Learn about regenerative development and contribute to the creation of a living building in the spanish Pyrenees

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 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    Do you experience emotional exhaustion when confronted, on a daily basis, with the increasingly dire predictions of science about climate change, ecosystem service degradation and the eventual fallout for human society?
    Do you believe it is time for a different worldview in which we restore and enrich our relationship with nature and other human beings?
    Would you like to start a project or are you involved in a project that aims to make a positive contribution rooted in a living- systems worldview?
    If the answer is yes, this might be a place for you.
    At Cal Guerxo, our aim is to provide inspiration and tools for the development of regenerative projects, whether it is a place, a system or a process or simply a new way of being in the world. During your stay here you will have the opportunity to engage with an approach to project development based on an ecological worldview.
    We do not provide instructions on installing systems, choosing materials or planting gardens. Instead, we provide a learning opportunity in regenerative thinking allowing you to design and execute projects based on a different mindset and a different vision of the world.
    In exchange we invite you to contribute to the maintenance and further development of the beautiful place. The kind of help that is needed changes over time and depends on the circumstances. So a jack or jane of all trades would of course be great. During the coming months we plan on building some furniture, so carpenting skills would be welcome. We also plan on painting and decorating some rooms so any skills related to interior decorating using materials found in nature would be welcome. Depending on the weather we are planning some outdoor activities as well. We would also welcome volunteers that can help us creating some documentation related to the certification we would like to obtain for the building. We could also use some help with some weekly cleaning and cookings skills would be appreciated.
    If you are interested, we would love to hear about your motivation to stay at Cal Guerxo the place and the skills that would allow you to make a positive contribution in exchange for an opportunity to engage with concepts and practices of Regenerative Development, Biophilic Design and Living Systems Thinking.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • 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

    At the place our aim is to provide inspiration and tools for the development of regenerative projects, whether it is a place, a system or a process or simply a new way of being in the world.
    We welcome people that have the ambition to start their own project or who are involved in a project and would like to become familiar with principles and practical methods to apply regenerative thinking to those projects. During your stay at the place you will have the opportunity to engage with an approach to project development based on an ecological worldview.
    We do not provide instructions on installing systems, choosing materials or planting gardens. Instead, we provide a learning opportunity in regenerative thinking allowing you to design and execute projects based on a different mindset and a different vision of the world.

  • Help

    Help

    The kind of help that is needed changes over time and depends on the circumstances. This could involve a variety of activities such as helping in the permaculture garden, researching, developing marketing & communication material, design, building stuff or more mundane tasks such as cooking and cleaning.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have 2 bedrooms available. Each room has 2 bunkbeds and sleeps a maximum of 4 people. A separate shower and bathroom is shared. The rooms are very comfortable and provide stunning views of the surrounding mountains.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    This place is located in a small village. To get there, you need to take a train from Barcelona (3-hour train ride) to a nearby train station. I pick you up at the train station which is 15 minutes by car from the house. It is a remote location but surrounded by nature. It is a place to contemplate the beauty and quietness of nature. You can walk or cycle.
    A drivers licence would be useful but is not a requirement.

  • 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

    We have a good internet connection allowing you to work as well as space to work

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    We have a dog called Maya and we love dogs. I don´t think Maya is very keen on cats though ...

  • 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

Host ref number: 183784192386