Building and decorating with stones, realising water collection and other projects on our land close to Maella, Aragon, Spain

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  • Description

    Description

    Our non profit organisation has been active for a few years in actively supporting a school for poor children in Nepal. We do this by organising activities in several domains which all tend to improve life and quality of life. Three years ago, we have decided to implement a meditation and well-being centre in Spain. An agricultural land has been purchased and has been made liveable, thanks to the valuable help of friends and several workaway volunteers. Since last year we have been able to organise our first retreats and meditation sessions. On the long term, we want to offer people the possibility to find wellness through their contact with the earth and through agricultural activities. At the end of September, we host our yearly "almond harvesting retreat" combined with meditation.
    In the meanwhile, we still need to do several works, especially during summer, like some little construction works, some decorating work, implementing rainwater collection systems and building earth walls and fencing. Those who woud be artistically talented would also be able to help us finishing several realisations.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project

  • 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

    Live and learn and/or practise French and Spanish. There is a little team of belgian workers, most of them speaking French. Local contacts are also frequent with Spanish people.

  • Help

    Help

    We need help to build rainwater collection sytems for the future vegetable garden, to set irrigation systems, and to do several fencing works which are necessary to protect the future garden from animals, etc...
    Our previous works and realisations also need either some finishing or (already) some maintenance works. If you are a dynamic person, if you are open and if you want to learn about different techniques while being in a friendly atmosphere, you are welcome to join us ! We offer a good atmosphere and our land is really marvelous !
    We would also particularly love to enlarge our team with someone with some engineering knowledge, like a student in engineering specialty. Do not hesitate to contact us !!

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, French, Dutch, Spanish

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Tents for camping accommodation !! Very basic, but everything which is needed it at the hand. We provide food as well and we try to avoid meat in our food.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Swimming (lake and river nearby), sightseeing, cycling (VTT), hiking. Buses and train nearby. Seaside is at 1 hour drive. We also propose our meditation sessions, where you will be able to develop your mindfulness and your contact with the earth and surrounding nature.

  • 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

Before starting the works in 2016...
Before starting the works in 2016
Summer 2017. Roof works with the help of workawayers.
Winter 2017 : floor has been finished.
Summer 2017 : preparation works for the concrete floor
Summer 2017 : meditation hall has got a roof !
A view of Maella

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