Help interior and exterior works of a straw bale house in our village in Navarre, Spain

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    14/06/2021

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a couple with a 12-year-old boy and a 3-year-old boy. There are twelve boys and girls between the ages of 1 and 14 in the village. It is a family project where we are investing a lot of energy trying to be very respectful with the earth when building using nearby and ecological or recycled materials. We are very friendly and respectful and consider ourselves good hosts. On the construction site we have experimented a lot with natural materials and construction techniques. we have lived in a yurt for 12 years while we were building the house. Right now, we are already living in the house although there are still things to finish. And we are focusing on the outer space: garden, workshop ...In the same town there are families with the same concerns as us with whom we share common spaces, materials ...
    We work in different fields such as crafts (making puppets), meditation and mindfulness classes, art therapy and gardening.

    Somos una pareja con un niño de 12 años y otro de 3 años. En el pueblo hay doce niños y niñas entre 1 y 14 años. Es un proyecto familiar donde estamos invirtiendo mucha energía intentando ser muy respetuosos con la tierra a la hora de construir usando materiales cercanos y ecológicos o reciclados. Somos muy amigables y respetuosos y nos consideramos buenos anfitriones. En la obra hemos experimentado mucho con materiales naturales y técnicas de construcción. De momento hemos vivido en una yurta durante 12 años mientras construíamos la casa. Ahora mismo, ya estamos viviendo en la casa aunque faltan cosas para terminar. Y nos estamos enfocando en el espacio exterior: huerta, taller....En el mismo pueblo hay familias con las mismas inquietudes que nosotros con los que compartimos espacios comunes, materiales...
    Trabajamos en diferentes ámbitos como la artesanía (haciendo marionetas), clases de meditación y mindfulness, arte terapia y jardinería.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Offer, breakfast, lunch and dinner. And we all participate in the development of these. We work in the morning 5 hours with a lunch break of 30 minutes.
    Bring work clothes and wanting to have fun working.
    In the evenings there is opportunity to talk and learn from each other's knowledge of each / a.

    Ofrecemos, desayunos, comidas y cenas. Y tomamos todos parte en la elaboración de estas. Trabajamos por la mañana 5 horas con un descanso para el almuerzo de 30 minutos.
    Traer ropa de trabajo y ganas de pasarlo bien trabajando.
    Por las tardes hay oportunidad de charlas y aprender mutuamente de los conocimientos de cada uno/a.

  • Help

    Help

    We need help to take the details of the straw bale house. We are already living in it and now we are focusing more on external issues: orchard, some enclosure, workshop ... We have taken the wood from the forest, the straw bales from the neighboring field. We use bioconstructive and bioclimatic criteria and use local materials. The works that we will do are going moment by moment and planning in advance.

    We are with cob walls, enclosures of the plot, cleaning works in the forest, collecting wood for firewood, creating a garden and preparing land for edible forest ..... Encourage us to share nights of jam sessions and laughter, with work tourist morning and afternoon ... a hug


    Necesitamos ayuda para tomar ir acabando los detalles de la casa de balas de paja. Ya estamos viviendo en ella y aahora nos estamos centrando mas en las cuestiones exteriores: huerta, algún cerramiento, taller.... La madera la hemos sacado del bosque, las balas de paja del campo de al lado. Usamos criterios bioconstructivos y bioclimaticos y usar los materiales de la zona. Los trabajos que haremos vamos momento a momento y planificando con anterioridad.

    Estamos con muros de cob, cerramientos de la parcela, trabajos en el bosque de limpieza, recoger madera para leña, creación de huerta y preparación de terreno para bosque comestible..... Animaos a compartir noches de jam sesions y risas, con trabajo de mañana y tarde turistica... un abrazo

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Spanish: Fluent
    Basque: Fluent
    English: 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.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have a space prepared inside the house where we host the volunteers and share the spaces of the house.

    Tenemos un espacio preparado dentro de casa donde hospedamos a los voluntarios y compartimos los espacios de la casa.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are in a very beautiful area of ​​Navarra. It is called the Ollo valley and it is located 20 minutes from Pamplona and one hour from Vitoria or San Sebastian. In the valley there are rivers for bathing and forests for walks. It is a quiet and small town.
    We are a couple with two children in common and we share space with a cat and a dog.

    Estamos en una zona muy bonita de Navarra. Se llama el valle de Ollo y se situa a 20 minutos de Pamplona y una hora de Vitoria o San Sebastian. En el valle hay ríos para bañarse y bosques donde pasear. Es un pueblito tranquilo y pequeño.
    Somos una pareja con dos hijos en común y compartimos espacio con un gato y un perro.

  • 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

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • 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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