We have a small permaculture farm where we grow a variety of vegetables, fruits and nuts for ourselves our vistors and to swap.We also grow many medicinal herbs and take care of a variety of trees including olives,almonds,figs,oranges and lemons.We keep chickens,ducks and goats,2 cats,one dog and a mule .We flood irrigate using an ancient acequia system,originating from the snows of the Sierra Nevada mountains. We also have an on going project of rebuilding the cortijo ( house) using traditional materials.The farm is part of the off grid unintentional community of Cigarrones nestling in a valley between the Sierra Nevada and the Contraviesa mountains near Orgiva, south of Granada Spain
DIY and building projects
Help with Eco Projects
people will learn about off grid living, permaculture,medicinal herbs,
We always need help on the farm:weeding,planting,sowing ,harvesting and preserving.... In the winter we also harvest the olives (for oil),feed and prune the trees. We would also welcome help with restoring the cortijo (house) .
The accommodation is a caravan near to the house.
We are part of a community and therefore plenty of opportunity to socialize with other people. The nearest town orgiva is 4km away.There are always people coming and going so its fairly easy to get a lift. The do it yourself culture thrives here and there is a lively alternative scene of theatre and music. The city of Granada is an hour and a half way by bus and there are plenty of good walks for those who like to use their feet.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week