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Help us setting up a permaculture garden and with our personal olive oil trees in Enguera, Spain

  • Spain
  • Favourited 4 times
  • Last activity: 03/08/2022

Availability

  2023 

 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    We live in an olive grove in the heart of a valley in the interior of Valencia (that's the airport of arrival), more precisely in the surroundings of Enguera. We have 5 hectares of olive and carob trees. Full nature and spectacular views. We have two harvests per year.
    1- The carob harvest which starts at the end of August: this year we are looking for volunteers from August 26 to September 2.
    2- The olive harvest in October: this year we are looking for volunteers from October 17 to 27.
    Harvesting is done the traditional way that is by hand using long sticks for the carob fruits and combs for the olives. No specific previous experience required

    Our trees are not treated at all. This year it rained a lot and the carobs are abundant. On the other hand, it was very hot when the olives were blooming and the harvest will be rather small, unfortunately. But we will still pick them and go to press our oil!

    If you are interested in helping us, you will be accommodated in our beautiful guest house. 100% solar energy. It has 3 rooms, two of them have 2 single beds, the other one a double bed. For meals, there is a kitchen in the house and you will be able to prepare your own food. It is also possible to eat together, as you wish.

    If you have skills in permaculture, we are very interested ! Contact us !

    We will work every morning until 2pm. Afterwards, you will have free time to recharge your batteries, go for a walk, ride a mountain bike or go horseback riding (there is a horse riding club 7 minutes away on foot). If you are lucky, you may see a couple of eagles, wild goats, owls or miss fox.


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    Vivimos en un olivar en el corazón de un valle en el interior de Valencia (que es el aeropuerto de llegada), más concretamente en los alrededores de Enguera. Somos una pareja franco-alemana y tenemos 5 hectáreas de olivos y algarrobos. Está en plena naturaleza y tiene unas vistas espectaculares. Tenemos dos cosechas al año.
    1- La cosecha de algarrobas que comienza a finales de agosto: este año buscamos voluntarios del 26 de agosto al 2 de septiembre.
    2- La recogida de la aceituna en octubre: este año buscamos voluntarios del 17 al 27 de octubre.

    Nuestros árboles no son tratados en absoluto. Este año ha llovido mucho y las algarrobas son abundantes. Por otra parte, hacía mucho calor cuando las aceitunas estaban en flor y la cosecha será más bien escasa, por desgracia. Pero aun así las recogeremos e iremos a que nos prensen el aceite.

    Si está interesado en ayudarnos, se alojará en nuestra hermosa casa de huéspedes, que funciona al 100% energía solar. Dispone de 3 habitaciones, dos de ellas con 2 camas individuales y la otra con cama de matrimonio. Para las comidas, hay una cocina en la casa y puedes preparar tu propia comida. A veces también comemos juntos, depende de cada uno.


    Trabajaremos todas las mañanas hasta las 14 horas. Después, habrá tiempo libre para reponer fuerzas, dar un paseo, montar en bicicleta de montaña o montar a caballo (hay un club hípico a 7 minutos a pie). Si tiene suerte, podrá ver un par de águilas, cabras salvajes, búhos o un zorro.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Farmstay help
    General Maintenance
  • 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

    Share experiences, cooking advices and languages

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    We have two harvests per year.
    1- The carob harvest which starts at the end of August: this year we are looking for volunteers from August 26 to September 2.
    2- The olive harvest in October: this year we are looking for volunteers from October 17 to 27.
    Harvesting is done the traditional way that is by hand using long sticks for the carob fruits and combs for the olives. No specific previous experience required

    We don't sell for production. The oil is for our own consumption. We would like to develop a permacultural garden, for our own consumption too.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    A very nice and brand new guest House with a small swimming pool and spectacular views, 3 bedrooms, 6 pax max

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We will work every morning until 2pm. Afterwards, you will have free time to recharge your batteries, go for a walk, ride a mountain bike or go horseback riding (there is a horse riding club 7 minutes away on foot). If you are lucky, you may see a couple of eagles, wild goats, owls or miss fox.

  • 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

    We have 5 hectarias and it is possible to have campervans coming, no problem, even though we don't have special installations for them, like a dedicated place to connect power. But phones can be charged at our place. We have and outdoors sink that can be used and a swimming pool.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 514666353617

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