Join the Biodynamic Revolution and help with our humble ecovillage Andalucia, Spain

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  • Description

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    WORK HARD. PLAY HARD. OPEN YOUR HEART!

    Come experience biodynamic living! It’s a life lesson, a deep meditation, and a love revolution – complete 3-in-1 goodness. We're a humble ecovillage located in the beautiful Andalucia region in the South of Spain.

    The way we farm and live are based on age-old biodynamic principles, which Rudolf Steiner made popular. So we believe greater cosmic forces at play affect the wellbeing of our plants, animals, and ourselves. We do what we can to sync with Nature’s cycles, and send in our best energy. It’s combining yoga, spirituality, good ethics, farming, and living. Welcome to our little love revolution!

    We are a non-profit organisation that invests 100% of our proceeds back to our vegetable plot, fruit garden, and volunteer programme. To maintain the welfare and comfort of all our volunteers, we are unable to offer monetary payment to our workawayers. You will, however, be fed 3 sumptuous meals daily, and be rewarded with a rich experience of community living, the biodynamic way of life, and strong lifetime bonds. Woohoo!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Art Projects
    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
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    WE'RE REALLY JUST TRYING TO DO GOOD!

    Of course, we understand that going all spiritual about our farm and way of living can be a little too “far out” for some. But hey, we’re just a bunch of people who’ve come together in the South of Spain to find a more sustainable way of living and working. And we have a lot of fun doing it!

    PLANTING SEEDS FOR A BETTER TOMORROW

    As a global community, we're always a hub for multi-talented individuals with skills, knowledge, and wisdom to offer. When we're not hard at work, we create workshops, dance sessions, yoga & meditation classes, and basically anything that we would like to share as a Tribe. As a volunteer, you'll be able to go home with a rich experience of a culturally diverse communal living, a deep understanding of the principles of biodynamic living, and hopefully, a greater sense of how our every little effort can add up to make the world a nicer, more sustainable place.

  • Help

    Help

    YOU ARE A FUNNY FARMER

    Here the main role that volunteers take up is what we like to call "Funny Farmers". You will form the cornerstone of our daily activities. Our vegetable plot and fruit garden is what has been keeping us fed and happy, and making everything we do here possible. This is why it’s important for everyone who signs up as a volunteer to be committed during their length of stay. And here's some important information we'd like to share with you, so you know what you're getting into. Brace yourselves beautiful people, we're starting a revolution!

    1. FUNNY FARMER – A BIODYNAMIC ARTIST

    The Funny Farmer will be initiated into the biodynamic way of life – the highest, most natural form of sustainable farming.

    You will help in preparing our medicinal homeopathic potions and feeding them to our crops. We mix herbs, extracts, and minerals to create fertilisers and natural pesticides.

    You will also be involved in helping to turn our compost and animal poop into powerful fertilisers. Yes, it smells. Everything is a cycle, and everything is one. So flow with it baby.

    You will be learning about how astrology governs our way of farming and living. It might not be your cup of chai, but we’re doing our best to revive the ancient wisdom of biodynamic farming. Try it with us, you’ll see just how well it works!

    Love, respect, feed and care for our dogs, cats, chickens, bees and even worms. They are all part of the whole ecosystem and they are as important as all the humans living here.

    2. PERMACULTURE GARDENER

    Our lovely garden is home to orange trees, olive trees, different vegetables, herbs, nuts, spices, fruits, and flowers. Funny Farmers help to keep them healthy and happy.

    This includes watering, weeding, rotation of crops, planting crop cover, trimming, pruning, sowing new seeds and sprouts, nursing etc. You know, all to make our natural community grow well and live well.

    3. BLISSFUL BUILDER
    During April, May and June, we are looking for handy individuals with experience in construction, to help with the new facilities and projects coming on.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Polish: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent
    Sami: Fluent
    Swedish: Fluent
    Chinese (Mandarin): Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    EXPERIENCE TRUE COMMUNITY LIVING!

