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Help our family on our olive farm in Orgiva, Granada, Spain

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  • Last activity: 23 Feb 2024

Availability

  2024 

 Min stay requested: No minimum

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  • Description

    Description

    Hola..I am Chris, a 70's baby, 80's child, 90's student, free party goer n traveler (30 years a DJ)....Farmer and father of 3 kids, the youngest of which, Savi - now a teenager - lives with me part-time on our large (2 hectares) organic farm in Las Alpujarras, Southern Spain.

    Our family life here began 20 years ago, with us living in self-made geodesic domes up in the mountains, totally off-grid and off-road. We continue to farm there, though much of our attention is now with our off-grid farm in a community valley, where we have extensive fruit and vegetable gardens (including many olive trees), a greenhouse, 3 dogs and a cat! We use traditional and modern methods of organic farming, growing produce all year round for ourselves and a local cooperative. Alongside this we continue to create a venue for Earth conscious events and accommodation for nature loving people, which we are building using natural and up-cycled materials. We have various hand-crafted spaces able to accommodate 15-20 people, including 2 traditional Mongolian yurts (one of which is set up as a rehearsal/recording studio & disco), and imaginatively renovated, converted and extended spaces, including a classic caravan and a 7.5 ton truck. We also have a salt water pool for use all year round and offer kayaking, e-bike tours, trampolining and table tennis! We regularly run a cafe-restaurant where all profits go to the Refugee Community Kitchen (RCK) and many more daytime and evening RCK fundraising events are in the pipeline. Our visitors receive good, healthy, organic, vegetarian/vegan food and accommodation in a self-contained caravan (fully equipped kitchen & heating). . Work includes general gardening and land maintenance, harvesting, building and general labour and helping us to offer our guests a comfortable, enjoyable experience and adventure. We are an open minded, accepting and a very friendly bunch, so come get involved!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Teaching
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability 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

    We 've been about for 15yrs,the first 10 on a farm up the mountain in home built low impact geodomes ,a kilometre hike from the road and village Canar,altitude 1000m ,in a community scattered on a mountain side,where the youngest kids were born and raised.Then using mules ,rebuilt ancient watering systems ,installed solar power,and using old and modern organic gardening techniques, lived off the land,and became sustainable as possible,we also travelled in our motor home ,a converted truck ,working big festivals in Uk and Europe with a multi media theatre company and giant interactive puppets used for band stages and kids spaces.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help

    Help

    Being part of a family and helping out when you can...we are currently designing and building and water storage pool and hydro electric power system...as well as domestic chores,gardening,farm work both up and down,general machine matainance,chainsaws, strimmers,tractors,motorbikes,cars etc,building with stone and wood,making solar electric power bikes...lots

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate
    French: Intermediate

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    In the spring summer autumn usually tents,or cargo net in trees, domes or a caravan,in winter a space with a burner,always comfy and cosy.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You will be taken into our family as an honest guest,and expected to be helpful and give a fair exchange.You must like kids ,animals and work.We've had many great workers and helpers.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Any

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5/ 6 hours per day, 5 days/week

Host ref number: 717334758874

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