Collaborate, build and learn at our refuge house in the Asturias mountains, Spain



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    Welcome a volunteer with a profile of at least a few years in daily work in rural areas with orchards, use of a brushcutter.

    Our formula is that you concentrate help 3 or 4 days and rest 3 d or 4 ays .total help 24 h week (8+8+8) or (6h+6h+6h+6h)We have been accepting volunteers for 35 years, first with another organisation and now for about 12 with Workaway. At this moment the project is very consolidated, we have a village house in the Asturian mountains finished and we are in the process of finishing a second semi-detached house, we have 3 orchards and 18 hens. In the summer we have managed to admit 5 volunteers and the rest of the year between 1 and 3. Everyone has individual rooms and the best way to find out about this project is to read the comments of the people who share their time with us. We do not accept short stays unless you are a professional... Teaching is a slow process... You need to read everything written and then write to us.... If you are in a hurry... This is not your project...
    For me it is always a joy to receive volunteers at Paco's house, it is the opportunity to share, but I also like to see people go to their new projects. That feeling of freedom, that this open-door project is in a small, rural community that preserves a unique way of life... in a mountain environment where we can live with nature.

    We accept travelers in two ways, the one we like the most scheduled, well in advance, an example would be a long stay in the interval September 2022 June 2023, or with little time, for a more punctual volunteer need, think that the minimum stay is two months. Here everything happens slowly, it is best to get in touch with other volunteers who live with us or who have lived. We are not interested in quick visits... I want to come for two weeks... That is not very real,,, between what you learn, you know the area... Two months go by... This is a slow project that progresses...

    The project is an open project, it is managed collectively and with two or three leaders. Paco helps one or two dais a week and advises on the direction of the project and two of the volunteers co-lead the activities inside the house and another one in the vegetable gardens.

    We always have activities during this year. We are 5 people in two houses. We work 4 days (6+6+6+6) and 3 we dedicate ourselves to excursions in the area, the area is very mountainous and at the moment Laura has found a job in the next town.

    The most interesting thing is life together. There are two leaders among the volunteers Tomi Which are the ones that will last the longest. There are two houses, the green house, it is finished and it is a traditional house in which life is made in common and the other house, the new house, is where we concentrate the repairs.

    . There are three orchards, one with chickens, one of 1,300 meters that we are preparing with fruit trees and preparing the closures and cleaning with apple trees, pear trees, kiwis... There is an orchard that awaits us. The electrical (SOLAR PANELS) activities are always there... We adapt to when you can come

    We have a wooden house, we want to live with people who don't smoke.

    Read the whole text slowly...

    We have a Mediterranean style diet...

    We don't like dogmatisms and we laugh at the fashions of the moment. .
    Ours is a rational and environmentally friendly traditional agriculture.
    O Our animals are in a large territory and we are making a forest of fruit trees... In a forest garden

    The minimum stay has to be two months. At the moment we have 2 volunteers and we need 1 or 2 more.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Pratique d’une langue
    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Bricolage et projets de construction
    S’occuper des animaux
    Aide dans une ferme
    Entretien général

  • Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de l’ONU
    Pas de pauvreté
    Faim «zéro»
    Bonne santé et bien-être
    Éducation de qualité
    Égalité entre les sexes
    Eau propre et assainissement
    Énergie propre et d'un coût abordable
    Travail décent et croissance économique
    Industrie, innovation et infrastructure
    Inégalités réduites
    Villes et communautés durables
    Consommation et production responsables
    Mesures relatives à la lutte contre les changements climatiques
    Vie aquatique
    Vie terrestre
    Paix, justice et institutions efficaces
    Partenariats pour la réalisation des objectifs
  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Participating in a project like this has the interest of learning, masonry work, carpentry, to repair a path to work as a team, work in an orchard ... learn another language, in a mountain environment ... full of life and of history.
    There is a lot of free time.
    In less than 100 meters you are in the woods with a mountain river.

    You can have the experience of living a life with "neo" rural
    If you have time and energy it is a good project ....

    if you are in a hurry ... this is not a good idea, look for more ..., here things are done slowly....
    Enjoy your day to day ... greetings

    The Puertos de Marabio Natural Monument is made up of sinkholes and blind valleys.

    It is a natural space protected by the existence of a peculiar karst complex, formed by sinkholes and blind valleys that give it great hydrogeological interest. It has three large cavities: the Sumidoiro del Fondadal, 156 meters deep, the Vistulaz Cave and the Vegalonga System, which with its 5,900 meters of development represents one of the main underground complexes in the region.

    In the ports we can find grasslands with deer and scrub surface, generally heaths, gorse, holly, Genista occidentalis, hawthorn and blackthorn.

