Ecological project needs helpers in Asturias, Spain

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 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    In the post-corona period, we may want to receive new helpers, but everything depends on if we will get any income this year. We will not feed an other stomach if we cannot feed ourselves. But please contact us to check the possibilities.

    In our place we try to live as natural and self-sufficiently as possible. We are an eco-finca for nature lovers and tranquility seekers. Guests can accompany us in our daily and special activities, and learn about a basic living by doing so. It is a beautiful place. It's just that our mini natural paradise still needs quite some fine-tuning. That's where you come in.

    Who are we looking for?

    The helpers (max. 2) we are looking for like to live a basic life, and enjoy being outside. Enjoyed nature as a child already? Then you will find the place wonderful. There is some clothing for you but not in all sizes, so please bring your own working clothes, shoes and rainwear. We ask you to help us 25 hours a week.

    We have helpers since 2010. In 2020 we really need someone who can take the lead in our veggie garden or who has a lot of hands on experience in alternative building. We have learned a lot in recent years, but now we feel like we need to scale up our level of knowledge.

    How long?

    We understand perfectly well that you want to travel, but we ask you to commit yourself for at least three to four weeks to our project. This gives us time to invest in you.

    We love to share our knowledge and experiences, if needed with a beer or a (home made) cider next to the camp fire. We know a lot about living a live as self-sustaining as possible, but we can also brush up your knowledge about art, mushrooms, philosophy or the pruning of your apple tree. We like to go on an excursion with you, if time allows that.

    What's to be done?

    You can take over some of the routine jobs, like watering and weeding the vegetable garden, taking care of the donkeys, lugging wood, cooking, removing bracken and gorse. There are also always special projects to help us with.

    What are you getting into?

    Though Infiesto with all basic facilities is only 4 or 5 beautiful hiking kilometres away, a stay at the place is quite isolated. There are no next-door neighbours. Here it's usually only us and our very modest livestock (1 dog, 2 cats, 2 donkeys, 3 sheep, 6 chickens).

    We stay in an old wagon. You have your own place in our old camper van (hot water bottles and warming cats available). Internet is limited here. Checking your e-mail on our laptop is no problem. For other purposes there is free broadband internet in the Telecentro in Infiesto. The good news is that we have warm water in the panoramic shower.

    Who we are?

    We are Thomas and Astrid. A middle aged Dutch couple that settled for this independent lifestyle in 2007. We enjoy meeting new people and learning things from them in a companiable atmosphere. We do not smoke, do like a beer, wine or cider, but don't do other drugs. We don't expect you to have the same habits.

    To conclude

    Please tell us in your e-mail about your motivation for wanting to come to our place, and in which month you are available.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • 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
  • Help

    Help

    What's to be done?

    You can take over some of the routine jobs, like watering and weeding the vegetable garden, taking care of the donkeys, lugging wood, cooking, removing bracken and gorse. There are also always special projects to help us with.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    For you we have a sleeping place in our little camper van.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We usually do not mind if you bring your dog.

    Town (Infiesto) is 4 km away. We're in the mountains, but not too high (250m). The National Park Picos de Europa is about 20 km's away. Beach is half an hour drive, and also to be reached by train or bus. The bigger cities (Oviedo, Gijón) are about 45 car/bus/train minutes away.

  • 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

    You can connect to the internet through our laptop, but we cannot give you direct access. We have too little capacity for that. We are digital nomads ourselves for that matter.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    A small campervan can stay on our own ground. A bigger campervan can stay on a lovely spot next to Fontebona.

  • Can possibly acccept pets

    Can possibly acccept pets

    Not more than one dog, and only after consulting us

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    25 hours per week

Sweet chestnuts on one of our camp fires
Lola and Añes
Resting in a hammock
The central service area
Astrid and Thomas. Our dog Sita in the foreground and our donkeys in the background.
Relaxing on the terrace





















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