We need help in maintaining this beautiful piece of land and the gardens, but also for on-going building projects in Spain

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  • Last activity: 29 Nov 2023



 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks



  • Description


    Hi there @ workaway. We are looking for helping hands with the Olive harvest...starting 30th of october for about a week. Thank you.
    About us: we are two women, who arrived here in Andalucia in 2005. We looked for a place we could take care off in a sustainable manner, to develop it always with mother nature in our hearts. We came with our passion for creating a space, without leaving a too big of a footprint behind. We also came with our enthusiasm, to share and exchange knowledge and experience of living off-grid, sustainable building methods and working ecologically. One of us a landscape gardener, the other a community development worker.
    Today, we are very fortunate to call it our home. It is 1,5 ha of land along a river. We use natural building materials (straw, natural stone, wood) and also like to work with clay and lime. We have an organic vegetable garden, an olive and almond grove, and chicken. We are off-grid, producing the electricity we need through an insular photovoltaik system and we also have our own well.
    We need help in maintaining this beautiful piece of land and the gardens, but also for some on-going building projects (dry-toilet, natural stone wall, a small straw bale house). Ideally we are looking for helpers who are hands-on, are in good physical conditions and have a good sense of humor and love fun. We also will need some help - off and on - in the houses. The helpers need to be animal lovers, as we got 5 dogs, 3 cats and chicken living on the land, apart from the non-domesticated animals, who call this place their home too.
    The place is only 1 km away from Setenil de las Bodegas, which is one of the most beautiful villages (according to El país and google maps) but furthermore the people are real good. Ronda is close by, and the surroundings here are breathtaking. Granada, Cadiz, Cordoba and Sevilla can be reached by public transport. The Atlantic and the Mediterranean are a good 1,5 hours drive.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    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

    I suppose it is the whole way of living (off-grid) and sustainable ... of how we are doing things here. We have done everything ourselves... without being builders, plumbers or electricians ... and would like to share this knowledge and our experience with others. And vis-a-versa we would also like to hear from other people´s experience and knowledge.

  • Help


    land maintenance involving pruning, hedge cutting, mowing, weeding - olive harvest in december - and help with ongoing building projects

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Our helpers can make one of our Caravans their home. We offer an exchange of free stay and food for 25 hours work a week.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You can reach Setenil by public transport. Ronda is not far and also has a trainstation. Granada, the Atlantic or Mediterranean, Cadiz, Sevilla, Cordoba.... all cities you will need to visit. Setenil is a 15 min. walk, and has lots of shops, bars etc.
    We like our helpers to be independent and respectful of space and boundries.

  • 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

  • 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

    should be no problem normally... but you will need to know that we also have dogs and cats and that if there are guests around, you might have to keep your dogs very close by if not on the leash

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    25 hours a week

Host ref number: 981324385955