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Learn Permaculture, Selfsufficiency and Syntropy among olive and almond trees in Horta de Sant Joan, Spain

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  • Last activity: 12 Jul 2024

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  2024 

 Min stay requested: at least 1 month

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  • Description

    Description

    English version

    Hello friends! We are a small family farm. They are 20 hectares, with olive trees, almond trees, cereal and forest. We are excited to regenerate the land of
    our ancestors. We use everything in our power to improve life in the soil, any technique is welcome as long as it is simple and easy to apply. We believe that in the end the simplest is what works best!

    We have been hosts since 2016, when we still lived in the tent and we had neither electricity nor current water. What a good times! We decided to become wofing hosts because after several months traveling as wofers we were excited about the idea.

    The fundamental pillars of our family are the regeneration of the earth, the sovereignty
    food and unschooling.

    There are so many things to learn in the world of permaculture that we are always with new projects, testing new techniques to regenerate the land and making inventions of all kinds.
    The volunteer house is the first construction we did on the farm, which was our home for 4 years. At that time we did not even have a chainsaw, we did not have light or water. So the logs were cut with a 2 person hand saw and everything was recycled and natural material. The walls are made of recovered pallets plastered with mud and straw. The house is a small room of 20m2 but very cozy. We have it prepared for 2 volunteers. Theres electricity and internet (we had a computer scientist working online and volunteering for 4 months, so it's a good internet connection). Hot water for showering is achieved by heating a giant pot, we are working on installing a gas heater. And at the moment there is no fridge. So it will be a very primitive experience ideal for reconnecting with the rhythms of the past.

    Write PAPADOPOULOS in your reply and we will know that you have read our description.

    We think that we are living an exciting historical moment where the current world-system is being destroyed and the only safe bet will be life in the country, as Thoreau and John Seymour thought. Let's make this world better for our children that makes them feel proud of the heritage we leave to them. May the world be a better place to be every day. If this resonates with you: You are more than ready to visit us.
    A big hug mate!
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    Right now we are excited about Ernst Gostch's SYNTROPIC AGRICULTURE and the
    JADAM biofertilizer method. We are learning these methods and starting with the
    first tests. If you are interested in these methods, it is the ideal time to come and collaborate with
    us.

    JOAN is taking the BIOMAS 3 online course of syntropic agriculture taught by CEPEAS. So you can take the opportunity to learn about this wonderful world that is syntropic agriculture.

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    Version español

    Hola amigos! Somos una pequeña granja familiar. Son 20 hectareas, con olivos, almendros, cereal y bosque. Estamos entusiasmados en regenerar la tierra de
    nuestros ancestros. Usamos todo lo que este en nuestra mano para mejorar la vida en el suelo, cualquier tecnica es bienvenida mientras sea sencilla y fácil de aplicar. Creemos que al final lo más sencillo es lo que mejor funciona!

    Somos hosts des de 2016, cuando aun viviamos en la tienda de campaña y no teniamos ni luz ni agua. Que tiempos aquellos! Decidimos convertirnos en hosts de wofing porque tras varios meses viajando como wofers nos entusiasmo la idea.

    Los pilares fundamentales de nuestra familia son la regeneración de la tierra, la soberania alimentaria y el unschooling.

    Hay tantas cosas por aprender en el mundo de la permacultura que siempre estamos con nuevos proyectos, probando nuevas tecnicas para regenerar la tierra y haciendo inventos de todo tipo.
    La casa de los voluntarios es la primera construccion que hicimos en la finca, la que fue nuestra
    casa por 4 años. Por aquellos tiempos no disponiamos ni siquiera de motosierra, tampoco teniamos luz ni agua. Asi que los troncos fueron cortados con una sierra manual de 2 personas y todo era reciclado y de material natural. Las paredes son de palets recuperados revocados de barro y paja. Es una pequeña estancia de 20m2 pero muy acogedora. La tenemos preparada para 2 voluntarios. Hay electricidad y internet (tuvimos un informatico trabajando online y haciendo de voluntario durante 4 meses, asi que es una buena conexión). El agua caliente para ducharse se consigue calentando una olla gigante, estamos trabajando en instalar un calentador de gas. Y de momento no hay nevera. Asi
    que es una experiencia muy primitiva ideal para reconectar con los ritmos de antaño.

    Escribe PAPADOPOULOS en tu respuesta y asi sabremos que has leido nuestra descripción.

    Pensamos que estamos viviendo un momento historico emocionante donde el sistema-mundo actual esta tambaleandose y la unica apuesta segura sera la vida en el campo, como ya decian Thoreau y
    John Seymour. Hagamos de este mundo algo mejor para nuestros hijos. Que les haga sentir orgullosos de la herencia que les legamos. Que cada dia el mundo sea un lugar mejor donde estar. Si esto resuena contigo estas mas que preparad@ para visitarnos.
    Un fuerte abrazo compañer@!
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    Ahora mismo estamos entusiasmados con la AGRICULTURA SINTROPICA de Ernst Gostch y el metodo de biofertilizantes JADAM. Estamos aprendiendo estos metodos y empezando con las primeras pruebas. Si te interesan estos metodos es el momento ideal para venir a colaborar con nosotros.

    JOAN esta cursando el curso de sintropia online BIOMAS 3 impartido por el CEPEAS. Asi que podreis aprovechar la ocasión para aprender sobre este maravilloso mundo que es la agricultura sintropica.



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  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Our way of living is simple and practical. We are doing home education with our children wich is quite interesting. We also both studied fine arts so we are the kind of creative people always having different projects in mind.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help

    Help

    We need help on the ecologic project of olive and almond trees. Also cleaning/regenerating the forest. We need some help with the family organic garden. We are always engaged on different construction projects and we have lots of things to be finished. If you have any carpentry, masonry, plumbing, electricity or mechanics skills we can make some interesting projects with your help. Right now we are super motivated with Syntropic Agriculture of Ernst Gostch. We also have a homeschooling (unschooling) project with our children; and sometimes we have some playground projects to do. If you like staying with children you can stay one day per week playing with them and they will learn some english by playing with you.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Spanish: Fluent
    English: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    I love to improve my english. But im also interested on learning other languages. And my sons doing home education will be super happy of learning anything by playing with them.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Private volunteer mud and straw tiny house. It has accomodation for two hosts. We still don't have hot water but now we have a fridge on the volunteers house. The toilet is a compost/dry toilet. Every week we will buy food for the volunteers and they cook their meals for themselves in the small house. The food we offer is vegan and chicken eggs. Once a week you can share a dinner with us.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Near our house we have a river wich have some nice ponds to refresh on summer. And the natural park that surrounds us has lots of nice trails, caves and mountains to visit. Our farm is 6km from the nearest village. But we always have people on our land.

  • 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

    Our connection is 10mb for hosts. But if its super necessary we can give you 25mb.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have plenty of space. But i dunno if acces is ok for a very big caravan.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 horas al día, 5 días a la semana

Host ref number: 148859593474

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