Integrate traditional and modern farming techniques where we live in Villaverde, Spain

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  • Description

    Description

    The Project is aimed to integrate traditional and modern farming techniques and creating a space to live. We are situated in Villaverde, Fuerteventura. We are a Dutch-Hungarian couple with a little baby (Simeon) and a black cat (Sheelo).

    Our whole plot is +/ 2500 m2. The camp site we built consists of a 12m container which we made a tool shed and a 'kitchen-work space-living room-guest' apartment. The workaway-er can now sleep in the apartment, and later there will be an outdoor tent space for you. We will use the apartment as well for cooking or working, but the bed has a curtain for privacy. We sleep in a Mongolian yurt. The container and the yurt are connected with a garden and a greenhouse. There is an outdoor shower and composting toilet. We use solar panels for electricity.

    We are looking for help with building and planting in the garden. Most of the work can be quite hard with the sun and wind. One simple and mostly organic meal is included in the stay (lunch or dinner). The other meals will have to be covered by yourself. Cooking & cleaning is shared and not included in work-time. A bicycle and (sometimes) surf board can be provided.

    Most of the work will be during 4 mornings (9-13h), and then you'll have the afternoon/evening and weekend free (we can always talk about the hours).

    For October, November and December we have these plans:
    * We want to plant many trees and cacti in the garden (digging holes and planting);
    * We will make a separate space for Workaway guests next to the container, using pallets, a shade sail and a tent;
    * We are looking for strong men/women that can help building the water deposit in the garden. We have a large hole in the garden, that we want to clay in order to keep all the rain that will fall this winter. For this, we need people that are strong and willing to work hard in the sun/wind with concrete, clay, and rocks.

    We are looking for energetic and positive persons that can help in the building of this agriculture farm. We aim to make it sustainable and use traditional techniques for the soil, the toilet, the water heating system.

    We can sometimes take 2 people, but prefer 1. We only have a small compost toilet (that will need more cleaning with more people) and a small budget.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Our land provides a relaxed atmosphere in the countryside. You are invited to join us on the Volcanic Desert Island of Fuerteventura, Canary Islands… Fuerteventura has a unique desert like climate, a challenge we will need to overcome more and more in this world..

    These conditions are generally found in only the most remote location, typically less than conducive to a structured and effective learning experience. Our sites are being prepared and equipped for your needs, ready to provide you with a unique opportunity to refine and develop processes under extreme conditions, while living in a comfortable fun and exciting location.

    Workers can learn languages (English or Spanish), work hard in a warm climate, surf together, bike/run/swim around the plot or in the area.

  • Help

    Help

    For October and November we have these plans:
    * We want to plant many trees and cacti in the garden (digging holes and planting);
    * We will make a separate space for Workaway guests next to the container, using pallets, a shade sail and a tent;
    * We are looking for strong men/women that can help building the water deposit in the garden. We have a large hole in the garden, that we want to clay in order to keep all the rain that will fall this winter. For this, we need people that are strong and willing to work hard in the sun/wind with concrete, clay, and rocks.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Dutch, Spanish, Hungarian

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Currently, the 14 m2 apartment is built in a container and consists of a kitchen, office and guest bed where you will sleep. Be aware, there is not much private space, as we walk in&out for the kitchen and work table. If someone wants more private space, we will provide a tent (we are currently planning a nice tent-stay outside). This will be a 2-persons tent north of the container, placed on pallets, with a 1,30 x 1,90 bed, and covered by a shade sail.

    Outdoor shower is done, and now we also have a solar warm water system. We have an outdoor dry toilet (not smelly) for composting.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We can help with a bicycle, there is a hourly bus service connecting all villages in the North. Hitchhiking is also common on the island. Walking trails start close to our land. Beaches for surfing, diving, chilling are around 15km away.

  • A little more information

    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?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    4 hours per day, 5 days per week



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