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Granada Provincia
All Year: All year
Area (ha): 0.8
Persons: Maximum 6
Category: Other
Host ID: 60086
Country: Spain

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Last Updated: January 5, 2018

Its January 2018 and we are looking for helpx people to help with our olive harvest this month!

We offer exchange of 5 hours work a day for accommodation & vegetarian meals. Our accommodation is in a yurt or campervan sharing facilities with us in the house during set times each day.

When you get in touch we can email you our work schedule. We are a young married couple with a newborn baby, Thalia was born at our home in November 2017.

We are seeking volunteers to help develop our permaculture & forest gardens. We are slowly building infrastructure to host yoga retreats. Helpers with experienced skills in compost toilet building, irrigation, water systems, plumbing, carpentry, building, wood carving, path laying, stone wall building, step building, landscaping, gardening, and dog training/walking.. are especially welcome.

Currently we live with 2 cats & a dog. Our nearest neighbours have two young children and we all welcome families to come to play & work together. Seasonally we love help with olive and almond harvests, acecia clearing, pool cleaning, strimming, seed planting, fruit harvesting, pruning trees and more.

We share our kitchen/cooking & solar shower facilities with you in the house, making meals together when possible so we all eat 3 healthy meals a day. We provide 3 meals for 5 hours work exchange per day or if you prefer to be independent & walk to the village to buy some of your own meals at local bars we can discuss this arrangement.

There's a herbolaria in Cadiar (20minutes drive from Yegen) where you can buy yourself specialist food products. A van selling fish comes to Yegen most days and there's a famous ham shop in Yegen called Jamon Muñoz if you are in need of meat or gifts to take home.

For accommodation we have one Mongolian yurt, a campervan converted from an old ambulance, and a tent for two. We can provide all bedding and request a small fee for washing at the laundrette during dry season. This is an off grid home with careful use of water, especially during the dry season & reduced power during rains.

Yoga lessons, meditation, and massage training are available with us. We aim to offer a comfortable stay whilst working together to improve our facilities for future guests. We'd love to build a solar compost toilet, outdoor shower, shared kitchen, shaded rest areas and a beautiful yoga shala.. Step by step.

The land is peaceful, in beautiful nature over looking the mountains. Yegen has a small Coveiran shop, a gift shop, bars, pharmacy and doctors within 15-20minutes hiking or 4x4 driving route. You need to be fit and in reasonably good health to enjoy this landscape.
The nearest bank, post office, hospital and other facilities are 20minutes drive from Yegen in Cadiar or Ugijar. There are two buses a day to and from Yegen so please plan your journies effectively. For an additional cost it maybe possible to arrange some transport by car.

We have wifi in the house which can be used between 2-4pm daily.
Smoking is permitted in specific areas, outdoors only.. Due to fire risks in this region we ask you to be very careful.
Outdoor fires are strictly forbidden in this region for good reason.
Children are very welcome under adult supervision.
Pets are not allowed.

During free time you can visit the southern beaches or Granada city within 2 hours drive from Yegen. You can visit the Sierra Nevada, come to our yoga classes, go hiking.. and much more. Benny, our dog also loves to join people on walks!

From July to the end of August public swimming pools are open near to Mecina Bomberon, in Ugijar and Cadiar, the cost is around 2€ per person. You can also take a dip in cold natural spring pools nearby. There are many fiestas and you can find details online.

We look forward to meeting you and learning together on the land.

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