Quiet retreat style oasis near L'Ampolla, Catalunya.




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 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks

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    LOOKING NOW FOR 0NE/TWO PERSONS BETWEEN 2 SEPTEMBER till aprox 10 NOVEMBER. It is posible minimum 2/3 weeks from 25 october till 15 november ( olive harvest)

    This is a young and small non profit organisation ocasionally hosting personal growth workshops , offering weekly dervish yoga classes. But..
    At this time the project is on standby whilst I take the time to decide the future.
    Then, by the moment, the tasks are only to take care of the space and Lhasa ( the lovely dog).
    I used to be out home half of the time ( taking care of mum in Barcelona, dances and yoga courses out), then , it is posible to be here alone with a long stayer volunter ( now Maria, from Sardegna).

    We´re located in a little mediterranean paradise, between the beautiful Ebro river delta and the Els ports natural park, 6Km. to the sea.

    We have a small veggie plot, orchard, a few olive and carob trees and a big garden.
    I live here with my dog, Lhasa, and some times friends come to stay. You must love dogs and interact with them. This is important to me.

    I will supply WIFI, all food, drinks and utility expenses, comfortable and clean accommodation with ensuites in the retreat centre where there is a large separate communal kitchen, a large meditation and yoga room, a separate laundry and separate communal living areas (inside and out). There is heating (in winter) in all rooms. There is a pool (closed in winter unless you want to use it then).

    I need you to be able to maintain a high standard of cleanliness, good work ethic, have initiative and general handyperson skills. You need to have a reasonable level of fitness (to complete gardening and maintenance tasks).
    All expenses for the dogs will be paid and apported by me, but you are expected to feed and look after them as if they were your own when I am not here. One of the tasks are to walk 30/45 min daily.
    I would like you to have your own travel insurance or Spanish social security number. I look forward to hearing from you!

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    How to use your initiative. Learn what it takes to look after a property.
    To learn dervish yoga (when I am here) - if you want.
    If you like singing you can come with me on occasions to learn tradditional Spanish Songs. The name of this is "Cantem a la Fata". Google this to see what it is about. This is open to everyone in non tourist season, the wendsday.
    You can discover the many different beautiful areas around this place.
    Visit local markets and beaches.

  • Help


    Gardening and general weeding (including paths)
    Property maintenance
    Some harvesting in season (olives first november, Carob last september, allmonds last august)
    Pool maintenance
    Feeding of fish and maintaing filters of the pound cascades pump .
    Growing vege garden ( now is really , really little)
    There are things to do when it rains alot, this will be shown to you
    Walking and interacting with 2 dogs
    Watering - we have a system which will be explained to you

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Spanish, Catalan, French and English.

  • Accommodation


    I offer clean and comfortable retreat type accommodation. Each room has heating, its own ensuite.
    Communally there is a large kitchen, yoga/meditation room, living room with wood fire heater and an outside relaxation space. Seperate laundry and outside toilet as well. Herb garden close by. Pool. Meditation walking area outside the back of the retreat centre.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 20 hours / week

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