    This Natural Monument is included in the Protected Landscape of Pico Caldoveiro.

    Location in the Area

    The Ports of Marabio are located between the councils of Yernes and Tameza, Teverga and Proaza, and are delimited to the east by the Sierra de Peña Padiella, to the west by the Sierra de la Granda, to the north by Pico Caldoveiro and to the south by the watershed of the Santibáñez River.


    El participar en un proyecto como este tiene el interés de aprender, trabajos de albañilería, carpintería, a reparar un camino trabajar en equipo, trabajar en una huerto... aprender otro idioma, en un entorno de montaña... lleno de vida y de historia.
    Hay mucho tiempo libre.
    En menos de 100 metros estas en pleno bosque con un rio de montaña.expectacular

    Podrás tener la experiencia de vivir una vida como un "neo" rural
    Si dispones de tiempo y energía es un buen proyecto....para aprender... Pero es un proyecto particular... para gente que le guste el campo y la montaña... No es para personas amantes de la ciudad

    si tienes prisa...esto no es una buena idea busca más... , aquí las cosas se hacen lentamente..... seguro que encuentras alguno que se adapte mejor.
    Disfruta de tu día a día... Este es un proyecto de puertas abiertas.... Será una buena noticia que llegues y nos alegrarnos que marches para el siguiente proyecto o nueva etapa de tu vida... Algunos viajeros vuelven una y otra vez... Nos gusta ir creando tejido social. Te esperamos... Algunos de nuestr@s viajeros se han quedado a vivir en la zona... Hemos tenido voluntarios que han permanecido con nosotros 2vañod y medio..... Las historias de este proyecto son muchas e interesantes...

  • Aide


    We need help building and repairing a cabin in the woods with people to help us, to spend a few weeks, a few months or stay with us.
    And prepare two orchards and clean the meadow.

    YOU DON'T NEED TO BE AN EXPERT...THIS IS AN EXCHANGE PROCESS...WE CAN TEACH YOU WHAT YOU NEED... But learning is a process that takes time... At least 2 months... we need calm minds, kind people and workers with a sense of humor

    We need two types of help, a general worker... An assistant... Or a person capable of doing a specific job of carpentry, masonry, stonework, electricity... if you are a professional you can stay for weeks if we have to teach the process is slow, and the minimum stay 2 months

    If you don't have a specific profile, the minimum stay is 2 months... to learn and then do... If you do, short stays are accepted.
    It is very normal to receive emails from volunteers who want to visit us for 2 is clear that they did not get to read everything we have written...come here...that we accept you is a commitment so that you feel good but you need time...this is not a quick sightseeing project...not here we do everything slowly


    Necesitamos ayuda en construcción y la reparación de una cabaña en el bosque con personas que nos ayuden, que pasen unas semanas, unos meses o se queden a vivir con nosotros.
    Y preparar dos huertos y limpieza del prado.

    no HACE FALTA QUE SEAS UN EXPERTO...ESTO ES UN PROCESO DE INTERCAMBIO...TE PODEMOS ENSEÑAR LO QUE NECESITES,.. Pero aprender es un proceso que lleva tiempo.. Mínimo 2 meses... necesitamos mentes tranquilas, personas amables y trabajadoras con sentido del humor

    Necesitamos dos tipos de ayudas, una generalista peon... Un ayudante.. O una persona capaz de hacer un trabajo específico de carpintería, albañilería, cantería, electricidad... si eres un profesional puedes hacer una estancia de semanas sii te tenemos que enseñar el proceso es lento, y la estancia mínima 2 meses

    Si no tienes un perfil específico la estancia mínima son 2 meses... para aprender y luego hacer... Si lo posees se aceptan estancias cortas.
    Es muy normal recibir email de voluntarios que nos quieren visitar 2 semanas ...esta claro que no llegaron a leer todo lo que hemos escrito...venir aquie...que te aceptemos es un compromiso para que tu te sientas bien pero necesita tiempo..esto no es un proyecto de visita turistica aqui todo lo hacemos lentamente

  • Langues

    Langues parlées
    Espagnol: Courant
    Anglais: Intermédiaire
    Français: Débutant
    Italien: Débutant

    Cet hôte propose un échange linguistique

  • Hébergement


    All volunteers have their own room and there is even a small apartment

    Volunteers have "all inclusive" food, transportation visits to the area ...
    Volunteers have a room, common type like living r .... it is a Spartan life without luxuries in a cabin. Lost in the bush Comfortable and functional.

    Volunteers have "all inclusive" food, transportation visits to the area ...

    Have private room

    Everything we need to work we have, your clothes, if you have a normal size, but this is never a problem .... we are used to finding solutions.


