Help on a solar run finca in Castellon, Spain



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    Help needed on a solar run Spanish finca in the maestrat mountains Castellon region of Spain.. At the moment am looking for people with some kind of practical skill, whatever it might be. Am clearing terraces. I also have an allotment (Huerta) in the town. Help there with planting and planning the permaculture way.. I want start building a wooden pallet, mud extension to my kitchen...
    Picking almonds in September, October.... Olives in November, December...
    Looking for people with good energy,. Help with gardening cooking and cleaning. Chainsaw work, strimming.
    Am looking for a couple preferably...
    Workers that apply need to have had some experience with using garden tools, shovel, clippers, azada...etc..
    Am a artistic female, part time cook.. I live on a solar run, 5 hectares of land 550 meters above sea level, quiet and peaceful with fantastic views of the surrounding mountains, three kilometers from the village..
    Old stone house coming near to the end of its renovations. I live with my two fantastic dogs, six lovely cats, six chickens and a beautiful Appaloosa mare and her five month old foal...
    Before i arrived here the place had been abandoned for twenty five years or more, I've been busy first with help from friends and family, last few years with many great volunteers, building, painting, pruning olive trees, fig, carrob, almond. Also a few fruit trees on the land..
    Some days fixing my dry stone walls, a skill i can teach.. Clearing terraces of weeds and pine trees. Fixing up the house interior. Making a roof and some other small projects..
    I have a very small veggi plot on the finca, help with weeding.
    Help cleaning communal areas.
    Unfortunately am not able accommodate volunteers with dogs or children.
    Able to speak fairly good English is also necessary..
    No hunting here on my land! We don't have guns.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I can teach dry stone walling, pruning of trees, how to plant vegetables, you want learn cook some international dishes, I speak pretty good spanish and fluent English..
    I have building and carpentry skills...
    I have knowledge of herbs plants and local wild life, also growing vegetables..

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    I would like help with some pruning, especially at the moment chainsaw work, there are two bee hives and in need of help, moving bees to new hives, I have all necessary equipment, so somebody with knowledge and bit of experience would be great, gardening, weeding, watering and tree planting.. Clearing cut grass and branches.. Some dry stone walling.. mixing cement.. laying a patio floor... Cleaning shared parts of house....
    Rebuilding chicken hut, collecting figs to make wine and jams, olives to make oil, depending on harvest times...
    Am making a rock pool so if you have carpentry plumbing skills great...
    cutting and clearing branches, brambles, strimming, painting, seasonal months picking almonds, figs, some small construction jobs.. planting trees and vegetables.. pruning abandoned olive trees..
    Am looking for honest, cheerful, positive people that HONESTLY LIKE to work, learn and have some fun...
    This is a farm and the work can get dirty..
    If your suffering from depression, have a problem saying hello in the morning or smiling am sorry but please do not apply.
    A beautiful way of life is being able to listen!! Here on this farm you need be able do this, just to remember what needs be done, I don't like to have check up on people constantly.

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    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate

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  • Accommodation


    Very comfortable clean nicely decorated, shaded caravan with large double bed, table and seating area.. sharing kitchen, porch, bathroom in house.
    You will be offered three meals per day, i cook a hot meal with glass of wine or beer in evenings.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Mostly i live using rain water for showers and washing, its VERY important that helpers need be conscious of their WATER Usage!! As not much goes to waste here.. There is an inside compost toilet..

    On your days off i can drop you in town, or sometimes at the beach.
    I have one road bike and use of another from a friend if needed. if your fit you can ride to local historical towns.
    There are plenty of good walking paths in the area.. Summer large outdoor swimming pool in town..
    In the evenings after dinner i like relax so you will be expected entertain yourself.. there will be wifi..
    We are not vegan...

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    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

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  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    If it a small camper van will Enter finca no problem.

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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