Small-scale organic homestead aiming to be self sufficient in Aulas, Spain

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Spain

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  • Description

    Description

    My name is Wenche, i am 40 years old, from Norway and about to settle down (january) on this beautiful homestead with goats, chicks in the Pyrenees. In the end of January 10 goats will be giving birth, we would start the milking season (by hand) and start to make derivates from the milk for our own use. There are some small refurbishment projects to be done in the house as well as the barns, the vegetable garden to tend to, as well as the fields for the animal food. The overall project is to make this place as self sustainable as possible.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Language practice
    Gardening
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    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

    My dream is to be as much a self-sufficient as possible, making cheese, the meat, vegetable garden, working the fields etc. so if you are interested in a self-sufficient lifestyle and work with the goats, this might be the place. I have worked as a volunteer, speak several languages and travelled extensively, i could also give you advice, learn a language or just share experiences. Otherwise i have also lived in Spain(12 yrs), France(4 yrs), England(2 yrs) and Norway, i have passed the atlantic on a sailing boat twice, i love oldtime music 60-70-80`s, card games, reading, learning new things and offcourse being with my dog.

  • Help

    Help

    The experience shared is mainly help with the animals, walking-feeding-mucking, and especially mid-end of january when they will be giving birth as well as cheese making, doing DIY projects and any refurbishment needed. There are also fields to help with a tractor, the aim is to make our own hay for the goats.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Norwegian: Fluent
    German: Intermediate
    Portuguese: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    Please contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    There is one bedroom in the house for volunteers, we would be sharing common space. Windows are single glaced and not much isolation so winter can be rough, prepare good warm clothes. There are also possibilities to park van or even tents summer time. For food, we would share duties for making, breakfast and lunch will be easy and light, dinner as the main meal, produce will be provided. My plan is to be self-sufficient so if you need or want cookies, chocolate or chips or basically industry made food, you would need to provide for that yourselves. There will always be something for the sweet tooth as i have one myself, but home made.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    There is 3G in the village, very little 4G i am trying to figure out a solution for internet, but atm there is 3G

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    i would say any campervan would get here, the space to park is a bit small and at the moment inside where the goats are, although it is a big area i would like to provide a fenced area for vanlifers, maybe you can help me :) all amenities in the house is offcourse also shared with vanlifers.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Pets are welcome as long as they are used to living with and respecting other animals. My dog is the king of the house but is happy to share with other animals as long as they get along.

  • 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

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