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Non profit family farm, experience rural life off grid in Mazaleon, rural Aragon, Spain

  • España
  • 224 “me gusta”
  • Última actividad: 24/01/2023

DISPONIBILIDAD

  2023 

 Estancia mínima:  Al menos una semana

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Detalles

  • Descripción

    Descripción

    We are a non profit making enterprise.

    We live in Aragon in rural Spain on a finca producing almonds and olives.We are members of the local cooperativa where we sell our olives, we produce our own wine with our grapes and sell our almonds locally.

    Without irrigation and larger volumes, this is not a profitable enterprise.

    However, we enjoy life in the peace of our finca but we also get involved with the local community. We moved here almost 10 years ago and run a 10 hectare farm using natural methods as well as having a rural tourism project in the village.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Jardinería
    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Ayuda en una granja
    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

    We live in an area where there are not many foreigners and Spanish and a Catalan dialect are the main languages. It's a chance to see the real Spain in a rural location. There is plenty of opportunity to practice Spanish if that is what a workawayer wants. We tend to speak English in our home because that is our native language.
    We try to make our "footprint" as small as possible. Our electricity is from solar panels, (backed up by a propane generator), our water is from the local balsa(which is supplied from the mains) and our heating is by a wood burner from wood from our trees, which we use in the winter months.
    Workawayers will experience a slower pace of life in stunning surroundings. We have plenty of wildlife to see, such as hoopoos, polecats, eagles and foxes. In late spring we hear nightingales! There are many local fiestas normally which if you want you can get involved with too!

  • Ayuda

    Ayuda

    We are a non profit making enterprise.

    We hope to start building a car port. If you have any building or farming skills, please let us know! We are continuing the irrigation of our land in order to improve our harvests. Many of our almond trees are old and need replacing. Our vineyard will need replanting in spring 2023.


    HARVESTS

    We farm organically as much as we can and we are hoping to get the accreditation for our olives at least.
    The almond harvest happens in Sept/October, though this year both will not happen due to a harsh frost when the almonds had just flowered, and no rain in spring so the olive harvest around December to early Jan will not happen in 2022. During harvest times, we operate a more normal workaway routine, with us providing a communal meal around 1pm after the work is done.
    Normally almond harvesting takes place from September onwards.In 2022 there will be no harvest of almonds or grapes. We have 1,000 almond trees so sometimes we have to call in a tractor with a shaker to at least get the almonds off the trees.
    For the olive harvest in mid December we aim to make the most of daylight hours, which at that time of year are 8:30 until about 17:30. We do not expect our workawayers to work these hours though! We can agree exact hours when you arrive. But the more help we have, the easier the task is! In an average year the olive harvest takes 2 weeks. Harvesting is not unduly physical. For the olives we have a vibrating machine which "tickles" the olives off the tree onto large mats which we place under each tree. These are emptied as necessary into our trailer. Once we have a full trailer we take it to the Cooperativa to empty. We always aim to make it fun. If it rains we don't harvest. The weather in December can be very cold at night but by 10:00 it is usually about 10-12 degrees and by midday you are in tee shirt and jeans harvesting in the beautiful Aragonese sunshine under clear blue skies. Certainly an experience you won't get in many places.
    We never expect more than 3.5 hours help for 5 days per week in return for the main meal and breakfast. This we regard as fair. We are generous, fair hosts who do not seek to exploit. Neither do we want to be taken advantage of.


    OTHER FARM TASKS

    At other times of the year we prune our trees and cut the wood to use in our aga stove in the winter.


    RENT TO BUY
    If you are interested in living in this lovely area, then we can offer workawayers the chance to live in the finca in return for undertaking project to see if they like the area. And maybe they like our finca enough to buy it.
    Message us if this interests you.

  • Idiomas hablados

    Inglés: Fluido
    Español: Intermedio

  • Alojamiento

    Alojamiento

    You will have your own room in our house. We have all facilities. We have no internet now, but the finca has a good signal for starlink, if you need internet. In fact the only thing we lack is a consistent mobile signal

    We never expect more than 3.5 hours help for 5 days per week in return for the main meal and breakfast.

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    Our village has limited public transport links. We can collect from Calaciete which is served by a good bus service. See for details. The nearest train station is Caspe(see )
    This area is rich in historical monuments from the time of the Iberos. We are 120km from Zaragoza. Buses go regularly from Maella and Alcaniz if you want to explore more and from these 2 towns onto the rest of Spain. Public transport is cheap as it's heavily subsidized.

  • 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

    Nomads can use there own starlink connection. The signal is good. We can hook you up to the power if you prefer to live in your own van or camper. and a power lead to hook you up to our electricity if you need it.

  • Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    We have an area next to our caravan suitable for a motor home. We can then hook you up to our electricity. Please bear in mind though that we rely entirely on solar power, so please limit high powered devices!

  • Podría aceptar mascotas

    Podría aceptar mascotas

    For long term workswayers, this is an ideal location for dogs.

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    Más de dos

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    Horas esperadas

    For farm help, 3.5 hours 5 days a week.

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 642982662216

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