Help us grow our Eco Farm in El Vilet, Spain



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  • Description


    Family project in a Masia (farm house) from the XIV century, in which we have lived for more than 16 years in attunement with nature and its cycles.
    The house is totally off-grid!!!
    We have bio vegetable gardens, in permaculture way.
    We also have farm animals like hens, geese, turkeys and some friendly dogs and cats!
    We make a sustainable management of the forest, taking advantage of the firewood and medicinal plants it provides.
    We do soaps and natural cosmetics for own consumption.
    Personal development activities are carried out in the house throughout the year ( we love Temaskales).
    The House is near Castellterçol 70km away from Barcelona. (1,20h by bus from Bcn)

    Why is good for volunteers ...?
    -Surrounded by forests and mountains
    -Without villages in sight, or electric lines!
    -Without pollution
    -Fireplace in the house
    -Family and alternative environment
    -River and lake nearby (5km away)
    -Climbing spots nearby.

    Proyecto Familiar en una Masia del siglo XIV en la cual vivimos desde hace más de 15 años en síntonia con la naturaleza y sus ciclos.
    Totalmente off-grid
    Tenemos una huerta bio.
    Tenemos gallinas, ocas, pavos, perros y gatos. Y todos conviven en armonia!!!
    Hacemos un manejo sustentable del bosque, aprovechando la leña y las plantas medicinales que provee.
    Realizamos actividades de crecimiento personal.
    La Casa está cerca de Castellterçol. A 70 km de Barcelona. ( 1,30 h en bus desde Bcn)

    Por que bueno para los voluntarios...?
    -Rodeado de bosques y montañas
    -Sin pueblos a la vista,ni redes electricas.
    -Sin contaminación
    -Chimenea en la casa
    -Ambiente familiar y alternativo policultural. Siempre hay gente interesante en la casa
    -Rio y lago cerca(5km)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You can learn about:
    -Spanish and Catalan, English also spoken in the house (as we are quite international)
    -Bioconstruction and general maintenance of an off-grid house.
    -Vegetarian cuisine mostly (we do eat game sometimes and home roosters)
    -Vegetable garden, medicinal plants and 'ethnobotanical', extracts and distillates
    -Personal growth.

  • Help


    Carpenters and stone construction knowledge are needed and welcome. We can arrange a retribution!!!!
    Also we are needing a bicycle mechanic.

    We need handy helpers for outdoor tasks like gardening, firewoods, herbal harvest, construction and carpentry, as well as indoor, like house chores, cooking and helping with medicinal herbs preparation for our own use.
    -Vegetables gardening. Seeding, plant, harvest, take out herbs.
    -Helping in installation of watering system.
    -Forest work. Cut, collect and chop fire wood.
    -Herbal harvest and Soap making.
    -Bio construction with clay, stone and wood. Restoration of a clay and straw winter garden.
    -Stone walls restoration.
    -House chores, and cooking.
    -Animal care (dogs, cats, and chickens)

  • Languages spoken

    Catalan: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Shared rooms in the house. We have 3 rooms for volunteers, to share when there is more than 3. Also our side camp facilities, if wanted, with all the needs included (tent, mattress and bedding).

    All meals included

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The surroundings of the house are ideal for trekking lovers and walks in the woods.
    Also the lake near by is good for swimming.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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Host ref number: 459581672862