Experience life in the countryside and help out with our developing self sustainable project in Valencia, Spain

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  • Description

    Description

    The idea of the place is to arrive at a self-sustaining household, including plants, animals and people, starting from an arable land (mostly almonds) of 2ha and a cinder-block house built in the end of Franco's era.

    Since we have only just started this project, it is a wonderful opportunity for anyone interested in how to start a life in the countryside.

    We are an Estonian couple permanently living here with chickens, turkeys, rabbits, goats, a donkey, bees, a cat and a teckel. Considering our isolated location on top of a mountainous countryside near Valencia, 10km from the nearest village, we are welcoming everyone who wants to take some time out from city-life and share ours.

    We speak a mix of English, Spanish, French, Finnish, Russian and body languages.

    NB!
    *️️️️️Pets (dogs and cats) not allowed because we try mantain our ecosystem and, as general, they have some disturbing efect.
    *️️️️️Our off-grid lifestyle means that we have public transport stop, good internet, shops, bars etc exactly 10 km walking (2 hours approx). So, it actually isn't a good starting point for looking a outside job (then you need a car).

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    La idea del lugar es llegar a una casa autosostenible con plantas, animales y personas, a partir del secano (en su mayoría almendras) de 2 hectáreas y una casa de bloques de cemento construida en el final de la era de Franco.

    Ya que no hace mucho hemos involucrado en este proyecto, es una gran oportunidad para cualquier persona interesada en cómo iniciar una vida en el campo.

    Somos una pareja de Estonia, vivimos todo el año aquí con pollos, pavos, conejos, cabras, un burro, abejas, un gato y un teckel. Como estamos un pelin aislados aquí por arriba de Valencia, 10 km del pueblo más cercano, nos gusta encontrar personas que quieren pasar un tiempo fuera de la ciudad y compartir nuestra forma de vivir.

    Hablamos una mezcla rara del inglés, español, francés, finlandés, ruso y estonio (por supuesto:), más lenguaje corporal:).

    NB!
    *️️️️️ Animales domésticos (perros y gatos) no se admiten - para bienestar de todos.
    *️️️️️ Lo que vivimos detrás de quinto pino conlleva que transporte público, internet normal, tiendas y bares están 10 km exactos andando (unas 2 horas). Por lo tanto no es buen partida para buscar el curro en alrededores (salvo que tengas coche).

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Language practice
    Art project

  • Help

    Help

    Work would mostly be gardening, construction, moving rocks, landscaping maintenance, animal caring (cleaning chickenhouse; walking the donkey...), etc.
    Seasonal highpoints:
    In october we need help for collect almonds.
    In november we need help for saffron.
    In november, december we need help for pruning trees.
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    El trabajo sería sobre todo del huerto, reparaciones, , mover piedras, mantenimiento del terreno, cuidado de animales (limpieza; dedicarles tiempo, caminar al burro ...), etc.
    Hay temporadas cuando aparte del cotidiano hay que lidiar con trabajos agrarios puntuales como almendras en octubre, azafrán en noviembre, poda de los almendros en noviembre-diciembre.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    enstonian, english, russian, spanish, french

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We are offering beds according to your wishes (means that you can choose from to sleep under almond tree, fig tree or inside) and food, sauna in the winter and year-round external and internal shared shower. Reasonable drinking and smoking allowed.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    In the backyard you can find beautiful hiking tracks on a geological reserve area, 5000 year old cavepaintings, a silver mine abandoned by ancient Romans, a lake and lots of adrenaline. Once a week tours of the surrounding area available. 15 km away is situated Buñol, famous for "la tomatina" in august.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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