Join a multiple desert dome project with zen garden in Tabernas, Southern Spain

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  • Description

    Description

    Languages Spoken: Fluent in Dutch/German/French/ English/some Spanish

    This is a multiple desert dome project with zen gardens on a 50hct land in the desert of Southern Spain ( Natural park : " El Desierto de Tabernas ) deep down a dirt track which used to be a river bed (rambla) with high canyons either side, in a isolated community of bizzare and hardy desert dwellers from all over the world.
    Much of the inspiration has come from Nader Khalili and his building techniques
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    As there is lots of free land here more
    living spaces in de nader khalili style
    can be built here .

    The land is neighbouring Mini Hollywood texas bravo and sierra leone where they filmed the spaghetti westerns.
    The aim of this project is to create a Sufi Temple
    with ceremonies on sundays and various
    activities concerning " the art of living and dying "

    There is an eerie stone silence here, just the sound of the wind through cactus, and through the cypress, pine and eucalyptus trees that have been planted here. The light is like quick silver, and the rocks are alive - the earth is covered in gems, quartz, purples, turquoise and huge lumps of lava the size of my head still looking like they are embering, blown out from an ancient volcano on the horizon.
    Sunsets and sunrise are absolutly spectacular as the site is situated 400 mtr above sealevel on a horizontal plateau .

    The place is pretty magical and is now welcoming Workawayers to join in to finish this project... There may also be potential for long term volunteers to stay and live on the land , if they enjoy the energy of this desert landscape.

    Some or All will help make food together at meal times.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    There are many languages spoken here, opportunities to practice.

    We like practise and enjoy meditation ( Vipasanna ) and conversations on spirituality and our place in this universe.



    The rocks and minerals in this area are spectacular and some of the most diverse in the world. We have the wild nature right outside and available to explore in your own time.

    There is a friendly local town and then several white mountain villages nearby which are wonderful to visit.

  • Help

    Help

    Jobs to do:

    Help is flexible and can fit to what you would enjoy. Also if you bring specific skills in for example in creativity/or want to learn how to build a compost toilet this can be our focus.

    Below is a list of the main tasks.

    A building has been created to serve as a bathroom, and is partly finished. This needs tiling and painting and a floor putting down, and creating into an outside paradise to bathe in. So anyone with creative painting skills or interest in making spaces beautiful would be welcomed!

    At present showers and toilet are taken in the garden between the trees/plants in the open air.

    If people are interested and feel skilled. We may build a second story on one of the domes to create a bedroom.

    Here are a a list of the more regular day to day tasks that are available:

    - Gardening (moving about various cactus creating a boundary wall)
    - Building irrigation tunnels
    - Building a compost toilet
    - Building a food compost
    - Tiling with real Morrocan salvaged tiles
    - Painting the internal domes
    - putting more cacti in the gardens
    - creating a carp pond

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    There are several possibilletes , in the bigg dome , in the small dormitorie domes , in the garden etc .

    Food will be provided and we will share Breakfast Lunch and Dinner together. We will all support each other to get the food on the table.

    Food can also be bought together with the people that are staying so needs are met. If you are vegan or vegetarian these needs can be well supported.

    There is no a meat or fish eaten 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week


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