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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 LernmöglichkeitenKunstprojekteHilfe bei ÖkoprojektenGartenarbeitenHeimwerker- und BauarbeitenBetreuung von TierenMithilfe auf einem BauernhofZubereiten / Kochen von Mahlzeiten für die FamilieHausarbeitenHandwerkliche Arbeiten
UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt
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.
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.
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If you’re into improving your grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation in any of the languages we speak, we can offer help.
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 ...
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
Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang
Wir besitzen Tiere
Wir sind Raucher
Kann Digital Nomads unterbringen
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
We are open to discuss this possibility. We have a dog.
Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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Korrekte Angaben im Profil:
I didn't realize when I arrived here (after several months of travel and two other work exchange jobs) how badly I needed a place to feel
Ava has been helping us with pretty much everything from shearing sheep, scouring fleeces, and trimming hooves
They took me to places that were difficult to get to without a car, helped me to run errands and even treated me to lunch at a nice restaurant on
From the moment I arrived and during my whole stay they made sure I was well and confortable. Cecile and
Even though the work on a farm can be physically demanding, it was always
I could enjoy some
Winter life at the homestead is not as comfortable as an urban one (the house can get cold and