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Vera, Almeria
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 1
Persons: 1-10
Category: Accommodation Business
Host ID: 60841
Country: Spain

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Last Updated: June 21, 2018

I am setting up an eco campsite which will provide budget accommodation for travellers. I have a piece of land and permission to build, but will need help with a range of jobs from cooking for volunteers, gardening and general labouring. I would like helpers to work an average of 5 hours per day, 5 days a week, in return for food and accommodation, but there is some room for flexibility, depending on circumstances. All volunteers have a 2 day trial period, to ensure you fit with our ethos.

The land is a 10 minute walk from the town of Vera, which has good public transport links, banks, supermarkets, etc. It is a 10 minute drive to the nearest beach, where you will find a long, beautiful coastline, with plenty of activities, bars and restaurants. Other nearby attractions include Tabernas, with its 'Mini-Hollywood' where many spaghetti westerns are filmed, and the beautiful Cabo de Gata national park, with a range of untouched beaches. There are also facilities for go-karting, horse-riding and a water park nearby.

Work started in November 2017 and will continue for several months. We now have the building license and the main work is about to start. I will need continued volunteer help during this time. Accommodation is provided in a bell tent, but if you have your own tent, caravan or motorhome, you are welcome to park on the land.
As I am at the beginning of the project, the living situation is very basic. There is no mains electricity or wifi, but there are cafes nearby with access. I am living in a motorhome with a solar panel, which can charge basic gadgets. Although this situation will develop, it might take a while.

Please see the Camping VerdeVeras Facebook and Instagram page for more information on our current progress. Our website is

Iím looking for people with experience in sustainable techniques, such as solar installation and permaculture, as well as people with traditional skills in building, plumbing and electrics. I also need people to help with cooking, gardening, marketing and web design.

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