Ukrainians very welcome - Help with a permaculture project and experience off-grid living near El Perello, Spain



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    Hi, I'm Fran I moved to a small finca in Catalunya 18 months ago and need your help!
    We are totally off-grid (solar power & well water), which means treading lightly on the planet - careful use of all resources including water and power. The household includes Dave the cat, Dulce & Pili the dogs, seven chickens - Louise, Dolores, Chookie, Darlene, Ethel, Edna & Elsie, plus around 30 budgies (it’s a long story!). We all rub along very well indeed, (although Dave would like to get a closer look at the budgies). The plan is to add 2 donkeys to the menagerie, however, before this can happen we need to complete the strawbale/cob shelter and put up fencing to keep those little escapologists at home. Hopefully we can get this done within the next month, as I have 2 beautiful donkeys in mind.

    I am setting up a permaculture project from a fairly sterile base. The finca itself has 160 olive trees, 40 carob trees and 50 almond trees, plus 3 veggie beds. The ground has been compacted over years and now needs lots of organic material added, plus love and hard labour in order to bring it back to health. The donkeys will help by grazing the terraces in order to keep plants under control against the risk of fire and to fertilise as they go.

  • 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
    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

    Keen to meet a range of nationalities for general chat and learn about one another, particularly on things permaculture. Also nice to cook typical national dishes for one another, (but not necessary).

    The area is very beautiful, beaches nearby and acres of forest, plus mountains within reach. The train to Barcelona/Valencia is just 6km away. Hiking, biking, swimming, kicking back in the sun - the world is your whelk!

  • Aide


    Gardening, Animal Care, Harvesting, General Maintenance, Cooking, Pruning, Setting up Irrigation, Painting, making biochar

  • Langues

    Langues parlées
    Anglais: Courant
    Français: Intermédiaire
    Espagnol: Débutant

    Cet hôte propose un échange linguistique
    I am happy to help visitors to improve their English, but equally happy to speak in my basic, but improving Spanish or French (although as time goes by my Spanish improved, my French is fading)

  • Hébergement


    You will have your own room, (unless traveling with someone) with bathroom shared with one other bedroom, plus a kitchenette if wanted, although the intention would be to eat together in the main kitchen/on the terrace. I will provide 3 plant-based meals a day and expect & appreciate help in prepping/cleaning up.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    The nearest village is 4km away, as is the sea, (different directions). It is incredibly peaceful, surrounded by pine forest. Since there is very little light pollution the night time skies tend to be amazing, particularly in winter, and it’s good to see the last of the daylight from the 1st floor terrace, (maybe with a drink in hand).
    There are bikes if you wish to go to the beach or local villages.
    Wifi is pretty good, although not up to steaming films - on the other hand I do have a few DVDs we can project outside for a little home cinema or you could bring your own DVDs. There is no TV.

    I am hugely concerned about climate change and for this reason work hard to minimise my carbon footprint; I would encourage you to consider using an environmentally-friendly method of travel (certainly not flying) to get here (such as train, car share (eg blablacar), cycling, etc.)

  • 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

    I have decent wi-fi, although there are times when it can go down all across the local area, so no guarantees. Equally the mobile signal is pretty good.

  • Espace pour garer des vans

    Espace pour garer des vans

    I have space next to the house for camper vans as well as an outside shower and loo, (although you are welcome to use the indoor facilities if you prefer)

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Plus de 2

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week, plus equal share of cooking & cleaning

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Communication: (4.7)

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