Permaculture inspired country farm in Galicia, Spain

  • España
  • 381 “me gusta”
  • Última actividad: 15/01/2023



 Estancia mínima:  Al menos un mes



  • Descripción


    We are Siets and Tariq, a multi-cultural couple who prior to 10 years in Spain lived in Holland, England, Sweden, Dubai and Jordan. Our respective professional backgrounds are in hospitality and business-development, and in photography, print-making and art. These are activities which we are still very involved with.

    We have a family of 2 Saluki dogs, 2 Arabian horses and 3 farm cats. We also keep free-ranging hens.

    We believe in a natural and holistic approach to all things. Our horses are barefoot, kept outdoors with 24/7 forage and access to shelter. Our organic vegetable garden and fruit and nut trees are managed according to permaculture principles. Our diets and our attitudes towards life and the environment are healthy and respectful.

    We have a beautiful property that consists of 2 stylishly converted farmhouse buildings in a hectare of land located by a sleepy, semi-deserted hamlet on the shores of a small lake in the green countryside of Galicia.

    In the upper floor of the main building, we have our private living area. The ground floor has a larger, shared kitchen and eating/lounge area (that we occasionally use for friends and guests).

    The second building houses the workaway room, an art studio and 3 farmhouse-style, self-catering apartments that we rent out to guests and workshop participants. We try to attract people who share some of our values. Guest accommodation is for adults only and we don’t welcome pets (we have enough of our own!).

    With dogs, horses, cats, chickens, a vegetable garden, fruit and nut orchards, guest rooms and much more, there is always work to be done. Far too much for 2 people who already busy with other projects. So we are looking for 1 or 2 people (in a shared room) to help, ideally for longer periods.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Cuidado de animales
    Ayuda en una granja
    Cocinar para toda la familia
    Ayuda doméstica
    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

    Our areas of interest and expertise are in photography/printmaking/art, holistic horse keeping/training, barefoot trimming, organic/permaculture-led gardening, and various other things. We are happy to share our knowledge and experience.

    Our 1+ hectare property is located in peaceful countryside, next to a lake about 10km from the closest town. The bigger cities of Lugo or Ourense are both about 45 mins by road. The Camino de Santiago is 15 mins away by road so on your days off you could walk a part of the Camino. There is a nearby hotel cafe/bar about 10 minutes walk away (closed in winter). Restaurants and other activities require a car to get to.

    The immediate area all around us offers plenty of beautiful country walks and lake swimming (in season). There is much wildlife from deer, wild boar and foxes to buzzards, storks and numerous other birds.

    This opportunity would be ideal for someone who is:
    - independent and enjoys their own company
    - self-motivated and confident
    - looking for some time away to recharge, reconnect and focus on their own projects/work/ideas
    - looking for peace and quiet, to escape the city
    - can enjoy nature and the countryside for walks, exercise, photography, wildlife watching, etc
    - is happy cooking and eating apart

    We are friendly and sociable people but we are busy with our own work, and are not looking for regular social interaction and activities. Occasionally we may have shared meals and drinks, but mostly we keep to ourselves and respect others’ private space and time, and we would expect the same of others.

  • Ayuda


    We need help in various areas including:
    - general cleaning of indoor/outdoor spaces
    - feeding of animals; cleaning of paddocks and shelters; dog walking
    - land management (irrigation, weeding, strimming, pruning, etc)
    - general DIY and maintenance
    - compost management

    We would expect ~3 hours work a day, 5 days a week.

    The work is physical, so you would need to be fit. Some experience is a bonus though we can show you what to do. You would need outdoor clothing for all types of weather (hot/cold, sun/rain) and good shoes.

    There are a few things that we ask while staying here:
    - to limit alcoholic intake and no drugs
    - no smoking indoors or while working
    - no noise, parties or friends staying over
    - that you have emergency medical insurance for Spain

  • Idiomas hablados

    Árabe: Fluido
    Inglés: Fluido
    Holandés: Fluido
    Español: Intermedio
    Francés: Intermedio
    Swedish: Intermedio

  • Alojamiento


    We provide:
    - comfortable, private accommodation, en-suite bathroom, own entrance from the central courtyard
    - heating and hot water
    - wifi (off 11pm-8am for health reasons)
    - use of a mountain bike, kayak, sup board
    - weekly trips to town (if you don’t have your own transport)
    - various other things to use and areas to enjoy

    We do not provide food/drinks, regular shared meals, a community lifestyle, computer/tablet use.

    What we can offer would probably best suit a mature person or couple who are happy to do their own thing and look after themselves.

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    There are free and wonderful hot thermal springs in Ourense, the possibility to walk a stretch of the Camino de Santiago, options for river kayaking and swimming in the River Miño, and ancient vineyards of the dramatic and stunning Ribeira Sacra. And of course around our place, there is the lake, beautiful countryside and beautiful nature walks, peace and quiet, time for reflection and introspection.

    We can offer lifts into town where there is a good public transport network but if you have your own transport that would be a real bonus. There is much to explore and see in the area and further afield.

  • 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

    Our internet is reliable and good and there are plenty of spaces where you can work.

  • 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

    3 hours/day for 5 days/week. 2 days off per week

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 539365558136

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