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Farajan Near Ronda Malaga
All Year: Yes (Not July or August)
Area (ha): 10
Persons: Upto 4 (Non Smokers)
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 7298
Country: Spain

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Last Updated: March 30, 2016

WE ARE CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR HELPERS (PAIRS OR COUPLES ONLY) FOR MID JUNE ONWARD'S Our projects going forward are: repairing stone walls, painting/decorating the houses,weed wacking, tending the vegetable garden, PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THE WORK IS OFTEN HARD AND HEAVY AND MAY INCLUDE THE USE OF (STRIMMERS/ WEED WACKERS ETC. PLEASE ALSO BE AWARE THAT YOU WILL NEED STURDY FOOTWEAR AND OLD CLOTHES FOR WORKING IN.

Situated in the stunning Genal Valley (close to Ronda)this 10 hectare off grid riverside finca which was a registered fruit farm is being transformed back to its former glory after being abandoned for 40+ years. We have reconstructed 2 houses and 2 barns installed a high quality tracking solar system to meet our power needs, our water is supplied from a deep bore hole. We have cleared and fenced much of the land. We need people to help us maintain the finca including olive groves (we intend to produce our own olive oil) and 250 assorted fruit trees all of which need pruning, feed the chickens, quail,etc. We now plan to keep pigs and sheep so we need to carry out repairs to internal fences, build animal housing and install gates.
We also have a number of drystone walls that require rebuilding, so anyone with experience of walling would be a big plus. We require help and advice with landscaping around the houses, laying pathways, creating features etc. Results from our vegetable garden have been a little mixed so we need to make this more productive all year round, irrigation needs to be installed (Our quest is to be self sufficient). Any helpers should be aware that we are situated several kilometers down a mountain track and are approximately 8km from the nearest villages (1 1/2 hours walk). So if you are looking for bars and nightlife this is not the place for you. We have 5 dogs and a cat so animal lovers a must (We are unable to accommodate helpers with their own animals as our Mastine guard dogs are used to keep other animals off the finca.) We offer good food (sorry we are unable to cater for vegans)and accommodation in exchange for around 30 hours work a week. The finca does have telephone and internet. (PLEASE NOTE HELPERS WILL NEED TO BRING THEIR OWN COMPUTER TO USE THE INTERNET, ALSO INTERNET USE IS TO BE AGREED BY HOST.)

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