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Help us on our finca in the Alpujarra Mountains in Southern Spain

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  • Última actividad: 22 may 2024

DISPONIBILIDAD

  2024 

 Estancia mínima:  Al menos una semana

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Detalles

  • Descripción

    Descripción

    The finca is situated at the upper part of the Cerro Negro heights, approx. 6 km from Orgiva, in the Alpujarra Mountains in Southern Spain, an area where the locals are mixed with people from many countries of whom many have come to settle for a sustainable lifestyle.

    The mountains are dotted with small, white villages and many farms, where a great variety of crops are cultivated on the stone supported terraced slopes, originally created by the moors. The geographic settings, with Sierra Nevada to the north and Sierra de Lujar and La Traviesa in South provides a special micro-climate. There is still plenty of water for irrigation. It´s a very popular region for visitors of all kinds and nationalities, and there are many backpackers and volunteers. The old mule paths provide a lot of possibilities for walks. And it´s a region frequented by people searching peace and quiet.

    The finca was purchased in 2000 , buildings in ruins, the land in a mess, - totally dry, only olive trees, weeds and shrubs had survived. It had been abandoned for more that 10 years. The main house is renovated now. Also the last part of the ruin, the stables, which will be my little space, is now (February 2024) ready for moving in. A new service building and a big terrace with an outdoor kitchen are now being used, but need some white washing with homemade cal + "a finishing touch". On top of the new service building we are establishing a green roof.

    The whole estate is run by solar: electricity, hot water and also the heating except a wood burning stove which serves as back-up system. The internet connection is via WiFi. Not fast.

    The land: Five hectars of sloping land, divided in terraces, providing probably the best views in the area. There is a small wood of pine trees and many small fruit trees. Around a hundred olive trees. Two vegetable gardens, and a vineyard. All crops organic. A big water tank on the top of the land feeds into automatic drip feed systems.

    There is always a lot to do here. inside and outside. On the terraces and in the areas around the buildings. In fields and gardens. And maintenance is always on the list of tasks.

    About myself

    I´m Danish, female, late sixties, teacher of profession, with music, English and Danish language as main subjects. I worked 13 years with younger children and teenagers in Denmark. In 1992 I moved to Costa del Sol in Spain and formed part of a company dealing with heating, cooling and solar energy. I write and speak Spanish fluently, and like to teach it as well, when time allows. Apart from Danish and English I also understand German and speak some.

    Up here, in The Alpujarra Mountains, a new door opens to Real Spain. With my long experience in this country and my interest in language, litterature and history I think, that I´m a sort of bridge-builder between cultures and nationalities. Other things: I have been practicing yoga for many years. I love singing, reading. And to walk in the mountains. The local surroundings are ideal for that.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    Jardinería
    Construcción y bricolaje
    Ayuda en una granja
    Cocinar para toda la familia
    Ayuda doméstica
    Mantenimiento general
    Ayuda informática
  • 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

    Culture/activities/learnings:
    Organic farming
    Cooking
    Solar energy and sustainable construction
    Spanish culture and history.
    Lots of music events in the area, (organized or spotaneous), theatre, dance camps, exibitions, excursions, open gardens etc. etc. Via "Alpujarrahoy" many of the events are announced.
    Exchange of language/culture via other volunteers at Cerro Negro.
    The Thursday-market in Orgiva offers connection with all sorts of people
    Singing and playing together here for those who are interested.
    You can practice your Spanish, or pick up the basics during you stay (or your English!)

  • Ayuda

    Ayuda

    There are many, and very different tasks pendant:

    Whitewashing with home made cal, in- and outside.
    Preparation of cal for rendering and whitewashing
    Rendering of walls with clay-mix.
    Treating of beams, windows and loftbeds with wood protection (resin-based)
    Woodwork. Now, in winter/spring 2024 people with carpenter skills or who could help us restoring furniture would come in very handy
    Maintenance of tools and machinery.
    Moving things around. Re-organizing. Decorating.
    Preparing the soil, removing stones, weeding, sowing and planting in the vegetable garden
    Preparing the soil in two smaller herb gardens, weeding sowing and planting
    Harvesting.
    Clearing around the fruit trees, and fertilizing with manure and organic material
    Pruning
    Grafting
    Firewood: cutting, moving, piling.
    Strimming
    Feeding the hens
    Feeding the cats
    Cooking and washing the dishes
    Cleaning
    Laundry (+ elaboration of soap for machine wash and for hands)

    All task will of course be chosen/adapted according to the actual priorities, the amount of helpers available at any time and of their capabilities.

  • Idiomas hablados

    Danish: Fluido
    Inglés: Fluido
    Español: Fluido
    Alemán: Intermedio

  • Alojamiento

    Alojamiento

    The main house, when available. Comprises a porch, a big salon with a wood burning stove, bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom and a utility room.
    A small camper and an old caravan
    Your own camper or camper van.
    Tents, when the weather allows. Matrasses, eiderdowns, sheets etc. are available.

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    Transport and communication facilities:

    Pick-up in Orgiva on arrival.
    Walking to Orgiva is downhill. Takes approx. 1 hours and 15 minutes. Very kind and helpful neighbours. When walking down to Orgiva you can often get a lift. We have got a What´s App neighbour group for exchange of things/services
    From Orgiva to Cerro Negro you can take a bus up towards Pampaneira, get off before that, and walk downwards (!) to the finca. (approx. 30-40 min)
    Wi-Fi covers all buildings and the field nearby. Not fast.

    Meals:

    Depend on the number and of the group of volunteers. Some times we cook and eat together and sometimes people just help themselves to the food provided

    Working clothes:
    Some old clothes are available (overalls, shirts, t-shirts, sweaters, (no socks, no footwear) can be borrowed during the stay

  • 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

  • Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Este anfitrión puede proporcionar un sitio para autocaravanas.

  • Podría aceptar mascotas

    Podría aceptar mascotas

    Friendly and well-educated dogs. Not cat-chasers.

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    Más de dos

  • ...

    Horas esperadas

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 631372872422

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