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We are also a small community and retreat centre dedicated to healthy living, shamanism, sustainability, permaculture, syntropy and spiritual development and are looking to share with enthusiastic people with similar interests.
We live on a beautiful 4 hectare finca 15 minutes drive from Lanjaron and 30 minutes drive from Orgiva. The finca has large terraces, a spring-fed alberca (swimming pool) and more than 100 olive trees, almonds, kakis, figs and a variety of young fruit trees we have planted in the 15 years we have lived on the land. All our living spaces are low-impact structures such as yurts, wooden huts, bell tents and a caravan. We have a 12 metre dome which we use as a ceremony and workshop space.
In our way of living we try to stay as close to nature as possible and do not allow the use of alcohol, drugs or marijuana on the premises. We are non-smokers and are only able to accept volunteers who have a commitment to healthy living.
We are into conscious nutrition and our space is strictly vegetarian (no meat or fish) and all communal meals are vegan (except honey), gluten and sugar free , and we also avoid fried, baked and processed foods. Many of the visitors we host come here to heal themselves through diet and let go of addictions (especially unhealthy food addictions). For this reason, we ask all volunteers to respect this diet during their stay and not to bring any of the foods we avoid into the community. We eat porridge and fruits for breakfast, lots of salads for lunch, lightly cooked foods for dinner and snack on seasonal fruit.
The living conditions are quite basic and we live mostly outdoors. There are compost toilets and outdoor showers with hot water. There is an outdoor communal kitchen and shared space inside a stone house. We have limited solar energy. We have an electricity point where it is possible to charge phones, tablets, etc. and candles are used to light helpers' spaces.
We are looking for two or three friendly, enthusiastic and physically strong volunteers to join us for the winter and help with a syntropy project, building, carpentry and general physical labour. The weather in winter is unpredictable and we need volunteers who can work outside, despite challenging weather conditions.
We ask for 5 hours of help per day, 5 days a week in exchange for food and accommodation. Accommodation is in a yurt. Volunteers need to be flexible, as work hours and days can vary from week to week, as it will depend on the weather. Volunteers are also asked to participate in communal tasks, including washing dishes and keeping the communal spaces clean.
If you are interested in joining us please write us and explain why you are interested in coming and what you can offer the community.
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Help around the house
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
You can learn about community living, permaculture, eco-building, shamanism, raw food, vegetarianism, , alternative off-grid living.
At the moment we are looking for someone who can help us tree-planting, building, and carpentry.
A 3 person yurt
We usually only go out once a week to the local market in Orgiva, and the two closest towns of Orgiva and Lanjaron are about 1-1.5 hours walking distance away. It is fairly easy to hitchike. Free days can be used to explore the neighbouring mountains (our land lies beneath the GR7 walking path), take a trip to Granada (1 hour bus ride) or the beach (1 hour car journey). There are also a few communities in the area and many interesting people.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host can provide space for campervans.
More than two
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week
In developing countries (Where most hosts are involved in charity work or community development) some of our hosts may ask for a small donation to help the host family or charity (often less then 5 dollars per day) Workaway will allow this listing when the donation goes directly to the family or charity and is just to cover the cost of the volunteer‘s stay. (This will be clearly marked on the host listing).
We will strictly not allow listings posted by agents, “middle men” or projects who we feel are looking to profit from a volunteers stay.