A self-sufficient farmstead in western Asturias, Spain

  • Spanien
  • Bisher 261 mal gespeichert
  • Letzte Aktivität: 04.02.2023



 Geforderte Mindest-Aufenthaltsdauer:  mindestens 2 Wochen



  • Beschreibung


    We are slowly turning our land into a self-sufficient homestead. This place used to be a small hamlet with centuries-old stone buildings that were left abandoned for many decades.
    In 2021 we began restoring the first house as well as the rest of the surrounding property. Enclosed by mountains, wild forests and untamed nature, the work never stops. The journey to self-sufficiency is a long one, and in between, there is an endless list of exciting projects to tackle :)
    We rely heavily on ourselves to provide daily necessities therefore it is not always easy. Oftentimes we are a few hands short, so if you are ready to work hard, we are happy to accept your help.

    Ranging from daily meal cooking indoors to physically demanding labor outdoors, surely we have something for anyone as long as they're willing and ready to work.

    The usual stay would normally be around 2 weeks.
    However, we are also very interested in meeting and helping people who want to pursue this lifestyle themselves and would like to move and start their own place in the area. In such cases, we would be open to longer stays

  • Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten
    Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
    Betreuung von Tieren
    Mithilfe auf einem Bauernhof
    Zubereiten / Kochen von Mahlzeiten für die Familie
    Handwerkliche Arbeiten
  • UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    Keine Armut
    Kein Hunger
    Gesundheit und Wohlergehen
    Hochwertige Bildung
    Sauberes Wasser und Sanitärversorgung
    Bezahlbare und saubere Energie
    Menschenwürdige Arbeit und Wirtschaftswachstum
    Industrie, Innovation und Infrastruktur
    Weniger Ungleichheiten
    Nachhaltige Städte und Gemeinden
    Nachhaltige Konsum- und Produktionsmuster sicherstellen
    Maßnahmen zum Klimaschutz
    Leben unter Wasser
    Leben an Land
    Frieden, Gerechtigkeit und starke Institutionen
    Partnerschaften zur Erreichung der Ziele
  • Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    North-west Iberia is a beautiful, green paradise that is also rich in history and culture.
    Natural beauty and attractions are plenty just about anywhere here. Whether it is trails and walks, rivers, beaches, small quaint towns or historical monuments, there's always something to see.
    Very little English is spoken in the area, so if you want to learn Spanish, this is a very good place to do so.
    In addition to that, there's many valuable things to learn from a lifestyle that's close to nature, such as where our food comes from, what it takes to obtain and procure all (or many) of the things we use on our daily lives, the hardship of work(ing the land), the fragility of the intricate supply chains we rely on, and the overall unsustainability of high density city-living through mass global trade.
    We are always open to having deep and interesting conversations on many topics...

  • Arbeit


    Common help we can always use help with:
    -- Routine care of the animals (chickens, ducks, goats, cows, sheep, dogs)
    -- Felling trees / chopping & stacking firewood
    -- Vegetable garden sowing, composting, harvesting and maintenance
    -- Making wood fences / laying stone walls
    -- Food processing, fermenting, preserving and canning
    -- Planting trees
    -- Cooking lovely meals
    -- Clearing bush & weeds from paths / forest cleaning
    -- Tree pruning
    -- Making fencepoles & gathering rods for wattle fences
    -- Teaching & training dogs
    -- Cleaning the forests of plastics and garbage

    Specific projects we are busy with at the moment:
    -- Creating an aqueduct to channel creek water through a hydro turbine to generate off-grid power (+ someone with knowledge about electronics would be great help for this project)
    -- Setting up areas for syntropic agroforestry and future edible forests
    -- Restoring the facade of an old stone home
    -- Renovating a loft area in the second floor
    -- Digging foundation of a semi-underground greenhouse
    -- Designing and building a closed loop aquaponics system
    -- Designing and building livestock barns raised on stilts with integrated composting
    -- Mining bedrock to flatten the floor of an old pigsty and laying a concrete slab

  • Gesprochene Sprachen

    Catalan: Fließend
    Englisch: Fließend
    Spanisch: Fließend

  • Unterkunft


    You can stay in a tent or you can stay in your own room in the main house with us.
    Shared kitchen, bathroom and everything else.
    There's an internet connection, hot water, all basic services.
    Food is provided for, and we eat meals together. We are adaptable, though we usually have 2-3 meals a day. We don't mind cooking but love to take a break from it as well as try other people's dishes and cuisine. We see food as a gift, and we are thankful for every meal.

    We prefer people who do not smoke.

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    In addition to looking for volunteer help, we are also very interested in meeting and helping people who want to pursue this lifestyle themselves and would like to move and start their own place in the area.
    Bit by bit, we are growing in numbers and part of the greater vision here is to create one big neighborhood of friends and families, by encouraging likeminded people who want to live a freedom-oriented lifestyle through self reliance and collaboration.
    There are hundreds of properties and land for sale in the area, waiting for young and eager people to come and bring new life into it

  • Etwas mehr Information

    Etwas mehr Information

    • Internet Zugang

    • Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

      Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

    • Wir besitzen Tiere

    • Wir sind Raucher

    • Familien möglich

  • Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    Dieser Gastgeber bietet Platz für Wohnmobile.

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    mehr als zwei

  • ...


    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Gastgeber Ref-Nr.: 175135558343

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