing with the lovely Natasha and the other children
the area was beautiful and it was always nice to go on a walk with their five dogs
I hope to come back there soon
by Hilary [18/07/2012]:for host
by Ruby [13/07/2012]:for host
by Alice [04/02/2011]:for host
by Emily [03/07/2010]:for host
We couldn't have met or stayed with a better family.
Go.... Stay with them... They are FANTASTIC!!!
(Oh, and make sure you ask for the scones... they are very good)
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