Help build a Buddhist Centre and maintain gardens in Aragon, Spain

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  • Description

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    We are creating a Buddhist Centre in the mountains of Aragon (Spain). We are located within the forest and are working on rebuilding the ruins of an old hamlet, cleaning the forest, building floors in wood, and creating organic vegetable gardens.
    This summer, we have to rebuild stone walls, a dry toilet and a solar shower in wood. Of course we have to take care of the garden and continue to clean the place,
    So we ask you to have some knowledge about manual works and using tools like sander, drill, brushing machine, or, at least muscles to use the wheelbarrow !

    We prepare two veg organic meals a day. Once a week I cook meet if you want.

    We are ten minutes from the nearest village by bicycle- we have two bicycles here for volunteers.
    There are many scenic views of the mountains, and some small rivers you can visit.
    The nearest village with shopping is Graus, which is around 40 minutes away by car. I go every week in this village and you can come with me if you want.
    We try to keep a friendly atmosphere even if we work hardly 5 hours a day, 5 days a week.

    Anne Marie

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    As we are a Buddhist Centre, you can have some introduction to meditation and Buddhist knowledge.
    Learn about ecological gardening and building.
    Practice some languages.
    Enjoy the nature in a very quite place, walking, reading, painting....

  • Help

    Help

    PROJECT FOR A BUDDHIST AND ECOLOGICAL SITE
    WHERE: Cajigar, in Huesca Province, Aragon, Spain

    • Internal renovation of an old stone farm;
    • Building dry loos in various locations on the property;
    • Installation of a solar shower;
    • Refurbishment and bring back in operation on the last well;
    • Clean up of the surroundings and the path leading to the spring for the big garden;
    • Building a technical shack;
    • Management of a large veggie garden, harvest and vegetables preparation;
    • Fruit trees planting;
    • Cleaning of vegetation around the buildings;
    • Tree felling and pruning.
    We will also need help for meal preparation and the various house chores.
    As you can see there is a lot of work ahead. We need volunteers with motivation and a minimum of
    experience with tools, who can take care and look after them.
    We offer the usual full board against 5hours work, 5 days a week.
    Accomodations are in yurt, tents or dorm. Food is bio and vegetarian, with one day a week when I
    would prepare meat for those who so wish. We are not vegan, as I will use butter, eggs and milk.
    Generally there is a good atmosphere around, for proof we already have some “repeaters”.
    During days off I will gladly offer meditation sessions.
    We do request total abstinence of drugs and/or alcohol on the land and no smoking indoors.
    Regards
    Anne-Marie


    PROYECTO PARA LA CONSTRUCCIÓN DE UN CENTRO BUDISTA
    Y ECOLÓGICO
    DONDE: Cajigar, en la provincia de Huesca, Aragón, España.

    - Renovación del interior de una antigua casa de piedra.
    - Construcción de “aseos secos” en varios lugares en la finca.
    - Instalación de una ducha solar.
    - Reparación y puesta de marcha del pozo de agua.
    - Cortar y aclarar de maleza en el camino que lleva a la huerta.
    - Construir un local técnico.
    - Plantación, mantenimiento y recogida del la huerta ecológica.
    - Plantación de arboles frutales.
    - Quitar maleza alrededor de los edificios.
    - Cortar pinos y tallar.
    Necesitamos ayuda para preparar la comida y otros trabajos domésticos.
    Son muchos los trabajos pendientes y necesitamos voluntarios con buena
    motivación y un mínimo de conocimiento de cómo utilizar las
    herramientas y mantenerlas en buen uso.
    Ofrecemos comida y alojamiento a cambio de 5 horas de trabajo 5 días a la
    semana que son las condiciones habituales.
    El alojamiento será en una Yurta, tiendas o dormitorios. La comida es
    biológica y vegetariana, y un día a la semana podemos preparar carne para
    el que quiera. Pero la comida no es vegan, ya que puede contener
    mantequilla, huevos y leche.
    En nuestro equipo hay buen ambiente y lo prueban los voluntarios, !que
    repiten!.
    En los días de descanso puedo ofrecer clases de meditación al que lo
    desee.
    Os pedimos de abstenerse de bebidas alcohólicas y drogas, y sólo fumar al
    exterior de los edificios.
    !Gracias y hasta pronto!
    Anne Marie


    PROJET DE RECONSTRUCTION D'UN CENTRE BOUDDHISTE



    Aménagements intérieurs d'une ancienne ferme en pierre.
    Construction de toilettes sèches en différents points de la propriété.
    Installation d'une douche solaire.
    Réfection et remise en fonctionnement du dernier puits.
    Nettoyage des abords et du chemin menant à la source pour le grand jardin.
    Création d'un local technique.
    Entretien d'un grand jardin potager, récoltes et préparation des légumes.
    Plantation d'arbres fruitiers
    Nettoyage des végétaux aux abords des bâtiments.
    Abattage et ébranchage d'arbres.

    Nous aurons aussi besoin d'aide pour la préparation des repas et les diverses tâches ménagères.

    Comme vous pouvez le voir beaucoup de tâches nous attendent et le travail ne manque pas. Nous avons besoin de personnes motivées, ayant un minimum de connaissances en maniement d'outils et sachant en prendre soin et assurer leur entretien.
    Nous vous proposons les conditions habituelles qui sont 5h de travail journalier, 5 jours par semaine.
    Nous vous offrons l'hébergement en yourte, tente ou dortoir. La nourriture est biologique et végétarienne, à l'exception d'un jour par semaine où je propose de la viande à ceux qui le désirent.
    Par contre ce n'est pas Vegan, j'utilise parfois du beurre, des œufs, du lait.
    Généralement une bonne ambiance règne sur tous nos chantiers, la preuve en est que nous avons déjà des « fidèles ».
    Nous nous asseyons lors des journées de repos et vous êtes les bienvenus si vous désirez vous joindre à nous.

    Nous demandons l'abstinence totale de drogues et d'alcool à l'intérieur de la propriété, de tabac dans les bâtiments.

    Anne-Marie

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    For lodgings we have one renovated fully equiped mobile-home and a Mongolian Yurt. If you prefer some privacy, there is 2 tents.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You need your own sleeping bag, walking shoes and some warm clothes in case ....
    We relay on solar energy and limited water.
    Absolutely no smoking indoors and no intoxicants allowed.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

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