Live free, learn how to rebuild your home or build a new one and live off-grid on the East coast, Jumilla, Spain

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  • Letzte Aktivität: 27 Feb. 2024



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  • Beschreibung


    I am a Norwegian man (*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️1), who owns a valley high up in the mountains, in the middle of a National Park! Here I am rebuilding an old house to become a retro-fit Earthship (*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️2) with Aquaponics (*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️3).

    I will grow my own food using permaculture techniques in the fields. I will grow vegetables, fruit, and herbs all year round in the huge Aquaponics system I am building in the Earthship greenhouse.

    (This project is not affected by my calendar. The calendar is for Project 2 below.)
    This project is now open and will start in April 2024. You may inquire or apply for it now!

    With this project, I would like to invite you on a fantastic adventure that might change your life forever!
    At the end, you might end up with your own Earthship and self-sustainable life in a society you have participated creating, at my valley in the middle of a National park in sunny Spain!

    After several years with the help of hundreds of amazing workawayers and other volunteers from all over the world, I have now finally reached the point where my valley has enough infrastructure to initiate the start of my dream: Creating a self-sustainable small society at my property. Aligned to the new consciousness of sharing and caring!

    My Earthship is still under construction but ready to be lived in. It can host 7 people, me included. And I offer my Earthship as a place to live through all the seasons while learning about how to build your own Earthship, self-sustainable living, laws and regulations of building and living in Spain, Aquaponics, Permaculture, how to read and connect to the land and the nature, how to organize work and volunteers as a host, Non-Violent Communication, discovering and connecting with your natural inner world and powers, creating passive income sources, and much much more!

    I am offering a trial year of self-sustainable living in Spain, to singles, or couples that really feel this is something they need to try out, before deciding to change their lifestyle into a permanent self-sustainable life.
    If you, during the project, find out that this place is not for you, or that this way of living is not for you, you just leave but bring with you extremely valuable experience that you can use to create a better life for yourself and your family somewhere else, at a future time. However, I will prioritize people that have the intention of staying through all seasons, and that will be available to start already in April or May this year.

    You will get the opportunity to get hands-on experience with any tool, material, and building technique to completely design and build your own Earthship one day. And you will participate in building all kinds of amazing self-sustainable systems. The best of all, you will do this in a highly creative and spiritual environment with other amazing workawayers from all over the world, sharing memorable moments with a highly motivated crew!

    In the end, you have spent four seasons with a minimum of expenses, allowing you to save up money and participate in, or create your own passive income sources, so that you may afford building your own home as soon as possible after the project.

    During this year, you get to know me, other potential future owners, the land, and the self-sustainable lifestyle. And you get the opportunity to influence the creation and the spirit of the community we want to live in, by signing up this early. It is a total package that should give you a profound foundation to make an educated decision about living self-sustainable with us, or at an another place before you invest in buying land, building a house, or moving into an existing community somewhere else. The year you invest with this project will probably save you the huge risk of wasting time and money on trying it out by yourself and repeating all the mistakes I and others like me have done before! Investing one year on this, I would say would be equal to 10 years of trying it out inexperienced by yourself.

    This project is partly a Workaway volunteering and partly an Owners program. You may therefore expect less volunteering work and more training, more focus on education and more workshop experience than usual. We will grow our own food, so food is not provided by me. Although I am happy to share the excess of the food I am already growing. In the first months before we have reached full food production, you will, just as me, expect to provide your own food. Water however, is free and endless. You will have full access to my entire Earthship with electricity, High-speed WiFi, fully equipped kitchen, your own bed and so on. Anyone bringing their car, will be compensated by the rest of us for lending it out to us.

    Contact me if this type of project is exactly what you need right now. And we will go through all the details and information together, before you decide to apply for a spot.

    Update: Due to an overwhelming response, I no longer have the capacity to do 1-to-1 video calls or answer questions via mail/msg with others than Patrons. However, as a Workawayer you will have an exclusive free access to my weekly Skype Group Video Calls, a full presentation of the project on my Website and soon also YouTube videos and podcasts.

    Send me an inquiry here on Workaway and include your email if you want to get on my Newsletter for this project, getting invitations to the Skype Video Group calls and so on.



    This time, I would like to invite you to volunteer for a full 30 days workshop for the following period:

    ----------------availability -------------------
    Keep an eye on my calendar for upcoming
    workshops or last-minute availability.

    I will ONLY accept volunteers who are available for the entire period.
    Pick up and return point/time; Alicante train station at the dates and times above. Be precise!

