We retired to Spain a few years ago to fulfill our dream of buying a farm in the mountains and living on the land. We have spent the time so far in renovating the house, installing mains services, and generally tidying the land. We are now in a position where we can provide comfortable accommodation with some mod cons and would like some help in clearing the land further. We have two plots of land, both our farm in Flix and at the nearby village of Asco.
We live 'Off Grid' and are trying to be as self sufficient as possible, by growing our own vegetables, picking the available fruit and nuts, providing our own winter fuel and using solar power.
We retired early and still enjoy having a good time. We love our lifestyle here and would hope that any visitors would enjoy it too.
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
Ideally we are looking for two people to help out as follows: We are mainly looking for help with using petrol powered chainsaws and strimmers for clearing the land and some gardening work. Dead trees need cutting down for winter fuel and other trees need pruning. Prior experience is highly desirable although not essential.
The soil is poor and needs digging and enriching. We wish to do this organically with manures etc. We need to make compost for future use.
Sleeping accommodation is a luxury canvas Bell Tent. We can provide mattresses and Egyptian cotton bedding in the tent. You have the use of the bathroom, which can be accessed from outside of the house. It has a hot shower, cold running water and flushing loo. We also have an outside cooking and seating area for the warm summer nights.
Our farm is quite remote, it is 6Km from the village and there is no public transport to it. We would therefore recommend that this destination is most suitable for those with a love of the outdoors and a keen interest in outdoor pursuits; walking, bird watching, photography, cycling, landscape painting, and fishing etc are all popular activities (we could provide some fishing tackle - you need licences). Of course, just chilling out and enjoying the beautiful scenery , tranquility and warm sunshine is also a popular option!
There are trains to Reus and Barcelona, and we could provide transport to the local train station in Flix, on occasion. There is a big supermarket nearby which we regularly use.
We have a 12 volt solar system. It is essential therefore that you bring suitable charging equipment for your phone, laptop etc. We recommend a car charger for your phone and laptop. We also have an USB charging facility for other devices.
Please bring your E111 card - you will need it for all medical attention. There is a 24 hour health center in Flix if needed. If you are from outside of the EU, please ensure you have suitable health care insurance.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week