Join our off-grid regenerative permaculture project in La Fresneda, Spain

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  • Última actividad: 10 jun 2024



 Estancia mínima:  Al menos un mes



  • Descripción


    Would you like to experience living in the middle of nature? Are you interested in regenerative living, permaculture, natural building, reforesting and self-sustainability? We are offering a safe and loving environment for you to come and help us.

    We are Marcel and Anna, both from the Netherlands. We have been traveling a lot via WorkAway ourselves, found each other on one of the projects and decided to start our own project in La Fresneda, Aragón, Spain.

    We would love to welcome you and invite you to become a part of this. That being said, we are at the very beginning of this project. This means a lot of things are still very basic and might therefore not be suited for everyone.

    Before reaching out, please take the time to read the information provided below to get a clear idea of what we are offering.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    Construcción y bricolaje
    Cocinar para toda la familia
    Mantenimiento general
  • Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de las NU
    Fin de la pobreza
    Hambre cero
    Salud y bienestar
    Educación de calidad
    Igualdad de género
    Agua limpia y saneamiento
    Energía asequible y no contaminante
    Trabajo decente y crecimiento económico
    Industria, innovación e infraestructura
    Reducción de las desigualdades
    Ciudades y comunidades sostenibles
    Producción y consumo responsables
    Acción por el clima
    Vida submarina
    Vida de ecosistemas terrestres
    Paz, justicia e instituciones sólidas
    Alianzas para lograr los objetivos
  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    The goal of our project is to offer a platform where people can learn and grow on a personal and spiritual level. For us, this means providing a loving, caring and safe environment in the middle of nature, away from everyday distractions, so you can get in touch with yourself, the people and nature around you.

    We also provide the possibility to learn more about permaculture, gardening, food preservation, sustainable and re-generative living, water capture and retainment, building a food forest, natural building, etc.

    Beside all of this there are a lot of places that you can visit in your free time, such as the beautiful medieval village of la Fresneda, the capital of the Matarraña, Valderrobres, and the natural park around Beceite with hiking trails and swimming spots.

  • Ayuda


    The life we live is very relaxed, with a lot of freedom to be who you are with a focus on personal development. However, although it often feels like it, this is not a holiday. We do ask you to help out a few hours a day as we want to evolve the project a little bit further every day – and we do hope you want to do so too.

    We believe everyone has something to offer, no matter your experience, and we are here to learn with and from each other. We also started from scratch, so let us be an example and you might be surprised by what you can teach us. We’re open to new experiences as well. We just ask a hands-on mentality and the will to learn new things. If you already have a lot of experience in a certain field you’re just as welcome, we will have some really nice unique projects for you to work on as well!

    The things that need to be done vary per moment but there is always something you can contribute, whether it is building, gardening, painting, cooking, cleaning, or making the place even more beautiful; all help is welcome and needed. We strive to have fun and do the things we like to do and/or are inspired by. One day you might like to be in the garden and the next day in the kitchen or helping in the construction of something – no problem!

    We are very relaxed. You are welcome to contribute whenever you feel your energy allows this, so no getting up at dawn unless you want to. Just go with the flow. You’ll see that a couple of hours a day is very little when you do something you enjoy.

    The things that keep us busy vary per moment but fall into the categories below:
    + Permaculture / Gardening
    + Sustainable / Regenerative living
    + Reforesting
    + Natural building
    + Water retainment
    + Creative projects
    + Food preservation

    To give you a little bit an idea of projects that you might work on, here are some examples:
    + Setting up the garden
    + Setting up a tree/plant nursery
    + Building our own drinking water filtering system
    + Building a compost toilet
    + Building a shower
    + Clearing pathways
    + Clearing the creek
    + Designing the food forest (based on permaculture principles)
    + Renovating the ruin
    + Creating a cave-house
    + Cooking (we're also looking for a dedicated cook if you're interested)
    + And loads more... No seriously, we can think of loads more! :)

  • Idiomas hablados

    Inglés: Fluido
    Holandés: Fluido
    Español: Intermedio

  • Alojamiento


    As mentioned before, we are at the very beginning of starting up this project. Although we do try to provide comfort, you will find yourself in a very remote location with basic facilities.

    At the moment we provide a luxurious tent which is equipped with comfortable mattresses. There is space to join with a partner or a friend, it might also be that you need to share the tent with another volunteer (you'll have separate compartments). All is to be discussed together in harmony.

    ** Own campervan? **
    Ask for availability!

    At the moment, we have a temporary outdoor shower with warm water. Water is precious so ... no long showers :) However, (in summer) at just 20 minutes walking you can also swim in the nearby river.

