Help us in our small cortijo in la Sierra del Segura, Andalucía, Spain

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Spain

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    28/10/2020

 
  2020 

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a spanish couple with two dogs, 2 cats and 3 hens who live in a cortijo located in a small town next to Natural Park Sierra del Segura (Jaén-Andalucía). It is a beautiful nature reserve known for being the second huge natural park in Europe full of rivers and many endemic species. In the fall the area is a paradise for mushroom pickers, the winters are cold with snow in the highest peaks, the spring is an explosion of flowers and the summers hot and dry. The farm is an orchard with many different trees and also lot of season vegetables. We plant biodinamic just for home. So there is plenty of work to do to keep the orchard alive!

    We eat mainly (but not strictly) vegetarian and depending on the availability of the products and the harvest. We don't smoke and but it's ok with smokers.

    In spring and summer we wake up very early and work until 14h.
    Paco is a great farmer and a well knower of this Natural Park. We like mountain hiking and Nature. In fact we are big lovers for the Sierra del Segura. We also like yoga, cinema, theatre and spend time just enjoying.
    We are hard workers but also very enjoyable people who loves spending free time hiking, laughing, sleeping and just enjoying life.

    For considering your request please let us know your previous experiences with physical work and time you spent on volunteer projects, also would be nice to know about what motivates you to come and volunteer with us. Also you might tell us which work you feel confident with. Couples are especially welcome. We appreciate adjusting to our schedules when needed. We ask 25 hours help per week. Besides we ask volunteers help around 5h per week in common tasks such as cleaning own room and common spaces, tools, cooking, washing dishes, etc. Also please keep your room clean and tidy at least as it was when you entered for the first time.

    Great work experience in beautiful surroundings with the opportunity to learn Spanish. We provide accommodation or camping space and vegetarian food. You will have the opportunity to learn about ecological agriculture, eco building, canning food, traditional culture, hiking and knowing this incredible Sierra del Segura.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Great work experience in beautiful surroundings with the opportunity to learn Spanish. Also learn about ecological agriculture, eco building, canning food, traditional culture, hiking and dicovering this incredible Sierra del Segura.

  • Help

    Help

    Mainly we need work in the garden, we are building big boxes and filling them with soil. There is some woodwork, painting, cleaning and general house maintenance. We need help with works in the garden such as watering, removing herbs, picking fruits or canning fruits and vegetables. Also taking care of the animals. At this time we prefer couples.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We provide accommodation in a double room or camping space. Own bathroom and vegetarian food Two times per day (breakfast and Lunch), 5 days/ week. For the weekends you have your own kitchen for cooking.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    hiking, trekking, enjoy peace and silence

  • 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

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


Host ref number: 916649453161