Help on a permaculture organic farm near Lanjaron & Orgiva, Spain




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 Min stay requested: 1 week or less

  • Description


    We are Anton, Aimee, Moomoo & Black (two humans and two dogs).....

    Together we are living and working on a farm that is transitioning from conventional farming methods into a permaculture design and organic farming practices.

    Anton is a software engineer and Aimee is a project manager, permaculture teacher and soil scientist. We are both non-smokers and we don't use drugs. We enjoy the quiet solitude of our hills, reading books, and going for walks with the dogs.

    The property is in the Alpujarra hills near Lanjaron and Orgiva, it has stunning views of the hills and is surrounded by nature.

    We hope to include some farm animals in the near future and would like help with some woodworking construction projects.

    We are particularly keen to welcome families with children, but not so keen on people with pets as our dogs don't particularly get on very well with them.

    What we need


    compost toilet
    micro cabin
    outdoor shower
    wood shelter
    outdoor kitchen

    Your skills

    Must have woodworking skills and experience.

    What we offer

    Family-friendly environment:

    We would be happy to receive families with children


    Space to park your own caravan
    Camping place - we can provide a tent but you should bring your own sleeping bag


    Self foraged and gathered food from the vegetable garden


    Potable water canister refilled twice a week (to be used only for drinking)
    Non potable water from the alberca / water deposit (to be used sparingly for everything else)


    A place to charge your devices

    An introvert's paradise:

    Very quiet space in nature
    Natural swimming pool (alberca)
    Shaded and sunny spots to be in

    What we don't offer

    WiFi - internet is limited, if you need better wifi you can buy a sim card in Orgiva with data
    Pet friendly space - our dogs are unfortunately not friendly with other people's pets
    Payment - we are not able to pay you, this is an unpaid volunteering position
    Parties & entertainment - the place is very quiet and we like to keep it that way, this position would suit an introvert
    Mains & water connection to caravans

    What you should bring with you

    Working clothes & safety shoes
    Camping gear/sleeping bag - if you are not coming in your caravan
    Warm clothes
    Health insurance

    We might be able to lend you a tent please ask us if that's needed.

    Smoking, drugs & alcohol

    We are only accepting volunteers who agree not to smoke or consume drugs anywhere on the property. Drunk and disorderly behaviour will not be tolerated.


    Volunteers are free to spend their free time off the property, we ask volunteers not to invite or bring visitors back to the property without consultation with us.

    Any visitors are subject to the same conditions as above in relation to smoking, drugs and alcohol.

    Health & well-being

    If you have any condition that we should know about in advance we encourage you to share that with us in confidence.

    Should your stay start having adverse effects on your well being or anyone else's you may be asked to terminate your stay early. You can also terminate your stay whenever you want to.

    Lifts to and from town

    We will pick you up and drop you off in Lanjaron at the beginning and at the end of your stay, if you would like to leave the property during your stay you can hitch a ride to town when we are running errands or hitchhike.
    Setting expectations

    All prospective volunteers will be interviewed before being accepted and the initial 2 weeks will be considered a trial period.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    General Maintenance

  • 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

    learn all about living simply in nature, permaculture and organic farming practices, get to know the local area

  • Help


    last-minute help needed with veg garden and farm work - have a room available in the house for the next 3 weeks or so

    we are currently in need of one or two carpenters to build:
    compost toilet
    micro cabin
    outdoor shower
    wood shelter
    outdoor kitchen

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent
    Maltese: Fluent
    Russian: Fluent
    Ukrainian: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate
    German: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    a space to camp or a place to park your caravan, we can provide a tent you should bring your own sleeping bag

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are many nature trials and small villages to explore in the area on your time off, buses from Lanjaron also go to Granada,

  • 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 host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    Please keep in mind our wifi is limited you can bring you own though, nearby Orgiva you can buy a sim card with data

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We only provide a parking space ie no water and electricity hookups.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Minimum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 653196577677