Couple interested in permaculture required in Cantabria, enjoy some quiet time in contact with nature and explore the north of Spain

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  • Descripción

    Descripción

    We are a couple with two babies, trying to establish a forest garden, based on permaculture principles, in a 12 acres farm we have Cantabria, in the north of Spain.

    I'm a 49 years old business consultant, though I spend most of my time working in the farm (@5 days a week). My wife, 46, has also a management background and works in a factory near Bilbao, where she stays 4 to 5 days a week, spending the weekend in the farm.

    We are both fluent in Spanish and English and she also speaks German.

    We bought the farm 11 years ago, completely refurbished the house (@ 2.500 sqf.) and are now working on designing and building the infrastructure (barns, chicken coops, green houses, fences, well, swales, ponds, tanks, terraces, raise beds...) and planting trees, shrubs and herbs to create a forest garden and sustainable farm.

    We had little previous experience on farming or manual works, but are reading a lot on the subjects and are not scared of learning by doing (though we would really appreciate some help from someone with hands on experience on those areas).

    We have a cat, three dogs, beehives, hens, ducks, geese and ponies.
    The house is in a quiet place in the mountains, 1,2 km. from a small village and 17 km. from the coast (Laredo beach).

    There are many nice places around for sightseeing, with gorgeous mountains, caves and beautiful beaches. You can relax around the place, or borrow our mountain bicycles to move around.

    We think this can be a wonderful place for a couple interested in permaculture and/or willing to enjoy some quiet time in contact with nature, as well as an excellent base camp to explore the north of Spain.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Jardinería
    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Mantenimiento general
    Ayuda en una granja
    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    Ayuda doméstica

  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    They can learn about permaculture and other sustainable agricultural practices, better understand life and culture in the north of Spain and raise their awareness on the global systemic crisis we are facing globally.

  • Ayuda

    Ayuda

    We expect you to volunteer for @ 5 hours a day, 5 days a week, helping us to establish a resilient and sustainable farm. This would include diverse tasks involving light construction work, gardening and farm work.
    Additionally we expect you share with us regular housekeeping tasks.

  • Idiomas hablados

    German: Fluido
    English: Fluido
    Spanish: Fluido

  • Alojamiento

    Alojamiento

    A private room within the house or a caravan, depending on the time of the year and availability

  • 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

    Este anfitrión ha indicado que le encanta acoger a nómadas digitales.

  • Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Este anfitrión puede proporcionar un sitio para autocaravanas.

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

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    Horas esperadas

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week













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