Experience off the grid mountain family life in Tagamanent, Spain

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Espagne

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello beautiful people!

    We live off the grid on a 100ha piece of mountain land in the Montseny Natural Park and Biosphere Reserve 45km North of Barcelona in Central Catalonia Spain. We are a family of four. Me, Sean 56, Myriam 50, Ana 23 and Awen 9, plus two dogs and a cat. I am a multiphase artisan, Myriam is an artist and way opener. Ana doesn’t live with us but comes to visit often.

    Our way of living is based on a search for equilibrium with nature, ourselves and all our relations. We are here to create community with the plants, the animals, and the elements. We´ve been working really hard for the past 9 years on this project and we welcome support from hard working people that have a vision for the world that is respectful and in service for the well-being of all.

    Our location is a holm oak and heather forest wild land that was abandoned in 1918 and has not been inhabited nor cultivated since. Quite pristine, south facing with no neighbors in sight, though they are not far away. Nearest neighbor is 1.5km away and town with public transport connections including train is 7km by dirt track. We bought the land in 2011 because of its pristine organic nature, abundant spring water, firewood and a few fields on which to grow food.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Jardinage
    Bricolage et projets de construction
    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 have a small sawmill, carpentry shop, a forge, a ceramics studio and kiln, chainsaws, brush cutters, a small pay loader with attachments and loads of hand and power tools to do just about anything. Both of us are constantly involved in artistic crafts and enjoy teaching skills to those who wish to learn.

  • Aide

    Aide

    There is always lots to do. Cleaning the abandoned forest, fixing roads, building with stone, wood and metal, caring for the hen house, building storage sheds, starting a vegetable garden, walls, paths, preparing firewood, cooking, sanding, clearing. Loads of skilled and unskilled work. Some heavy (most), some light, some requiring experience, others not. Experienced skills are always a plus (carpenters, blacksmithing, masons, welders, gardeners etc., but general help around the is helpful too. Legal driving abilities with experience is a plus.

    We feel that 5 hours of work (usually 8-9am to 1- 2pm) 5 days a week in exchange for food and lodging is reasonable but it can be flexible depending on what you are actually coming here to do, though some things need to be taken care of at any time of day or sometimes even night. In general, weekends are free time but occasionally things need to be done then as well (a storm is coming and the firewood needs to be brought in, for example).

    We want people who love nature, children, outdoors living, are strong and flexible both in character and body. Openness, attentiveness to collaborative existence, taking care of oneself and being responsible for oneself. No complainers. Solution seekers yes. Positive attitude, and openness are best.

    We prefer people that will come for a minimum for two weeks, ideally one month, and if things roll, longer stays are welcome. We require that you have your own health insurance and your own cash at hand.

    As mentioned before, there are many different kinds of things to do. Once we begin contact with each other we can together define a specific project or set of tasks depending on your interests but we will consider your skills and/or ability to learn to be the defining factor of what you can help us with.

    And finally, we want anyone who comes to have a positive attitude towards life and wants to enjoy it!!

  • Langues

    Langues parlées
    Catalan: Courant
    Anglais: Courant
    Espagnol: Courant

    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

    Your own room with a twin size bed in a separate stone cabin with plenty of hot water for showers and baths, a small wood fired kitchen/living area and a private bathroom. A basic all around and road worthy 125cc motorcycle is available for those who wish to use it and have a normal car or motorcycle license and are willing to buy the necessary insurance (if they wish to take it off the private land).

    Satellite Internet with Wi-Fi, though not unlimited, is abundant but we must be careful with heavy downloads or uploads. WhatsApp, Skype, Zoom etc, normaly OK through internet. Streaming at medium resolution is usually good.

    No TV. No dependable cellphone network coverage.

    Food of the house is omnivorous though there isn’t a big focus on meat, it is often welcomed but must be well bred. Vegetarians and Vegans are welcome but at times may be required to cook for themselves if steak or sausage or butter and eggs are on the menu. No picky eaters please.

    Lunch will usually be served between 1-2pm by us in the main house but breakfast and supper is on your own (you will find basic pantry supplies in your kitchen upon your arrival and we will gladly accommodate for your nutritional preferences when shopping.

    Moderate alcohol, tobacco, particular personal care items such as soaps and shampoos etc you must supply for your self and we do request that the later be biodegradable please since our waste management system (a reed pond) relies on sensitive bacteria to work properly.

    Smokers are welcome (Sean smokes as well) but out of doors only and no synthetic filters left on the property please!

    Please do not bring pets.

    We will be uploading photos of the accommodations and surroundings soon!

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    Skiing in the nearby Pyrenees and beaches are only an hour away by car (public transport a little longer), as is Cosmopolitan Barcelona (by train) full of cultural agenda, world heritage and shopping. Lots of local hiking trails, rock climbing nearby, weekend markets, open terrace cafés. Lots of peace and quiet (except for the birds in spring) in nature on the land.

  • 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

    Small campervans like Volkswagen transporters or such that can handle the hilly dirt track are usually fine. Motorhomes or large trailer campers will not make it up the hill.

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Deux

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week


N° de référence hôte : 493189327696