Experience life on our small family farm in Bierces, Spain

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  • Description

    Description

    We are Lucie and Efren and our 2 children, Maël (9 years old) and Emiliano (14 months). We live in a very small village (we only have one neighbor) and we have a garden that feeds us all year round, as well as a small flock of sheep for our subsistance. We are located in the mountains of Asturias at 400 m, we have wonderful views every day of the year that help us believe in our project. The sea and beaches are just some 40 minutes away by car, and there are plenty of mountains with very interesting and impressive hiking trails around. The nearest town is 6 kms away and is called Infiesto. La Rebollada is a very quiet, sunny, broad and spacious place.

    For this autumn and winter (from January) we need help to close our meadows. We have to nail the wooden posts and to fix the mastes. There 's also work with firewood; cutting, splitting and stacking. In February there's work in bioconstruction. We would like to construct a little shelter. A friend of us ( she is carpinter) will come and help us with this project. We will have to prepare this works. Beginning of December the sheep will have their babies (sheep farrowing), the stable will be full of lambs. Some of them need to be fat with a babybottle. For the night, we bring the sheep in their stable and in the morning we'll have to let them out again. And besides there is always a lot of clearing and grass trimming to do because in Asturias weeds grow very fast; we will also need help looking after the children, the pets (dogs, cats), the house, the meals, and making sourdough bread.

    With us you will see what life on a little family farm is like, living according to the weather and the seasons, you will learn about agriculture, animal husbandry, forestry and woodland management; it could serve as kind of an approach to rural culture. At home we speak Spanish and French, but we also know German and some English.

    You will be able to discover Asturias; its language Bable, and its traditions, its people, its architecture, its landscape profoundly marked by its peasant, mining and revolutionary history, and the warm and humid atmosphere that is breathed here. You will be able to work with your hands in many different tasks, all related to food self-sufficiency and sustainable farming.

    We have the “chambao”, which is an outbuilding near the house that has hot water, a shower, electricity, a kitchen with an oven, a fridge, a sink, table and chairs, and a sofa bed. This way you will have your own space ensuring rest and privacy. We plan to at least have lunch together, while breakfasts and dinners would depend on what suits us all best. Obviously, the food would be provided by us....

    We live in Asturias in the municipality of Piloña, the hazelnut capital, east of Oviedo; we are at the doorstep of the Natural Park of Redes, close to the National Park of Picos de Europa, and of course the Cantabrian coast. Around our farm there are many streams and peaks, and small rural villages where you can enjoy the Asturian environment. All within a 40 minute drive.
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    Somos Lucie y Efrén y nuestros 2 hijos, Maël 9años y Emiliano 14 meses. Vivimos en una aldea muy pequeña (solo tenemos un vecino) y tenemos huerta de autoconsumo que nos da de comer todo el año, así que rebaño pequeño de ovejas que vamos ampliando poco a poco. Estamos en las montañas asturianas a 400m de altitud, tenemos unas vistas preciosas todos los días del año que nos ayudan a creer en nuestro proyecto. Tenemos el mar y las playas a unos 40km en coche y muchas montañas, y rutas muy interesantes y impactantes alrededor. El pueblo más cercano está a 6kms se llama Infiesto. La Rebollada es un lugar muy tranquilo, solellero y abierto

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    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

    With us you will be able to live a reality of life on a small family farm, living according to time and the seasons, you will be able to learn about agriculture, livestock, forest and mountain management, it would be in some way an approach to peasant culture. At home we speak Spanish and French, but we also know German and some English. You can discover Asturias; its language the bable, and its traditions, its people, its architecture, its landscape very marked by its peasant, mining and revolutionary history, the warm and humid atmosphere that is breathed here. You will be able to work with your hands in many different areas, all ultimately related to sovereign food and sustainable agriculture.

