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




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    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 part of the desert , a few bizzare and hardy hermit desert dwellers from different nationalities are living out their lives each on their own with lots of space between them .
    Much of the inspiration has come from Nader Khalili and his building techniques

    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 are here on this project some rules and regulations , and they do need to be observed
    in detail .
    One of them is .....guests/woofawares/visitors are not allowed to bring drugs including alcohol and tobacco to the site .
    So if to disagree , do not apply but seek an other host....and be succesfull in doing that .
    During winter the time table :

    morning meditation 8;00-9:00 (anapanna/vipassana)

    Breakfast 9:00-9:45 thee/coffee....etc

    Work 10:00 15:00 and thee brake 12:00

    Dinner 15:00

    Fruit/lemonjuice around 19:00

    Meditation 19:30 -20:30

    Thee 20:30- 21:00

    5 day,s work ....2 days free
    When staying on the site during free day,s guests/ woofawayers must participate in the cost of food 6 euro /day
    /person .
    Guests have theire own dormitorie dome during stay , the main dome including kitchen is closed between 21:00 and 7:45 .

    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

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


    During the summer months the project stops becouse of very high temperatures
    We will start anew from 1 october until 1 december 2021 and between 1-3-2022 and 15 -6-2022

    help we need:

    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 two tasks.

    A building has been created to serve as a bathroom, and is partly finished. This needs tiling in the part where one takes a shower

    On top of the main dome is a second floor ( large flat ciculair roof ) the beginning of a dome is allready there it needs brickwork and cementing maybe hemp blocks will be used is will be a challenge to do this as there only one pillar and large triangels ...advice & suggestions how to manifest are to be discused .

    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 room.

    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
    - Tiling with real Morrocan salvaged tiles
    - Painting the internal domes
    - putting more cacti in the gardens
    - creating a carp pond

  • Languages

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


    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.

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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • 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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