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Hi, we are Amaranta and Jan.
we are a spanish german family with a two years old girl and a 7 year old son. We speak spanish, german, english and french. In the beginning of 2016 we bought a piece of land around 2km outside of the village Torre de Don Miguel in a beautiful mountain area called la Sierra de Gata. Beside the great nature with its forests and rivers this area is famous for its olive trees and its high quality olive oil.
On our land we have around 350 olive trees and a lot of fruit trees. Beside working with the trees for produce our own ecoligic olive oil, the fruit trees, such as apples, pears, kakis, pomegranate, oranges, mandarines, limones, almonds, peaches and much more enjoy to have our attention.
Furthermore we change an old construction into an organic living house by using mainly natural materials.
We are artesans. So Amaranta is ilustrating and does a beautifull leather work, during Iam creating mainly kitchen knifes and wood utensils.
So shortly that means, that we try to find a ballance by working with the trees, constructing our dream place and create our handcrafts.
We have electricity from our solar panels and water from our spring. Our Toilet is a dry toilet. We have three nice dogs and some chickens. Fresh eggs we get from the chickens and milk and cheese from the goats of our friends and neighbors.
Our live is basic but very beautiful.
We would be very glad if you like to help us. You should doing well with kids and be not afraid about dogs, chickens, cheeps, insects and the living in the landscape.
We would be glad to show you the area and spend nice evenings outside by watching the incredible stars. We also like to have our family live and for this we are shurly not angry if you are independent and like to explore the sites by your self.
Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
Cuidado de animales
Ayuda en una granja
Cuidado de niños y juegos creativos
Cocinar para toda la familia
As we are born and grown up in two different countries and have friends from a lot of different nationalities. So different cultures and traditions are quite often a funny topic. You will propably get in touch with the spanish and of course with the german culture as well. If you are interested in spanish traditions, than shurly you will like the old rituals of our village.
Beside that you can learn with us all about olive trees and olive oil.
The living and working with olive trees during the year on an ecological chemical free way. The harvest of the trees and the ways of making ecologic olive oil. We will explore with you the different types of oil.
Based on the idea to construct with natural materials you will have an overview about the different methods of bioconstruction.
We are surely not experts in all those things but we made our experiences and will make hopefully nice experiences with you together.
These area is full of nice spots. In the summer the famous natural pools in tis area and the little bars beside, called "chiringuitos", are great to spend nice hours by relaxing and enjoying the time.
En este proyecto podría haber niños. Para obtener más información, consulta nuestras directrices y consejos aquí.
We need help for around 5 hours a day/5 days a week (according to you flexible). The kind of help depends mainly of the season.
for the next months we need help with cutting the trees and working with us in the construction.
Beside that, it would be nice, if you like to help by taking care of the animals and in the house and of course it is nice, if you enjoy playing with our son.
Este anfitrión ofrece intercambio de idiomas
in our house there is a mix of spanish, english and german almoust all the time. So our kids are language proofed and we enjoy to have a nother language in the house.
We cook moustly (lets say arround 80 percent) vegetarian but we respect all kinds of live styles. We offer you food and a sleeping place. For sleep you can choose to stay in our caravan or at our guest bed in the house. We also have enough space for your own caravan/van. If you like, you can use one of our bicycles for come to the village or explore the beautiful area.
It is a short walk from our place to come to the village. From there a bus is going to the biger towns and cities. The Sierra de Gata is directly on the border to Portugal. The villages in the sierra are very nice to explore and study old ways of constructing or just enjoy a walk. Like you can see here in workaway there are quiet a lot of different projects here in the area. So if you are interested you can also visit our friends and neighbors and see different projects or live forms.
Acceso a Internet
Acceso a Internet limitado
Puede alojar familias
we have a god internet connection and can offer you a place for work. Lets talk what you need.
our place is big enough for park our van.
We have some dogs and chickens. There are also sheeps close. So if your animal is comparable with them, feel welcome.
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week