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Help on our permaculture project in Benagéber, Spain

  • Spain
  • Favourited 23 times
  • Last activity: 27/01/2023



 Min stay requested: 1 month or more



  • Description


    We are a group of four people who 8 years ago came to live in Barchel, a small concentration of houses that were in ruins and abandoned. We came here with the idea of carrying out an alternative way of life to the one offered by the capitalist system, fleeing from fierce consumerism, individualism and the depredation of the resources that the planet offers us. In the Barchel collective we try to move towards principles of self-management at all possible levels (food, energy...) of environmental sustainability, horizontality and assemblies through coexistence in community trying to prioritize care, repopulation in the rural environment and recovery of ancient traditional knowledge, strengthening the social fabric of the area. We try to carry out these pillars through daily actions such as maintaining the garden, taking care of the animals, participating in the festivities and activities of the Serranía, meeting to make decisions in consensus.

    Somos un grupo de cuatro personas, que hace 8 años nos vinimos a vivir a Barchel, una pequeña concentración de casas que se encontraban en ruinas y abandonadas.
    Vinimos aquí con la idea de llevar a cabo una forma de vida alternativa a la que nos ofrece el sistema capitalista, huyendo del consumismo feroz, el individualísimo y la depredación de los recursos que el planeta nos ofrece.
    En el colectivo de Barchel tratamos de caminar hacia unos principios de autogestión a todos los niveles posibles (alimenticia, energética...) de sostenibilidad medioambiental, de horizontalidad y de asamblearismo a través de una convivencia en comunidad tratando de priorizar los cuidados, la repoblación en el entorno rural y recuperación de saberes tradicionales antiguas, fortaleciendo el tejido social de la zona.
    Tratamos de llevar a cabo estos pilares mediante acciones diarias como es el mantener la huerta, cuidar los animales, participar en los festejos y actividades de la Serranía, reunirnos para tomar decisiones en conceso.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    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

    They can acquire knowledge about how an ecovillage works and about agriculture, construction, livestock, cooking, forestry...

    Pueden adquirir conocimientos sobre como funciona una eco aldea y sobre agricultura, construcción, ganadería, cocina, aprovechamientos forestales...

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    We need help of all kinds: -Construction -Maintenance -Agriculture/Livestock - In general we need motivated people with desire and energy to help us with tasks. We are very open to learning and teaching all the knowledge we have learned throughout all these years.

    Necesitamos ayuda de todo tipo:
    En general necesitamos gente motivada con ganas y energía de trabajar y ayudarnos con las tareas.
    Estamos muy abiertos a aprender y enseñar todos los conocimientos que hemos aprendido a lo largo de todos estos años.

  • Languages spoken

    Catalan: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    English: Intermediate
    French: Intermediate
    Italian: Beginner

  • Accommodation



    Working a minimum of hours a day about 4h or 5h. There will be rest days so that people can enjoy the culture of the area. An assembly will be held where the volunteers make their proposals of what they expect from this experience and we are very open and flexible for their proposals.

    Yes, food is provided to volunteers

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The place has many hiking trails, it has a swamp about 5km away, nearby there are towns where you can buy in supermarkets. The village is called Barchel and the Pantano de Benagéber.

    El lugar tiene muchas rutas de senderismo, cuenta con un pantanos a unos 5km, cerca hay pueblos donde poder comprar en supermercados. La aldea se llama Barchel y el Pantano de Benagéber.

  • 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

    Si te traes tu propio internet.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    4h or 5h

Host ref number: 937288481586