Help me to live in a self-sufficient house while helping with daily tasks in Girona, Spain

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello! :)

    This is Gerard, I am a 28 years old catalan guy who wants to invite you to help us to live more respectfully with the planet, surrounded by nature, good people and great atmosphere in Girona, Catalonia.

    After many years of working in a very egocentric, materialistic and competitive society, I decided to leave the city and the stress and anxiety and surround myself with people with a similar purpose of life and create a project that take cares of the humanity and planet :)

    I created with an increadible team of workawayers a self-sufficient farm and countryside hotel to connect people to nature. Everything is grow from 0, reused or recycled. With 100% renewable energy, we collect rainwater, electricity through solar panels, sewage treatment plants (phytodepuration) and hot water through the wood of our forest (sustainable logging management).

    We are located in the middle of the forest and we have build a vegetable garden where we produce everything from fruits to vegetables ecologically. The farmhouse is located nearly Olot for 30 minutes from Gerona (Catalunya). We are surrounded by beautiful mountains, wild animals, rivers and roads.

    The land consists of 85 hectares of forest and 15 hectares of land. We work with an edible forest, an ecological lake (with aquatic plants and fish), an orchard with permaculture greenhouse of 2 hectares, composter and bees to make honey. Also a large chicken coop, a small flock of sheep that work with the technique of rotational grazing in the fields from which we want in the future to use milk to make cheeses.

    Our kitchen is ecological and and self-produced, from jams, pickles, sauerkraut, bread, seitan, liqueurs, to cheeses or honey. We have vegeterian options and macrobiotic self-production.

    We are looking for people with concerns for living in the countryside, surrounded by nature, animals, and caring for the environment and people. We are a group of young people eager to learn and work well near the nature!

    Next to the Masía where we live we have an ecological and sustainable hotel with staff who already work in it. We live with him but all our hours of work are focused on producing vegetables, caring for animals or building in our small farmhouse and only for self-consumption purposes :)

    AH! And all this always with good vibe, energy, lots of jokes and fun.

    IN LAK'ECH
    Cheers :)

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    ¡Hola! :)

    Soy Gerard, tengo 28 años, hace 6 años y después de vivir muchos años con mucho trabajo en la ciudad y en una sociedad egocéntrica, materialista y competitiva decidí dejar el estrés y ansiedad que me generaba la ciudad y emprender un nuevo camino rodeado de gente con una filosofía de vida similar y con el propósito de crear un proyecto rural sostenible con animales y naturaleza salvaje :)

    Somos una familia de gente con ganas de aprender y vivir cerca de la naturaleza, con unos ritmos de vida y unas prioridades diferentes a los de la ciudad.
    Hemos construido una masía sostenible y ecológica que funciona al 100% con energías renovables del lugar. Situada en Girona, Catalunya, en la preciosa Vall de Llémena (La Garrotxa)

    Recogemos la agua de lluvia que luego usamos en casa, la electricidad la hacemos con placas solares y baterías, depuramos las aguas negras mediante plantas (fitodepuración) y hacemos la agua caliente mediante la leña de nuestro bosque (gestión de tala sostenible). Tenemos una biopiscina de plantas.
    Tenemos un huerto donde producimos todo lo que consumimos, de manera ecológica.

    El terreno tiene de 60 hectáreas de bosque y 15 hectáreas de cultivo. Tenemos un bosque comestible de árboles frutales, un lago ecológico (con plantas acuáticas y peces), un campo de olivos con pastoreo regenerativo de corderos, un huerto de permacultura de 2 hectáreas, compostadores y unas colmenas de abejas para hacer miel.

    También tenemos un gallinero, un rebaño de ovejas que trabajan con la técnica del pastoreo rotacional por los campos de olivos. Todo lo que hacemos es ecológico y de autoproducción: mermeladas, encurtidos, chucrut, pan, seitán, licores, quesos, miel, etc. Nuestra cocina es ecológica, con opciones vegetarianas y macrobiótica.

    Buscamos gente con inquietudes por la vida en el campo, respetando la naturaleza, los animales, el medio ambiente y cuidando a las personas. Somos un grupo de gente joven con ganas de aprender y trabajar pasándolo bién junto a la naturaleza.

    Al lado de la Masía en la que vivimos tenemos un hotel ecológico y sostenible con personal que ya trabaja en él. Convivimos junto a él pero todas nuestras horas de trabajo se centran en producir verduras, cuidar animales o construir en nuestra pequeña masía y sólo con objetivos de autoconsumo :)

    ¡AH! Y todo esto siempre con buena vibración, energía, bromas y pasándolo bien.

    IN LAK'ECH
    Un fuerte abrazo :)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • 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

    The project is based on the principles of permaculture with the purpose of living respecting natural resources on the planet. You'll learn gardening techniques and get to know how a self-sufficient house works with renewable energies (mills, solar panels, wood heating...). We use a sewage treatment plant cleaning by lakes with aquatic plants, bioconstruction work with straw and clay, horticultural cultivation through permaculture, homemade autoproductions of honey, cheese, jams, olives, bread, sauerkraut, pasta ...

    You'll also have the opportunity to learn languages since at home we speak English, Spanish, Catalan and French daily.

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    El proyecto está basado en los principios de la permacultura con el objetivo de vivir respetando los recursos naturales del planeta. Aprenderás técnicas de jardinería y podrás ver cómo funciona una casa auto-suficiente con energías renovables (molinos, placas solares, calefacción de leña etc.) y con una depuradora de limpieza mediante lagos con plantas acuáticas, trabajos de bioconstrucción con paja y arcilla, cultivo de hortícolas, autoproducciones caseras de miel, queso, mermeladas, aceitunas, pan, chucrut, pasta...

    También tendrás la oportunidad de aprender idiomas ya que en la casa hablamos diariamente inglés, español, francés y catalán.

    Vivir una vida tranquila rodeado de animales y naturaleza salvaje.

  • Help

    Help

    The usual tasks consist of caring for animals, planting trees, helping in the ecological garden and bio-construction with raw materials (clay oven, straw walls, architectural turns, etc). Also seed collection and planting (self-production), planting of vegetables. Help us prepare breakfast and dinner, jams, preserves, pickles, etc. (for personal use)

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    Los trabajos habituales consisten en cuidar animales, plantar árboles, trabajar en el huerto ecológico y bioconstrucción con materias primas (horno de arcilla, paredes de paja, muros de piedra, etc). También recolección y plantación de semillas (autoproducción), plantación de vegetales.
    Preparar desayunos y comidas, conservas, encurtidos, pan...
    Hacer leña del bosque de la masía para nuestra caldera de biomasa

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Catalan: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Private room for 6 people with sheets, internet, kitchen and bathroom. Ecological food and km. 0.

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    Habitación para 6 personas con sábanas, internet, cocina y baño. Comida ecológica y de km. 0.

  • 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

    Normal internet Connection

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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