Permaculture garden projects and building work in Catalonia, Spain



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    Hi, we are the Hodges family. We are a mixed culture family who are of Jamaican and English origin, and now reside 5-10 minutes outside Tortosa. We live on 5 acres of farm land which is off grid.

    We have invested in a large solar panel system of which we get our energy supply. We now have our own source of water.

    we are in the process of installing a functioning irrigation system for our plants, so if you have any knowledge of setting up a good system we would love to have you join us.

    The land is established with olive, almond, and carob trees. we have chickens, 6 cats and a two dogs.

    we are growing our own fruits and vegetables and we are learning about permaculture so that we can eventually rely on it as a way of life. other building projects we need help with are completing our bathroom and terrace and setting up animal fencing, we would also eventually like to build a small wildlife ponds and rock beds.

    Our daily routine involves feeding the animals, watering the plants, helping in the house and helping with other projects. these projects includes, tiling and decorating the house,.

    We speak english and are currently learning Spanish and Catalan. our youngest son is 20 years and is in need of improving his Catalan , therefore any help would be appreciated.

    We do like an early start to the day and do not work on Saturdays. We would prefer to have someone independent of us, there is enough space for you to have your own vehicle/tent but we also have a caravan that sleeps two..

    We are not prejudice whether you are vaccinated or not, all are welcome!

    Basic food is provided such as milk, sugar, flour, pasta, rice and bread should you require special dietary requirements such as gluten free food you will need to get those yourself. the vegetable garden is there for you as you need it. your being able to get on with and complete tasks independently is necessary as we are not around sometimes. We can negotiate hours to suit.

    Tortosa is a beautiful town. The Delta Ebre runs through the town and is known for its large cat fish and is popular for fishing hobbies. There are also festivals such as the Tortosa renaissance in July. The region is also known for its rice paddies. Mount Caro is in full view to the rear of our property and views from the top of the mountain are exceptional.

    We have bicycles and it takes 20mins if you want to ride to town, 45mins walk, otherwise we use a jeep for transport. The beaches are 30 minutes away and a public swimming pool including a bar is 10 minutes away, we now have a swimming pool.

    We look forward to all our volunteers and hope that they enjoy their stay with us.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I am from Jamaica, my husband from England. we lived in Canada for a year then we moved to the the UK. We love tasty cooking. We are loving, patient, chatty and caring and would love to share what we have.

  • Projects involving children

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  • Help


    helping with other projects. these projects includes, plaster finish on the house. staining the windows and doors, tiling the floors, having construction experience will be a plus.

    I mostly need help with maintaining and expanding the vegetable garden, we need to learn how to grow our vegetables consecutively.

    We are also preparing for picking the carobs and olives, pruning and clearing around the trees, prune dead branches;

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Catalan: Intermediate
    Spanish: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    Hi, we speak English but a need to learn the native Catalan and Spanish language, I speak some Spanish and our 19 year old Cameron speaks some Catalan.

  • Accommodation


    For the moment accommodation is in a caravan that sleeps 2 people or a family possible of 4. with a summer outdoor shower and dry toilet. We do not eat meat, however we can cater for those that do.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live in Roquetes, with Tortosa about ten minutes away. There is the river Ebre, Delta Ebre boat rides. The town is known for its cat fish or fishing hobbies.
    If you look online, there are beautiful sights and we have bicycles if you want to ride to town, Otherwise we have a jeep! We tend to go to the beach for relaxation or there are festivals such as the Tortosa renaissance from 20-23 of July. Usually, we like an early start and we have siestas.

    We do not work on Saturdays as we take this time for family time.

    We do not smoke but you are able to use designated spots.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

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  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    we have enough space to accomodate more than 2 people

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week (max 25 hours/week)

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Host ref number: 452594633149