Tending an Organic Mountain Finca in Tivissa, Catalunya, Spain

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  • Description

    Description

    An off-grid finca in the wild and ancient mountainous lands of Tivissa, Catalunya. Our Finca is an organic 30 acre 'wild' and natural farm nestled in a hidden mountain valley, clinging to ancient terraces and surrounded by forests. It's completely private, no neighbours, just nature. Olives, hazelnuts, almonds, cherries, grapes all grow in an eco friendly manner surrounded by forest, scrub and hiker pathed mountains. Living close to nature and enjoying great food, good company, exploring and traveling too.

    Under an hour from Tarragona and two south of Barcelona, a historic hill town is nearby and the beaches of the Mediterranean just 25 minutes away. There are wild boar and deer in the forests, great hiking and mountain biking paths starting from the finca and the Mediterranean for swimming, kite surfing and snorkeling.

    The farmhouse is small, completely modernised inside; it still looks like an ancient workers cottage hugging the steep terraces. The nearby guest caravan is for your exclusive use. It is your private space to relax, forget the world and enjoy a peaceful lifestyle. This is the perfect place to get away from it all, experience living off-grid and be close to nature, to bring skills and learn new ones, to have fun and take away good memories. I can only accept one person at a time due to the limited off-grid facilities.

    I am specifically looking for these skills, so if you have one or more of them, please contact us, but only if you have capability and experience in these areas:

    - grass/weed cutting with petrol strimmer
    - chainsaw & chopping logs
    - land clearance
    - pruning olive trees
    - concrete, plastering

    If you can help with one or more of these, get in touch with your dates!

    Thanks for reading this far.
    Kevin

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    General Maintenance

  • 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

    English is the main language. You are welcome to hang out whenever you like, in the house and for trips to the towns and cities. Here you will try escape civilisation - the views in the daytime and stars at night are amazing. No neighbours, just raw nature. It is a happy, enchanting 'secret valley' finca you will always remember.

  • Help

    Help

    Chainsaw & chopping logs; undergrowth strimming & land clearance; small building works (concrete terrace and wall plastering). These are all projects for the coming year. If you have skills in these areas, please let me know!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate
    French: Beginner

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Independent caravan for your sole use. It's comfortable, private and you will wake up to the most amazing views of the rising sun's rays hitting the mountain peaks surrounding the finca. It is off-grid so that means careful with water and power - plus there is a compost loo! Plenty of internet so you can stay in touch with the outside world as much as you like.

    You can make your own breakfast in the caravan from food provided - other meals are with me in the nearby casita. I cook creatively and eat well - so you will too.

    You hike / walk through the almond groves and forest paths to the nearby hill-town (25 mins). I often drive to the bigger valley towns or to the coast for a half day out on the beach so can take you exploring too.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Life is quiet and mostly restricted to the farm and open land / mountains around. A couple of visits out for shopping. Days are usually sunny and nights are cool in April / May.

  • 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

    2km Access road has a few steep climbs

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    1 friendly dog is fine but must live outside. Dog kennel available.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day with 2 days off





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