Rebuilding an ancient village in Fiscal, Spain



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  • Description


    Hello World! We - that is, four guys and one dog - have started to reconstruct one of the many abandoned villages in Spain. That means we clean out ruins, rebuild houses, and repair terraces. Since we strive for self-sufficiency we also install diverse gardens and orchards. Our little village is located in the middle of the Pyrenees and consists of ten houses and an ancient church.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help

  • 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

    We are learning most of the skills we need here on the way and you are welcome to join us on that path. By now, we have been here for about two years which has given us some experience with stone wall building, roof construction, garden designs, and permaculture. Of course, we are happy to share what we have learned but we also invite you to explore the project's possibilities yourself and find out what area you want to get some experience.

  • Help


    We are a young project, which comes with a strong working drive and a very diverse set of tasks. In summer you will most likely find us in the construction sites. Almost everything we do is in line with the traditional architecture of this area, since our village is only accessible by foot and all the materials are to be found here in and around the houses.

    You do not need to be an expert - since we obviously are not ourselves - but we can already pass on the basic skills of stone building and roof construction. Skilled people such as carpenters or masons are of course welcome but that is not a requirement.

    Apart from the construction sites we are always busy with garden, food conservation, fencing, all the many tasks that come with life in a place like ours. We leave a lot of space for our visitors to choose what they like to do, although part of your day we might also ask your favors for something specific.

  • Languages spoken

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

  • Accommodation


    This is a young project, which means that we only have two houses so far. We can therefore not offer you a private room, yet have been living ourselves in tents for most of the two years we spent here already. Weather is mostly so good that sleeping in a tent is even something we enjoy. There is a spacious living room and a kitchen that are common ground and we can provide you with a tent of the size you like. Anyone who is used to a bit of traveling will probably agree that our village has fairly luxurious standards. And if needed, there is enough sleeping material here for a small army.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Around us, there is a lot of quiet nature and very few people. We have rivers, lakes, and high mountains - knock yourself out.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

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    • 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

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 869842365791