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Area (ha): 700
Persons: 5
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 56010
Country: Spain

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Last Updated: December 19, 2019

>ENVIRONMENT. This is an Eco Lodge Resort / Finca of 700 hectares in Andalucia, at equidistance between Sevilla and Malaga. Itís situated in the middle of a mountain between 600m and 1100 meters above sea level. We are surrounded by a tri-centenary oak tree forest, olive trees, vines and fruit trees, one medicinal garden and one biodynamic garden.

>WE ARE LOOKING FOR motivated volunteers who can stay 3 months minimum; since we are a group of 4-5 volunteers we give more opportunity to long-term people. And we offer a very wide range of activities.

Especially :

1- In Agricultural Area: Volunteers working with our agricultural team in the olive trees and vineyards. There is also general maintenance and construction work carried out on the farm. The volunteer is required to speak Spanish at an intermediate level and be willing to learn. It is physically hard work but a good experience for people who want to learn about commercial farming.

2. In the "Nest" Area: Creative volunteers with experience in general maintenance that can assist in construction projects for the Nest (the housing of volunteers and staff). E.g. Furniture construction with pallets. You don't have to be a construction expert but you need to know how to use tools and be handy!

3- In the Animal Area: A volunteer who works with the animal team helping with their rotation throughout the farm, their food, etc. We have goats, sheep, chickens, horses, and cows. It is a very hard work physically and only suitable for people interested in learning the handling of animals in a commercial farm.

4- In the Horses Area: volunteers with more than 5 years experience with horses, and who can stay 4 months minimum. (We are full for the remainder of 2019)

4- In Kitchen Area: Volunteers who help in the kitchen of the Nest to prepare breakfast and lunch. The only requirement is that you like to cook!

5- In Guest Area: Volunteers who help in Farm Tours, Bike tours and Hikes with guests. Requirements for all the tours is that volunteers speak fluent English. Our terrain is very hilly so mountain bike experience is a must! For Farm Tours you will need a drivers license.

>PERMACULTURE. Volunteers are invited to bring 5 different types of ecological seeds coming from ecological gardens, from other regions and other farms from around the world. This way we help share the biodiversity around the Earth.

>STABLES. Our 95 horses live in their natural environment in immense fields, and all their diet is organic. The first 3 years of their life our horses are being trained under Natural Horsemanship, then to being trained under Doma/Dressage. One of our objective is to sell horses that are both trusting humans and technically highly performing. Our horses are therefore the main characters in our farm, as our guests can ask for dressage lessons or ďrutasĒ into the wild. There are also 50 cows, 50 goats,150 sheeps, 180 chickens, 60 geese and roosters.

>HELP IN THE STABLES. Cleaning and General maintenance in the stables is demanded to our volunteers. Also it is requested to speak a minimum basic Spanish to work in this area, as our team is half Spanish.

>TEAM. We are a team of 60 people, enthusiasts, open to new ideas and way of growing. Some of us live on the farm, some others in the small Pueblos Blancos of the region. Itís an environment with outstanding Nature, and we invite you to explore and do hikes or meditate in the morning or by the sunset. We are all from different origins and countries, we therefore speak a mix of English and Spanish. Speaking both is a big plus for our organizational communication.

>HOUSING. Your housing is basic and simple : 3 showers, confortable housing and one shared kitchen. There are 2 shared dorms for volunteers. We have unlimited Wi-Fi. We offer a very healthy diet, mainly vegetarian, and mainly from our own gardens. We enjoy and share permaculture principles, and we try to reduce to the maximum our use of un-ethical products.

We unfortunately donít accept dogs and cats.

We are hoping to hear from you soon ! And come visit us on our Website or on Facebook!

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