    Important: only 100% natural shower products can be used since the water is being reused on the land. We will provide natural soap an shampoo. If you wish to bring your own products, make sure they're 100% natural and degradable.

    We have a compost toilet like you've never seen before. It is nice, clean and comfortable. Completely different than a lot of people expect from a compost toilet.

    At the moment we are preparing lunch and dinner, breakfast you need to provide for yourself. We might ask you to join us on rotation in regards of cooking. We will buy food on the (super)market every week if it is not coming from the garden. You can join us to the (super)market in Valderrobres whenever we go, which is about 20 minutes drive.

    Although we will encourage you to leave your phone in your pocket as much as possible, we do have perfect mobile signal on our land. We also provide a fast and strong internet connection via satellite.

  • Algo más...

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    Before you reach out, we'd like to leave you with a couple of important notes.

    Since the project has a goal towards personal and spiritual development, we make an effort on having a healthy body and mind. Smoking and drinking do not fit in this environment. This is also to minimise the risk of bushfires.

    The project is located in a rural area. This means that it is quite remote and we do not get off the property very often. You can obviously take nice walks and we may take you to see some places occasionally, but if you'd like to do more sightseeing we recommend you to come with your own transport.

    Upon your arrival, if you don’t have your own transport, we will be happy to come pick you up in Valderrobres to where you can take a bus from the airport of Barcelona. From Valencia or Reus you can go by train to Tortosa and take the bus from there.

    Workaway insists on having the max amount of hours and max days mentioned specifically (15 hours total divided over 5 days). In reality we are very flexible in regards of 'working' hours. Both in the amount of hours and when you spend them. This shouldn't be feeling like work, we therefore will try to find things that you like to do. We do ask for commitment in helping to build this project.

    As shared above, since we are not financially stable yet and need all the help we can get in order to keep this project running. We are happy to share a meal with you or you can make your own meals. We can provide you with healthy vegetarian food, we do ask you for a small donation. As a guideline we think €3 per meal is reasonable.

    - a spot for your campervan or a tent with a comfy mattress to sleep on
    - a loving & nurturing environment for you to be you
    - healthy, vegetarian/vegan meals shared with others
    - the opportunity to learn new skills like building & organic gardening
    - an experience of living in nature
    - contribution to the vision
    - time and space for your own interests and projects
    - a serene environment to relax and find peace
    - free super fast internet
    - sheets and towels during your stay
    - 100% natural shower and toilet products

    - come with sincere intentions of being of service
    - willingness to share and learn new skills
    - participate only 3 hours a day
    - taking initiative in areas where you feel you can
    - maturity & responsibility
    - ability to be on your own
    - non-smoking (strict policy)

    Are you interested in joining our project?
    Awesome! We're looking forward to your message!

    Before we start working together, we'd like to get to know you a little bit better. We therefore ask you to consider the questions below in your message. Please know that there are no right or wrong answers here; the more open and honest you are the better we can get an idea of who you are as a person.

    If you add these answers to your message, you will 100% get a reply from us. When it’s a match, we will schedule a video chat and you will get the chance to ask us any difficult questions as well :) We believe that it is best to align on both our expectations in advance to provide the best of both worlds.

    We hope to see you soon!

    Please answer these questions:
    1. Can you tell us something personal about yourself?
    2. What makes this project so interesting to you?
    3. What would you like to learn here?
    4. Is there something in particular you want to contribute or work on?
    5. How long do you want to stay?

    BONUS: How would your best friend describe you as a person?

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  • Un poco más de información

    Un poco más de información

    • Acceso a Internet

    • Acceso a Internet limitado

      Acceso a Internet limitado

    • Tenemos animales

    • Somos fumadores

    • Puede alojar familias

  • Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    This is not a place to replace your office desk; however, we do understand that life is not free and money needs to be earned. Therefore, we have the possibility to do some online work as we provide fast internet (free of charge) and a good mobile signal (4G). We ask about 3 hours a day from you and we are very flexible in when and how you spend those hours, so you should be able to combine this with remote work. Please be conscious though, let this be a place that stimulates self-development, and where we can enjoy the silence of nature and learn from being here together.

  • Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    If you have a small campervan we can provide a spot for you. Bigger campervans cannot get to the property unfortunately.

  • Podría aceptar mascotas

    Podría aceptar mascotas

    This strongly depends on the pet and especially its behaviour but we are open to it.

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?


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    Horas esperadas

    15 hours- total divided over 5 days - flexible

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 222399592545

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