Eco farming, building and tourism. !!!
Summerseason is coming up! Although it's still unclear how the season will turn out with the lock downs being eased.....what will be allowed and which borders will open. For the moment we count on a small season, with only the accommodations being rented and maybe even those might not being booked all the time. So for now we're looking for motivated people to give us a hand outside and help witg some preparations for the summer. From July, the activities are more guest related. If there's time we'll continue with some buildig work.
For after August it will be the projects again! There's plenty to do on the land, making this place even more beautiful than it already is.
Work during the next months will be:
Expanding the area for the donkeys, creating a new water system for irrigation and grey water, building another shower and toilet. There's some fencing work for a new vegetable garden and orchard and much more...
Untill the weather will change usually at the end of December, most work will Be outside, after that there's plenty of inside jobs.
I am trying to vary the working days, so no one gets bored and to give you the chance of choosing which kind of work you prefer, so everyone feels comfortable with what he/she is doing.
More about the ongoing projects:
We still have an organic walnut plantation on the program! 4 Hectares (10 acres ) of land has been cleared, first job is a fence, half of this has been done, then the trees will go in the ground and irrigation to be installed.
There are of course always general jobs like grass cutting, chopping wood for the winter, clearing areas, taking care of the donkeys...
Building work on the old farm houses will continue after the summer months, as well as the building of another tree house.
If you have skills, great! But for us your enthusiasm and spirit are more important! We need people that enjoy being outside and working physically and that see what needs to be done and also can work independantly.
About the location and accomodation:
We`re in the Southeast of France on the Spanish border, surrounded by mountains, forest and next to a small river to swim in.
When we arrived here there was nothing but a virgin piece of overgrown land and a bunch of ruins...no road in, no electricity, water, sewage and no place to live in, but just a stunning scenery to look at :) This is 10 years ago and a lot has been done since, with our vision, hands and of course the incredible support of many volunteers that passed by over the years....
Your accommodation can be either in a caravan or the restored ruin or you can pitch your own tent somewhere on the land. Please be aware we are in the middle of nature, so the accommodation is basic, but still comfortable! We have warm showers, electricity from solar panels and a big kitchen with a great view. There is Wifi, but it’s limited, so we have to be consciously using it. Most likely you won't have internet connection from your own provider.
I provide all meals and we either take turns with cooking or one person is responsible for it. During the summer months I am also looking for someone to cook regularly for the guests and then we have dinner all together on the terrace. Always a nice event- especially the weekly pizza nights!
If you have any allergies or dietary restrictions, please let me know.
We are also often baking fresh organic bread in the self-built wooden oven and if you are into baking you are welcome to be creative here!
Normally volunteers are working 5 hours/day, 5 days/week.
The weekends we try to go out and do something nice, go for a drink in the local Spanish bar, to the close-by lake in Spain, for a hike...
Are you enthusiastic and not afraid of getting your hands dirty and would you like to experience life in the middle of stunning mountain nature? Then you are in the right place!
Please contact us if there`s anything you`d like to know. See you soon!