Couple interested in permaculture required in Cantabria, enjoy some quiet time in contact with nature and explore the north of Spain

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a couple with two babies, trying to establish a forest garden, based on permaculture principles, in a 12 acres farm we have Cantabria, in the north of Spain.

    I'm a 49 years old business consultant, though I spend most of my time working in the farm (@5 days a week). My wife, 46, has also a management background and works in a factory near Bilbao, where she stays 4 to 5 days a week, spending the weekend in the farm.

    We are both fluent in Spanish and English and she also speaks German.

    We bought the farm 11 years ago, completely refurbished the house (@ 2.500 sqf.) and are now working on designing and building the infrastructure (barns, chicken coops, green houses, fences, well, swales, ponds, tanks, terraces, raise beds...) and planting trees, shrubs and herbs to create a forest garden and sustainable farm.

    We had little previous experience on farming or manual works, but are reading a lot on the subjects and are not scared of learning by doing (though we would really appreciate some help from someone with hands on experience on those areas).

    We have a cat, three dogs, beehives, hens, ducks, geese and ponies.
    The house is in a quiet place in the mountains, 1,2 km. from a small village and 17 km. from the coast (Laredo beach).

    There are many nice places around for sightseeing, with gorgeous mountains, caves and beautiful beaches. You can relax around the place, or borrow our mountain bicycles to move around.

    We think this can be a wonderful place for a couple interested in permaculture and/or willing to enjoy some quiet time in contact with nature, as well as an excellent base camp to explore the north of Spain.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Jardinage
    Bricolage et projets de construction
    Entretien général
    Aider dans une ferme
    Aider avec des éco-projets
    Aider à la maison

  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    They can learn about permaculture and other sustainable agricultural practices, better understand life and culture in the north of Spain and raise their awareness on the global systemic crisis we are facing globally.

  • Aide

    Aide

    We expect you to volunteer for @ 5 hours a day, 5 days a week, helping us to establish a resilient and sustainable farm. This would include diverse tasks involving light construction work, gardening and farm work.
    Additionally we expect you share with us regular housekeeping tasks.

  • Langues parlées

    German: Courant
    English: Courant
    Spanish: Courant

  • Hébergement

    Hébergement

    A private room within the house or a caravan, depending on the time of the year and availability

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads

    Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads

    Cet hôte a indiqué qu’il aimait accueillir les digital nomads.

  • Espace pour garer des vans

    Espace pour garer des vans

    Cet hôte a de la place pour les vans.

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Deux

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

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













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