We are Moira and Pete, an easy-going British couple, seeking like minded volunteers to help us with our small holding, situated beside the River Ebro in the Mora La Nova area of Spain. Having worked for many years (in the United Kingdom), we decided to take early retirement and, in search of a simpler lifestyle, relocated to the beautiful region of Tarragona two years ago. Since then we have been busy clearing the land and planting a small number of vegetables and fruit trees, however we now need help to complete the expansion of our farm. Our goal is to create a self-sufficient way of life for ourselves.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
We enjoy entertaining and have regular barbeques with our friends and family. On occasion, we have a day out to one of the Costa Daurada holiday resorts/ beaches and we often enjoy a walk along the mountain trails. Our volunteers are always welcome to join us. We also have two animals; an occasionally grumpy cat called George and a very loveable but large young dog named Archy, both animals are trained and are of no danger to people or other animals.
We hope you choose to stay with us and help us to create a fantastic, self-sufficient, simple and organic lifestyle.
We are looking for a maximum of two volunteers to assist in developing and maintaining our farm. Tasks will include preparing the land for the planting of trees, general gardening, light building and the possible assistance with the preparation of meals. These tasks may change and could likely differ daily, however, all will be completed in the morning, 8am until 1pm, so it is imperative that volunteers be prepared to arise early. Please note that the afternoons and evenings will be free and you will therefore be able to spend this time as you please.
We have a spacious modern 6-berth caravan with all amenities and services for our volunteers. Meals to be prepared and taken with us in our finca.
Our small holding consists of a finca, one spacious caravan, a swimming pool and farm land. All of which boast panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and help to create a comfortable and tranquil life-style. We are self-sustainable with our energy and have solar panels and a generator for our supply of electricity; although during the day there is an abundance of electrical power generated from the solar system, an eco-energy awareness in the evening is required.
The local towns of Mora la Nova and Mora d’ Ebre (only 1-2 kilometres) are within a walkable distance from our home. Both towns offer many enjoyable evenings, with plenty of bars and cafes overlooking the river. The area is popular with fishermen, walkers, hill and rock climbers and cyclists, it is also a fantastic destination for site seeing with many historical buildings and local wildlife. We have bicycles available for our volunteers but a limited bus service and train service are available to the larger towns and holiday resorts including Tarragona, Barcelona and the Port Aventura theme park in Salou.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week