Help with gardening and (ecological) construction in a small village situated in the Alpujarra Mountains of Granada, Spain.

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  • Description

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    Hello. We live in a village in the Alpujarras, Province of Granada. Our project aims to improve the land by regenerative agriculture , permaculture and holistic management with sheep .
    We try to be as self-sufficient as possible, being the orchard, with its fruits and vegetables a fundamental part of our domestic economy.
    We are in favor of an ethical life, simple, taking care of nature, of people and of sharing resources among all in a sustainable way.
    The project embraces ecological construction (when necessary), live bramble fences, pruning, production of bio-fertilizers , harvesting and any kind of activities demanded by the field and the community.

    We offer the volunteers the possibility to experience a simple way of life. We are not just offering to stay with us but to enjoy every day life learning from love for the nature and the community project.

    No chemicals are used for cleaning. You will have everything you need so that you can have an experience as much as possible in accordance with our lifestyle, principles and values. Any kind of suggestions and new ideas are welcome. On your part we demand the will to involve in a project and a daily life that feed the soul.

    Minimum stay: 31 days.

    The area and the town are lovely. We are at 730 m altitude and 9 km from the beach by road.

    Please, do not bring industrial chemicals with you.

    Thanks for your interest in us

    Guille.


    Hola. vivimos en un pueblecito de las alpujarras bajas granadinas, costa tropical. Un proyecto para mejorar la tierra haciendo agricultura regenerativa, permacultura y manejo holístico con ovejas ( próximamete ).
    Intentamos ser lo mas autosuficientes posibles, siendo el huerto, con sus frutas y hortalizas parte fundamental de nuestra economia domestica.
    Estamos a favor de una vida ética, sencilla, cuidando de la natura, de las personas y de compartir los recursos, entre todos, de una forma sostenible.
    Labores de bioconstrucción (cuando se necesiten), vallas vivas, desbrozar, podas, fabricación de biofertilizantes, recogida de frutos en temporada (básicamente almendros y viña).

    Por la orografia del terreno ( mucho desniveles, subir y bajar cuestas ) y las faenas que realizamos en estos momentos, se requiere bastante presencia fisica.

    Ofrecemos a los voluntarios que quieran ayudarnos la posibilidad de tener una experiencia diferente, por esta razón nos gustaria que viniera gente comprometida y con gana de aportar ideas y apoyo al proyecto. No somos un resort ni tampoco una escuela de permacultura pero si que vivimos todos los dias aprendiendo desde el amor por la naturaleza y las acciones comunitarias.

    No utilizamos productos quimicos para la limpieza e intentamos producir todo lo que sea necesario para vivir y alimentarnos de forma autosuficiente. Ofrecemos a los voluntrios todo lo necesario para que ellos puedan tener una experiencia lo mas comforme posible a nuestro estilo de vida, principio y valores. Buscamos, por parte de vosotros, la voluntad de involucrarse en un proyecto y en un estilo de vida que alimenta el alma.

    Estancia minima: 31 dias.

    La zona y el pueblo son muy bonitos, con vistas espectaculares. Estamos a 730 m de altitud y por carretera a 9 km de la playa.

    Pedimos no traer productos quimicos industriales.

    Gracias por interesaros en nosotros.

    Guille.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Other
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house

  • 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
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The area and the people are very nice. Being situated at 730 m altitude, we enjoy spectacular views across the mountain ridges toward the Sierra Nevada (when weather conditions permit) and to the Mediterranean Sea. There is a shortcut route of roughly 9 km down to the Beach.

    The topography of the working terrain is often hilly and on steep slopes, requiring physical fitness.

    Labores de bioconstruccion, vallas vivas, desbrozar, podas, fabricación de biofertilizantes, recogida de frutos en temporada (básicamente almendros ).

    Por la orografia de terreno ( Mucho desniveles. Subir y bajar cuestas ) y las faenas que realizamos en estos momentos, se requiere bastante presencia fisica.

  • Help

    Help

    At the moment we need volunteers to help with gardening and (ecological) construction (mostly repairing old houses). And mainly of more habitual form, several tasks in the field, according to the needs of the farm. In the future, we are also going to have sheep. It is not necessary specialized people, only with good will and disposition for the good coexistence and harmony.
    We want volunteers who do not feel tourists who change jobs for home and food. We want volunteers who want to experience and commit to another way of living, without consumption, with other "tempos" of life, respecting the nature and resources that it offers us.

    There is one person here who speaks fluently English, so don't worry about the language.

    Buscamos personas que sobretodo nos puedan ayudar con el mantenimiento y restauración de las casas, bioconstruccion, y principalmente diversas faenas en el campo. etc. todo dependiendo de la necesidades del proyecto. No es necesario personas especializadas, solo con buena voluntad y disposición para la buena convivencia y armonía.

    Queremos voluntarios que no se sientan turistas que cambian faena por casa y comida. Queremos voluntarios que quieran esperimentar y comprometerse con otra forma de vivir, sin consumo, con otros " tempos " de vida, respetando la naturaleza y los recursos que ella nos ofrece.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Español, English,

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    For accommodation, we have rooms that are shared by volunteers. We are also in the process to rebuild some more accommodations.



    Tengo una casa ya reestructurada con habitaciones, baño y cocina a disposición de los voluntarios, las habitaciones serán compartidas.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The name of this village is Sorvilán, situated about 35 km from Adra (coast of Almería Province). There are plenty of buses from Almería and Málaga to Adra, the best and easiest connection to the village by public transport goes via Granada: bus (ALSA Line, direction Berja) leaves Granada at around 13:30 hrs and stops at Sorvilán at 16:40.This is the best combination

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week. After January 2019, our minimum stay will be 31 days.


    El alojamiento se encuentra en el pueblo de Sorvilan, (Granada ) que está a 35 km de Adra (Almería).
    A 85km de Almería. salen autobuses para Adra cada hora ( aproximamente ).
    A 85km de Granada. Desde Granada también salen autobuses. (directos) ( cosultar horarios. Esta es la mejor combinación)

    Máximo 4-5 horas al día, 5 días a la semana. Su estadía en esta granja no debe ser inferior a 31 días.

  • 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

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week. Your stay at this farm should be no less than 31 days.

Mediterranean Sea as seen from the fields in the evening.
Sierra Nevada as seen from the fields. Mount Mulhacén (3479 m), being the highest peak on the Iberian Peninsula.
Typical house of the Alpujarra Mountains.
Panoramic view of the village.
Swallows
Village square. In the center of the photo is the volunteers' accommodation house.
Plum blossom
Panoramic view of the village.
Panoramic view of one of the fields.
Panoramic view from a field.
Panoramic view from the village.
The village of Sorvilán.

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