Come and help on a little farm in the mountains in Málaga, Spain

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  • Last activity: 8 Jan 2024



 Min stay requested: 1 month or more



  • Description


    On a little farm in the mountains in Andalucía, close to Málaga, I live with two horses, a dog and a cat in a small cortijo. Since a while there are a few chicken with their rooster joining the team.
    Three years ago we started to convert the site into a permaculture farm. Now we're in the designing process but started already with some small changes and experiments.

    - We do worm composting with the horse manure on four different sites, and the chicken are also involved in this task.
    Goal is to go fully sustainable with the least possible input from outside and least loss of water and nutrients.
    There are first steps for a food forest, some fruit trees already planted and the mandala veggie garden expands, too.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • 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

    We speak German, Spanish and English. If you like to improove one of these, we are happy to speak each language with you. You will learn permaculture design and its implementation with our permaculture consultant, getting in touch with horses guided of an expert and getting in touch with the
    theory and praxis of healthy nutrition and get to know other medical / acupuncture / tcm ideas.

  • Help


    We're starting with a new permaculture project.
    We implemented already a worm farm to compost the horse manure.
    You will help us to maintain it.
    We created the water retention landscape and we will plant trees and bushes to prevent erosion, wind and loss of rain water as well as provide food and natural activity for the horses. A food forest will follow.
    We started a small vegetable garden.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: 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


    42m2 big studio with dry toilet, shower, washing machine and little kitchen and a separate little sleeping room.
    We will provide you food and volunteers can cook for themselves but the cooking task usually is shared and lunch and/or dinner enjoyed together.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The farm is about 30 min walking distance to the next village Alfanatejo.
    There's a bus stop to Málaga city, restaurants with good prices and good tappas, paddle court (spanish tennis) and a swimming pool.
    The farm is surrounded by mountains and ideal for hiking, bird viewing, horse riding and cycling.

  • 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 possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 951919689614

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