Our Eco Community, Permaculture Paradise. Galicia Spain

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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    Organic certified Home in the Northwest of Spain, living hand in hand, hands-on with Permaculture.
    We are a English, German , Spanish family/friends Community,

    We live on 7 hectars of lush Galician paradise, based upon self-sufficiency and permaculture, observing nature and workind with her, we eat from our garden and have a small eco-jam and juice business. We have two donkeys, chickens and amazing cats, a huge garden and vineyards. We spend our workdays based on community living, mutual respect and no hierarchy. Depending on who is here, we do yoga in the mornings, work the gardens during the day and play music at night. Come join us!

    Looking for you if you are:
    24+ age
    With certain experience in agriculture, permaculture gardening or eco-farming // socialmedia
    Genuine interest in the experience and proactive personality
    With humour. You enjoy life to its fullest!

    We provide:
    3 meals/day of local, organic food fresh from the garden.
    Private lodging and room to relax and have space for you.
    An introduction and sharing of knowledge of almost 30 years of a successful permaculture project.
    The experience of living in community.


    The position involves:
    Caring for donkeys ,chickens and cats.
    Keeping the garden alive and lush.
    Coordinating volunteers,
    Cooking jams,juicemaking
    Breadbaking etc.

    Come practice your Spanish, German, English or Galician, learn how to make jam and juices, play music, learn to garden in this magical place. Write us, about your goals for the three months and why you´d like to be a part of the community!
    Looking forward to hearing from you!!!!
    In adition we are now ,starting in march,also looking for volunteers who only want to stay a minimum of 2 weeks!!!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • 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

    Travellers can learn everything there is to know about eco-farming, permaculture and gardening, experiment community living, bread-baking, jam-making, yoga ,landart , herbal medicine and, of course, practicing Spanish, Galician, German or English!

  • Help

    Help

    We look for helping hands, kind spirits, willing to spend at least 2 weeks in this eco-community.
    We also welcome longtermvolunteers for 1 month to 3 months stays.
    We work all together during the morning from 9am to 1pm, then have lunch and then siesta time. The tasks in the gardens or cracking nuts or making jam or bread...then dinner and relax :)
    we look for someone who has experience caring for animals( for donkeys ,chickens and cats)
    Likes gardening...And maybe, if that´s not really your thing and you are good at social management,not to do with the business side.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Galician: Fluent
    Portuguese: Intermediate

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Big common room acommodation (called "the school"), it's comfortable and separate from the big house common areas so you can have your privacy. We provide bedding, and towels if you need. Also, in exchange for your help you will be living with us, cooking with us and sharing all meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner. We try to give to the land what she brings to us, so please only use natural shampoo and soaps during your stay.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live in the heart of the Ribeira Sacra, beautiful wine area in the northwest of Spain, great for hiking in the valleys, seeing the cities of Lugo or Santiago on the weekends. We also go swimming when the weather is hot. We eat mostly vegetarian because we live from our gardens, we like to live in active community. Come, bring yourself and your experiences, share with us and we will share with you! Life is about having fun, fun working together, making this paradise self-sufficient!

  • 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?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

tiger as a baby
autumn arrives in its golds and reds
Volunteers room, library and private space
Having a typical hot-day picnic
a view from the upper garden of the little terrace and the tower
A view of our home from the slopping meadow, where the donkeys roam free!
Breva, the galician fig. Ready in June!



Host ref number: 544795928374