Planting trees in La Sierra de Huelva, Spain



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    We are a French-Dutch couple (62 and 57 years old) living in the Sierra de Huelva since 2005, on a little farm, which we try to make as self-sufficient as possible. We keep a vegetable garden and are independent on water and energy. We have had goats until recently, made cheese and yogurt, but we have decided to replace them for fruit-trees and chicken, incompatible in our space with the goats.
    This autumn/winter we are going to prepare part of our land (about half a hectare) destined to plant fruit trees.
    We are therefore looking for help in preparing the land for planting trees, design the watersystem and the actual planting. We would be very pleased to receive people with experience in these matters, such as experts in permaculture, gardeners, people with a view on fruit-trees and ideas about organising an orchard.

    We have 5 grown-up children in the age between 38 and 18 that come and go, all of us speak, Spanish, English, French and Dutch (Flemish)
    François is an eco-builder and Marie has been a cooker, translator, social worker and more.

    We are hard-working people, but enjoy very much a good meal with fine conversations. Although we are not strict vegetarians, we prepare mostly vegetarian and vegan meals.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Art Projects

  • 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 speak several languages at home. We try to live as self-sufficient as possible, have experience in vegetable-garden, animal-care, (eco)building, baking bread, mechanics, shiatsu-massage, natural healthcare etc.etc.

  • Help


    There is field-, garden-, and house chores to do Somebody that knows about natural horsemanship is very welcome too.

  • Languages spoken

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

  • Accommodation


    We are happy to share meals with you. We can offer you a two-persons guest-room with its own toilet and shower. There is place for a camper-van to park on the finca, but not too big, since the track is narrow in some places.
    We are situated about 3 km from the nearest village in the natural-park of Sierra de Aracena, in a beautiful nature of rolling hills covered with cork-,chestnut-, and olive-trees at about 700 m altitude. Ideal for walking, cycling or horse-riding.
    We have a horse, which is available for rides, if you have some experience.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Living in the natural park, is an experience on itself. The local people are enchanting.
    We, as a family, are happy and used to share our life with new people.
    The area has got a number of small beautiful white villages, all are worth visiting. The park is a paradise for horse-riding, mountain-biking and walking. There are daily buses to Seville (2 hours). We are a working people, but like enjoying a good meal and a nice conversation on our grapevine-covered terrace. Or nearby the stove on which we prepare our winter meals.
    We have bicycles for you to use if you would want to explore the neighbourhood on pedals.

  • 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

    The access to our place is not available for big motorhomes. Take contact with us before.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    4 hours a day 5 days a week or 3 days a week

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