Oliveraie près de Riba-Roja d'Ebre, Catalogne, Espagne

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  • Description

    Description

    We (Sarah and Chris) are originally from the UK (although we haven't lived there for over 15 years!), we lived in Cyprus for a few years and have now been living in rural Catalunya for 10 years.

    We live on an olive farm (The Valley), which is located about 3km from the rural Catalan village of Riba-roja d'Ebre. We are surrounded by picturesque valley and mountain backdrop close to the River Ebro. We have absolutely no light pollution so the stars are amazing!

    Our ambition for The Valley is to setup a residency for like minded creatives and off-grid enthusiasts. We have been renovating the existing farm house and outbuildings as well as constructing alternative accommodation and starting to grow vegetables.

    Pruning the hundreds of olive trees throughout the year is very important for the annual harvest in November, we produce olives and oil for sale locally and internationally.

    We organise artist residencies and commissions both here in The Valley and in the local village. We welcome applications for artistic proposals for creative projects throughout the year.

    A bit more about our background - Chris is a web and graphic designer and I'm an artist. We have been hosting workaways for 7 years now and it's such an amazing experience, meeting people from all over the world. Talking round the dinner table till late, hearing such awesome stories, sharing ideas and getting to know new people with fresh perspectives and fantastic personalities!

    We really appreciate help and support here on the farm with the varied projects and love having a shared work ethic and vision for this place with new people - creating a living/working community. Both Chris and I have a very strong work ethic and, although we love to socialise and relax, we really do appreciate your help with the various physical projects here.

    We LOVE music and art! So, in 2013 we decided to start a mini-festival! We hosted 4 events which bring together creatives from all over the world for this international arts and music festival. The festival has now become part of a registered non-profit association here in Catalunya, which also includes an Artisan Market (Mercat d'Artesans). We would love to continue the festival at some point in the future and are always looking for like-minded people to help us achieve this!

    What we can offer you - basic off-grid accommodation either in the large static caravan or the VW campervan, a home cooked vegetarian evening meal, awesome views of the Catalan landscape, the peaceful environment of The Valley and the self-taught skills we have acquired over the last few years! We receive a lot of applications from people traveling with their dogs - we are sorry but we cannot host your pets!!

    What we ask for from you - 4 to 5 hours of your time helping us with either a specific project in progress (this could be either on the farm or in the village) or general farm work and maintenance. The work here is physical and requires decent gloves and shoes - there's no working in flip flops! We appreciate your energy, enthusiasm and your stories over dinner!
    We look forward to hearing from you!

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Projets artistiques
    Pratique d’une langue
    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Jardinage
    Bricolage et projets de construction
    Aide dans une ferme
    Cuisine/repas pour la famille
    Aide à la maison
    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

    We are situated close to the village of Riba-roja d'Ebre where you will experience a genuine taste of Catalan life, the people are welcoming, the food is awesome and there is always a fiesta going on. We can help with the language and if you would like the opportunity to work as part of the association team or submit an artistic application for our art projects, we welcome your collaboration.

  • Aide

    Aide

    We always need help on the farm with the olive trees, either pruning or harvesting. General clearing of weeds to maintain the farm is also needed. Beyond that, we need your help to build alternative accommodation, compost toilets, shade structures and gardening.
    Strong footwear and gloves is a must whenever working with us.
    If you are artistic, we are also looking for project proposals for creative commissions.
    Contact us for more information.
    We really look forward to hearing from you! Sarah and Chris :)

  • Langues

    Langues parlées
    Anglais: Courant
    Espagnol: Intermédiaire

    Cet hôte propose un échange linguistique
    We speak a mix of English and Spanish here in The Valley, as well as being able to understand Catalan (but would like to be able to speak this too!).

  • Hébergement

    Hébergement

    There is a large static caravan which can sleep up to 4 people with fully fitted kitchen, shower room and toilet. We have a VW campervan for sleeping too. There is also plenty of room for camping with compost toilets and outdoor solar showers.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    The Ebro area is full of wonderful things to do: kayaking, clay pigeon shooting, off-roading, fishing, tennis, swimming, climbing, hiking, yoga.
    The local village has all amenities including banks, pharmacy, bars and restaurants and there is a public swimming open in the school holidays.
    There is a rural co-working centre too, available for those who need to continue working during their stay.

  • 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

    We have a 4G radio mast internet connection, which is unlimited. Downloading is incredibly fast. Upload a is little slower than urban office spaces, but the view makes up for it! We run our own graphic and web design business from this location and we never have any issues (even when there's a storm as the power is never cut off as we're on solar!). However, if we ever have a really large file to upload for example a video or print ready pdf to transfer, we will pop into the village of Riba-roja and use the awesome Co-Working Centre 'Zona Liquida'. There are some great people who use this co-working space and it's a great excuse for a coffee at the local bar!

  • Espace pour garer des vans

    Espace pour garer des vans

    We have ample space for parking your own van. We also have an outdoor shower and compost toilet for your use.

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Plus de 2

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    4-5 hours per day









































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