Steph & Jasper

From: Germany & Netherlands

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    Account Type

    Couple account

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    Travelling to

    Portugal, Spain

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    Travel dates

    01/09/2019 - 01/02/2020

  • number of facebook friends

    Nº of Facebook friends

    237

  • Badges

    Explorer
    Facebook verified

  • Description

    We are Steph, Jasper, Charlotte (5y) & Sam (2y),
    Five years ago, before the birth of our two children, we decided to change track and moved from the Netherlands to an abandoned but beautiful piece of land in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, Southern Spain.
    Some friends called us brave others called us insane. A part from an old ruin, a mountain spring and four ancient chestnut trees, the land was just the land. And we had to create our own everything... from scratch.
    And, to be honest, we really were not the most handy, DIY, kinda people.. But after five years of taming water hoses, wrestling with clay and hauling wheelbarrows of you name it across the land. We grew. We really learned so much. And with the help from friends and volunteers via sites like these, we got a lot done and enjoyed the ride.
    But now we felt it is time to look around again. Inspired by all the families, mostly un-,world-, homeschoolers, who visited us in their camper vans, we decided to do the same.
    For our children we love that they can interact with other kids and be part of this adventure. For us; we would like to see what is out there, what is happening and get inspired. And help you, as we know what it takes to build up your paradise..

  • Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Babysitting / child care
    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Helping with Tourists
    Help with Computers / internet
    Teaching

  • What skills do you have?

    Steph´s background is event and music management before her life changed completely. She has always been a family girl who wanted to raise her own children close to nature, a dream that sprang from her childhood in the former DDR, where her grandparents, passionate gardeners and flower farmers themselves, taught her the importance of happiness while living behind the Iron Curtain.
    Since having their own land she is the garden caretaker, tree planter, chef, wild herb searcher and (god)mother.
    ………………
    Jasper´s old job was being a cameraman and directing TV programs. So if you are in need of a movie or some photos, he can help. Apart from that, he also has experience with: natural building techniques. Building with clay, lime, straw and cane. General off grid living stuff, plastering, water management, solar power systems.

  • Languages spoken

    English, German, Dutch, Spanish (medium)

  • Age

    38 & 43

  • Nationality

    GERMAN/DUTCH

  • Some more information

    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies
      No

    • Special dietary requirements
      No

Photos

Outdoor bath room, build with natural materials: clay, cane and raw wood
natural building, tamping the light straw wall
Light straw wall in the making

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