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Help us on our eco-friendly, permaculture project in La Codosera, Spain

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  2024 

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello there! We are looking for volunteers (preferably two friends or a couple - no single Workawayers please as we only have 1 room available but we need two Workawayers) with lots of drive, energy and common sense who have a love of adventure, nature and the outdoors to work alongside us helping with a variety of tasks that include building, gardening, painting, animal care etc.. Specifically volunteers who aren't afraid to get dirty!!

    We have a beautiful, rural, two-hectare organic finca near the Spanish town of La Codosera but bordering the Portuguese nature reserve of the Serra Sâo Mamede. We are steadily transforming our land using permaculture practises and would love to swap and share knowledge and best practice with you :)

    Our ideal volunteers would:
    - be happy to live off the beaten track (although we do have a restaurant/bar a few kms down the road)
    - be animal lovers - especially dogs and cats
    - help with approximately 5 hours of tasks 5 days a week (and the possibility of additional paid work depending on skills)

    We work hard for those 5 hours but what we offer in exchange for your help:
    - comfortable beds
    - all meals
    - laughs
    - relaxation
    - freshwater swimming pool (May-Oct only)
    - tonnes of films, books, music
    - beautiful nature and gorgeous walks from our door
    - internet access
    - company (if you want it) or peace and quiet (if you don't) :)

    Looking forward to meeting you! :)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    General Maintenance
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability 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

    We love to share ideas and recipes and have picked up so much great knowledge from previous volunteers...
    Although we are off the beaten track, we have bikes so you can get to local sites and we will always take you to any local festivals that are going on while you are here (and there are lots!!)

  • Help

    Help

    We need help with all sorts of work in the garden, building and around the house - the tasks you do depend on your preferences and/skills. We all work really hard - please don't apply if you are looking for a cheap holiday! - but it's rewarding to share the experience and our volunteers return to us again and again and send their friends and family to volunteer with us too!

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Intermediate
    Portuguese: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have a double bedroom available for volunteers. Or a caravan at the top of the garden with beautiful views for those who want to be a little more in touch with nature :)

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    Digital nomads are welcome

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We welcome people travelling with their own campervans and have a lovely spot for you park up.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    25 hours a week - flexible times

Host ref number: 12857379994d

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