Building a strawhouse in Macanet the Cabrenys, Catalunya. Spain



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 Min stay requested: at least a week

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    Hi, I am Antonia. Next september (2018) we, my husband and me and friends, and a few strawbale instructors are going to build a straw bale house just outside the cute little village Macanet de Cabrenys at the foot of the Pyrenees in Catalunya, 2 hours away from the Costa Brava. It is going to be a meeting center for music, art and natural healing. There will be two vegan cooks and a yoga/salsa dance instructor, who will be there also.
    We are looking for strong and enthusiastic people to help with making the straw walls and with making the reciprocal wooden roof.
    We are Dutch and Macanet de Cabrenys is my dreamplace because of the nice people, the beautiful nature, the pureness, and the clean water, which you can take from natural sources in and around the village. That's why two years ago I bought a beautiful piece of land just outside the village. Going to the village takes you 10 minutes walking down the hill. There is a nice central pub in village center, a swimming pool and much more.
    Let me know if you want to participate.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Help with Eco Projects

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    They can meet Catalan and dutch people and they can learn about the straw buildingprocess, and nature in the Pyrenees, and visit the nice city of Dali : Figueres, which is 30 minutes away by buss.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    Helping to build the reciprocal (wooden) roof.
    Helping to buildup the straw walls and plaster the straw walls.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner
    Italian: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    Staying in your own tent at the camping of Macanet or staying on the terreno itself or staying in a appartment (3-7 persons a room, 20 places is the most which is available) in the village center. Food will be cooked on the working place, two warm vegan meals a day !

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is a buss going to and from Figures 3 times a day, not on Sundays. From Figures you can take the train for bus to Gerona or Barcelona. Very good connections.

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    • 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 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 387782315731