Help us with building a strawbale house in Cretas, Spain

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  • Última atividade: 15 abr. 2024

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  2024 

 Hospedagem min. solicitada: mínimo 1 semana

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  • Descrição

    Descrição

    Help us with building a sustainable, eco-friendly strawbale house. Located in the rural region of the Matarraña, Teruel, known as Tuscany of Spain. Completely off-grid (solar energy and water from a nearby source). The surrounding area is ideal for hiking, biking, motor rides. We live right across a beautiful National Park, called Els Ports. The little, medieval villages are ideal for exploring and enjoying a nice lunch, tapas or just a vino. We are close to the Terra Alta, a famous wine region, where you can go to a wine tasting. We are a Dutch couple, Eric and Ingrid, and are here since June 2019. Eric is a former chef, who loves to cook for people. He also had his own construction company for the last 12 years. Ingrid is the one who does mainly the background type of work like managing the finca, finances, website, social media. We both like to work tidy and clean. We are good-natured and with humor. We also love to play games and enjoy a good glass of wine.

  • Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Ajuda em projetos ambientais
    Construção/faça você mesmo
    Ajuda em fazenda
    Criar/cozinhar refeições caseiras
    Manutenção geral
  • Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    Our area is exceptionally exciting for people who love nature. There are many hiking trails, mountain bike trails. Horse back riding is also a possibility in the surrounding mountains. We have a beautiful nature park at our doorstep (Els Ports) where you can go hiking, rock climbing or just simply enjoy nature. We also have the Via Verde (a subverted railway), a beautiful bike/pathway through the unspoiled mountains. There are also numerous natural swimming pools in the rivers crossing our region. There is also a big lake, where you can swim, hire a paddle boat or fish.
    As said before, we live completely off-grid, which means in our case that we are solar powered, and we are not connected to the mains, for electricity, sewer and water. We transport water from a nearby village, and we collect rainwater for showering, washing machine and dishwasher.

  • Ajuda

    Ajuda

    We would like to invite you to come and help us out with the build of our house and the many chores around our finca. Initially for one or 2 weeks, and when the feeling is mutual, we can extend for a longer period.

    Build of the house:
    * rendering the walls inside and outside with lime plaster
    * building a rainwater catchment embalse

    Maintenance of the finca:
    ♡ help with the olive harvest (October/November/December)
    * building a chicken coop
    * sawing wood and filling the wood supply sheds
    * and many more jobs
    The jobs on the finca are only available if there is no work to be done on the build of the house. This has priority above all else.

    We would basically need help 5 days a week, starting at 9 and finish at 3 PM (lunch and coffee breaks included). Days off can be scheduled around your needs. Help with preparing diner is greatly appreciated.
    We expect our helpers to start and finish a task, with a little guidance from us, but as independent as possible. You need to be motivated and enjoy working on the land and with your hands.

  • Idiomas

    Inglês: Fluente
    Holandês: Fluente
    Alemão: Iniciante
    Espanhol: Iniciante
    Francês: Iniciante

  • Acomodação

    Acomodação

    We have a independent bedroom, with electricity and wifi, warm and cold water, sink, and private shower.A separate outdoor dry/compost toilet where you have a fabulous view. We can also host people that bring their own accommodation, like a campervan. We have space enough and reasonably flat terrain, that you can park almost anywhere. We provide you with a spacious, private bathroom and a non-flushing (compost toilet). We also have excellent WIFI-connection. So for digital nomads, we can make it work for you too.
    We will do all the shopping and provide you with lunch (home-made bread) and diner. As Eric is a former chef, the diners are always highly appreciated by our guests! We also have a dishwasher, that means no chores of doing dishes! We are not vegetarian/vegan, we appreciate a good piece of meat, however for vegetarians we can make an alternative (and we always like to learn new recipes)!

  • Algo mais...

    Algo mais...

    Travelling will be easiest by car. The nearest bus will stop in Arnes a couple of times a day or 15 kilometers away in Valderrobres or Calaceite or Horta de San Joan (more regular). If you have a bike with you, you can get around with that, the roads are doable, especially if you have an electric bike. The villages are all medieval, rustic villages nestled on top of the hills. If you are a wine lover, the Terra Alta starts only 500 meters away from our finca as we are on the border with Catalunyua.

    A little about us:
    Eric is the man who will supervise but also work alongside you as he is in charge of the build of the house. He is a former chef who enjoys cooking for guests and has more than 10 years experience as a self-employed builder.
    Ingrid is in charge of the maintenance of the finca and the driving force behind the scenes. We both enjoy this new life style (we have been here since June 2019) and would not go back to Holland!! We have a big dog, Boaz, he is very sweet, good natured handsome fellow who loves to play with you. He is still young, 2 years old, he was only 3 months old when we arrived here. He accepts other dogs after a good introduction.
    We prefer non-smokers, not only because we don't smoke ourselves, but also of the fire hazzard that is a very real possibility here.

  • Mais alguns detalhes

    Mais alguns detalhes

    • Acesso à internet

    • Acesso à internet limitado

      Acesso à internet limitado

    • Temos mascotes

    • Somos fumantes

    • Pode hospedar famílias

  • Pode hospedar nômades digitais

    Pode hospedar nômades digitais

    We have a very good WIFI connection and we would love for digital nomads to hook up with us.

  • Espaço para estacionar campervans

    Espaço para estacionar campervans

    We have a 3 hectare olive orchard where you can pretty much park anywhere. The terraces are pretty big and mostly flat with incredible views towards the mountains of Els Ports (nature park)

  • Pode aceitar animais

    Pode aceitar animais

    This is under the restriction that your pet is used to other pets and can behave in a social way. We have a fenced area.

  • Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    Mais de 2

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    Horas previstas

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Nº de ref. de anfitrião: 278273164227

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