ATTENTION!... HELP NEEDED for the FOLLOWING, PLEASE READ CAREFULLY:
From FEBRUARY 2021 until beggining MAy 2021
--------->we need at least A LOVELY PERSON that can take care of his/herself and do some HOUSE SITTING and take care of our 2 DOGs + 2 CATS. At least for 3 WEEKS.
Mona is working elsewhere, Júlia is taking care of our baby and will be translating at home: we are half of the week away (in BArcelona) and the volunteers will be by themselves.
The tasks to do are the following:
(some of these we'll do together with you guys, others can be managed by yourselves)
-make wood and heat the house
-take care of cats and dogs
-start the garden for planting season: clean fields, prepare soil, weeding, etc
-small repair projects around the house
-clean the house and sorroundings
-build a new chicken-coop
Since our home is an ISOLATED FARM it is essential to either have some means of transportation( car) or a good pair of legs (the 2 nearest villages are 45min by foot)
We are looking for AUTONOMOUS, RESPONSIBLE, WONDERFUL people.
PLEASE WRITE IF YOU ARE SERIOUS ABOUT IT AND INTERESTED.
here are Mona and Júlia talking to you (mainly Júlia, Mona frowns, rolls her eyes and smiles).
We need your help to continue the very big project that we started almost 3 years ago… we started restaurating a very old farm (XVI century) and its agricultural landscape that was abandoned since the spanish civil war and was endangered by different sorts of speculators. Our project has 2 sides, we have the double intention of:
1) having a diverse, lively organic farm and garden in the middle of the natural landscape of la Mussara and
2) hosting a Creative Residency, an open space which holds the same principles as an Artistic Residency that includes not only artists but creators of all kinds: scientists, social scientists and researchers may come to write their PhD's articles or essays, craftsman may come and summon their craft, and writers, musicians, painters and other artists could come to do their thing in an environment other than the city.
So far, we have managed to prepare 4,5 hectares of land that will be planted again this spring; we have restored a small separate house that we rent if we're lucky; we fixed an ancient tractor that has sweet, beetle vibes and helps us a lot; we provided the farm with chickens, water, warm water and a solar energy system… oh, and working toilets too.
Mona is a jazz saxophone player and a true cowgirl at heart. Júlia has worked in the radio, is a literary translator and a botanist in her imagination. We were both shepherdesses in Switzerland.
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
It is impossible to land in this house and not find oneself talking about the universe and beyond... expect stimulating conversation, stimulating silence in the middle of nature, language exchange, flying thoughts on/about/for humanity, literature, politics, religion, cuisine, esthetics... while we eat together or work in the fields
We are at the beginning of our project so we need help in any way you could provide: planting, cutting wood, preparing the fields, weeding, building, restoring, watering, taking care of animals, cooking, cleaning, painting, gardening, harvesting…
The help needed to be done is mostly manual laboring. If you have any special skills or have experience in organic farming or building or just love to do household work please tell us, so that we know what to expect. In any circumstance, you are most welcome to come.
We need independent, culturally curious, flexible, respectful, hardworking people.
We need a pair of hands with brains.
Oh, and very importantly: we will enjoy and are most curious of anything that you could teach us.
This host offers a language exchange
This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
You can contact them directly for more information.
The farm is located in the mountains of La Mussara, in the woods between the villages of Vilaplana, l'Albiol and la Selva del Camp, in the south of Catalonia, Spain. You will be in a beautiful mediterranean landscape with the ocean at the horizont.
The farm house is huuuuge and half of it in ruins. In the livable half you will have a room of your own or share with your partner if you wish to come together.
Important to know: you will be our roommate for the time you are with us, which means that you are expected to help with everyday chores without having to be reminded of it (cleaning, taking rubish out etc) and you should feel at home.
We live with 2 cats and 2 dogs.
Please, contact us only if you really want to work with us. We work and party hard and have a lot to do. If you want a free vacation, please don't contact us.
We are very sorry but we cannot keep up with the amount of people wishing to volunteer with us -we take only 2 people at a time, exept in the summer, and not the whole year round- and sometimes we cannot answer all your requests. Sorry for that.
Keep in mind that you will live in the countryside with no public transport, we will try to bring you up and down wherever you need and will lend you a bike.
We give honesty, respect and flexibility and we expect the same.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host can provide space for campervans.
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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