*******We are sorry to say that this year we can only invite people with skills and experience in DIY:
*We need a strong willing person, with construction skills and experience who can work unsupervised. For example; fit doors, windows and locks, build partitions with wood and plasterboard, a bit of digging, general skilled DIY, wood repairs, building repairs, tiling, plumbing, electrics, hard landscaping, concreting. Could be 2 friends or couple with skills and experience.
** We may also need a strong person to assist, involving moving things, DIY, heavy landscaping etc...
Want to share your skills in a tranquil location in the countryside, near the beautiful Costa Brava coast with fabulous wild beaches and incredible wildlife? Join us. We are Francis and Helen, originally from the UK, who took on this rambling finca 17 years ago in order to find a gentler way of life. We have been featured three times on Workaway due to our high levels of 100 per cent positive feedback from volunteers.....we have been inactive but if in doubt please check out our reviews!
The masia has 7000m2 of grounds that with your help will transform into a productive eco system, providing organic fruit and vegetables for home use, low maintenance and no watering gardens to support insects and birds, a retreat for injured and stray dogs and cats that find their way here and our elderly horses. We also offer free facilities for friends who want to practice or share their wholistic skills e.g. in Meditation, Qi Gong, Yoga, Tai Chi. These activities are empowered by the stunning location here of peace and beauty.
We are experienced hosts, know how to look after you. We offer flexible stays. Currently we only have a small one room house for you to stay in with the goats and donkeys to wish you good morning! If you have your own transport - that's a bonus, as there is no regular public transport to (but we give lifts to fit with our shopping trips etc.). If you have a camper van, we can give you a parking space, electricity and water, plus use of a bathroom with shower and hot running water.
What we offer you
Accommodation in a small one roomed house or a caravan both with external shower room, kitchen ,hot and cold water and wifi in our finca, in return for 25 hours a week of help and a food allowance. Usually we are flexible on free time. WE offer another option of only 3 hours work per day in return for accommodation only. Most helpers stay for a 3 weeks to a month or longer - we ask for a minimum of 2 weeks.
Our area is also rich in culture and visitor attractions. We are just 15 mins from Dali Surrealism center, Figueres and 30 mins from the Bay of Roses, the Pyrenees, Medieval Girona, Banyoles Olympic Lake and France. Barcelona is 55 mins by train. Our winters are mild and sunny, we're surrounded by woods and fields, so it is very sheltered, with incredible wildlife, majestic snow capped mountains and unpolluted skies - wonderful for stargazing.
We are multilingual, experienced & supportive (top rated) hosts, with personal experience of volunteering ourselves. We try to be helpful, flexible and to share this exciting Catalunya adventure!
A newly released Spanish film called "Brava" was filmed here..(see Youtube, IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes)
Its about Janine, a woman who has been stressed by Barcelona life and yearns for a peaceful place nearby to unwind and find herself again.....so naturally they chose our place to film it! !! You can do the same as Janine too!..also Barcelona is only 55 mins away by train or car share e.g. Blablacar. And unspoilt beaches, lakes, medieval Girona and France are only 30 mins away.
Bricolage et projets de construction
We enjoy visitors from all over the world and also Workawayers from far and wide from Ireland to Hawaii and from Patagonia to Iceland....we have much experience in facilitating a warm and friendly atmosphere and we do everything we possibly can to help Workawayers access the myriad of cultural and natural attractions all around us.
Of course nature walks, cycling and hiking are right on your doorstep here. In the many meals together, fiestas, arts and holistic events going on here we do everything we can to involve Workawayers and to give them real cultural interchange....See our reviews!!
*******We are sorry to say that this year we can only invite people with specialist skills and experience:
*We need a strong willing person/s, with specialist construction skills and experience who can work unsupervised. For example; fit doors, windows and locks, build partitions with wood and plasterboard, a bit of digging, general skilled DIY, wood repairs, building repairs, tiling, plumbing, hard landscaping, concreting. Could be 2 friends or couple with skills and experience.
We have a small rustic houses with outside bathroom. If not, a caravan with separate kitchen shower/bathroom with hot and cold running water. We provide you with money or food to cook yourself at other times.
We have great facilities - tennis, outdoor swimming pool, boules, a large and light filled room next to the pool which is great for yoga, meditation and just chilling when you want a change from being in the open air. Free laundry facilities. 20 min walk to a local village/bus, and we can give you lifts to the nearest town, Figueres which has good public transport links to Girona, Barcelona, France, the coast and inland towns in the Pyrenees.
Our area is rich in culture and visitor attractions. We are just 15 mins from Surrealism centre Figueres and 30 mins from the Bay of Roses, the Pyrenees, Medieval Girona, Banyoles Olympic Lake and France.
Approx 55 mins to Barcelona by train. Our winters are mild and sunny, we're surrounded by woods and fields, so it is very sheltered, with incredible wildlife and unpolluted skies - wonderful for stargazing.
Set in extensive gardens with Romansque church, swimming pool, tennis, table tennis, boules, BBQ, hammocks, wifi and club house. Surrounded by woods and hills, near the Pyreneess yet close to mediterranean beaches and bays.
Also the walks and ski stations of the Pyrenees. There are horses, goats, dogs, cats and a pig. It is an environment rich in flora & fauna and natural beauty. You may meet some amazing people here - visitors/friends from Barcelona and also all over the world.
However, there are also quiet times too and always space to find your own peace & quiet. Our place is known for its peace & tranquility.
We are exclusively a Workawayer Exchange programme and we support all Workaway aims, objectives and guidelines.
Accès Internet limité
Nous avons des animaux
Nous sommes fumeurs
Large private camper van secure area with outside bathroom available.
Well behaved discussed in advance
5 hours flexible/day 5/week, mainly mornings
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