Experience life on our ancestral Farm in the mountains, Els Isards, Sant Hilari Sacalm, Spain

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Spain

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    21/10/2020

 
  2020 

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a family that has lived for 500 years in the countryside on the outskirts of the village of Sant Hilari Sacalm. Surrounded by beautiful mountainous nature, we run an organic farm, which requires a lot of work and passion.

    For 40 years we have been working with products of native and local animal species, which have been adapted and integrated into our ecosystem. The continuity of our ancestral knowledge is an important factor for us, especially in these new times of change it is important to be connected with our nature.

    All products from the farm are available for exchange with other farms and communities. We work together on a non-profit project, which connects us to each other and helps us to provide ourselves. No products from the farm are sold.

    We have various type of animals.
    The sheep and goats are let out into the countryside and forest during the day and feed freely. The cows are fattened without additives or hormones and without toxic or chemical substances. They also graze freely on permanent meadows and feed on undergrowth, same like the horses who live in herds and are occasionally called upon to work the soil.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Its a 500 year old farm of Celtic origin that works to preserve the traditions of the Celtic countryside in its different forms. They will learn how a farm of these characteristics works in the relationship between the forest, the countryside, and the animals.

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for help to to maintain the farm, we have regulary tasks like the cleaning of the animal enclosures or fix daily occuring problems.
    Every day are different things we need to do, we divide the tasks by priorities.

    We provide 3 ecological meals a day, we are not vegetarian.

  • Languages spoken

    Catalan: Fluent
    German: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Intermediate
    English: Beginner
    Italian: Beginner

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    private room to sleep. We eat ecological food but we are not vegans.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Sant Hilari is a town in the mountains ,1 hour from the sea and 1 hour from the pyrenees. Anyways thwere are a lot of nature to explore and there are some beautyfull villages around. To spend a good time will depend more on the interest of participation on the fields and the desire to learn.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 512546364211