Workaway in a Nature Reserve Farmhouse, Near the Sea on the beautiful Island of Menorca

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España

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    16/09/2021

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    ≤ 53 dias

 
  2021 

 Estancia mínima:  Al menos una semana

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  • Descripción

    Descripción

    Hello! We are Alessandro, Clara, Antonia and Gines. Welcome to our wonderful magical home on the island of Menorca. It is a place with magical nature privacy and 500 acres of fields, pine forests and oak trees. We need some help getting it into shape, whilst also preserving the beauty of the place. The house has land that reaches down to the Sea, were there is a beautiful rocky cove to explore the coast as well as access to the famouse Cami de Cavall walking trail, allowing you to explore the coast line via foot or bicycle.

    This is a place for nature lovers, lovers of walking and hiking as well as mountain biking. Furthermore, for those looking for peace and tranquility and to also help us with some tasks at the farm and bringing the place back to life. We are working on developing an organic vegetable garden(we want to improve and are always looking for new ideas!), olives in herbs and aromatic plants as well as plans for irrigated and rain-fed fruit trees (pomegranites, apples, pears, plums and apricots).

    All of the products we make are for our own consumption, at the our farmhouse as well as to share with friends and family. We do not sell any of the products as a business.

    We are constantly working to improve our nature farmhouse and give back to the land and we are looking for people with skills in gardening, pruning, painting, varnishing, planting, as well as any experience with simple building, dry-stone walls, and repair skills, electrics or plumbing. There are also many simple tasks involving cleaning or chopping wood, depending on the season. Also, anyone keen on cooking or other skills will also be appreciated and welcome to our home. We hope to learn new skills from people and aim to share the skills we know with our workaway visitors.

    The environment is for people truly looking for a nature escape and who like being in total quietness. There are no nearby bars or clubs. Ciutadella, the nearest town which is 30 minutes drive away, is great for going out for a coffee, seaside lunch or boat trip. There will be opportunity to get a ride into town as well as making use of the mountain bikes available. Since we are located on the main walking route of Menorca Cami de Cavalls there are many of great hikes from the front-door of the farmhouse. You can walk to the Pla de Mar rocky cove in 30 minutes and cycle to the sandy beaches of Algaiarens in 20 mins.

    We are searching for compassionate people who have an interest in nature and helping in a farm environment in different ways to make our home a flourishing, sustainable farm for the future.

    This is not a business and workaways will not be involved in any business activity. Furthermore, workawayers will not be at our farmhouse property if there any paying guests.

    We have lovely spaces prepared for our workaway volunteers in comfortable bedrooms (large doubles) with private bathroom and with lovely views of the Menorcan countryside. The farmhouse also has a pool that can be used in the warmer months.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Jardinería
    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Cuidado de niños y juegos creativos
    Mantenimiento general
    Cocinar para toda la familia
    Ayuda en una granja
    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    Ayuda doméstica
    Cuidado de animales

  • Proyectos con niños

    Proyectos con niños

    En este proyecto podría haber niños. Para obtener más información, consulta nuestras directrices y consejos aquí.

  • 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

    Travelers can learn about rural life in Menorca and within an historic farmhouse estate. The farm is immersed in 2,000,000m2 of private land reaching down to the coast and it is at its beginning phase of being a small mindfulness charity retreat venue . An immense nature reserve that is amazing for exploring. Great for hiking, bike rides, running and even some kayaking the rocky cove. It is a place for nature lovers.

    We offer the chance to share a space in the countryside on the nature island of Menorca and to get to know the island Menorca and its culture and gastronomy. You will also have the chance of working with some locals, and get to know new ways of living.

  • Ayuda

    Ayuda

    Feb, March, April 2019/2020:

    We are currently looking for people to help with planting a winter vegetable garden, chop wood, cleaning the serrounding area (clear leaves, rubbish, weeds etc..), building a few stone walls (those with some experience are very welcome), creating a chicken coup, planting some fruit trees and setting up a watering system.

    We also need help planting fruit trees and preparing the vegetable garden for the Summer.

    We are also always on the look-out for help with these endeavours:

    - Gardeners; weeding, planting and pruning (with manual saw as well as chainsaw).
    - Someone good or keen in the garden / growing vegetables/ watering system installation.
    - Someone with interest in painting, varnishing and general maintenance.
    - Any skills to do with DIY or building knowledge; tiling, rendering walls, electric, plumbing etc...
    - Someone good or keen with household tasks, and cooking.
    - Other (please tell us what you can do!)

    COOKING:

    You will have your own kitchen to cook most of your meals. There will be one cooked meal a day, most probably lunch, which will be a simple hearty Menorcan meal (fish stew, meatballs, lentil soup, chicken escalope,

    HOUSEKEEPING:

    Just a bit of basic housework. Again, depending on what other help you are offering us, you may not need to do too much domestic stuff, and if you dislike a certain task, just let us know.

    TEAM WORK:

    You will be helping along with different people depending on the task. Either with Clara or me or with Gines (the local farmer) and Antonia. Depending on the number of workawayers on the farm, there may be a small group or a larger one or you may be the only workawayer. Please bear in mind that Antonia and Gines speak Spanish and Catalan, Clara speaks some Swedish and I speak some English. As such, this is a great opportunity to learn some new Spanish or Catalan.

  • Idiomas hablados

    Catalan: Fluido
    Inglés: Fluido
    Español: Fluido

  • Alojamiento

    Alojamiento

    Beautiful bedroom with double bed, private bathroom, shared kitchen and living room area. There is also a pool and a lovely olive grove and garden (working progress!), with mediterranean herbs and indigenous flowering plants (bouganvillas, mint, olianders, thyme, sage etc..). The house has great viwes of the Menorcan countryside and there is the upmost peace and quiet in the evenings. There is very little light pollution, so the stars are out in their full glory!

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    Workawayers have access to mountain bikes and depending on experience some mopeds. This farm is very much for nature lovers and is remote. The farm is located in the best area for walking and exploring the private nature estate. There are several nearby beaches: Pla de Mar, La Vall, and Cala Pilar. You can access these by car and some only by walking, ensuring privacy and natural beauty.

    The farmhouse has some of ther best hiking routes right at its doorstep. After helping time, you can wonder along the ancient Cami de Cavall route towards the coast or take ride into town with Antonia or Gines. The are some great local swimming places, with clean crystaline waters and shady pine forests.

  • 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

    We have a lovely office space with 2 imacs and a decent interent connection. There are also several other spaces in the house with desks, good to work from.

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    Más de dos

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    Horas esperadas

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week


Número de referencia de anfitrión: 337635196419