    Our volunteers get to sleep in our Tribal Teepees, which accommodate 3 happy campers each. In here, you'll get a comfy bed and enough space to get a good night's sleep, every night. Depending on availability, you might also be assigned to sleep in our super cosy volunteer dormitory, which we have just finished building!

    You're also welcomed to come with your own caravans, tents, hammocks, and even make your own shelter. We cook together in the outdoor Soul Kitchen, chill out in the Goji Lounge, and hang out at the Happy Haven. We share a biodynamic compost Magic Toilet, and keep ourselves clean at our outdoor Sexy Shower. Electricity, WIFI, and solar heated clean, filtered water is available 24/7.

    Volunteers will be provided with 3 nourishing vegetarian meals and water daily; breakfast, lunch and dinner. If you need more yum yums in between the main meals, such as snacks, drinks, special items, please bring them yourself.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    WELCOME TO HQ

    Situated beside the scenic protected nature reserve of Doñana, HQ is home to over 2500 goji shrubs, 100 orange trees, 50 olive trees, and some uncultivated land to ensure our biodiversity. We live here with our 2 dogs, Monkey and Sara; our cute kitties, Kozurita, Figo, Dana, Shiva, and Britty; 10 chickens; and guess what, we recently welcomed a new litter of puppies!

    Our HQ is located right in between 2 continents – Europe and Africa, 2 countries – Spain and Portugal, and 2 waters – The Mediterranean Sea and The Atlantic Ocean. This meeting point, besides being an important centre of powerful energies, is also the location of one of the ancient Atlantis sites.

    Buses go every 3 hours to and from Almonte, a small, charming town just 5 minutes away by bus. Here, you can also get straight buses to Sevilla (Plaza de Armas station) and from there, a shuttle bus to the international airport.

    EXPLORE THE BIRTHPLACE OF FLAMENCO

    1-hour drive – Sevilla, the Spanish heart of arts, gothic architecture, and culture. Go tapas bar-hopping, explore magnificent plazas, discover the ancient churches, take an evening stroll along the Guadalquivir river, then cosy yourself into a truly authentic flamenco pub and dance your soul out until sunrise.

    5 minutes drive – away is El Rocio, the mecca of everything flamenco. No paved roads, only horse carriages, welcome to the Wild Wild West. Be sure to catch the annual Romeria in May, a 2-week giant spectacle which gathers over 100,000 pilgrims to dance, sing, and eat, all to honour the Goddess of life.

    5 minutes drive – Step into the World Heritage site of Doñana National Park and find yourself immersed in the astonishing wildlife of Southern Europe. Try to spot the illusive Iberian lynx and catch a glimpse of the splendid flamingos flying across the horizon, as you explore the park’s marshes, forests, beaches, and lagoons.

    30 minutes drive – Get a suntan and go for a refreshing swim at what the locals call “The Coast of the Light” or Matalscañas. Watch the towering sand dunes shift in a dazzling dance, and stroll along the 120 km of pristine, sandy beaches. Bring a tent for an overnight camp and watch the wild deer take their night baths in the moonlight.

    OTHER LITTLE NOTES

    Bring biodegradable toiletries – only natural stuff, super important (e.g. shampoo, shower gel, etc), sunscreen, hat, summer clothes, flip flops, swimwear, sleeping bag, pillow, mosquito repellent, a head torch, and the best vibes. ;)

    Before you apply:

    Arrivals are on Sundays, and departures Saturdays, with 1-month minimum stay in between. Long term stayers 2 months on have preferences on selection. Please apply with your desired date according to this guideline and only if you are 200% sure about your placement and commitment, and we will try our best to work things out together. Minimum 24 years old. Work here is mainly physical and outdoorsy - you will need a certain degree of stamina and resistant to the andalusian sun.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    max 5 hours/day, 5 days/week

Accomodation
Tribal Teepees.
The lake is always something to look forward to during the weekends.
Being thankful is what we do everyday!
We can be really busy, but we always have time to pose for pictures.
Hats are an important fashion accessory for us!
"Look at how fresh these Gojis are!"

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