Help us create an off-grid abundant heaven with an organic food forest, in the hills of Marina Alta Alicante, Spain

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  • Description

    Description

    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 “ 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; we are building a syntropic garden, (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. Soon we will have start growing chickens. 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 are looking for people who have real interest in the project and love this (healthy) style of life. We look for people who have naturally an attitude of partners to the project, relating to it as their own. We welcome people who are mature and responsible (this not being a question of age), positive, honest, energetic and are happy to work (not doing things as a duty or as employees), proactive, flexible and like to live in a community of individuals.
    We need people who have had some past experience in living in nature and dealing with some kind of agriculture and/or bio construction) and or animal care etc.
    Normally, we like to receive volunteers for at least one month. Most of our volunteers stay for a minimum of 3-4 months. Not all our volunteers are workawayers. We are welcoming volunteers with many different backgrounds, we like a diverse community, with individuals who are passionate about different things and can enrich each other and the project.

    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 is very varied. Nothing stays for long, in ma matter of hours sometimes. 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. You can always create your won projects on the land, get the OK from us and then be free to create and learn.

    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 asked to help 5 hours a day, 5 days a week. We are flexible and if anyone prefers to do some hours in the afternoon instead of the morning or taking a day off during the week and do some hours at the weekend we can arrange all this with good communication. We like people who enjoy to help and are not busy looking at the watch, but fully involved in what they are doing.

    What you will find 30-40 minutes away:
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    Beautiful Mediterranean beaches
    Waterfall and pools
    Thermal water
    Picturesque villages
    Much more

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Projets artistiques
    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Jardinage
    Bricolage et projets de construction
    S’occuper des animaux
    Aide dans une ferme
    Cuisine/repas pour la famille
    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

    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
    Side gaining from different activities we do in our international school of the Grinberg Method

  • Aide

    Aide

    Who we are looking for:
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    In this period we are specifically looking for help with:
    * Video editing!
    * a mechanic or someone who has mechanic's skills.
    * tractor work - trimmer, wood chopper, fumigation etc.
    * Renovating parts of the old stone building.
    * Cooking
    * creating keylines in the land to collect water
    * planting bushes
    * preparing a syntropic garden
    * fixing the green house to use for seeding.
    * Gardening and young tree care
    * 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
    * chicken tractor building and starting a small nomad chicken farm

  • Langues parlées

    Anglais: Courant
    Espagnol: Intermédiaire

  • Hébergement

    Hébergement

    What we offer:
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    The accommodation options are varied:
    * Common 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.
    * Caravan
    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).

  • 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

    Cet hôte a de la place pour les vans.

  • Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    Cet hôte a dit qu’il acceptait les personnes voyageant avec un animal.

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Plus de 2

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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