Help care for our small orchard and animals in Robleda-Cervantes, Zamora, Spain

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  • Description

    Description

    It is a stone house with a meadow and fruit trees, located in the town of Robleda Cervantes, among a forest of oak and chestnut trees.
    My parents live there all year round and I usually go on weekends and in summer to help with homework and enjoy the surroundings.
    We have between 5 and 10 sheep, 20 beehives, cherry, pear and apple trees with which we make cider. We have a small vegetable.
    The tasks we carry out are:
    - mowing and gathering hay, herding and feeding the sheep.
    - manage the hives, carry out the ecological sanitary treatments, reproduce nucs, place the supers and collect the honey.
    - prune and plant fruit trees, keep the soil in good condition, collect apples and make cider.
    - keep the vegetable plot.
    Actually, although there are a variety of tasks spread throughout the year, being a small family farm, the workload is low. My interest is to give support in these tasks to my parents who are already in their 70s.
    Enjoying the environment is simple, my parents are very hospitable and cook very well. We try to keep an ecological sense with our environment and learning how to do it is always an improving task. We think food is in the center of our relationship with nature and we try to be as harmonious as we know for now and for our place.
    The town has a rural bar where people meet, 10 minutes by car is Puebla de Sanabria, with a rich historical and cultural heritage and a greater leisure offer. The Tera River flows about 10 minutes away and the largest glacial lake in the peninsula 15 minutes away, where it is possible to enjoy swimming. In the area there are mounts and mountains, where Peña Trevinca rises to 2,127 m.
    I am a secondary school teacher and I usually live in León, an hour away. Sanabria is located in the Montes de León, which constitute the foothills of the Cantabrian Mountains just one hour from the sea.
    Among my hobbies are mountain hiking and folk music. Sometimes we do folk music parties in Sanabria. I was Wwoof in Canada.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    Animal Care
    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

    Enjoying the environment is simple, my parents are very hospitable and cook very well. The town has a rural bar where people meet, 10 minutes by car is Puebla de Sanabria, with a rich historical and cultural heritage and a greater leisure offer. The Tera River flows about 10 minutes away and the largest glacial lake on the peninsula 15 minutes away, where it is possible to enjoy swimming. In the area there are mounts and mountains, where Peña Trevinca rises to 2,127 m.
    I am a secondary school teacher and I usually live in León, an hour away. Sanabria is located in the Montes de León, which constitute the foothills of the Cantabrian Mountains just one hour from the sea.
    Among my hobbies are mountain hiking and folk music. Sometimes we do folk music parties in Sanabria. I use to travel from Sanabria to León and Asturias coast.

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    Projects involving children

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  • Help

    Help

    The tasks we carry out are:
    - mowing and gathering hay, herding and feeding the sheep.
    - manage the hives, carry out the ecological sanitary treatments, reproduce nucs, place the supers and collect the honey.
    - prune and plant fruit trees, keep the soil in good condition, collect apples and make cider.
    - keep the vegetable plot.

    Actually, although there are a variety of tasks spread throughout the year, being a small family farm, the workload is low. My interest is to give support in these tasks to my parents who are already in their 70s.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Spanish: Fluent
    English: Intermediate
    Portuguese: Intermediate

    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

    Attic with two beds and a bathroom for volunteers. Free Wi-Fi outside the Town Hall, a five minute walk away. At home, internet access depends on family mobiles that can share 25 Gb / month.

  • 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?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Máximo 2-3 horas al día, 5 días a la semana


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