I have a vision – I love travelling but want to limit the impact it has on our environment. I need affordability but also sustainability. I love places with a sense of community. But as it can be hard to find, I am establishing a camp site that fits my ethos.
I’m a Londoner, passionate about the environment and travelling. I speak Spanish, am involved in the Green Party and I am an active environmentalist. I have run several successful environmental projects, including establishing and running a rocket composter on an inner city housing estate, delivering sustainable living workshops for school-kids and organising Green Fairs and festivals.
I have land in Spain with permission to build and I need help turning my vision into a reality – a campsite ready for business. I don’t want a glamorous “eco-retreat”. I want affordable camping for travellers. I would like facilities built with sustainable materials and powered by renewable energy, compost toilets, a vegetable garden, fixed bell tents for shared dormitories, pitches for those who have their own tents, campervans or caravans and a social space for cooking and relaxing.
Work started in November 2017 and will continue for several months. I am hoping for the building license in February, which will be when the main work will start, but there is plenty of preparation to do before then. I will need help throughout the whole process. Accommodation is provided in a bell tent, but if you have your own tent, caravan or motorhome, you are welcome to park on the land.
As I am at the beginning of the project, the living situation is very basic. There is no mains electricity or wifi, but there are cafés nearby with access. I am living in a motorhome with a solar panel, which can charge basic gadgets. Although this situation will develop, it might take a while.
Please do not apply if you do not have a permit to work in Europe - I cannot help with visas.
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help with Computers / internet
I’m looking for people with experience in sustainable techniques, such as solar installation and permaculture, as well as people with traditional skills in building, plumbing and electrics. I also need people to help with cooking for volunteers, gardening, marketing and web design.
I can provide accommodation in bell tents, but if you have your own tent, caravan or motorhome, you are welcome to park up on the land.
The land is a 10 minute walk from the town of Vera, which has good public transport links, banks, supermarkets, etc. It is a 10 minute drive to the nearest beach, where you will find a long, beautiful coastline, with plenty of activities, bar and restaurants. Other nearby attractions include Tabernas, with its 'Mini-Hollywood' where many spaghetti westerns are filmed, and the beautiful Cabo de Gata national park, with a range of untouched beaches. There are also facilities for go-karting, horse-riding and a water park nearby.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
What’s in it for you?
Great work experience in beautiful surroundings with the opportunity to learn Spanish. I can provide a reference, accommodation in a bell tent and vegetarian food on helping days. There is the possibility of long-term work in the future.
4 hours a day, 7 days a week, flexible
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