Goat herding and gardening in the beautiful countryside of Galicia, Spain

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    06/07/2022

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  2022 

 Estancia mínima:  1 mes o más

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  • Descripción

    Descripción

    I am searching people who are really interested in goatherding and who are able to be autonimous with animals. This take a little bit of time to learn, so that's why I'm looking for volunteers who can stay at least one month or more.
    This place is perfect for a first step in goat herding for persons without experience.
    Twenty years ago I decided to move in the countryside and settle down in a beautiful an remote area in Galicia. Since then I am living a simple life, self sufficient as possible, working hard from dawn til dusk and that's why I would really appreciate your help.
    I have three kids that come to visit every once in a while and a big four legged family. Around 70 rebellious goats, 6 friendly spanish mastiffs guarding them, 2 border collies keeping them all together, the most beautiful sow and 2 rat chasing cats.
    My day starts with a quick coffee and breakfast, feeding Chica the sow and taking off for a few hours to wander with the goats. If late they become restless, looking forward to being released from their pen, itching to range across the wide expanse. Sometimes taking them to richer pastures, sometimes going with the goat wisdom that intuitively searches out the better places. One of the main things to take care while the goats graze is to keep an eye that they don't trespass on private properties.
    Around midday a quick lunch, look around the garden and back to the goats until evening. Dinner and finally well deserved rest. Sleep. Repeat.
    During the winter the goats are kept in a stall near the house, as soon as the snow melts I transfer them in a fenced area 20 min walk away and they need to be walked twice a day.
    The garden needs a lot of love and attention, including vegetable planting, harvesting and crop tending. Chica is doing the hard work, digging the vegetable plots better then a tractor.
    We have spent the last few years undertaking major work in and around the house but is still a work in progress, a big project where extra hands are required.

    This is the perfect place for people who enjoy the outdoors, gardening, taking care of animals, getting their hands dirty and appreciate the silence. The world is quiet here.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    Jardinería
    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

    This position will especially benefit somebody who wants to learn more about all different aspects of running a farm, a sustainable lifestyle and goathering.
    I have travelled a lot and still love doing it, have hosted a lot of people in the last few years so both me and my children are very friendly, respectful and curious about other cultures. And btw, I am 42 and born in Croatia. ;)

  • Ayuda

    Ayuda

    A variety of different tipes of tasks depending on your competence and experience, and on the time of the year.
    Mainly goatherding, milking and making cheese (small scale), gardening, cleaning, splitting and stacking firewood, general maintenance.
    Let me know if you'll be able to help with any of these, I'll try to match tasks to your skills and be happy to teach you as long as you are motivated to learn, hard working and able to take initiative.

  • Idiomas

    Idiomas hablados
    Inglés: Fluido
    Español: Fluido
    Italiano: Fluido

    Este anfitrión ofrece intercambio de idiomas
    Joining us in our project will be of great interest to those who want to learn about the different aspects of a life based on caring for animals, self-sufficient agriculture and construction. The project is always supported by two fixed people, us, Héctor and Ines, but there are always more people living with us who come from all over the world, from Japan to France. We have a lot of experience in hosting people and we have been on the platform for many years with magnificent experiences. ------SPANISH Acompañarnos en nuestro proyecto será de gran interés para aquellas personas que quieran aprender acerca de los distintos aspectos de una vida basada en el cuidado de los animales, la agricultura autosuficiente y la construcción. El proyecto se sostiene siempre con dos personas fijas, nosotros, Héctor e Ines, pero siempre hay más gente conviviendo con nosotros que vienen desde todas las partes del mundo, desde Japón hasta Francia. Tenemos mucha experiencia en el hospedaje de gente y llevamos en la plataforma muchos años con magníficas experiencias.

  • Alojamiento

    Alojamiento

    You'll have your own room equipped with a woodstove as in the winter gets really cold, a basic accomodation but you can feel free to do whatever you want to make it cozier.
    Meals are provided, we like to socialize in the kitchen and try to eat lunch and dinner together.
    Can cater for vegetarians but keep in mind that we bread the goats as meat animals.

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    It's simply the perfect place to get in touch with yourself and the nature. You can hike or cycle around.
    Whenever I will go out to the shop you will be welcome to come along and when I won't need the car you can borrow it to discover the area.
    The nearest airport is Santiago de Compostela, from there you have to take the bus to Lugo from where I can pick you up.

  • 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

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

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    Horas esperadas

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Son opciones de calificación adicionales para cuando los miembros dejan sus comentarios. Se muestra la calificación media dejada en cada opción.

Precisión del perfil: (5.0)

Intercambio cultural: (4.9)

Comunicación: (4.9)






















Número de referencia de anfitrión: 849584294771