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This is an agroecological project that includes the organic farm in the heart of the Ricote Valley, also known as Moorish Valley and a rural cottage, the Casica de Perintín. The farm it's 3 Ha of lemon and orange trees and a house veggie horture limited by the River Segura and the protected mountains of La Navela and La Umbría (Sierra de Ricote).
We live at the farm: Natalia, Spanish biologst and translator (from English and Catalan), my daughter Hawa, born in October 2011 and 2-3 volunteers or friends. We share the farm with volunteers some years ago and also with friends and some animals and pets: hens and dogs (maybe a couple of lambs soon!). Volunteers will be lodged at the big house of La Era, where Nat and Hawa live, and there's a powerful wifi available, although apparently in the middle of nowhere ;).
We are currently recovering the former structures and functioning of the citric and fruit trees, the orchards, of this unique, beautiful and tranquil spot. So there's always field work to do, like trimming, pruning, cutting and preparing wood, watering the orchards, taking care of the veggie garden for the house, fixing stonewalls and watering channels, picking up fruits, fixing fences, water pipes....apart from regularly preparing and fixing the rural house for incoming guests
We welcome adaptative and responsible volunteers, eager to help both open air and inside, independent and also sociable. There's a lot of work around the year and we expect volunteers to adapt to our crazy and chaotic rythms; and to take responsability during their stage of certain tasks (like feeding the chickens) every day... even the days off (when they do eat too!). Enjoying cooking and giving a hand regularly with housework, without need to be told are always welcomed.
You won't probably ever forget the magic atmosphere !
No dogs allowed, sorry; we have already some and they still do not understand well the concept of "workaway doggies" ;)
Please, do not apply for less than 3-4 weeks, as it's the minimum stay we can cope with! Gracias!
Prática de idiomas
Ajuda em projetos ambientais
Projetos de construção/faça você mesmo
Cuidar de animais
Ajuda em fazenda
Cuidar de crianças/atividades criativas
Criar/cozinhar refeições caseiras
Ajuda a cuidar da casa
Ajuda com computadores/internet
The entire farm is a lovely sample of the traditional Murcian orchards (huerta), including the ancestral watering system designed by the Moorish centuries ago, and it's officially under Organic Ecolabel since 2003. So that volunteers will learn and experience authentic and sustainable ways of farming.
We also maintain a veggie garden for the house and organise workshops on specific techniques (like bokasi, stonewalls...) that can be joined.
The rural house, the Casica, provides the touristic scope of the management.
We are an openminded and curious family, who hosts volunteers more than 10 years ago, so that we enjoy exchanging experiences and visions with interesting people!
Este projeto pode envolver crianças. Para mais informações, veja aqui nossas diretrizes e dicas.
Around the year we must care the oranges and lemons trees and also weeding the horture, and some fixing in the houses, like painting, and redoing stonewalls are often needed....we are always busy down here! Minimum stage is for 3 weeks... preferably 4 or longer, once we are all happy! Please do not apply if you cannot stay for a minimum of 3-4 weeks.
Este anfitrião oferece intercâmbio de idiomas
Many years of experiences in teaching Spanish, so we will correct and help you with yours if you're interested. Support to improve our French and German wi be welcome!
Volunteers will share the house with Nat and Hawa, having their own room, shared or not depending on how many vols we have (usually 2, eventually 3 or more)
There are really nice hiking routes around and canoeing is posible nearby. Every neighbour village is worth being visited, and there are also some interesting museums and 2 spas not too far away.
We can provide you with a bike and ocassionally a car might be available.
There are some daily buses to Murcia city.
Ojós is a litle village (350 inhab.) 1 km away and there are 3 bars and a shop. Within 10km there are 6 more villages, Ricote, Ulea, Blanca, Abarán, Villanueva y Archena, all worth a visit, some of them more!.
Acesso à internet
Acesso à internet limitado
Pode hospedar famílias
There's a good wifi connection, and several comfy places to work
Mais de 2
5hours 5 days per week, Thursdays and Saturdays days off (changeable if told in advance)
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