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    Con nosotros podrás vivir una realidad de una vida en una pequeña granja familiar, viviendo según manda el tiempo y las estaciones, podrás aprender sobre agricultura, ganadería, gestión de los bosques y los montes, sería de alguna manera un acercamiento a la cultura campesina. En casa hablamos castellano y francés, pero también sabemos el alemand y algo de inglés.
    Podrás descubrir Asturias; su idioma el bable, y sus tradiciones, su gente, su arquitectura, su paisaje muy marcado por su historia campesina, minera y revolucionaria, el ambiente cálido y húmedo que se respira por aqui. Podrás trabajar con tus manos en muchas áreas diférentes, todo al final cabo relacionado con una alimentación soberana y una agricultura sostenible.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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  • Help

    Help

    For this autumn and winter (from January) we need help to close our meadows. We have to nail the wooden posts and to fix the mastes. There 's also work with firewood; cutting, splitting and stacking. In February there's work in bioconstruction. We would like to construct a little shelter. A friend of us ( she is carpinter) will come and help us with this project. We will have to prepare this works. Beginning of December the sheep will have their babies (sheep farrowing), the stable will be full of lambs. Some of them need to be fat with a babybottle. For the night, we bring the sheep in their stable and in the morning we'll have to let them out again. And besides, there is always a lot to clear because in Asturias the grass grows very fast, we will also need help with the care of the children, the house, the meals, making the sourdough bread, and the domestic animals (dogs, cats).


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    Para este otoño y sobre todo este invierno (a partir de enero), necesitamos ayuda para cerrar nuestros prados, hay que clavaralgun poste de madera, fijar malla, tambien hay trabajo de leña, seria cortar, fender, ordenar... En Febrero habra trabajo de bioconstrucion, tenemos previsto construir un tendejon de madera. Vendra una amiga carpintera a ayudarnos con eso. Habra que preparar la obra antes ( desmontar, desescombrar, hacer una solera de hormigon, un muro de piedra...) Aprincipio de diciembre empieza la paridera de las ovejas, la cuadra se llena de corderos, a algunos hay que dar el biberon, cerramos las ovejas todas las noches y echamos de comer. Aparte hay mucho que desbrozar siempre porque en Asturias la hierba crece muy rápido, también necesitaremos ayuda con el cuidado de los niños, de la casa, las comidas, hacer el pan de masa madre, y de los animales domésticos (perros, gatos).

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    English: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    Me gustaría mejorar mi inglés, y también me parece importante que los niños vayan escuchando idiomas diferentes.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have the chambau, which is an annex to the house that has hot water, a shower, electricity, a kitchen with an oven, a fridge, a table and chairs, a sink and a sofa bed. In this way you will have your own space to ensure rest and privacy. We think of at least having meals together, breakfasts and dinners could be separated depending on what is agreed between us. We would obviously provide the food...

    Disponemos del chambau, que es un anexo a la casa que tiene agua caliente, ducha, luz, una cocina con horno, una nevera, mesa sillas, un fregadero y un sofá cama. De esta forma tendrás tu propio espacio para asegurar descanso y intimidad. Pensamos en hacer por lo menos las comidas juntos, los desayunos y cenas podrían ser separados dependiendo de lo que se acuerde entre nosotros. La comida la pondríamos nosotros obviamente...

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live in Asturias in the council of Piloña, capital of the hazelnut, east of Oviedo, we are at the gates of the Parque de Redes, near the Picos de Europa National Park, and of course the Cantabrian coast, Around our farm there are numerous rivers and mountains, and small rural villages where you can enjoy the Asturian atmosphere. All this within a radius of 40 minutes per car.

    Vivimos en Asturias en el concejo de Piloña, capital de la avellana,
    al este de Oviedo, estamos en las puertas del parque de redes , cerca del parque nacional de picos de europa, y por supuesto de la costa cantábrica,, Alrededor de nuestra finca hay numerosos ríos y montañas, y pequeñas aldeas rurales donde disfrutar del ambiente asturiano. Todo ello en un radio de 40 minutos en coche.

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    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

    El sitio para aparcar es limitado pero cabe una furgoneta grande o caravana.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    3-4h al día durante 5 días/ semana

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