Join a small farm with vineyard and fruit trees with farming/building in the hills near Barcelona, Spain

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Spain

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    30/10/2020

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  2020 

 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a family renovating a large property with a vineyard and lots of fruit trees and extensive green - including an irrigation mini-lake, woodlands, big grass sports field, Pizza/BBQ area, and mountain bike trails.

    We are setting up a Green Tech incubator -- a place where people can come and try out new ideas to do with sustainable farming, automated gardening, renewable energy etc. Imagine a bunch of inventors or green tech entrepreneurs each with a small piece of land and some good equipment on hand.

    We are only 20 mins from central Barcelona.

    We are looking mainly for people of experience. Plumbers, electricians, carpenters, gardeners, experienced in agriculture, builders etc. Do what you are good at in exchange for a place to stay etc. We offer accommodation and lots of extras (very fast internet, fun stuff to do etc) but we do not offer food as we dot have an easy way to do so.

    We have plenty of room for those that want to bring a tent or camper van - you can connect to water and electricity and have access to a shower and bathroom. We have very limited normal housing also....

    see you soon

    Martin

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Animal Care
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will help laying piping, digging, planting, watering, fixing, making, ideas etc. There is forestry work, help with pumps and watering, some building type work, gardening, vineyards maintenance, harvesting, wine making, everything! Lots to learn and derive satisfaction from doing.

    We have local farmers and gardeners helping and you can learn from them. You can also get to Barcelona in a few minutes on the bus that costs just 3eur. The bus stop is within easy walking distance - and so is the local pub and the town.

  • Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

  • Help

    Help

    This ancient cherry farm and more recently vineyard and future one family sustainable farm, is a 15 minute bus ride from Barcelona - in the hills overlooking the ocean of Alella (a small town known for its wine). There are 17 acres of fruit trees, and (mostly) unprepared land plus 1.5 acres of vines. Plus we are sowing grass over a large flat area for kids - and adult - play.

    The farm is 10 mins walk from charming Alella town and 1.5km from the beach. The Costa Brava starts here.

    We are trying to repopulate the woods and in general create a relaxing beautiful and sustainable environment as well as a green tech incubator for scientists and entrepreneurs that want to do something for the world.

    The owners speak English, French, Italian, Spanish and Catalan and are from a mix of countries. We love technology and art and the farm will hopefully reflect both.

  • Languages spoken

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

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Spartan but fun

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    From our location you have the beach 1.5KM away, Barcelona 20 mins away, and the whole of the Costa Brava to explore. Rental cars are cheap in Spain. NOTE: please do not contact me from someone else´s account as I will be unable to consider your request.

  • 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

    lots of room for campervans. Access to a field shower and toilet but NO pump out allowed.

  • Can possibly acccept pets

    Can possibly acccept pets

    We don´t accept Pit Bull Terriers, Rottweiler,German Shepherd, Deutscher Boxer, Dobermann, and of course chihuahua s.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5-8 hours per day, 5-6 days per week (flexible)

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Host ref number: 322959519653