Help improving infrastructure in off grid democratic free unschool outside Orgiva, en Las Alpujarras, Spain



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 Min stay requested: at least 1 month

  • Description


    We are a small group of artists and musicians living on a beautiful secluded farm in Las Alpujarras in Andalucia.

    The farm is different things at different times; holiday rentals, a space for small retreats, a place to invite friends to make music, art, and build stuff, and a small but growing democratic free unschool.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house

  • 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

    Its pretty corny, but we live in a paradise doing what we believe in. Its not always easy but we love it. For the right people, seeing and being part of that, contributing to the development of a much loved project which provides a loving caring and rich space for young people to empower themselves in, is a once in a liftetime. You may learn all sorts of practical and problem solving skills and if your interested, a great deal about childhood, society and the relation between them.

    Outside of our work time we can share an amazing space to pursue your passions and interests away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

  • Help


    We are looking for help improving the infrastructure in our space in preperation for a small but significant expansion in number of kids we support and the depth of what we are offering.

    Specifically we will be finishing a library, building a workshop space, finishing an art studio, installing a pond and doing some landscaping and planting.

    Familirarity with basic woodwork, use of tools, landscaping, and other building skills are definately preferable. A readiness to work hard, doing whatever needs to be done to get the space ready for the kids is essential!

    One day we hope that projects like ours will have money to pay people properly but for now, the state doesn't support freedom for young people. We need your help!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Accommodation will be in a comfortable modernised Alpujarran farmhouse. This is the house that we use for private rentals and retreats, much more luxury than the houses we actually live in. We are happy to share that with you, but cleanliness is essential. We rely on that space to fund our other projects. If you do not keep it clean (which has happened in the past) we will have to ask you to move on.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Orgiva is a wonderfully diverse place with a large international community of travellers, hippies, punks and pretty much any other type of person you imagine, as well as the traditional Spanish culture.

    Our farm is quite secluded and we are not able to offer you access to a car, so unless you have your own, you will have to rely on lifts into and out of Orgiva or a long walk (7km).

    However, there is plenty to do at our place; swim in the pool, walk in the mountains, frolic with the dogs, build make and create, and make the most of space and time; something so sadly lacking in most peoples lives.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 347742378525