Help with a community farming project near Toledo, Spain

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  • Last activity: 24 Nov 2023



 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks



  • Description


    We are in a farmhouse in the deepest part of Spain, 7 km from Polan, Toledo. We have pistachio trees, animals, vegetable garden and a lot of desire to organize~establish the project, we have been 14 years, of rural self-sufficiency linked to art, music, circus..., biodiversity and socialization.
    After several years of welcoming all kinds of volunteers and inhabitants, we are in a moment of reorganization to improve the coexistence.
    So we are only a few people plus the weekend visits.
    Volonters will live with me (i´m often out of the farm) at the main house and you will share work and time with the other family (Mother, Father and three childs( who want to learn english) : zara 14 years old, Kevin 19 years old and Alexis 20 years old .All them are living at the farm near the main house at Movil homes.
    So we are looking for independent volunteers, who have some experience and like to enjoy the country life.
    There are basical rooms for volonters.
    the areas to work on are :
    * helping the family to care Chicken House: feeding. paintining ,... and making nice aroud the movil homes
    * Organisation of already existing spaces for collective use> kitchen, workshop, house, shed of recycled materials....
    *General housekeeping and maintenance of the house and animals (at the main house are two dogs and a cat)
    * Vegetable garden.
    *Protecting trees from the sheeps (we have 3 sheeps to clear.
    * Work at pistachios trees.

    IMPORTANT! to speak a little bit spanish or to be interested in learning it
    We are open to new projects.
    We are 20km from Toledo where you can get by bus for one day and 70 km from Madrid by bus one hour and half.
    Volonters colaborate at self sufficiency areas ,and the little money that we get is for paying electricity and the products that we can not produce or recycle.
    Digital Nomads are welcome!
    We have very good wifi.

    Estamos en un cortijo de la espagna profunda a 7 km de Polan,Toledo. Tenemos pistachos, animales, huerto y muchas ganas de organizar~establecer el proyecto,llevamos 14 anos, de autosuficiencia rural unido al arte,musical,circense...,la biodiversidad y la socializacion.
    Tras varios anos acogiendo a todo tipo de voluntarixs y habitantxs nos encontramos en un momento de reorganizacion para mejorar la convivencia.
    Asi q estamos pocas personas mas las visitas de los fin de semana (mi madre 72 años y amigxs varios)
    Lxs voluntarixs viviran conmigo, Barbara( 45años) en la casa principal. Compartiran tiempo y trabajo conmigo y con la otra familia (padre Sergio 36 años, madre Noemi 35 años y tres hijos: Zara 14 años, Kevin 19 años y Alexis 20 años) ,que quieren aprender a hablar en ingles, y viven en la granja cerca de la casa principal en unas movil homes.
    Por lo que buscamos voluntarixs independientes ,que tengan algo de experiencia y les guste disfrutar de la vida de campo.
    Tenemos dos habitaciones para voluntarixs bastante basicas.
    las areas a trabajar son
    * Ayudar a la familia a mantener y arreglar el gallinero y alrededores.
    * Organizacion de espacios ya existentes para uso colectivo> cocina,taller,casa,nave de materiales reciclados....
    *Bricolaje y mantenimiento en general, casa y animales ( en casa hay dos perras y un gato)
    *fabricar protectores para los arboles. tenemos tres ovejas para desbrozar.
    *Algun trabajo en los arboles de pistacho.

    Importante hablar un poco de castellano o estar interesadx en aprenderlo.
    Estamos abiertxs a nuevos proyectos.
    Estamos a 20 km de Toledo donde se puede ir en bus a visitar un dia y a 70 km de Madrid en bus hora y media.
    Sitios bonitos a visitar alrededor en bici,andando o vehiculo.
    Lxs voluntarixs colaboran en las areas destinadas a la autosuficiencia donde no obtenemos beneficio economico simplemente son para el autoabastecimiento y el poco dinero obtenido se destina a pagar la luz y los productos que no producimos o reciclamos.
    Nómadas digitales son bienvenidxs.
    Tenemos muy buen wifi.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability 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

    Here travellers can learn about ecological vegetable farming, looking after animals, bio-construction, cooking homemane bread and pizza and sustainable way of life. They will also benefit from the experience of living as part of a community.
    We love meeting new people from different ages, countries and backgrounds. Volunteers will improve or learn languages here and get to know better our local culture.

  • Help


    We need some help in many different chores (we would adjust to your interests and skills): vegetable garden, hens and chickens,two pigs ,4 sheep, bio and recycling-construction, house work, wood oven cooking...

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent
    English: 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


    We have diferents and basical rooms for volunters,

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    It's posible to get to Toledo by bus in around 20 minutes, where you could spend your free days.
    You can also go walking to the Monte de Noez (higest montain around the area) or to Polan (nearest village)

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    Wiffi muy bueno.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    We don't Accept dogs that like go after rabits, there are hunters around

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 931353148377

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