    Todos los voluntarios tienen una habitación propia e incluso hay un pequeño apartamento

    Los voluntarios tienen una habitación, común, además de su habitación, tipo una vida espartana sin lujos en una casa refugio, perdida en el monte. Cómoda y funcional.

    Todo lo necesario para trabajar lo tenemos, tu ropa, si tienes un tamaño normal, pero esto nunca es un problema.... estamos acostumbrados a encontrar soluciones.

    Cada persona tiene una habitación individual, la casa tiene calefacción en invierno y aunque es espartana es muy funcional

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    we receive numerous requests, to your request for stay we have said yes but we need to have an approximate calendar of the date of your arrival, since we need to answer the e-mails today yes or no.

    A small comment about respect for other ways of living.
    In the town our neighbors are cattle ranchers, with their peculiar way of understanding life and the struggles to survive in the balance of the natural environment.
    The neo-rurals -e
    Among those I find myself very given to preaching that it is the right thing to do and not about how the balance between wildlife and livestock should be.
    I think we should reflect from a respectful point of view. We must not fall into cultural ethnocentrism, walking slowly and listening previously allows us to build another way of thinking but it is a process of years, the countryside is not changed with speeches from the city. I think respect and listening is a good point of view.

    Volunteers are expected to be autonomous, if / the project adapts you will enjoy it, if you don't adapt. Don't suffer, look for another site that suits your philosophy.

    We are interested in receiving people who understand what it means to live autonomously in a rural environment. Sometimes visitors expect to find the same as in a city and that is not the case. It is not necessary to have experience but to be disciplined and autonomous. There is a lot of free time. The work schedule is 24 hours a week, we usually concentrate it on three days so we have more days off ... if you want another distribution there are no problems.

     The cabin no. It is comfortable, HAS ALL KIND OF CLOTHES, WATER BOOTS ... but life in the countryside has some characteristics that need important energy and adaptability from visitors.

    This is not a good option for travelers who believe that this is a hotel ... no, here this is a house where three days a week really works and four is enjoyed .... it is your time ... for what That you decide, THIS IS AN EXCHANGE PROGRAM ... IT IS SOMETHING LIKE A WORKSHOP SCHOOL ... PEOPLE ARE THE IMPORTANT ... THE HONESTY..THE BEING ABLE TO SHARE .... the fundamental ... enjoy of what you live

    *** ESPANOL***

    Es una cabaña en pueblo pequeño, tienes una habitación privada...... en un entorno de montaña, los habitantes son muy amables y mantienen sus tradiciones es un privilegio ver como se vive en un pueblo que tiene vida,
    el lugar esta aislado, no hay tiendas ni bares.... Tienes que valorar si eres capaz de vivir así.

    Nosotros tenemos interés de recibir personas que entiendan que es vivir con autonomía en un medio rural. En ocasiones los visitantes esperan encontrar lo mismo que en una ciudad y eso no es así. No es necesario tener experiencia, pero si ser disciplinado y autónomo. Hay mucho tiempo libre. El horario de trabajo son 24 horas a la semana, generalmente lo concentramos en 3 o en4 jornadas así tenemos mas días libres.. si quieres otra distribución no hay problemas.

    La cabaña es .cómoda, TIENE TODO TIPO DE ROPA, BOTAS DE AGUA... pero la vida en el campo tiene algunas características que necesitan de los visitantes una energía y adaptabilidad importante.

    Esta no es una buena opción para viajeros que crean que esto es un, aquí esto es una casa donde o 4 dias a la semana se trabaja realmente y 3 o 4 se disfruta .... es tu tiempo libre...para lo que tu decidas, ESTO ES UN PROGRAMA DE INTERCAMBIO... ES ALGO PARECIDO A UNA ESCUELA TALLER... LAS PERSONAS SON LO IMPORTANTE...LA HONESTIDAD..EL SER CAPAZ DE COMPARTIR....lo fundamental... disfruta de lo que vives.
    Si nos escribes siempre contestamos.....algunas veces tardamos unos dias ...hace falta paciencia. Precisamente usa WhatsApp es más cómodo para llamar gratis y utilizar video llamada

    Cuando aceptamos a un viajero nos comprometemos... eso lleva tiempo planificar recogerlo...organizar su estancia... te deseamos ....suerte en tu viaje...

  • 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

    Digital nomads are accepted, we have an acceptable Internet speed for a remote village, the maximum for the Vodafone company.

  • Espace pour garer des vans

    Espace pour garer des vans

    Large vans do not fit well on such narrow roads. A typical WB van fits well, in the town there is a lot of place to park in front of our house there is a park and a fountain

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Plus de 2

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    Maximum 24h a week

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