Experience off the grid mountain family life in Tagamanent, Spain

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  • Beschreibung

    Beschreibung

    Hello beautiful people!

    We live off the grid on a 100ha piece of mountain land in the Montseny Natural Park and Biosphere Reserve 45km North of Barcelona in Central Catalonia Spain. We are a family of four. Me, Sean 55, Myriam 49, Ana 22 and Awen 8, plus two dogs and a cat. I am a multiphase artisan, Myriam is an artist and way opener. Ana doesn’t live with us but comes to visit often.

    Our way of living is based on a search for equilibrium with nature, ourselves and all our relations. We are here to create community with the plants, the animals, and the elements. We´ve been working really hard for the past 9 years on this project and we welcome support from hard working people that have a vision for the world that is respectful and in service for the well-being of all.

    Our location is a holm oak and heather forest wild land that was abandoned in 1918 and has not been inhabited nor cultivated since. Quite pristine, south facing with no neighbors in sight, though they are not far away. Nearest neighbor is 1.5km away and town with public transport connections including train is 7km by dirt track. We bought the land in 2011 because of its pristine organic nature, abundant spring water, firewood and a few fields on which to grow food.

  • Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten
    Gartenarbeiten
    Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
    Zubereiten / Kochen von Mahlzeiten für die Familie
    Hausarbeiten
    Handwerkliche Arbeiten

  • UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    UNO-Ziele
    Keine Armut
    Kein Hunger
    Gesundheit und Wohlergehen
    Hochwertige Bildung
    Geschlechtergleichstellung
    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

    We have a small sawmill, carpentry shop, a forge, a ceramics studio and kiln, chainsaws, brush cutters, a small pay loader with attachments and loads of hand and power tools to do just about anything. Both of us are constantly involved in artistic crafts and enjoy teaching skills to those who wish to learn.

  • Arbeit

    Arbeit

    There is always lots to do. Cleaning the abandoned forest, fixing roads, building with stone, wood and metal, caring for the hen house, building storage sheds, starting a vegetable garden, flower garden, walls, paths, preparing firewood, cooking, sanding, clearing. Loads of skilled and unskilled work. Some heavy (most), some light, some requiring experience, others not. Experienced skills are always a plus (carpenters, blacksmithing, masons, welders, gardeners etc., but general help around the house is helpful too. Legal driving abilities with experience is a plus.

    We feel that 4-5 hours of work (usually 9am - 1 or 2pm) 5 days a week in exchange for food and lodging is reasonable but are very flexible depending on what you are actually coming here to do, though some things need to be taken care of at any time of day or sometimes even night. In general, weekends are free time but occasionally things need to be done then as well (a storm is coming and the firewood needs to be brought in, for example).

    We want people who love nature, children, outdoors living, are strong and flexible both in character and body. Openness, attentiveness to collaborative existence, taking care of oneself and being responsible for oneself. No complainers. Solution seekers yes. Positive attitude, and openness are best.

    We prefer people that will come for a minimum for two weeks, ideally one month, and if things roll, longer stays are welcome. We require that you have your own health insurance and your own cash at hand.

    As mentioned before, there are many different kinds of things to do. Once we begin contact with each other we can together define a specific project or set of tasks depending on your interests but we will consider your skills and/or ability to learn to be the defining factor of what you can help us with.

    And finally, we want anyone who comes to have a positive attitude towards life and wants to enjoy it!!

  • Sprachen

    Gesprochene Sprachen
    Catalan: Fließend
    Englisch: Fließend
    Spanisch: Fließend

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  • Unterkunft

    Unterkunft

    Your own room with a twin size bed in a separate stone cabin with plenty of hot water for showers and baths, a small wood fired kitchen/living area and a private bathroom. A basic all around and road worthy 125cc motorcycle is available for those who wish to use it and have a normal car or motorcycle license and are willing to cover the insurance (if they wish to take it off the private land).

    Satellite Internet with Wi-Fi, though not unlimited, is abundant but we must be careful with heavy downloads or uploads. WhatsApp, Skype, Zoom etc, OK through internet. Streaming at medium resolution is usually good.

    No TV. No dependable cellphone network coverage.

    Food of the house is mostly organic/bio and always Flexitarian, though there isn’t a focus on meat, it is not rejected and often welcomed as long as it is well bred. Vegetarians and Vegans are welcome but at times may be required to cook for themselves if steak or sausage or butter and eggs are on the menu. No picky eaters please.

    Lunch will usually be served between 1-2pm by us in the main house but breakfast and supper is on your own (you will find basic pantry supplies in your kitchen upon your arrival and we will gladly accommodate for your nutritional preferences when shopping.

    Moderate alcohol, tobacco, particular personal care items such as soaps and shampoos etc you must supply for your self and we do request that the later be biodegradable please since our waste management system (a reed pond) relies on sensitive bacteria to work properly.

    Smokers are welcome (we smoke as well) but out of doors only and no synthetic filters left on the property please!

    Please do not bring pets.

    We will be uploading photos of the accommodations and surroundings soon!

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    Skiing in the nearby Pyrenees and beaches are only an hour away by car (public transport a little longer), as is Cosmopolitan Barcelona (by train) full of cultural agenda, world heritage and shopping. Lots of local hiking trails, rock climbing nearby, weekend markets, open terrace cafés. Lots of peace and quiet (except for the birds) in nature on the land.

  • 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

    Small campervans like Volkswagen transporters or such that can handle the hilly dirt track are usually fine. Motorhomes or large trailer campers will not make it up the hill.

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    zwei

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    Arbeitszeiten

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


Gastgeber Ref-Nr.: 493189327696