Help us and learn with us about our olive trees, eco construction and the farm work in the Mountains of the Sierra de Gata, Spain



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    We are a spanish german couple with a four year old son. We speak spanish, german, english and french. In the beginning of 2016 we bought a piece of land around 2km outside of the village Torre de Don Miguel in a beautiful Montain Area with a lot of forest called la Sierra de Gata.
    On our farm we have around 350 olive trees and a lot of fruit trees. Beside working with the olive trees for produce our own olive oil we are changing an old construction into an ecologic living house by using mainly clay, wood and other natural materials.

    Furthermore our garden and the fruit trees, such as apples, pears, kakis, pomegranate, oranges, mandarines, limones, almonds, peaches and much more need a lot of attention.

    We are producing handcraft. So Amaranta is working with lether during I create kitchen knifes, kitchen boards, lamps and sculptures from wood.

    So we try to find a ballance by working with the trees, constructing our dream place and create our handcrafts.

    We have electricity from our solar panels and water from our spring. Our Toilet is a dry toilet. We have three nice dogs and some chickens. Fresh eggs we get from the chickens and milk and cheese from the goats of our friends and neighbors.

    So our live is basic but very beautiful.

    We would be very glad if you like to help us. You should doing well with kids and be not afraid about dogs, chickens, cheeps, insects and the living in the landscape. We would be happy to show you the area and spend nice evenings outside by watching the incredible stars. We also like to have our family live and for this we are shurly not angry if you are independent and like to explore the sites by your self.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You can learn with us all about the living and working with olive trees during the year on an ecological chemical free way. You can learn how to harvest olives and how to make one very nice ecologic olive oil. Of course we will explore the differences of the different types of oil.
    Based on the idea to construct with natural materials you will have an overview about the different methods of bioconstruction.
    We are surely not experts in all those things but we made our experiences and will make hopefully nice experiences with you together.
    These area is full of nice spots and famous for its natural pools and the little bars beside, called "chiringuitos", where you can spend very nice hours be relaxing and enjoying the time.

  • Help


    We need help for around 5 hours a day/5 days a week (according to you flexible). The kind of work depends mainly of the season.
    From october, the most of the help we need in olive harvesting. We take them from the trees and bring them to our friends in the olive mill. So you will know all the process till the finish olive oil.
    Beside that, it would be nice, if you like to help by taking care of the animals and in the house and of course it is nice, if you enjoy playing with our son.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    spanish, german, english, french

  • Accommodation


    We cook moustly (lets say arround 95 percent) vegetarian but we respect all kinds of live styles. We offer you food and a sleeping place in our caravan. We also have enough space for your own caravan/van. If you like, you can use one of our bicycles for come to the village or explore the beautiful area.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    It is a short walk from our place to come to the village. From there a bus is going to the biger towns and cities. The Sierra de Gata is directly on the border to Portugal. The villages in the sierra are very nice to explore and study old ways of constructing or just enjoy a walk. Like you can see here in workaway there are quiet a lot of different projects here in the area. So if you are interested you can also visit our friends and neighbors and see different projects or live forms.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

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

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