Help us on our farm and Organisation. New season open in Galicia, Spain

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  • Description

    Description

    Help needed housesitting 29/8-11/8

    We are a small organisation, we work with agriculture, music and arts and the LGBTIQ+ collective.

    Looking for builders, carpenters!! We are at the moment preparing new accomodation spaces for volunteers, your help will be much appreciated!

    Also: gardening, cleaning, helping hosts in camping area. Be resolutive fun and easygoing!

    ABOUT US:
    We, Davide and Daniel, are a Galician gay couple living in an aldea, a small village called Liulfe, which means land of wolves. Davide is a musician performing traditional music from Galicia, and it is highly possible that there will be a concert during your stay where you get to experience local culture, or even jam along at some point if you're a musician yourself. Dan is a therapist and a dancer. Both love to dance and invite as many as possible over to do it. We are very interested in food and would love for the volunteers to bring food, spices, or anything else from their culture! This is a place free from violence. We have horses, geese, chicken, cats, and dogs. We also live in a privileged place, surrounded by forests, and paddocks with cows and we get to see many wild animals: wolves, foxes, owls, roe deers.

    ABOUT THE PROJECT:
    Garden:
    Our house has a beautiful garden with medicinal plants, flowers, and a vegetable garden where there is always a lot of work to do.
    Horses:
    At the moment we have two horses and two ponies who need to be taken care of, and who love to go for walks if you enjoy spending time with animals or know how to ride.

    The other house, is the base of a non-for-profit organisation working in the areas of human rights, traditional culture, gender diversity and environmental protection. It is a camping area by the river, and it's possible to go for beautiful walks I in the forest from there, and visit Vilar de Donas.

    WHERE YOU WILL LIVE:
    Also possible if we have more volunteers, that you’ll sleep in a tent. Basic food is always provided, and if you have special requirements, you must bring it yourself. Normally we eat together and Daniel and Davide make delicious food with healthy ingredients, mostly local food, vegetarian and fish occasionally.

    We've hosted permaculture, art, biobuilding, music, dance workshops, food forests and we're interested in hosting more, about organic cleaning products, video, sound, arts etc.

    WHAT YOU WILL DO:
    Help in the garden, with the animals, the fire wood, cleaning, organising and fixing around the farm. You will also have the chance to participate in all of our projects. We are flexible and expect you to be as well. You must organise your hours well, you will have one day off, and we want people who have their own initiative to work, who are open, humble, and attentive.

    When you arrive there is a trial period. If everything works well between us you can stay longer, and if this is not your project, obviously you'll have to leave.

    If you’re an artist we can find ways to collaborate and make art your job!! Also if you want to run a workshop, let us know in advance!!!

    ESPAÑOL:
    Somos una organización pequeña, que busca crecer y ayudar a personas de cualquier origen a encontrar su conexión con la naturaleza.

    SOBRE NOSOTROS:
    Nosotros, Davide y Daniel, somos una pareja gay gallega que vivimos en un pueblo, un pequeño pueblo llamado tierra de lobos. Davide es un músico que investiga, organiza y toca música tradicional gallega. Es muy posible que haya un concierto durante su estancia al que pueda asistir y conocer la cultura local. Dani hace yoga y masajes. Ambos aman bailar e invitan a todos a bailar. ¡Estamos muy interesados ​​en la comida y nos encantaría que los voluntarios trajeran comida, especias o cualquier otra cosa de su cultura! Este es un lugar libre de violencia. Tenemos caballos, gansos, gallinas, gatos y perros. También vivimos en un lugar privilegiado, rodeado de bosques, y podemos ver muchos animales salvajes: lobos, zorros, búhos, corzos, jabalíes.

    SOBRE EL PROYECTO:
    Huerta:
    Nuestra pequeña casa en tiene un hermoso jardín con plantas medicinales, flores y un huerto donde siempre hay mucho trabajo por hacer.
    Caballos:
    En este momento tenemos dos caballos y dos ponis que deben ser atendidos, y a quienes les encanta salir a pasear si te gusta pasar tiempo con los animales o si sabes cómo montar.

    Es una organización sin fines de lucro que trabaja en las áreas de derechos humanos, cultura tradicional, diversidad de género y protección del medio ambiente. Es una zona de acampada al lado del río, y desde allí se pueden realizar hermosos paseos y visitar Vilar de Donas. En este pueblo hay una hermosa iglesia románica.

    DÓNDE VIVIRÁS:
    A 20 minutos andando de la casa principal. El alojamiento tiene duchas, y cocina común. Siempre hay alimentos básicos, y si tiene requisitos especiales, puede comprarlos usted mismo. Generalmente comemos juntos y Daniel y Davide hacen una comida deliciosa con ingredientes saludables, principalmente comida local. Somos flexivegetarianos y, a veces, en casa comemos pescado y mariscos. Hemos organizado talleres sobre permacultura, arte, música, danza, etc. y estamos interesados ​​en la bioconstrucción y la agrosilvicultura.

    QUÉ HARÁS:
    Ayuda en el jardín, con los animales, la leña, la limpieza, la organización y el mantenimiento de la granja. También tendrás la oportunidad de participar en todos nuestros proyectos. Somos flexibles y esperamos que tú también lo seas. Debe organizar bien sus horas, tendrá un día libre y queremos personas que tengan su propia iniciativa para trabajar, que sean abiertas, humildes y atentas.

    Cuando llegues hay un periodo de prueba. Si todo funciona bien entre nosotros te podrás quedar, y si este no es tu proyecto, claro, te tendrás que ir.

    Si eres artista podemos encontrar formas de colaborar y que en tu voluntariado haya trabajo artístico.
    Y si quieres organizar un taller avísanos con tiempo!!

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Other
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You can learn about Galician culture: music, dance and art. Traditional agriculture. Horsemanship. As I said we run workshops you could get involved in. You can support an environmental and pro-human rights organisation. We're sure it will be an exchange and we can learn from each other. If you want to learn how to ride, Davide can teach you the basics ;)

  • Help

    Help

    We need volunteers who enjoy manual work and who can work unsupervised: cleaning your own space, cleaning the common areas and/or doing maintenance/building/landscaping. Taking care of animals (horses, geese).

    Necesitamos voluntarios que disfruten del trabajo manual y que puedan trabajar sin ser supervisados: manteniendo limpio tu espacio y los espacios comunes y/o con mantenimiento/construcción/paisajismo. Cuidado de animales (caballos, ocas).

    We speak Spanish and Portuguese, French, Galician. One of us doesn't speak English: good for you to learn!

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Galician, Spanish, Portuguese, Some French

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Bedroom/Caravan/individual tent/big tent.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    People with knowledge of self-sustained farming are really welcome! Y si hablas portugues/español aún mejor.
    The camino is near, Santiago one hour away by car, one or two days by foot, our area is great for sightseeing, we have a Romanic Church (Igrexa de Vilar de Donas) a 10 min walk from us. Parties in near towns during spring and summer. Regular buses from Lugo, Ourense, Santiago, A Coruña etc.

  • 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

    About 5 hours a day, 5 days per week





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