The Garden sits in the high mountains of the Alpujarras, Andalucia, Spain. It is a hectare of terraced land with well established olive, almond, fig and pomegranate trees. The land has not been cultivated for over a decade and is in need of some dedicated love and care.
Our place is in the preliminary stages of designing and installing systems to enhance resilience and restore the soil web. We have begun building basic infrastructure to enable the garden to be a space to reconnect with self and nature, learn ecological cultivation skills and just be.
POC and LGBTQI friendly.
Site is on the ancient GR7 walking route and adjacent to Sierra Nevada national park (Parque Nacional de Sierra Nevada).
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Eco Projects
Experience the simplicity and serenity of the Alpujarras whilst learning practical methods of organic, biodynamic, permaculture techniques to build soil, develop low water use cultivation systems and developing a water retaining landscape.
This a region is steeped in Moorish history; the national trail network (GR7) is nearby. Land is close to a river and a short walk (~3km) to Cadiar, a historic niche, rural community.
Applying ecological and permaculture methods to initiate soil building and water retention landscaping, towards creating an oasis in the high Alpujarras and a living, practical example of organic cultivation. sharing, evolving, inspiring...
Specific tasks this season include: construction of a four vault compost toilet, an outdoor shower and communal cooking-eating space, fence installation, slope stabilisation, water retention systems, soil building, establishing a basic greywater system.
Bell tent and pop up tents on a terrace with its own garden and chill out area.
Bell tent sleeps 2. There is also a 2-person, pop up tent, as well as a 1-person pop up tent.
Breakfast, lunch and evening meal will be provided, comprising local traditional dishes as well as seasonally inspired vegetarian deliciousness. Teas and coffees also provided.
4 hrs help per day: - 8am during the summer or as agreed. Please understand that as the project is small and in the early stages of development, sometimes ‘domestic work’ could also be a part of the ‘work hours’ (eg. picking up groceries in town).
Relaxed, focused work environment.
Very close to nature...compost toilet is under construction, washing facilities simple, tree shower is available
Off grid power from micro-solar system that enables the recharge of laptops and phones only.
Good public transport to explore the region, Spains' highest pueblo and Sierra Nevada mountains and national park are less than 1 hrs drive away,
1.5 hr bus ride to Granada.
3k walk into the pueblo and extensive local historical sites.
The mountain in our project photos is Mulhacén - the highest mountain in continental Spain and the heart of the Sierra Nevada.
And we are on the GR7, did we mention that?
For more detailed information about the hiking trail network and the national park, search 'GR7' on the following websites:
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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