    Day 1: 12 am. Pickup Alicante. Arrival at the Mountain property. Basic info, settling in, guided property tour.
    Day 2: Basic training in all self-sustainable systems in the house and on the property.
    Safety course. General info. Guided mountain tour.
    Day 3 to day 28: Four work weeks (5 days on, then 2 days off. 5 hours work days).
    Day 29: Preparing for departure. Logistics. Packing for departure. Last evening together.
    Day 30: Departure. Arrival at the pickup point in Alicante at 10 am.

    Food, water, and accommodation are included every day (at the mountain property).
    No costs or salary. Only mutual free share and volunteering.
    Pickup and return to Alicante Main train station at mentioned times will be free of charge.
    Any costs outside of the mountain property must be covered by yourself, like restaurants,
    entrance fees, etc. on excursions that everyone agrees to do in advance.
    Up to 7 amazing Crew members at the time.

    Official language: English. Possibilities for practicing Spanish.
    Easy and hard work on self-sustainable projects and maintenance projects.
    A lot of fun and laughter with a highly motivated international crew. Plenty of "me time" to recharge and reconnect. And social time to create valuable friendships with the rest of the crew. Fun and interesting excursions and leisure activities. And deep conversations and relationship-building, at a stunningly beautiful place. With a host that really cares!

    I have been hosting volunteers from all over the world over the last few years, and I am now using my on-site workshops for wood, metal, stone, concrete, glass, and electricity (including Photovoltaics), to teach building any self-sustainable systems from scratch. Including different house-building techniques, like Earthship, straw bale, cave house, cob, rammed earth, shipping containers, Ferro cement, etc.
    In addition to this, there will be dozens of smaller projects going on all the time to cover most other aspects of building self-sustainable systems. So regard the place as a playground filled with any kind of tools and materials, ready to receive your creative ideas and inspiration (*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️4)!

    This place is a very magical place. The energies are unbelievable (seriously!), and the mountain is like an amplifier. What you bring in of good or bad attitude, will be mirrored doubled back at you. So use this opportunity for personal and spiritual growth, to learn new skills, and to create a good experience for yourself and others. Leave any need for drama or any bad attitude back home. We treat each other with respect and understanding. And for those who are interested in learning new skills in communication that may improve your relationships drastically, I hold spontaneous classes in A Language Of Life (NVC) - originally created by Marshall B. Rosenberg, PhD.

    You may do what you like in your time off. You can even use my workshops to build your own private stuff. The property is surrounded by 2 million square meters of a beautiful national park. There are hundreds of mountain bike/hiking paths and an extensive dirt road system throughout the park. I have a mountain bike you can use for free.
    In our time off, we might decide to go exploring the park, just hang out in the sun or in the hammocks in the shade, And maybe tell stories and play the guitar in front of the fireplace in the evenings. We might go to the beach, visit some vineyards or towns/cities, or check out the many well-kept local secrets. Like the secret bathing place with a waterfall, or the secret rooftop bar in Alicante city, or the not-so-secret private Ice cream factory/shop created by a famous Belgium Chef (ooh, you're gonna love that one!).

    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️1 - ABOUT ME.
    Being an INFJ and born in August (Which makes me a Leo), I was set out to go through life with a very strong personality. Fortunately, my life experience has rounded the edges and I have grown to become a gentle giant that genuinely cares about other people's needs and feelings. And I have finally learned how to listen. :-D
    Also being a former soldier in the Special Forces (now I am a pacifist), I learned to be patient but also not to take any crap. So you can feel safe that I will have no problem making hard but necessary decisions or removing people that are not beneficial for the group, the project, or myself. If you google INFJ personalities you'll see that even though I am a very open and extrovert person (the Leo in me), I also have an introverted side. So I need some time to myself to recharge now and then. When I allow that, I have so much more to give.

    I am a philosopher and a creator. But I have gained skills in many useful trades, for this project. And I have experience in building houses, self-sustainable systems, and survival techniques. I spent the last 15 years developing my own philosophy and worldview, which I am open to discussing and sharing with anyone interested in deep conversations and self-awakening (But you will have to ask). Basically, it is founded on the idea that "You create your own reality". I just took it beyond the physical level and into the mind and spiritual level, to see how deep I could go in the self-sustainability way of living. And it worked!

    I strongly believe that we are actually in for a brighter future! My project is my personal attempt to show what happens if we take personal responsibility for our own life. And how that affects the rest of the world. My favorite words of wisdom are "In order to be able to take care of others, I need to know how to take care of myself". So that is what I explore. On all levels.

    MY DREAM (I recommend watching my video on YT: "White Rabbit - My dream", to get the best out of this text below)

    In my dream, I am sitting under the big tree looking out over my valley.
    Taking in the stunning view, as the incredible colors from the sunset are dancing over the mountain tops and on the clouds above.

