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Help us restore an ancient building while enjoying isolated village life in the Aragonese Pyrenees, Spain

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a couple (Cèlia and David), restoring an ancient building (ca. 200 y.o.) in an isolated village, Santisteve del Mall (Isàvena, Aragonese Pyrenees).

    Attached to the building there is a piece of land - originally surrounded by a dry-stone wall (up to 1,50 m. high) that is now damaged due to the pass of time as well as wild animals and cattle. We want to restore it.

    Santisteve del Mall is located at the unique Isávena country, in the South face of the Central Pyrenees, at some 1.050 m.a.s.l.. Close to Santisteve are the villages of Poblla de Roda and Roda de Isàvena (est. ca. 10th century). The entire Isàvena valley is a quiet community to enjoy the silence of its pristine natural environment.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Pratique d’une langue
    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Jardinage
    Bricolage et construction
    Aide dans une ferme
    Aide à la maison
  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Before starting the work, an initial-basic induction on dry-stone walls is provided. We have books on the matter available if people like to go deeper.

    Later on, travellers will help to restore a piece of an ancient custom in the mountains which is to build dry-stone walls for different purposes. In this case is to enclose a small land to set boundaries and prevent wild animals or distracted cattle to ruin the crops.

    As said before, the main building of the farm -the Old Schoold of Santisteve - is under renovation, that´s why we will be there with our campervan, doing also additional tasks like caring the greengarden, preparing food, hiking, riding MTB, or simply stay chat or chill the rest of the summer evenings and overwhelming nights. We will be delighted to share this moments with the visitors.

    The greengarden follows permaculture, no-dig, no-till approaches. We are on the learning curve on that, so any advice will be very welcome.

  • Aide

    Aide

    In the Ribagorçan Aragonese (South face of the Central Pyrenees) culture, a "clluga" is a piece of land enclosed by a dry-stone wall. The pass of time and also the pass of wild animals and cattle, damaged most of the stone wall in our "clluga" (known in the country as "La Clluga de Güerri").

    The work is mainly focused on restoring the stone wall (up to 1,50 m high) in the perimeter of La Clluga. We will use stones already stored close - a few meters - to its permanent place. The size and weight of the stones is small: they can be handled by one person and very sporadically the help of another person is needed. All the task is done at ground level.

    Related to this tasks, basic knowledge and experience with wood working is a plus, but not necessary, as we have to use custom made wood templates, measuring tools, handtools,... with all the safety equipment needed, of course.

    Additionally, greengardening / permaculture tasks, DIY and maintenance works of the buildings could be also shared.

  • Langues

    Langues parlées
    Aragonese: Courant
    Catalan: Courant
    Anglais: Courant
    Espagnol: Courant
    Français: Courant
    Italien: Intermédiaire
    Portugais: Intermédiaire
    Swedish: Débutant

    Cet hôte propose un échange linguistique
    Cet hôte a indiqué qu’il souhaitait faire partager sa propre langue ou en apprendre une nouvelle.
    Contactez-le pour en savoir plus.

  • Hébergement

    Hébergement

    Apart from the space for 2 people inside the cabin, a campsite for tents is in the farm. Nowadays, there is a tent with matresses and bedding for 1-2 people, with enought space in the land to pitch additional tents if visitors bring their own. Here is also a plot for up to 2 campervans which can use those coming with their own vehicle.
    Running water (warmshower), electricity, composting toilet on-site.
    Local food is provided, prepared and shared in the cabin.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    The village of Santisteve del Mall is located at an unique country in the South face of the Central Pyrinees, at some 1.050 m.a.s.l., surrounded by oak and pine woods.

    Close to Santisteve are the villages of Poblla de Roda and Roda de Isàvena (est. ca. 10th century). The entire Isàvena valley is a quiet country to enjoy the silence of its pristine natural environment. Ideal to ride or hike.

    To get to Santisteve, one must first reach La Poblla de Roda (road A-1605), take an uphill unpaved road for 4 kms, which can be done with any car.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Espace pour garer des vans

    Espace pour garer des vans

    Water and electricity supply is avaliable.

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Plus de 2

  • ...

    Nombre d'heures attendues

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

N° de référence hôte : 168146231526

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