Off-grid lab for sustainable and resilience development in Calaceite, Spain



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  • Description


    Our off-grid house and lab is a refurbished stone ruin from 1769. Like an earthship it's ingrained in the hill. It has stone and rock walls for a pleasant indoor climate during hot summers and a wood stove for coziness during cold winters.

    It has a permaculture garden and 4 ha of olive and almond trees. It's surrounded by forests, hills and a fantastic, wild river to swim. A mountain-park is near where you can do hiking and climbing. A great international, young and alternative community is in the area.

    Our mission is to establish a lab for sustainable and resilience development. We do low-tech, off-grid tech, smart farming, farm hacks, DIY, open source, design thinking, permaculture, green building.

    We are LGBTQ friendly and expect you to be so, too. We follow a mindful and nature-human-inclusive spirit.

    We are looking for working guests to help in simple and/or more challenging tasks:
    - fixing, painting and building (e.g. our terrace roof)
    - improving our infrastructure (water and irrigation system, solar power system, p2p internet)
    - building an aquaponics system (we already have a prototype that is developed by a small, international community of practice that frequently meets online)

    We offer our place to people with and without craft skills. Minimum stay is one week. Long stays are possible.

    We also offer sustainable and resilience development residencies to students, engineers, hackers and makers who want to engage in open source prototyping. We form part of the Low-tech Lab Community.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    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

    - learn about aquaponics! (we will guide you!)
    - get familiar with sustainable off-grid living, low-tech and resilience concepts

  • Help


    Some crafting skills are helpful but not essential

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    You live in the guest building and can use house and ground. You share kitchen, bathroom, living room, the workshop and the land with others.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You can do swimming, running, hiking, mountain biking, bird watching, etc.

  • 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

    we have a 4G router, but the internet is not 100% stable, especially on rainy days.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    There is enough space for your campervan, including very cozy, intimate spots with nice views. But you need to be a good driver, because the way is a 8 km bumpy dirt track.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Only pets that are not harmful to the local fauna and flora. A lot of birds and wild life is around.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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