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



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    Hola,I am Chris,46,dedicated dad ,partner,farmer,dj , and pioneering engineer, living the dream with my kids,princess Frankie Jo Majik,13,Lord Savi Alfonso,son ,8,( step daughter queen Kaiya,21,now in Asia),living off grid,in eco builds ,a wooden yurt ,incorporating organic farming and permaculture.We have recently moved on to a new farm in a beautiful hectare of old olive grove, within a alternative community in a renovated village,next to the Rio Guadalfeo below Orgiva in the Alpujarras Mountains.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.As well as travelling about Asia for a couple of winters and trips to Morocco,we get about a bit.The kids have been to Steiner schools,home education and community projects in the valley.I run a permaculture coarse for the kids once a week,using the farm as a fresh project ,running healing retreats/worshops and kids camps when its warmer.With easy access, have built a large wooden yurt,a communal space,solar bathroom,compost loo,workshop and pool/water storage.We have vehicles and caravans where we sleep, and caravans for workers/helpers. We work 5 hrs a day,5 -6 days a weeks,the food and drink plentiful , fresh ,tasty ,organic and quality.We re busy all year,but our busiest time,olive harvest, is winter,november to march.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    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 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
  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • 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 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


    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


  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected


Host ref number: 717334758874