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UPDATE MARCH 2020:
I have help and company till mid March 2020 and am looking for help from around 15th for at least one month.
From mid April I will be looking for help from minimum one month volunteers. I always speak to people first by WhatsApp or Skype to see if we're compatible.
Es imprescindible que puedes comunicar algo en español, que hablas, puedes entender o activamente estar aprendiendo. If you don't understand this phrase in Spanish, it would be better not to contact me.
My name is Andi (female) and I have been living in this area for 14 years.
I have been a yoga teacher for 15 years and have been a holistic body worker since 1995. I also cook vegetarian food for retreats and have been doing that since 2009.
This is a newish project with several residential buildings. There are three different houses here: a two bedroom wooden cabin; a bigger traditionally constructed house where I live and also have a small yoga studio inside. Finally there is ‘La Choza’ which is a small round house with a thatched roof. It has a small bathroom with toilet and sink and a seating and kitchen area as well as two beds. This is where volunteers generally stay. We are in the process of building an outside hot shower.
There are 2 chickens, a selection of fruit trees and a medium sized vegetable plot which is totally ecological and will have a section of medicinal plants in the near future.
I consider myself to be a flexible, open minded person, dedicated to my own personal growth and to living in a more natural, organic and authentic way.
Please forgive me if I don't get chance to reply to you straight away. I am grateful for all interest and try to reply to everyone, but sometimes it is not possible. Good luck with your search. Volunteering is what brought me to Spain and helping out on a Workaway project helped me decide to change my life and settle here. Best wishes Andi.
Please check the calendar before writing as I generally update it when there are changes.
I prefer to share with conscious people who are on a journey of self discovery and personal developement.
Unfortunately I CANNOT HOST PEOPLE WITH DOGS as my dog Lua is very old and uncomfortable with other dogs. The chickens are also free.
IMPORTANT: You will need to use organic and biodegradable soaps and shampoos. All the cleaning, household and personal hygiene products here are ecological.
I speak fluent Spanish and my life is very integrated in the local community.
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Help with Computers / internet
I am immersed in life here, especially alternative living and spiritual development and have many connections in the local community.
As part of the exchange you would be welcome to join Andi once a week in a yoga class (as long as there is space in the class)
We need help with general maintenance, cleaning, painting, gardening, helping in the kitchen, laundry etc...
At the moment... Spring 2020, there is a lot of general maintenance to do. Painting, cleaning, organising the garage etc.
There is always a lot if gardening to do... pruning trees and bushes... maintaining the veggie garden and caring for new seedlings... willingness is more important than experience...
We are working on our organic vegetable garden and are using some principles of permaculture in it's design. We already have squash, rocket, broccoli, chard, red cabbage, leeks, peas, spinach and lettuces growing.
Anyone with manual skills would be especially welcomed...eg. carpentry, plumbing, electricity, building work... if you are experienced with a chainsaw I am very happy to hear from you. 😁
Help is always welcomed with building repairs and painting around the place.
I am looking for independent and self motivated people with the ability to collaborate, to seek clarification when necessary and to pay attention to details. People who are responsible and will take care of any tools, machines and equipment used, as well as the cottage you will live in, the finca in general and the environment.
You need to be comfortable working alone, as well as in a team.
The work is varied, but generally manual labour, so you need to be reasonably fit and also willing to work outdoors on colder damp days in the winter months and in the heat of the summer, organise your time so you work in the early morning and/or late afternoon when the sun is not so hot.
I'm also very interested in photographers, video makers and creatives who have knowledge of social media and websites... this would form a part of the work.
Spanish and English
You will have an independent roundhouse cottage with your own toilet and kitchen. For now, shower facilities are only available in the main house. You will of course have access to the shower every day.
You will be responsible for preparing your own breakfast, lunch and dinner using vegetarian food provided by the project. Unless you opt for our 15 hours per week option, where you will provide your own food.
I am happy to accept couples, but can generally only offer an exchange of 15 hours per week each for accomodation only, plus a couple of shared meals. (Please check, as this can change depending on the work load)
Andi will prepare 2 to 3 meals a week to share in all cases.
We are based in a rural area but you can walk in 5 minutes to a nearby village with all modern conveniences. We are next to a pine forest. We are 5k from the beach and 6k from Conil town. You may have use of a bicycle if it is available. It's a 20 minute bike ride to the beach. There are 2 bikes here.
PLEASE ONLY WRITE TO ME if you are seriously interested in helping in THIS project.
If you send me your number I can contact you by WhatsApp.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
25 hours per week or 15 if you provide your own food.
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