The project has started about 5 years ago when a young Spanish couple (and a baby to be born that today is a boy) decided to keep learning about the countryside, searching for a re-connection with the nature and a consciousness life. During this time, many people has beeing and are part of the big family that is our proyect. Many adventures have passed and are to come here! We keep learning day by day.
At this moment, we (the cuple who started) had to move to another pleace because there where no more children in the village...Sometimes you can find us there, sometimes not...but we keep coordinating and connected to the team that during this years have become part of this team and big family, and this team keeps runing the bar-albergue in the day by day.
La Faba is located on the legendary pilgrimage Camino de Santiago, and the project includes travellers accommodation, a second house that is used for accommodate the volunteers and can be used for yoga/meditation sessions and cultural workshops, and a organic garden where we grow vegetables. Healthy and creative food is made and served with love for us and for pilgrims. Our especiality is vegetarian food and natural drinks...
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Eco Projects
In exchange of your help, you will have healthy and homemade food, a quiet and peaceful place to rest and lots of things to learn and opportunities to inspire and be inspired.
The Saint James Way (Camino de Santiago) is a millenary pilgrimage route that brings travellers from all over the world crossing the north of Spain for an endless variety of reasons: spiritual, self knowledge, cultural discovery, adventure, physical challenge...
Reconnect with the nature in this enchanted village (La Faba) on the unique Camino de Santiago, meet interesting travellers and their life stories, eat and cook healthy and delicious food, sing, dance, play an instrument, paint, meditate...enjoy the beautiful border of Galicia and Bierzo, meet the neighbors, learn about the local traditions, practice other languages...
Bring your talents with you and discover new ones.
The volunteer program consists and includes registering and assisting the pilgrims and travellers needs, keeping the social area and 8 beds room clean, helping with the garden’s production and colaborating with preparing amazing and healthy food with vegetables...the ussual funtions of a "hospitalero" in the Camino de Santiago...so you can help us to keep alive this nice countryside project.
La Faba is a really nice village in the mountains. We ussually welcome 2 or 3 volunteers. You will share a space in our Workshop house (and occasionally with an extra guest for a few days). It is a big and really nice house in the top of the village, quiet and peaceful. Upstairs there is a no-wall room, full of light, that you will be able tu use for meditation, yoga or other training,reading, painting...
We ask voluntiers to stay for a minimum of 2 weekes (one month would be ideal).
It would be great to have an interview (by a call or whatsapp) if you are interested to come so we can make a previous connection.
In your free time you just get bored if you want...
There will always be someone to have an interesting conversation. Intercultural envoirment.
We have available guitar, so you can share your musical talents.
We have space where you can be creative, read, meditate. Bring your colours and fantasy with you!
Sometimes we need a hand with the garden or some construction work. You can use your expertise or learn something new about the rural life.
And you can always go for a walk...At 921 meters of altitude, in the Bierzo mountains with a scent of Galicia you will enjoy the landscape exploring the Camino de Santiago or the local treasures.
Or just relax and enjoy the peace of the mountain….it’s your free time!
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
5 hours a day, 5 days a week