    Feeling the satisfaction, the gratitude and the wistfully feeling when thinking about all the joyful moments with each of one of the amazing volunteers from all over the world that have given me their time, their smiles, their physical and emotional support to let me fulfill my dream;

    My own little valley high up in the mountains in the beautiful and warm country of Spain.
    Protected by the National park, the mountain itself, and its natural inhabitants.

    I'm taking in the feeling of being surrounded by former volunteers, now close friends, and almost like a family. Living in their own Earthships right next to mine. Sharing their dream with me.
    And how we are helping each other and new visitors to discover, remember and become the ones we need to be.

    As my fellow owners come and join me under the tree, sharing the moment, the view, and the connection,
    I finally feel relaxed.
    We did it! We have built our Earthships.
    We have finished the workshops and created a way of guiding people to use the tools, our support, and our skills, to create amazing art and new inventions.
    We grow our own food using natural techniques like permaculture and aquaponics.
    We produce so much with so little effort, that it is a pure pleasure to give food for free at our "Cafeteria of hugs" that we made for the users of the park and for ourselves.

    Together we created a retreat for people with good energies.
    A place to grow personally and spiritually and receive healing.
    A place to meditate and contemplate.
    A place to discover our own powers.
    A place where we found a higher and more powerful value than money, to keep our lives going and have the freedom to make mistakes. And the responsibility to correct them.
    A world of free-share and appreciation for who we really are.

    We created the valley to look natural.
    We designed the houses and the structures in such a way that they blend in perfectly with the surroundings.
    Allowing us the full attention to nature and our own connection with it.

    We feel the wind.
    We know where the shade is moving throughout the day and where the rainwater will run over the land.
    We are connected to the soil and know its temperature, moisture, and even the smell deep down in the ground.
    We feel natural.
    We are proud.
    Because we showed it was possible!

    And now we are free. Absolutely free!
    We can do everything we like to when we feel for it because we don't HAVE TO do anything.
    Our Earthships and systems are providing all our basic needs for us.
    For free.

    As the light breeze, which has kept us cool from the strong sun, fades away along with the daylight,
    we all take a moment to watch the brightness and clarity of the stars in the sky, up here at this altitude.
    And we all find the connection with each other in the gratitude and excitement for what life soon will present for us,
    of new possibilities and new people... tomorrow.
    Just as we all return to the privacy of our homes with our loved ones.

    It has been a good day.

  • Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten
    Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
    Betreuung von Tieren
    Mithilfe auf einem Bauernhof
    Babysitten und Kinderbetreuung
    Zubereiten / Kochen von Mahlzeiten für die Familie
    Handwerkliche Arbeiten
    Hilfe mit Computer /Internet
  • 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

    In our time off, I offer to teach you everything you need to know, to get you started on your own project. And I am showing you how you can end up having a complete house with property only starting with 0-2000 euro and the skills and mindset learned here.

    I am also open to sharing some ideas on how to start small businesses with minimal effort and capital, to create a constant flow of income with no or minimal work, so that you can free your time to create a better life and explore the world and yourself.

    For those who are interested, I share my spiritual insights and mental techniques to reduce resistance and discomfort in your life, and improve the communication with your loved ones.

    The official language on the property is English, but you may also practice your Spanish there or on the cultural excursions we do with long-term (more than two weeks) volunteers.

    The area is rich on experiences, so we can choose from a huge variety of possibilities in our spare time. Anything from bathing in river waterfalls, hot springs or natural SPA's and going to the beach, to go mountain walking/biking, rock climbing, cave exploring and visiting towns/cities and local culture like vineyards, olive gardens, ruins, archeological sites, museums, castles, theme parks and water parks (June). My favorite is the local towns monthly organized "Tapas Rounds" where you get a map and walk from restaurant to restaurant paying only 2 euros for Tapas and a beverage. A great chance to get new friends in the local communities and to try out their best food and vine.

  • Arbeit


    Volunteering include building on the Earthship (*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️2), Aquaponics system (*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️3) and any other self sustainable inventions (*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️4) we want to build together. There will also be a chance to do Permaculture and landscaping.


    - Design.
    - Landscaping and gardening.
    - Creating wonderful international dishes (and eating them too).
    - Building solar panel, wind turbine or a water pump from scratch.
    - Building compost toilet, biogas digester, greenhouse, foundry, rocket mass heater, rocket stove, evaporation fridge,
    - Practicing constructing an Earthship (tire walls, tin can walls, bottle walls, vaulted roof, woodwork, plumbing).
    - Building Earthship systems (water, electricity, sewage, heating, cooling, food production).
    - Building Aquaponics systems (from small kitchen window systems to large greenhouse systems).
    - Experimenting with inventions and permaculture.
    - Making art.

    No experience required. But you need to be positive and willing to make an effort.
    You need to have a sense of practical work and be solution oriented.
    And you need to be willing to contribute to the team with motivation and teamwork.
    If you can lift 25 kg and climb a ladder (not even at the same time), you'll be fine.

