Help us build on our ecological cave dwellings and land in Castillejar



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    Do you want to enjoy our place, learn and add your skills to the work that needs to be done here? Our project has two complexes of cave houses, two and a half hectare of land with 300 olive trees, some almond and fruit trees and beautiful sights on the mountains around.
    We came from an ecological farm in Holland and want to create an ecological surrounding here in Spain with traces of permaculture and biological dynamics and where we can lodge guests.
    We are working on our cave tunnels: we have our house in two of them and one is ready for quests and clients. The other four need to be built in. This includes plumbing, electricity,sewerage, painting, carpeting and so on. For the specific cave house work we ask some cavehouse craftsman out of the neigbourhood.
    Cave houses are maybe the most natural and ecological way of living that you can imagine.
    We also have our two cats, the different trees , a vegetable garden and a flower garden that need to be tended too.
    We live in a beautiful place in the mountains with a river nearby with lot's of big trees and shade and water to swim in. In the surroundings are the little village Castillejar and some more bigger towns called Huescar and Baza. Almost every day there is a market in one of the different towns and villages. There is a big lake for canoeing and swimming, mountain bike tracks, walking tracks. The sea is one and a half hour driving as is Granada: the beautiful old town with her Alhambra and lot's of cultural events.
    We can lodge you in big army tents 5x5 and 3 meters high under the olive trees . They have mosquito nets, beds, furniture and can be opened all around with is very nice in the warm summer months so you can sleep protected and under the stars.
    We need help with all our activities: assisting the craftwork, building, cooking, gardening and so on. We think about 5 hours work against meals and lodging. The work can be physically demanding sometimes. In the coming time we need people who can built and maintain the garden and the water system.
    Besides working we like to celebrate free time and from time to time we will invite you for seeing special places around. We also like to eat good food. a glass of wine and share that with you

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    Assisting building work, painting, gardening, shopping and cooking

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner
    French: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    We have a big safari tent (5x5 x 3) meter and a caravan under the olive trees with water and electricity.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Castillejar is a little village with a few bars and restaurants. Nearby is a big lake with a thermic bath:
    Embalsa de Negratin at the foot of a mountain (Jabalcon,1500 m).
    Baza and Huescar are bigger towns on about 25 km.
    This area has a big variety of landscapes, one of them is called the Badlands which is a very special type of landscape.
    You can swim in the river near by,, in the artificial lake in Castillejar and in the big lake Negratin.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours will be fine.

Host ref number: 855132655762