We found this beautiful land in 2004, after searching for it for around 10 years, going through all the south of Europe till we found this specific land which we envisioned.
The region used to be part of the bread basket of the area, with beautiful Moorish stone terraces, being completely self-sufficient. Years of deforestation turned the whole region into a harsher, drier place.
Our land used to be one of the old “corrals “ with the original name; Corral De Los Angeles. When we bought the land (7 hectares) it already had almost a thousand olive and almond trees, some as old as 400 years.
We have planted thousands of trees - shade as well as fruit trees, shrubs, vegetables, flowers....creating biodiversity and micro-climates, we want to bring back life into the land, improve the earth (which we already did and now do very intensively), nourish the trees and transform it into a green heaven. It is a magical place, very powerful.
We are three partners to this land - Avi, Lilu and Ruth - are the founders of a world-wide known methodology that has been taught and practiced in Europe and Israel for the last 35 years. The methodology teaches body attention. We relate to nature as we teach and relate to bodies, as something to care for, nourish and let grow to its natural potential. This is our vision for the future of this place.
We have been living in different countries for many years and chose to settle in this specific part of Spain which is beautiful , empty and with very tolerant people. Easy to feel at home.
Among the hands-on projects we were or are involved with: the permacultural design; Food forest, introducing micro organisms, minerals - all organic - into the earth through the irrigation system, creating key lines to collect and hold rain water, planting Vetiver weeds to hold the earth, pruning the trees that grow wild, green roofs, growing new species in our organic vegetable garden (with seeds from all over the world), as well as taking care of the existing big vegetables garden, seeding new trees, planting wild flours, renovation of the 400 years stone building into rooms for volunteers and common spaces. There are more.
We are very open to new ideas for projects that fit to the needs of the land and the people living on it!
Our focus is to help transform this land into a place of natural abundance!
We are working with professionals in order to regenerate, nourish, structure and balance the soil so that it activates a permanent, sustainable and self-sufficient fertility system to take care of the olive trees and all the plants on our farm.
We're looking for volunteers that are pro-active, we’re not going to micromanage you. Although we have some defined projects we are open for suggestions and new ways so we can learn from each other. Normally, we like to receive volunteers for at least one month. There are possibilities for long term collaboration. Not all our volunteers are workawayers. We are welcoming volunteers with many different backgrounds, we look for people who have a pioneer's attitude who aren't afraid to get their hands dirty.
We are drinking water from the well onsite, use our own organic olive oil, eat our own vegetables (still to be developed to have more variety) and our own fruits, electricity is solar, We are quite far from the city, hardly any light pollution (wonderful for star lovers), incredible silence most of the time, very few cars passing by....heaven.
The weather can be pretty extreme; hot and dry sometimes, sometime windy or with extreme heavy rainstorms a few times a year, which allow us to harvest much water.
We are in the process of creating a self-sufficient, resilient farmstead, but it’s still in a pioneers state.
You can spend your free time as you want, on the land or explore the surroundings, there are great trails to run, walk or bike in the mountains but you can also hang out in a hammock around the pond in summer or read or write a book or play music by the chimney in winter.
We have a 2 mobile homes with two rooms each, a caravan, a single room in a wooden house and are planning to renovate parts of the old house into more rooms to stay. We provide the groceries you need and the cooking is done on a rotation base. You are welcome to eat anything that grows on the land. The cleaning, cooking and taking care of the common spaces are done on rotation basis.
You are expected to work 5 hours a day, 5 days a week. We are flexible and if anyone prefers to work some hours in the afternoon instead of the morning or taking a day off during the week and do some work in the weekend we can arrange all this with good communication.
What you will find 30-40 minutes away:
Beautiful Mediterranean beaches
Waterfall and pools
Aide avec des éco-projets
Bricolage et projets de construction
Aide dans une ferme
Cuisine/repas pour la famille
From the experts we work with:
*** Permaculture design process, syntropic agriculture, agroforestry and biodynamics, growing trees and plants and much much more.
* Cooking in different styles.
* Learning from the experience we have of developing the land for over 16 years.
* At any given moment we have people from at least 4-5 different nationalities, speaking different languages, coming from different backgrounds - a very enriching experience.
A lot of freedom to initiate projects that could be beneficial to the land and the people
Who we are looking for:
In this period we are specifically looking for help with:
* tractor work - trimmer, wood chopper, fumigation etc.
* Renovating parts of the old stone building.
* creating keylines in the land to collect water
* preparing a new vegetable garden
* fixing the green house to use for seeding.
* Gardening and young tree care
* Video editing!
* Maintenance of irrigation system, set up new parts
* Seeding trees and shrubs
* Trimming bushes and shrubs.
* Taking care of vegetable garden
* Taking care of Vetiver plants
What we offer:
The accommodation options are varied:
* Wooden house - this is the community space where we cook together. There are two rooms in this house. One is free
for a single person. The house has shared bathroom and kitchen.
* 2 mobile homes with two rooms each.
Internet connection in the wooden house and the mobile homes.
The accommodations share an outdoor, bio-construction bathroom (built with natural materials from the land).
Accès Internet limité
Nous avons des animaux
Nous sommes fumeurs
Cet hôte a de la place pour les vans.
Cet hôte a dit qu’il acceptait les personnes voyageant avec un animal.
Plus de 2
5 hours a day, 5 days a week
Ce sont des évaluations supplémentaires en option lorsque les membres laissent un feedback. La note moyenne pour chaque option est affichée.
Exactitude du profil: