Building a sustainable life in Galicia, Spain

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    30/10/2022

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  • Descrição

    Descrição

    BOTH TRIPLE VACC'ED
    We are renovating a house in Galicia, northern Spain, with the idea of beeing as self sufficient as possible. We are 60 ish years old with family living in England, ride triumph motorbikes, renovate Range Rovers and love all things edible!. However I have health problems which means heavy work, lifting, climbing are not possible for me and Roy needs help with building projects. Come and help us with building and labouring, building gardens, hugelbeds and a food forest and we promise you good food in fantastic surroundings, including a beach only 8 kilometers from the house with a lovely bar and restaurant on a bend in the river Mino.

    This year we continue to prep the pig field and repair dry stone walls to keep in our two insane boxer dogs and chickens and keep out jabali, deer and hunters! We are preparing areas for the growing of beans for canning and drying, and areas of three sister plantings, along with other plants to develop a polyculture to keep us all supplied with natural, nutricious food.

    We have a garden suitable to camp in, a large caravan for the less adventurous and space for a motor home with electric hook up. We only eat meat a couple of times a week but can adapt to vegetarianism if required.

    We offer help with English if that is not your first language, help with Spanish if you wish to learn the basics and walling and gardening skills along with knitting and canning and sewing slow fashion if your passions tend towards self reliance.

    We have included art projects as we want to make pieces for sale and also knit and sew accessories for the home.

    Ask us for google maps link. People in the past have said they'll come only to not arrive cos its further than they thought!

    We're waiting for your messages!
    Un saludo, Mandy and Roy

  • Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Prática de idiomas
    Ajuda em projetos ambientais
    Jardinagem
    Projetos de construção/faça você mesmo
    Cuidar de animais
    Ajuda a cuidar da casa
    Manutenção geral
    Ajuda com computadores/internet

  • Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    Life here is very rural and learning to chill out and cope without supermarkets and nightlife is essential. You will learn country skills and self reliance skills, including prepping. It is a Spain that few travellers know about, and once seen, they usually want to stay! Previous workawayers have come to live here...For learning other skills, Roy is a rabid handyman and Mandy is a permaculture nut so pick a side!
    We will take you to local markets and museums, nearby towns, the river beach as well as hold bbqs at home with friends for company.
    If you would like to join us, please leave details of what it is about our project appeals to you in your message.
    Ciao!

  • Ajuda

    Ajuda

    As we head into spring and summer there is a great deal of planting to be done, and as Mandy has had several major operations, more help is needed than ever on making sure there is enough food to keep the finca going all year round. We are aiming for a high level of sustainability for ourselves, our animals and our guests! Having said all that, we would welcome anyone prepared to get stuck in and have a go at whatever is going on! Our only conditions are up and start early, (so we can work in the cool and finish after lunch) and no discussion of politics or religion!

  • Idiomas

    Idiomas
    Inglês: Fluente
    Espanhol: Intermediário

    Este anfitrião oferece intercâmbio de idiomas
    Roy needs to learn basic Spanish! I can teach beginners Spanish but Roy needs to learn from someone he is not married too.....!

  • Acomodação

    Acomodação

    We have a large caravan which has a double bed, sitting area, cooking facilities and storage for clothes and other belongings with a cassette toilet and hot shower, as well as a solar shower for hot days.
    IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT VOLUNTEERS HAVE SOME FORM OF TRANSPORT due to the isolated nature of our finca, even if it is just a push bike.
    Use of internet for general messaging and keeping in touch only as we have limited bandwidth, but the local towns have libraries with good internet.
    3 good meals provided on work days, Breakfast on days off but meals with us if spending free days on the finca.
    BOXER DOGS HAVE NO BOUNDARIES. Just sayin.....

  • Algo mais...

    Algo mais...

    There are wonderful walking trails to follow, local towns to visit and one of the Santiago caminos runs past the end of our driveway and the rivers offer good fishing and beaches. There are many churches and monasteries in the area - really just come to relax, read and go wildlife spotting!
    PERMACULTURE ENTHUSIASTS PARTICULARLY WELCOME!

  • 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 satellite wifi which would be ok for an hour or so a day . Can be slow. But there is a bar with exellent wifi in the town 6 km away

  • Espaço para estacionar campervans

    Espaço para estacionar campervans

    We can squeeze a large campervan in and may be able to supply minimum power if our solar is working hard enough. Gas bottles are super cheap compared to UK and are easy to get hold of.

  • Pode aceitar animais

    Pode aceitar animais

    We are happy with dogs if well behaved (ours aren't) and could fit a horse in the field for grazing with water and possibly shelter too.

  • Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    2

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    Horas previstas

    5 per day. 5 days per week

Essas classificações são opcionais e foram dadas junto com os comentários dos membros.A classificação média deixada por cada opção é exibida.

Precisão do perfil: (5.0)

Intercâmbio cultural: (5.0)

Comunicação: (5.0)















Nº de ref. de anfitrião: 317641694593