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Riudaura
All Year: spring-summer
Area (ha): 2
Persons: 2
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 15840
Country: Spain

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Last Updated: April 17, 2017

We are a family of three and we live in a farmhouse that we just rebuild with the help ofL volunteers.
We expect helpers to be motivated about the life in the farm and to work and help hard on the suggested work ( from farming to building or taking care of animals ( sheep, chiken, bees..), fire wood...etc.) for about 5 hours a day. Also help in the kitchen and cleaning the shared areas is something important for the people staying with us. Anyway the day is long and you can take plenty of free time and a weekly day off if you wish. To help enjoing the area and your free time, we can offer bikes, books and a friendly relationship of course!

Our project is about living close to nature and, although Mireia works as a fisiotherapist a few hours a day, and I work as a agriculture and food processing teacher every afternoon at the highschool; we produce our food as much as we can. We have a big garden and a nice flock of sheep (10). Quite a lot of chicken and a cat and a dog! The work we might need help with can be very different depending on the day and the season... harvesting crops, planting, weeding, fencing, cutting wood, feeding animals, building shelters or specific things like baking bread...always something to do in the busy farmlife! :)

The volunteers stay in the barn where we have a bedroom with lovely views of the surrounding wild mountains ( that building have only three walls , and that's the reason why we only host people when is not too freezing outside :P)

We also collect nuts and fruits from the forest. The forest is beautiful here and wild. The flock of 10 sheep help us cutting the grass and give us meat and sometimes milk. The 40 hens ley eggs sometimes and we also have a few bee hives and try to get some natural honey! Considering that we work also in the town a few hours a day, there is also a lot to do in the farm and of course a lot to learn, for us and for the volunteers. We like to receive the volunteers like they were part of the family and we like that they take the project like it was theirs. We share the first floor of the house where there is a kitchen, a bathroom, a living room and an old mill to be restored!

Nuestro proyecto consiste en vivir de forma respetuosa con el entorno. Desde hace tres.años estamos instalados en una casa de campo que hemos rehabilitado junto con la ayuda de voluntarios y criterios de bioconstrucción. Somos una pareja con una hija de 2 años, y aunque los dos trabajamos unas horas en Olot ( 8Km) nos dedicamos por placer a la vida en el campo. La zona de huerto ecológica ocupa unos 2mil metros cuadrados y producimos todo lo que podemos para ser autosuficentes en verduras y así compartir con los voluntarios variedad de comida ecológica que es la base de nuestra dieta. También ofrecemos excedentes en cajas de verdura ecológica de temporada de forma semanal o esporàdica a familiares y amigos. Tambien tememos unas 40 gallinas y diez ovejas que pastan al aire libre en el resto de la finca, lo que nos proporciona huevos y carne de primera calidad. Ah, también tenemos unas pocas colmenas para abejas. Además, recogemos heno para el invierno y cutivamos maíz para alimentar en parte a nuestros animales. Esperamos que los helpx sean amigos con quién aprender juntos y con quién compartir nuestras obligaciones diarias en la granja. Los invitamos a alojar-se en la cabanya donde tenemos una habitación doble con vistas a la montaña, aunque hay bonitos rincones para una tienda si algunos lo prefieren. La cocina, el comedor y el baño de la primera planta de la casa ya fueron diseñados para ser compartidos con los voluntarios, tenemos internet wifi y una mesa grande. Olot, al ciudad más cercana se encuentra a unos pocos quilómetros y está rodeada de volcanes con excursiones muy interesantes. Compartir nuestros quehaceres diarios implica aprender sobre el cuidado de ovejas y gallinas, agricultura ecológica, gestión de excedentes, apicultura y vida en el campo en general.

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