Volunteer in a finca near Bolonia and Tarifa, Spain




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    Namaste everyone - thank you for reading us! First of all, please DO understand:
    If you are looking for comfortable private rooms and food served ready on the table, PLEASE move on, plenty of projects offer just that!

    Ours is a rough place of great natural beauty. Our commitment is to offer you with all beings who live here the opportunity to simply be your Self. Rather than imposing established rhythms, schedules or chores onto you, you will be invited to find out WHO YOU REALLY WANT TO BE, and from there, what you want to do at and for this place. Rather than being "looked after", the finca invites us to tackle our most basic fears - all fear comes from need - teaching us to "do without", a challenge that can be fulfilling and liberating at the same time.
    On the finca we get the chance to take full responsibility for our stay, in fact, take back the responsibility for our own lives, thus getting deeply involved in changing the world, BEING THE CHANGE, starting from the inside, our own innermost Self.
    Starting to learn skills that we need for living in nature as sustainable, unique, individual beings infinitely different from each other, yet forming a sustainable community of all living creatures on earth.
    Stepping out from a system that destroys itself and the future of our children and grandchildren. That keeps people passive and hypnotized in their comfortable entertained lives, afraid of being responsible, self reliant, spontaneous, expressive, alive.
    Stepping out in this way can be seen as a silent and peaceful revolution.

    Also, please be totally true and straightforward when you apply. Be aware that in this simple, natural place all tricks and strategies you might use to survive "out there" will eventually collaps, while openly communicated "weaknesses" or doubts might well fit in with who we are... In other words: Don't strive to appear "perfect" - just express your Self with sincerity.

    The farm has 6.5ha, half forest of wild olive and mastix trees, half pasture for our horses, ponies and the llama. There are the ruins of the old cottages of natural stones, forming our "open air temple", an old ex-vegetable garden that has't been worked for fifty years for lack of water- around 5000 sqm, surrounded by natural stone walls - ideal to pitch your tent - and a terrace of a few fruit trees (fig, orange and pomme granate).

    The farm lies between the virgin beach of Bolonia and the surfer's 'capital' Tarifa.

    The main purpose of the farm and house is to home the animals who roam in it freely, most of them being rescues. Apart from the pasture animals there are cats, dogs, and sometimes rescue turtles. The last llama boy took his leave - old age - last summer, so, there are no more llamas... :-(

    La granja es de 6.5 hectáreas, mitad pasto (ponis, caballos y una llama), mitad bosque de acebuche y lentisco. Hay una cuadra antigua habitable, ruinas del anterior cortijo de piedras naturales,
    que forman nuestro 'templo' para encuentros, compartir comidas y meditaciónes, una huerta no labrada por falta de agua hace 50 años de unos 5000m2, amurallada de muros de piedras naturales, ideal para poner tienda de campaña, y un bancal de unos pocos arboles frutales (higuera,membrillo,naranja,granada).
    Está a 8km de la playa virgen de Bolonia y a 16km de la capital de surf, Tarifa.

    El propósito principal de la finca es dar hogar a los animales que circulan libremente en ella, la mayoría de ellos siendo de rescate. Aparte de los animales de pasto que son caballos y ponis - nuestra última llama falleció de viejo el verano pasado :-( - hay gatos, perros y a veces tortugas rescatadas.

  • Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
    Betreuung von Tieren
    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

    The cattle breeders and farmers in the neighbourhood still work in traditional ways. The finca is totally integrated in local life. Local religious and rural customs are part of our life. History and presence can be experienced in interesting excursions.

  • Arbeit


    We ask 14 volunteer hours/week, with up to 5 free days per week. The volunteers pay for their own food and do their own cooking. This gives us time to study, read, write, excursions, art activities, meditation, or just to hang out at the beaches...;-) Please only apply if you have the intention to stay at least one month. Of course you are always free to leave if you feel this is not "your place", just as you might be asked to leave if it turns out you don't really fit in with what the finca is about - respect, sincerity, open communication... ;-) We just ask you to only apply if you have at least one month of time on your hands.

    We need to maintain the access dirt road to make it passable for cars,help with maintenance work in the house, stable dwelling and wooden cabin, make firewood, repair dry stonewalls etc.

    At the moment we are looking for people with experience in carpentry, bricklaying, roofing, dry stone walling, machine usage etc.

    Car mechanics with experience of old land rover engines highly welcome! ;-)

    Also, if you can repair water pumps, chainsaws, solar systems, plumbing etc.

    In exchange for professional help we offer horse communication classes, language classes (spanish,english,german), classes in taiji quan (thirty years of experience) and tours to the magnificent beaches and landscapes of the area.

    Pedimos 14h/semana de trabajo, con hasta 5 días libres. L@s voluntari@s pagan su propia comida y cocinan para ell@s mism@s. Esto nos da tiempo para dar clases, hacer excursiones, meditar, hacer arte, o simplemente relajarnos en la playa...
    Por favor trae como mínimo de tiempo un mes . Desde luego estás siempre libre de marcharte si no te encuentras a gusto y vice versa. Pero por favor sólo solicites si tienes por lo menos un mes de tiempo a tu disposición.

    Hace falta mantener el camino de acceso para uso de coches, ayudar en trabajos restantes de obra de la casa, hacer leña, reconstruir muros de piedra natural `en seco´ etc.

    En este momento buscamos gente con alguna experiencia de construccion, carpinteria, albanileria, máquinas etc.

