We live on a very remote and beautiful finca in the Genal valley, near the village of Genalguacil. Our plan is to create a sanctuary for study and recovery, while tending the land. Part of the land is forest, part fruit trees and part garden. We are also restoring the old farmhouse and the workshop. The land is off-grid and we have a solar system and compost toilets. We have two dogs and three cats. We have internet available. I am from England, where I worked as a Steiner Kindergarten teacher and Biographical Counsellor. I am studying Biodynamic Agriculture and Bee keeping and our project here is evolving out of Anthroposophy. We would welcome people who are open to longer term commitments, to work with the trees in the forest ~ tree surgeons particularly needed.
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help with Computers / internet
Travellers would benefit from living in a very beautiful environment in the forest, using their skills and learning new ones.
The Genal Valley is thought to be the seventh most bio-diverse place on the planet, so it is an exceptionally lovely place to be.
The village of Genalguacil is walkable, via a steep donkey track (about 30 minutes) ~ The village has a big art gallery and several bars.
We hope our travellers will be flexible, creative and committed to hard work to help our planet and each other flourish. We mainly need help working on the land ~ in the garden and with the trees.
Our priority this year is to help make here a bee sanctuary.
English and a little French
Accommodation would either be a single room, which is an annexe to the main house, or the upper floor of the main house with a mattress, which may be shared or a tent in the summer. The accommodation is very simple.
There is a good network of footpaths. There is a daily bus to and from Ronda, leaving the village at 7.30am and leaving Ronda at 1.30pm. I would say that here would suit people who like to live a simple life, deep in nature.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week