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Hi, I'm Steve, and for the past three years I have been helping manage a large hamlet & eco farm in the mountains of Valencia. After an incredible journey now is the time to branch out into new ventures and focus on developing a retreat centre focusing on offering a space for holistic therapies, yoga and meditation. We live in a large 270 year old spanish farmhouse on top of the Sierra de Enguera with 62 hectares of pasture land, with various fruit and nut trees, outstanding views, hikes and mountain wildlife...We even have our own friendly fox who comes to play with the cats every day.
As a small gesture of gratitude, Ana our in-house yoga teacher will be offering free yoga classes and tuition to all volunteers who wish to participate.
What philosophy and methods describe our retreat start-up project?
We cannot explain our philosophy better than this.
“May all beings everywhere be happy and free, and may the thoughts, words, and actions of my own life contribute in some way to that happiness and to that freedom for all.” - Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu
Why are we offering a volunteer program?
After three incredible years of hosting volunteers with our last project, we know just how fulfiling it is for both sides. We love helping and watching people develop when immersed into a different way of living and the exchange of help offered in return is a is so very gratefully recieved.
The volunteer project has the following objectives.
- Restore the house to its full potential - cosmetics only... ;)
- Help continue developing the vision of the project.
- Generate knowledge exchange networks with people interested in the retreat world.
- Cuddle the cats.
How does the volunteer program work?
This project is designed to give you maximum immersion into life in the Spanish mountains in a really old Spanish farmhouse. We live in somewhat luxury compared to normal houses on the mountain. We have great 4G, 240volt electricty fed by solar panels, and sufficiant water. We study and help in the development of the retreat centre three - five hours a day, five days a week.
What benefits does the Volunteer receive?
- Develop knowledge of the Sierra de Enguera and the surrounding areas
- Feel part of the communal way of life
- Learn how to manage the innerworkings of a small business startup
Who is this program for?
Anyone who wants to get to know what life is like atop a mountain in Spain 18km from a shop, completely off grid.
People who want to participate in helping develop a new way of living coherently.
People interested in meditation or yoga.
Come be part of it!
We are looking for volunteers in the age of 27 - 45 years who speak English or Spanish to join our end of Summer team. The volunteers will stay with us in our big house enjoying a truly Spanish experience.
If you think that our philosophy, way of living and the place we live will be a wonderful and unforgettable experience for you, please contact us with your motivation, period of stay (minimum 1 month) and the tasks you can offer we are looking for (have a look for the tasks below).
Betreuung von Tieren
Hilfe mit Computer / Internet
Connect with nature and yourself,
The possibility to meet interesting people from all over the world,
You will learn a lot about rural life, living off grid, without main electricity and the natural park we live in.
You will receive lots of cuddles from our dogs and cats,
You can join the yoga classes for free,
You will be part of our family,
Use our mountain bikes, and Tandem ;)
At present most work is around the site. There are many things to do, all fun in the sun, especially now the temperatures are decreasing a little.
Dry composting toilet
Create an office space
Paint outside the house
Install washing line
Outside chill out zone
Paint all rooms
Paint yoga sala
New roof yoga sala
Windows for kitchen
Create new parking area
English, Spanish, German, Valenciano
The house has all the essentials. Electric, hot water, shower, big open fireplace, large bedrooms with double height ceilings, stables, where you sometimes find sheep the shepherd is looking after, and one of the best views on the mountain including an amazing sea view! The only sound here is 'silence'.
All volunteers have their own large single bed with very good mattresses. We want to make sure you are super comfortable. We have one shared room of 4 and two shared rooms for 2 or couples.
This is the good life, the simple life, the minimal life, with maximum enjoyment. If your'e looking for McDonalds, you are in the wrong place. We rarely eat meat, however you will always be sure to find legumes, seeds, greens, and all the other stuff you actually need. If there is something weird you want to know, just ask. We are pretty responsive.
There is loads of stuff to do in the local area, despite the fact the shop/bar is 18Km away. Activities include the following.
Playing instruments, we have guitars, rain maker, didgeridoo, shruti box, mouth harps, flute, spoons etc..;)
Neighbour watching (binoculars not included)
Stone wall building
River swimming (if yer brave)
Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang
Wir besitzen Tiere
Wir sind Raucher
mehr als zwei
Maximum 3 hours a day, 5 days a week (No food)