Help a Belgian family on their small organic olive farm in southern Catalonia, Spain

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Spain

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    01/10/2020

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a Belgian family who have been living in Southern Catalonia, Spain for 11 years now. We live on an organic olive farm (4 hectares), close to the sea (Costa Daurada) and the mountains. We keep bees and have our own local honey. We have no mains electricity and water. We get our energy from solar panels and water from a well. We try to live as sustainable as possible. We have four dogs and one cat.
    We are looking for confident, reliable, responsible, flexible, hard working volunteers. We don't accept smokers, drug users and heavy drinkers.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    While helping us you will learn about olive and almond trees, olive oil production, beekeeping, organic gardening, baking artisan bread, sustainable living, the region.
    You can learn the basics of some new languages during your stay.

  • Help

    Help

    Weeding, fertilizing and clearing the land, composting, pruning olive and almond trees, picking olives and almonds (in season),...
    Painting, building, repairing or any other urgent odd tasks.
    You will be helping more or less 5 hours/day, 5 days/week.
    This is flexible (hours, type of tasks) and can change day by day according to necessities.

  • Languages spoken

    Catalan: Fluent
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Little house next to our house.
    We insist that you respect your accommodation and that you clean up after yourselves and leave the house completely clean and tidy after your stay. Also to use water and electricity sparingly.

    Three meals provided on helping days.
    We appreciate you help with preparing meals, getting the table ready, cleaning up after meals,...

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You can use a mountainbike to explore the beautiful nature and places of our region. The coast and beaches are only 12 kms away. You can also make lovely walks among the numerous olive and almond groves, along the large beaches, in the hills and mountains, along the rice fields in the Ebro-Delta, or in the beautiful barrancas (dry rivers).
    You will taste some delicious, typical Catalan, Spanish and Belgian dishes and we will be glad to learn you how to prepare them.
    If necessary we can take you by car to the village for shopping.
    Experience life in another culture and in plain nature.

  • 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

    5(flexible), 5 days, 25 hrs a week

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