  • Gesprochene Sprachen

    Englisch: Fließend
    Norwegian: Fließend
    Spanisch: Gute Kenntnisse

  • Unterkunft


    Volunteers will share the upstairs bedroom with very comfortable wooden bunk beds. Single beds with double mattresses. No need for a sleeping bag. Bedding (duvet, pillow, duvet & pillow covers, sheet, and a blanket is included in the stay. New clean bedding every second week. The beds have reading lights, private storage boxes, storage shelves and curtains for privacy.

    Indoor WC, outdoor compost toilet.
    Indoor and outdoor showers with hot water.
    Electricity: 220V, 12V. USB and 220V charge outlets.
    3G Wifi, unlimited data.
    Fully equipped kitchen with stone pizza/bread oven, fireplace, electric oven, microwave, air fryer, rice cooker, blender, ice cube machine, popcorn machine, electric stove and gas stove, fridge, and freezer.
    Living room with a large fireplace, Dining table with chairs.
    Laundry: Once a week I can take care of your laundry when I go to my apartment. There is hand-wash laundry detergent available at the property. And we made a DIY 50 liter(!) hand-cranked solar washing machine/dryer for anyone to use.
    Outdoor dining area with tables, chairs, and shade.
    Indoor and outdoor workshops and storage.
    Private secure outdoor parking and camping facilities.
    Outdoor hammocks under a huge tree.

    The house is still being renovated/rebuilt, but most of the living areas are finished.
    Yet, the impression will be dominated by tools, materials, and unfinished work, here and there.

    We decide the menu together and go shopping for the food and pick from the garden. We cook together and take turns being the Chef. Food scraps are composted in several different ways.

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️2 - AN EARTHSHIP
    - produce its own WATER (rain catchment, storage, filtration, solar heating), its own ELECTRICITY (solar, wind, hydrogen, bio gas), Its own BIO GAS, COMPOST and WATER for the garden.
    - uses the phenomena of nature to COOL DOWN (ground cooling and cross ventilation) and to HEAT UP (solar air and water heating.) the house and the attached greenhouse. And to store the heat in thermal mass.
    - produce its own FOOD. Either by traditional earth growing indoors, or with Aquaponics (like in my case).
    - recycle grey water to water the indoor garden and refill the toilet cistern.
    - recycle black water to water the outdoor garden and to produce natural gas for cooking, heating and cooling (fridge, freezer). It also uses the sun to treat the black water to become compost for the outdoor garden.
    - is build by recycled materials, by the owners and volunteers to reduce costs and at the same time spread the idea out into the world.

    To get an idea about what kind of work we are doing on an Earthship, search YouTube for the documentary: "Earthship Solution Full Version AMVgrow-Reloaded".

    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️3 - AN AQUAPONICS SYSTEM
    - Is a completely self sustainable mini eco system that takes care of itself and just produce ecological food all year round with about zero work (10min a week) and energy used (50W/h). It produce any kind of vegetable, fruit and herbs. And also eatable fish and freshwater shrimps.
    My system will grain up the food scraps thrown in the kitchen sink to feed the black soldier fly farm and the red wriggler worm farm. The larvas and the worms turns the food into extremely concentrated nutrients for plants. Then the filtered nutrient liquid drips in to the aquaponics system and into small bottles for sale. So the only work is to pick the food from the greenhouse, eat, throw the left overs in the sink and push a button. The over population of larva, worms and shrimps will enter the fish tank by themselves and become food for the fish. The fish also eat duckweed that are being automatically fed directly from the grow trays in the aquaponics. The fish poo dissolve in water and microbes living naturally in water and on the pebbles supporting the plants in the Aquaponics system convert it into plant nutrients and at the same time clean the water that is returned into the fish tank. The shrimps live in protected habitats at the bottom of the fish tank, cleaning the fish tank and providing for extra fish food. The worms also lives in the plant trays, eating dead leaves and roots, keeping the system clean and at the same time produce nutrients and fish food.
    To seed the system I just spit the seeds back into the plant trays as I am eating the food. That's all the work I do.

    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️4 - INVENTIONS.
    We normally do a lot of experimenting and invent and build many different things in between the normal work. Things like a wind powered washing machine, portable bottle size solar operated refrigerator, portable solar generator, Greenhouse window modules with Air and water heating capacity, adjustable shade and special security system built in. We do soldering, welding classes and glass cutting classes.
    And we experiment with perma culture, inventing systems like the 5 liter water bottle self watering mini greenhouse.

  • 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

    I have plenty of space for your campervan. You will have access to electricity and water. Parking with a view. but limited WiFi access.

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    mehr als zwei

  • ...


    25 hours work week (5 days a week, 5 hours a day)

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