Help and experience sustainable living into the wild countryside and ancient Azahar coastline, north of Valencia, Spain

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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    Located in the middle of a Mediterranean valley surrounded by hills, overlooking the Azahar golden coastline, between the ancient villages of Peniscola and Benicassim city, you find us. The project´s aims are many; from the conservation and reforestation of the original Mediterranean vegetation, to promote environmental education through alternative ways of living focused on permaculture principles, sustainable projects, arts and multi-cultural workshops.
    My name´s Fran, and I´m an adventurer, photographer, writer and musician, well, that kind of crazy bohemian and sentimental guy, I guess. Hahaha. After I´ve been travelling and working for more than ten years in the four corners of this too-big world, years back I I put my hands on this beautiful piece of land with an old Stone FarmHouse, 10 hectares of olive groves, pine trees, low shrubs and many other species coming into view on different terraces levels, inhabited by hares and wild boars. There are loads of spots on site where you can re-connect to nature, watch the stars glowing in the inky countryside´s long sky, encircled by the magical sparkle of a few candles, and silence.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • 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

    We impact the environment positively through conscientious deployment of the following measures: renewable energy from solar, rainwater harvesting for cooking and washing, managing water consumption through grey water irrigation systems, natural cultivation and cleaning methods that are completely chemical-free, eco constructions using as much natural materials as we can respecting the existing terrain, comprehensive environmental protection and reforestation.

    Further, you will learn:

    A sustainable living
    Languages
    Build stuff
    Cooking healthy food (well, sometimes ahaha)
    Natural healings
    Living the Wild
    The school of life, “The Road” :)
    Photography Skills
    Follow your instinct and emotions
    Get inspired
    Say yes to whatever you bump into.
    Music! We like to play music here, if u play anything u can join us, and if u don't...well it is about time to learn something!

  • Help

    Help

    I´m mainly looking for people who are not afraid of working hard or sweating. Doesn´t matter the experience they have -humble people could learn anything if they really want to. Manuality comes while moving and making your hands dirty, not typing on a phone screen. if you feel that you don t fit with what is written above just let it drop, The tasks scheduled are:

    - Construction of a Fountain , bio construction
    - Gardening
    - Taking care of the House/ Guests Areas / Rooms / Outside
    - Animals feed
    - Daily Cleaning & Maintenance
    - Cooking

    Ideally you should be able to stay for at least 15 days. as this is a large project needing time, patience and energy. You will be asked to help for 5 days per week, 4-5 hours per day.

    Volunteers will be in charge of preparing the meals. The food is basic, focused mostly on a vegetarian menu, and a little bit of meat once in a while. But, we´re very flexible! 

    Once the daily tasks are done, you can feel pretty free to do whatever) you want. Creating arts, growing plants, playing with Chiara (four-legged friend), and the cats (Ares & Apollo) doing meditation, take long strolls through the wild! 

    * There's 1 km of dirty road in order to reach us*

    *The water supply needs to be used sensibly*

    *Internet access is limited by phone data*

    *It is forbidden to make a fire outside*

    *In case of low power supply from solar or storms, we may ration/cut the use of the electricity for a few hours*

    *this is not an Hostel. There ´s nobody who has to entertain anybody. You should be able to entertain yourself alone sometimes.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    private bedroom , tipee, or camping tent (depending availability). We have a fireplace, a kitchen gas, a barbecue and a big wood oven outside.

    In case you´re travelling aimlessly by van or car, it´d be really helpful to discovery the region at ease.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The farm is a strategical point for those who want to be surrounded by nature but close to the beach. It is just 15 minutes away, driving along the motorway, from the Azahar coastline! Additionally, the area surrounding is also filled of stunning Middle-Ages villages like Alcala de Xivert, Villafames, and Peniscola; all places where you can dip into the ancient Spanish culture and spectacular pagan and religious festivities. On the other hand you also have the gleaming cities of Benicassim and Castellon de la Plana, well-known for their summer festivals, or National Parks as “Desert de las Palmas” and “Serra D´Irta”.
    From Valencia Airport, is 1h 15 minutes to Castellon City by train

  • 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.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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