    Necesitamos mecánicos que entiendan de motores de Landroveres antiguos, conocimientos de reparar máquinas (motosierra, debrozadora, generador etc), y ... un fontanero urgente!!! ;-)

    En cambio a ayuda profesional ofrecemos clases de doma libre de caballo, clases de castellano y/o inglés y/o alemán, clases de taiji quan (30 años de experiencia) y visitas a las magníficas playas y paisajes del litoral del estrecho de Gibraltar.

  • Gesprochene Sprachen

    Deutsch: Fließend
    Englisch: Fließend
    Spanisch: Fließend
    Französisch: Fließend

  • Unterkunft


    The accommodation for the volunteers is in a wooden cabin, dormitory style, with basic electricity, no plumbing. there is an outdoor compost toilet and a two flame gas cooker where the volunteers prepare their own food that they can buy cheaply at the local markets & supermarkets.

    Por longer term stays there's our beautiful ancient stable dwelling - for people who value wild beauty higher than comfort...;-)

    For this rough life style it is necessary for you to bring your own sleeping bag,towel,a flashlight and your own toiletries such as soap,shampoo,sun screen, insect repellent etc.

    You also need to bring washing up liquid, toilet paper, kitchen roll etc

    Only bring as much luggage as you can carry yourself over a 2km dirt road.

    For rainy,muddy weather you'll need a pair of wellingtons as well as water proof clothes. in general, the more independent and self sufficient you are, the better.

    L@s voluntari@s comparten una cabaña de madera estilo dormitorio, con electricidad básica, sin agua corriente. Hay una estufa de leña para calentar agua, y un water ecológico al exterior. Hay una estufa de butano de dos fuegos donde l@s voluntari@s preparan su propia comida que pueden comprar en los mercados y supermercados y las granjas alrededor.

    Para vivir allí hace falta que traigas tu saco de dormir, una linterna, y tus propias cosas de aseo, toalla, champú, jabón, protección solar, repelente de insectos, jabon liquido lavavajillas, papel higiénico etc.

    Solo trae la cantidad de equipaje que puedes llevar 2km en un camino de tierra.

    En general, cuanto más independiente y autosuficiente estes, mejor. En tiempos de lluvia y barro hace falta un par de botas de agua como ropa de agua.

    La finca tiene excelente cobertura con vodafon, los que traen smartphone o su propio pc pueden conectarse a internet.

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    Please inform us WITHOUT FAIL about any special dietary needs, injuries or other special health conditions such as allergies etc, so that we can see whether they are compatible with the rough life on the finca or not. please be aware it doesn't serve anybody if you make your way out here just to realize that finca life isn't compatible with your needs.

    Please also be aware that the finca is 16km away from the next health centre and that we are not prepared to attend you if you are sick and in need of medical care. you alone will be responsible for your own health, and in case of falling ill you will be attended in a hospital. therefore a proper health insurance is a MUST.

    Neither smoking nor any other drugs are allowed on the finca.

    The finca has excellent vodafone, movistar, orange, yoigo etc. reception, so if you bring your smartphone or your own pc you can connect yourself to the internet. there is no wifi.

    The finca also offers the opportunity to pioneers to stay long-term to lifelong and create their independent projects, such as art projects (plenty of space for open air workshops, studios etc), small businesses (for example activities with children, a small ecological backpacker campsite etc)or just for retirement and recreation (if you're income independent.)
    Please note that while there is enough water to cover people's and animals' needs, there isn't enough to grow veggies beyond the ones for your own need.

    Por favor informanos SIN FALTA de cualquier necesidad especial de dieta o condiciones de salúd, como alérgias, heridas de deporte etc, para que las podamos tener en cuenta e informarte si son compatibles con el estilo de vida en la finca o no. Ten en cuenta que no sirve a nadie si haces el viaje en vano sólo para ver que tu condición no te permite estar en la finca como voluntario.

    También ten en cuenta que la finca está a 16km del próximo centro de salud, y que no está preparada para atender a personas enfermas con necesidad de cuidados médicos. Serás tú el/la responsable de tu propia salud, y en caso de enfermedad se te atenderá profesionalmente y a tu cuenta en un hospital, por lo cual es imprescindible un seguro en condiciones.

    Fumar como el consumo de cualquier clase de drogas está prohibido en toda la finca.

    La finca también ofrece la oportunidad a pioneros de estancias largas hasta a por vida, creando sus proyectos independientes, tal como proyectos de arte (hay mucho espacio para talleres al aire libre, un estudio etc), pequeños negocios (como crear un campismo rural ecológico, proporcionar vacaciones de aventura para niños etc.) o simplemente estar aquí de retiro y recreación (si estás independiente económicamente.)

    Mientras hay agua suficiente para las necesidades de gente y animales, no la hay para cultivar hortalizas más allá de las que necesitas para tu propio consumo.

  • 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

    People who bring their own mobile data have an excellent signal from almost all phone companies and can charge their cell phones and tablets with the solar battery. If you intend to stay long term, you can also contract a router with infinite data for a very attractive price.

  • Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    Any size. The dirt road is tricky, so there's either the option to park at a safe place 2km from the finca, or bring it in to install on the finca longer termish and give the road a good repair.

  • Hier sind Haustiere in der Regel willkommen

    Hier sind Haustiere in der Regel willkommen

    We need to communicate well before arrival, to see whether they are compatible with finca life. :-)

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    mehr als zwei

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