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Cuacos de Yuste
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 30
Persons: 2
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 37792
Country: Spain

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Last Updated: May 25, 2015

DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT

We are developing an auto sufficient farm.
The projects that we will be needing help with are.

1_Taking care horses (we currently own horses).

2_Making permaculture gardens with a great variety of veggies and fruit trees, including potatoes, olive trees, carrots, lettuce, kiwis, grapes, onions, tomatoes, peppers, cabbages, pumpkins, fig trees... etc

3_A medicinal garden.

4_Farm animals (All spaces for animals will be insured to be spacious with natural organic ways to feed the animals and using alternative natural medicines to treat them when sick).

Chickens, rabbits, ducks, pigs, cows... etc


DESCRIPTION OF REGION.

The region of la Vera has a great historical background from celtic times to medieval times. Where Viriato (real Asterix) defeated incalculable legions of Romans. And where Carlos V retired.

The 30 hectors has 2 natural deposits of water that come straight from ice in nearby mountains, arriving through underground rivers. There are 2 fresh water springs.

We use the ancient Celtic Arab watering system that dates to more then 2000 years ago. This system consists in channeling the water from structures that as i mention before are extremely old. And flooding the land that is needing watering.

The hectors hold a variety of native trees from 200 year old olive trees, to hundreds of oak trees, chess nuts trees and pine trees.
They also hold a great variety of birds, from eagles, woodpeckers, storks... etc
Native animals include, wild boars, lizards... etc


ACCOMMODATION.

The hectors are 40 minutes slow walking from Cuacos de Yuste (nearest village)

There are three cottages with beds which are better illustrated in the photos we have posted.

There is no light. We are experimenting with refrigeration of delicate foods using the very cold spring water, which is efficient and eco friendly. If not there are other ideas in mind.

There are two dry bathrooms (which will give us fertilizer in a year).

There is a building specifically made for the kitchen.

There is a project in place to make a hot shower fired up with wood or coal (at the moment its just cold water).


WORK SCHEDULE.

For us providing food and accommodation from Monday to Sunday, we are asking from the volunteers 5 hours of work from Monday to Friday.


THINGS TO HAVE.

Flash light, some sweater (jumper) for the night (in summer its very warm, but some nights might be cold), sunscreen, books, boots, swimming suit, towel.

We are looking for dedicated volunteers, that are huge lovers of nature and all work done in this atmosphere.


Its a big plus if the volunteers have a possibility of more then 3 weeks to stay in the farm.

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