Volunteering in rural Catalonia, Spain.

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  • Description

    Description

    Before you start reading our profile be aware of the fact that we offer a fair exchange as it has been at the start of WAW.We are not paying our WAW .
    We are Maria and Mathieu living in Spain for 20 years .Recently we sold our house and we bought a new property on 2ha
    The new property is situated at the countryside just a 10 minutes walk to the centre of Mora d Ebre, a small country town.

    At this moment we are busy with construction, landscaping and all activities that will make it possible to start living sustainable as soon as possible . We live as independent as possible regarding energy, water and food and our life is based on holistic principles.

    We both spent a lot of time on developing an independent healthy life by using natural resources for energy (solar panels), our own water supply and growing our own organic food. We now started to find and plant authentic seeds.

    We are looking for people down to earth, hands on, who love physical work, with a positive attitude towards life. As we live in a natural environment we do not invite people who sleep out late in the morning, we prefer early-risers.

    What is REALLY IMPORTANT is that we are developing a more and more sustainable life, living as green as possible and that the Workawayer is interested to live in such a system.
    This means a responsible use and consumption of electricity and water, such as:
    - Electricity and computers off, when you are not there
    - Water from taps and shower as short as possible
    - When washing, always taking care that there is full machine.
    - No waist of food and energy

    The creative part like decorating, painting and writing is Maria, Mathieu is in his creative flow when he is outside gardening and in the kitchen baking and cooking.
    One meal a day we share together with nice conversations and discussions.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Travelers will benefit from the exchange because of the fact that they stay in an environment of giving and sharing. This is the opposite of the present society, which is based on taking and getting. For young people it is evident to experience a beneficial system for both sides.

    From the property they can walk to the centre of the village or go on a tour or hiking into the mountains.

  • Help

    Help

    Loving animals and nature is important, as we have dogs, cats, chickens and live in a natural environment. A well educated person, with a good sense of humor, without severe life problems, who contributes to a positive atmosphere is important for us.
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    The Workawayer must be disciplined to do his daily duties in an independant cheerful way.
    Regarding food: it is "a must" that the person loves healthy natural food with a variety of different cultures and sometimes vegetarian. During the day we do not drink alcohol, we drink water and herbal tea. With supper we have a glass of wine, water.

    People with innovative ideas, practical experience to improve the way of living and who are able to implement these ideas.

    Daily 5 hours from Monday to Friday.
    No-smoking, moderate alcohol, no drugs, no medication.
    We provide accommodation, with a good atmosphere and this needs a contribution.
    We look for responsible people who love to help building our property with us to a high quality level. Speaking proper English is important.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    At this moment the host family has a seperate studio and the WAW will stay in the main house. We will share at least one meals a day together.
    Satellite wifi available.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live just outside medieval Mora d Ebre with his Templar's castle . Our property is situated in a huge valley with fruit trees and surrounded by mountains. The property is connected to the grid.The closest station is in Mora la Nova .
    Mora d'Ebre is a lovely little town for shopping at a walking distance of 10 minutes.
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    Barcelona is 2 hours away by train. Closest airport is Reus, and further away Barcelona.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    (max 25 hours/week) 5 days a week your daily hours as an exchange for excellent lodging and food.

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