Help with building, carpentry, gardening and teaching yoga at high-raw vegetarian community and shamanic retreat center in Granada, Spain

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  • Description

    Description

    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.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • 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 community living, permaculture, eco-building, shamanism, raw food, vegetarianism, , alternative off-grid living.

  • Help

    Help

    At the moment we are looking for someone who can help us tree-planting, building, and carpentry.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent
    Swedish: Fluent
    Hungarian: Intermediate

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    A 3 person yurt

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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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    This host charges a fee

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    allowed to ask 20euros a week extra towards communal food












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