Help in activities related with garden and woods amongst the mountains of Catalonia, Spain




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    UPDATE Oct, 2: (Español más abajo)

    This is Arbucies. Catalonia. (not that far from Barcelona). I have an opportunity for a couple or a independent person in the hut at the forest near the village. No minimum stay period required.

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    Dear people,

    My name is Alberto, I am 44, I live a bit in the old style: close to nature, growing my own food and also peacefully. The place I live is a house in the village called Arbucies and the garden is nearby as well as the cabin in the woods where the volunteers usually stay. I offer the accommodation (off-grid) in exchange for 2 hours of help a day. That means that the volunteers would have to care about themselves: buying their own food, cooking on their own, cleaning the place, making firewood if necessary, etc ...

    This is not the usual volunteering offer because I dont need urgent help, but I would like to enforce my life style here, preserving my ancestors way of living: when people used to produce their own goods and not depend on others. So the interest here is for people that are in the same way as me or want to try it. There are usually vancancies for almost everybody that applies.

    If you come you could learn some gardening technics common in this region and walk around the montains and enjoy beautyful landscapes.

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    Estoy en Arbucies, no muy lejos de Barcelona. Ahora hay sitio en la cabaña para un grupito o pareja.

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    Soy un hombre de 44 años. Llevo unos diez años tratando de vivir más autosuficiente y he probado algunas alternativas. Finalmente vivo en una casa en el pueblo de Arbucias donde se está bien porque hay mucho bosque y montañas alrededor, hay río y se respira ambiente rural. Tengo un huerto y un gallinero y cultivo un poco de todo. Me gustaría tener un poco de ayuda para compartir estas labores. Si alguien quiere pasar por aqui una temporada yo le ofrezco el alojamiento. A cambio pido un poco de ayuda: dos horas diarias. Aquí puedes aprender sobre el cultivo en una zona donde aún tradicionalmente se cultivan algunas partes de la ladera de la montaña. Tambien puedes disfrutar de los paisajes naturales. Pido que las personas sean responsables y ordenadas.

    Espero veros por aquí.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    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

    They can enjoy the nature and the village. I can share some free time with the volunteers as well but usually they must find a way to spend their spare time.

  • Help


    Some help in the garden. Helper can also help with building or another tasks

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    I manage a nice spot in the forest where there is a hut (small house). Helper would be sleeping in tent in the beatiful forest spot beside the hut.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Just contact me for indications of coming and how to get places from here.

  • 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 possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets


  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    15 hours a week

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