DIY projects and eco help on a vegan biofarm in Majorca, Spain

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Availability

  2024 

 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello! We are Manolo and Merle, an architect and a chef/nutritionist, with a project underway on a farm at the foot of the Tramuntana: a future meeting place and educacional center about organic farming, bio-construction and vegan lifestyle.

    Come help us 4 mornings a week, in exchange for accommodation and vegan meals on working days.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
  • 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 are offering this cultural exchange to learn together the ongoing task of bioconstruction, and at the same time help to develope the permaculture project, with the plantation of fruit-trees and vegetable gardening, which we are starting now. -)

  • Help

    Help

    You will be alongside us:
    So far, we have started with the refurbishment and extension of the existing finca, a stone cottage that dates back to around 1900. Until now we have been busy building the timber structures and stuffing the roofs with straw, posidonia (neptune grass, a type of eco-insulation sourced from plants that grow in the sea) and covering it with Arab tiles with the help of some friends. We have already infilled the structure with a light clay (straw-clay mix), prepared on site and compressed in the shuttering. Now we are doing the mud and lime plastering and later we will be making the floors of lime and/or earth, and parallel start the whole process with another volume (wood-structure, straw-clay-filling, etc)
     
    For these jobs, rendering these with mud and lime and making the floors, as  well as the various on-going carpentry tasks, we are looking for volunteers!

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent
    French: Intermediate

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    As accommodation, we can offer the upper floor of the existing finca (about 20m2) together with a place downstairs with a woodstove, equipped with five mattresses, an armchair, a table, chairs and a gas stove; but there is also space for tents and motorhome. If you are coming in one of these, please check for space before arrival!

    Plant based, mostly whole foods as well as local and organic wherever possible.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    On the farm we do have electricity and a refrigerator since some weeks for the first time in 4 years! :-). But we recommend to bring a power bank to charge your mobile if you go some days hiking In the mountains. The lamps here are solar or camping lamps (also recommended to bring a headlamp for you excursions). We take the water with bucket and pulley from the cistern and we use a dry toilet and and semi-outdoor shower (a self-made cabin). Water can be heated on the gas stove. And finally, we ask not to consume products of animal origin within the farm.

    We are waiting for you in Mallorca!

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    6 horas, 4 días a la semana

Host ref number: 191272672462

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