Come and help on a smallholding in the Alpujarras, Spain

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  • Description

    Description

    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

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Help with Eco project
    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    people will learn about off grid living, permaculture,medicinal herbs,
    animal husbandry...

  • Help

    Help

    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) .

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    english

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    The accommodation is a caravan near to the house.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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





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