Help out at a sustainable house used for non-profit events in Almeria/Andalucia, Spain

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  • Description

    Description

    I am the owner of a sustainable house in Almeria, Andalucia, Spain.

    The house is in a big change offering a living in comunity laboratory for 2020/2021

    The house it is sometimes used for small non profit events
    from the cultural asociacion
    hosting art exhibitions,concerts,yoga

    The house is functioning 100% on solar energy and has its own well.

    I did run the house for 18 years as a retreat,now it is for sale.
    While waiting for a buyer,
    friends come and go,staying for weeks or month.
    and we share the house living as a comunity
    while i am catering for my clients
    in houses nearby


    The house is situated in a semi desert area
    where in former times many spaghetti western
    - Sergio Leone -got produced.
    and lately the game of thrones...
    i am looking for helpers all year
    to help with everything in the house

    mainly rough garden tasks,woodpainting,
    water deposit cleaning,general maintanance

    I am very happy to have couples
    but of course single travellers are wellcome too
    spoken languages Spanish,German and English.

    There is WIFI at the house but very limited mobile fone reeeption
    The isolated valey is not conected to the modern world,
    which is part of our concept,
    we are very aware to not use phones in the shared spaces
    and turn of the wifi as much as possible and use it only when necesary

    There are millions of stars,imense silence to listen to
    and a good library
    in the nearby village of Lucainena de las Torres
    you have wifi in a local bar
    and behind the house we have a little sitting area
    where mobile fones do work....
    volunteers are expected to help with the comunal living tasks
    which are cooking,washing dishes after meals,
    clean their bathrooms,etc

    volunteers can use the yogaroom anytime it is free

    I am happy to host easy going,flexible volunteers of all ages
    with an interest in healthy happy life...
    who do not need daily internet,
    can enjoy silence,
    are willing to work hard,
    need time on their own,
    enjoy an ocasional beer or wine
    but do NOT TAKE ANY OTHER DRUGS....

    This autum work will be
    oiling doors and windows with a organic oil
    and generall maintanance on the property
    including rough garden work and creating paths
    restoring old stone walls etc

    you will need to speak some spanish

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    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

    getting to know a unique area in europe
    the desert of tabernas,karst and yeso of sorbas
    and the national park cabo de gata
    living and learning in a sustainable house
    comunal living
    yoga
    experiencing the sound of silence of the desert

  • Help

    Help

    my professional backround is hotel buisiness.
    since 37 years and i am registered as a trainee in germany.
    I offer volunteers the possibility to learn and practice at our house.


    There is big need for general maintenance
    like wood painting,wood cuting,light building,
    water pumping, looking after the solar system.

    During the summer month July to September it is too hot for garden work
    except a little bit of watering.
    But the rest of the year helpers are needed for weeding,path building,clearing spaces etc.


    exchange 6 days 4 hours for full board and room.

    Minimum stay 2-3 weeks depending on season
    longer stays are possible

    during your stay we share all tasks
    usualy there will be a breakfast buffet for all of us
    the spanish habit is a second tea break at about 11h
    and we do love this habit.
    at lunchtime i always cook a big meal
    and one of the volunteers helps me with that
    at night you self cater,or we go out
    and sometimes me or one of the others living here
    will cook again
    depending on weather and the general flow of things...

    all housework,washing up
    sweeping,moping,cleaning toilets
    will be shared between everybody staying in the house.

    We are pretty healthy living,
    vegetarians and vegans are welcome,
    small amounts of alcohol are served with the meals-it is Spain!
    -but no other drugs shall be consumed

    The house closes in January/Febuary
    weather can be lousy - even in spain
    so its travelling time for the people living here

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Usually own room ,sometimes share with one more workawayer

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Between the (spaghetti western desert) of Tabernas and the national park of Cabo de Gata with unspoiled beaches...

    Beautiful house in a desertic valley
    for nature lovers in search of inner peace and silence

  • 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

    there is a lot of space for campervans but due to the solarsystem,they can not be conected to electricity. humans and caravans are very wellcome,animals not,sorry

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 days 3 hours sometimes flexible
















































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