Help at our organic farm. Enjoy nature and beaches in the heart of Sierra Calderona, Betera, near Valencia, Spain

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  • Última actividad: 6 jul 2024

DISPONIBILIDAD

  2024 

 Estancia mínima:  Al menos 3 semanas

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Detalles

  • Descripción

    Descripción

    We are a organic farm where we grow vegetables, trees, have animals (chickens and gooses) and host yoga retreats 4 times a year.

    (Please read our profile completely and carefully before sending us a request) 🙏🏽😊🌈☀️

    We are Arnaldo and Beatriz, two retired doctors who have been involved in organic agriculture for several years. We live with our 44-year-old son and we also have another daughter who organize yoga retreats in our farm 4 times a year.

    We have more than 70 years old and, although in our mind we are 30 the reality si we need a lot of help in the farm on making and maintain the gardens, fences for animals, clearing up the land from overgrown shrubs & bushes, feeding the animals and of course there is possible to having fun, having yoga & Meditation while the retreats are hold (remember, only 4 times a year, the rest we do not have yoga, normally in May, June, September and October).

    Our place is an organic farm that has 30.000m2, in a calm and charm environment which is 6km away from Betera town, and 30km from the beautiful Valencia city and beaches. Some of the facilities here are a private tennis court, ping-pong table and also private outdoor swimming pool.

    We have organized several workshops of organic agriculture with professors of national and international fame. The last of them was with worldwide known Professor Youngsang Cho from South Korea about Jadam system, the first and only course of this system of agriculture in Europe

    We provide accommodation in a 50m2 house that has two-bedroom, small living room with kitchen and bathroom with hot water while there are nor retreats. If you happen to come during retreats, you will stay in the main house in a shared room with 2 single beds and a wardrobe.

    IMPORTANT: WE DO NOT GIVE FOOD in a normal basis, only during the yoga retreats if you happen to be there while there is one, but we can drive you to the supermarket in the town once or twice a week where you can buy all what you need -You will have green light to organise your own meals or cooking your meals in the kitchen of the house where you will stay.

    The effective work on the farm will be 16 hours per week.

    We are looking for volunteers of preference with experience in field/farm work and/or bricklayer, painting, wood workers.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Proyectos artísticos
    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    Jardinería
    Construcción y bricolaje
    Cuidado de animales
    Ayuda en una granja
    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

    Volunteers can receive valuable theoretical and practical information about organic agriculture thechniques and nutrition. You can also practice your Spanish while you stay here.

  • Ayuda

    Ayuda

    Daily Life:
    Our daily life is pretty similar to any other farm which goes around picking vegetables from the garden, gardering, maintenance, cleaning and the most important one, Sharing a BIG SMILE! 😃

    And it is VERY VERY important for us to keep our place clean and tidy so we always enjoy hosting volunteers who are organized and neat freak. 👍🏽

    And please consider that our daily life tasks are not part of the working time. (We all cook, eat and clean in our own home so please feel at home! 🙏🏽😊)

    In general we always need volunteers with the following skills:

    1- Making and keeping all common areas clean & tidy (neat freaks have priority 😉), Watering the garden & picking vegetables, and feeding animals.

    2- Construction and maintenance jobs. If you are skilled in carpentry, plumber and construction will be amazing. We are planning to renovate some building and some wooden objects (kitchen, doors, staircase & furnitures) so if you are a a wood worker let us know! and if you are skilled in construction in general will be also great!

    3 - Maintenance and gardening: clearing up the land out of shrubs and bushes, weeding & trimming. Planting and learning about organic farming. (be prepared for hard physical chores 💪🏽)

    The works to be carried out are diverse and are mainly agricultural Works (clean up land, gardening, cutting bad weed, etc).
    -Painting
    -Repair of buildings (not always needed)
    -General maintenance

    We prefer long-term volunteers, especially during winter for working in maintenance and/or house sitting if we are gone in winter.

    In general we need help here and there and everyday is a new day with a possible new surprise 😄 so switching in different tasks happens so being flexible is necessary.

    By the way, since we mentioned at the beginning “please read our profile completely and carefully” we want to thank you for your respect for reading it down to here carefully and please send us your request with the code “SMILE" in the subject of your message so we can recognize you easily. 😉

    And please in your request rate yourself between 0 to 5 about:
    - Keeping your surrounding clean
    - Being organized
    - Punctuality
    - Honesty

    We are sharing our life with our volunteers so it is very important to us who is joining our Family even for a short period therefore we always make a video call to know each other better before making our final decision.

    Our minimum Stay during is 3 weeks and as I mentioned, we prefer longer stays.
    Please don’t ask for less.

  • Idiomas hablados

    Español: Fluido
    Inglés: Intermedio

  • Alojamiento

    Alojamiento

    The volunteers will stay in a independent 50 mts2 house with two bedroom, kitchen equipped with refrigerator and 4 gas stoves, washing machine, living room and one bathroom with hot water. Blankets and sheets are provided.

    If a yoga retreats is held while you stay, the volunteers will stay in a shared bedroom in the main house.

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    We can give you many tips to enjoy your stay in Valencia and surrounding areas.

    Working times, 4days/week - 4hrs/day without food (If you happen to be during a retreat you will have food included) (Activities such as cleaning up your own space or cooking your food are not part of the working hours).

    We are located 6km from Bétera, a town with metro station, banks, restaurants, supermarkets and shops. The Natural Park Sierra Calderona is just where we are.

    On your days off you can hike or exploring Valencia, Serra, Náquera for example. The closest bus station is 4 km away but we can drop you at the metro station if you need it :)

    In general our life here is way different than city life. We recommend our volunteering program only to people who doesn't get bored being in the nature with limited wifi access and are interested in farm quiet living.

  • 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

    Not really, internet is slow in this area and the wifi only works in the swimming pool area.

  • Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    We have space to park a caravan of any size within the farm

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    Más de dos

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    Horas esperadas

    Around 16 hours a week

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 669634251242

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