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Infiesto (4km), ASTURIAS
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 2,5
Persons: 2
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 8338
Country: Spain

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Last Updated: August 2, 2018

We can maybe use a pair of helping hands for at least 3 weeks in October or later this year. Contact us about this to check the possibilities.

At Fontebona we try to live as natural and self-sufficiently as possible. We are an eco-finca for nature lovers and tranquility seekers. Guests can accompany us in our daily and special activities, and learn about a basic living by doing so. Fontebona is a beautiful place. It`s just that our mini natural paradise still needs quite some fine-tuning. That`s where you come in.

Who are we looking for?

The helpers (max. 2) we are looking for like to live a basic life, and enjoy being outside. Enjoyed nature as a child already? Then you will find Fontebona wonderful. There is some clothing for you but not in all sizes, so please bring your own working clothes and rainwear. We ask you to help us 25 hours a week.

Helpers with working experience in forestry or horticulture and (technical) odd-job (wo)man are especially welcome.

How long?

We understand perfectly well that you want to travel, but we ask you to commit yourself for at least three to four weeks to our project. This gives us time to invest in you.

We love to share our knowledge and experiences, if needed with a beer or a (home made) cider next to the camp fire. We know a lot about living a live as self-sustaining as possible, but we can also brush up your knowledge about art, mushrooms, philosophy or the pruning of your apple tree. We like to go on an excursion with you, if time allows that.

What`s to be done?

You can take over some of the routine jobs, like watering and weeding the vegetable garden, taking care of the donkeys, lugging wood, cooking, removing bracken and gorse. There are also always special projects to help us with.

What are you getting into?

Though Infiesto with all basic facilities is only 4 or 5 beautiful hiking kilometres away, a stay at Fontebona is quite isolated. There are no next-door neighbours. At Fontebona it`s usually only us and our very modest livestock (1 dog, 2 cats, 2 donkeys, 3 sheep, 6 chickens).

We stay in an old wagon. You have your own place in our old camper van (hot water bottles and warming cats available). Internet is limited here. Checking your e-mail on our laptop is no problem. For other purposes there is free broadband internet in the Telecentro in Infiesto. The good news is that we have warm water in the panoramic shower.

Who we are?

We are Thomas and Astrid. A middle aged Dutch couple that settled for this independent lifestyle a few years ago. We enjoy meeting new people and learning things from them in a companiable atmosphere. We do not smoke, do like a beer, wine or cider, but don`t do other drugs. We don`t expect you to have the same habits.

To conclude

Please tell us in your e-mail about your motivation for wanting to come to Fontebona, and in which month you are available.

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