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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
Must have woodworking skills and experience.
What we offer
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
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.
All prospective volunteers will be interviewed before being accepted and the initial 2 weeks will be considered a trial period.
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
learn all about living simply in nature, permaculture and organic farming practices, get to know the local area
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:
a space to camp or a place to park your caravan, we can provide a tent you should bring your own sleeping bag
There are many nature trials and small villages to explore in the area on your time off, buses from Lanjaron also go to Granada,
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Please keep in mind our wifi is limited you can bring you own though, nearby Orgiva you can buy a sim card with data
We only provide a parking space ie no water and electricity hookups.
More than two
Minimum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week