Learn about permaculture and restorative agriculture, helping at an educational farm in Coin, Malaga, Spain

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 Min stay requested: 1 month or more



  • Description


    This is a farm in the south of Spain; in Coin, Malaga. It has been productive for the last 40 years and at the moment we produce about 3000k of avocados a year as well as a significant cuantity of mangos, citrus fruits, chirimoya, lichi etc... For 15 years it was maintained by a yogi along with two other farms. Ten years ago I (Seth) joined in and in this time a lovely confidence has grown between us. We are a family : Rosa, Seth and our son Sethi (15 years old) and daughter Leona (6 years old ). We are taking the farm towards a fully productive permaculture food forest with hundreds of new medicinal and edible plants and assemblies. The over-all goal of the farm is to evolve a healthy space, sustainable and productive. Our purpose is to organise a team to maintain the farm, fill the nursury with plants, make workshops and courses, and address, as a general goal, the reforestation of local urban and mountainous spaces. Our goal is reforestation, starting with the health of the individual.

    At the moment we are filling the gardens, harvesting, mapping and measuring the farm and its new annex to improve our design.

    There will be a lot of gardening, chipping, wormcompost, plant nursery, implementation of permaculture, build with cob and palets...child care always jaja :)

    We would like to take on help for a season at a time. This will put less stress on the organization and offers a full educational experience for workawayers who are looking to learn new agriculture and permaculture. Of course this is not always possible so we do accept workers for less time, A MONTH AT LEAST. We do however insist that those that enquire have a sincere desire to learn and live in the country, to experiment with permaculture and further their experience with healthy lifestyle.

    We would prefer people who is happy sleeping outside in a the tent, or "chambao" under the avocado trees. Also people who know how to cook and take care of the space, because we live in comunity here, sharing shower, toilet and othres human spaces. We also accept people who is travelling in this own van, hamac or similar.

    we organize event about plants every six month .

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability 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

    This is an educational farm and we specifically require that any workawayer that stays with us have a strong interest in permaculture and restorative agriculture. This is also a authentic farm, that need to be productive, so workawayers can experience the authentic life of a southern spanish life stile, with the difficulties and benefits of growing your own food and that of your community.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    The garden needs attention, this means weeding and planting , also the multiplication of interesting species. It is a permaculture garden so some explication is needed and open-mindedness. Then the construction of a permaculture instalation team/community!

    For this next summer we are looking for someone special, with the skills that we already explain plus:
    who doesn’t speak Spanish (better English native) and with special connexion with kids. Also we will need someone who enjoy taking care of us, cook and help with the house task, because we are waiting our second child for end of July. So we know what we need XD from en June until end August aprox.

    Actually, Two person, like couple, it would be the best for this special period.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    This climate permits living out-doors and if you like there is plenty of space under the avocado trees to put a tent or sleep in the open-air. We offer also what we used to call "Chambao" is roof and floor and moskito net, with a little shelf in the side. This structure has a normal mattress and you sleep comfortably under avocado trees. It's nice!
    in cold season (from oct-April) in south Spain the ideal is that you travel with van and sleep in your van , or be relient person and sleep in tent or chambao how we explain just before.
    In hot season (from may to September) we use to wake up early to scape from hot sunny hours.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    close by is Málaga, Baranco Blanco, Rio Grande, sun, birds and fresh air

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    at the moment we have a parking in front of the farm, along 3 meters road. it is good parking for a small van.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 847615715245

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