Help to grow our homestead in Asturias, Spain

  • Spanien
  • Bisher 175 mal gespeichert
  • Letzte Aktivität: 1 Dez. 2023



 Geforderte Mindest-Aufenthaltsdauer:  mindestens 2 Wochen



  • Beschreibung


    Our place is set in the Paraiso Natural of Asturias, in the northwest of Spain. The ancient estate/smallholding comprises 12 hectares of meadows and woodland. The property is eco certified as per January 2023.

    We, Tom (62) and Cecile (56), (Dutch) hold University degrees, published books while having worked in complex knowledge intensive organisations and for-profit companies. We realised this way of living is inherently unsustainable and decided to actively take responsibility for a tiny piece of the natural world. We know what it takes to make choices and are happy to share our experiences and guide others on their path of finding meaning in life.

    We manage our project as a Farm for the Future, using as little carbon as possible and trying to promote biodiversity. A flock of local heritage breed Xalda sheep help us to regenerate the pastures. Cecilia is developing her skills to work with the wool, like spinning and felting. Of course we have chickens and a dog.

    We live in a very privileged location: quiet while very well connected to towns, beaches and natural parks. Several walks and hikes start right at our front door.

    We aim to create a quiet and open environment for people to feel respected in, to learn and to explore. We think we ourselves are generally quite sociable persons but we also need our downtime.

  • 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

    You’ll share our fusion homestead /small holding lifestyle. If this is a dream for you, your stay may help you to build realistic expectations. We are open to share our thoughts and dilemmas in the decisions we have and had to make on our path.

    After years of off-grid life with a solar panel and a battery, we are very conscious of the defining role energy plays in modern society. Many conversations with Workawayers have focussed on the need to reduce energy consumption to sustainable levels.

    On a practical level, you can learn about sheep, wool, gardening, raising chickens, burning a woodstove along all other sorts of humble things going on at the farm. We’ve been studying zen and yoga for many years and practice samu while mucking out the stable or going through the daily chores. We can point out directions if your aim is to do the same.

  • Arbeit


    In November and December we focus on preparing our veggie garden for winter, on containing brambles and on collecting firewood. First lambs might be born.

    Please be aware nights in these months can be chilly and there’s no heating in our bedrooms.

    The regular chores in and around the house include checking pastures, cleaning and repairing fencing, taking care of the livestock, cleaning and cooking. There’s always some repairs to do and we keep an ever expanding list of projects.

  • Sprachen

    Gesprochene Sprachen
    Deutsch: Fließend
    Englisch: Fließend
    Spanisch: Fließend
    Niederländisch: Fließend

    Dieser Gastgeber bietet Sprachaustausch an
    If you’re into improving your grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation in any of the languages we speak, we can offer help.

  • Unterkunft


    There is a separate floor for guests with 2 lovely bedrooms and a (new) bathroom (featuring a compost toilet).

    You’ll live in a traditional ancient house (parts AD 1664, parts much older), where we only (can) heat up max 2 rooms with wood stoves. So from Oktober to April you'll prefer to dress in thermal layers to stay comfortable. Usually our guests adapt pretty quickly but for most it is a stretch at first.

    We offer diverse and healthy meals. We have been eating vegetarian and Micobiotic (mainly vegan) in other stages of life but decided that adhering to a principled diet might be just another form of consumerism. Our goal is to ecologically produce 80% of food, meat, fruit and veggies for 4 persons.

    We adhere to a daily routine that includes breakfast around 8:00, lunch at 14:00, and supper around 20:00.

    We expect Workawayers to share the regular chores in an extended household.

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    Asturias, natural paradise, is the place for visiting spectacular beaches, mountains, for kayaking, running, cycling, surfing, fishing and good food. It is also a region rich in cultural heritage. The main cities of Oviedo and Gijón are easily reached by bus.

    We are at 3 kilometers from the nearest market town of Arriondas and 15km from several beaches. There are 2 bikes that can be used to go and explore the direct surroundings.

    We encourage volunteers to use their time of to go out and enjoy our lovely area.

  • Etwas mehr Information

    Etwas mehr Information

    • Internet Zugang

    • Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

      Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

    • Wir besitzen Tiere

    • Wir sind Raucher

    • Familien möglich

  • Kann Digital Nomads unterbringen

    Kann Digital Nomads unterbringen


  • Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    Access is somewhat steep and narrow but small trucks and regular delivery vans arrive without any problem. Contact us if your van is huge and/or you fear its motor doesn’t have enough power.

  • Hier sind Haustiere in der Regel willkommen

    Hier sind Haustiere in der Regel willkommen

    We are open to discuss this possibility. We have a dog.

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal


  • ...


    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Gastgeber Ref-Nr.: 446596318819

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