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Mijas Pueblo
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 0.4
Persons: 2
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 8619
Country: Spain

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Last Updated: January 25, 2020

NB:At the moment we have agreements with helpers until mid April 2020 so will probably be able to host from that date onwards.

Back to La Tierra is a soul driven project by Paul & Marina. At our home in Finca La Tierra in Mijas (Málaga, Spain) we bring together everything that constitutes wellbeing. Our orchard garden, where we are designing an edible forest according to permaculture principles, is a way to reconnect with nature mindfully and learn to observe and approach life through a different lens.

We offer our studio and apartment as accommodation via airbnb to guests looking to spend a green break and slow holiday throughout the year. We have been rated super hosts twice in a row, it is very important to us to find the perfect balance between giving our guests a feeling of privacy whilst being welcoming and informative.

We always need help developing our orchard garden, general maintenance, building garden walls, digging swales, painting, building soil etc. Projects will vary by the season. Whilst we are working together we like to discover your talents and ask you to also contribute in your own unique way to our project. All our helpers have literally left their stamp on Back to La Tierra and this (creating together) is an important part of the significance of our project. Although we mostly work together you may at times need to work alone and be proactive.

We offer you our cosy 70's caravan with a separate shower/bathroom. We will sometimes eat together but mostly we supply your shopping so you can prepare meals in the caravan. Wifi reception is in the garden under the mulberry tree :) We host a maximum of 2 hosts at a time. We normally agree to work from 9-2 from Monday to Friday. Stays can vary although we generally prefer 2-4 weeks. We request that your presence is discreet, in respect for our guests.

Our finca is located 30 mins walking from the coastal town of Fuengirola or mountain village of Mijas. From Fuengirola there are buses and trains to travel along the coast. We very much appreciate being close to everything but away from it all when we are at home. If you are looking for a very rustic, village, inland, experience you may be disappointed by civilisation being quite close by.

About us: Paul (60) has a medical background but has chosen to dedicate himself to permaculture and portrait painting. Marina (52) has a varied international background and now runs Back to La Tierra. She teaches yoga, is a writer and shares her insights into reconnecting body, mind and soul on all levels. We have lived in Southern Spain on and off since 1978. Our children, Tessa (20) and Sebastian (19) have both just finished school and are studying and traveling.

We have had very memorable experiences with all our helpers and we deeply believe in this way of sharing life views, insights and visions.

If what we are doing and how it sounds appeals to you it would be great to get in touch to see if we can agree on dates. Looking forward to it!

reviews (8)
Helper: Fabio and Alice Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Brazil Date: February 26, 2020
We are here just to confirm that the other reviews describe very well how is ... view complete review

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Helper: Guillaume Gossuin Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Belgium Date: January 2, 2020
My stay at Marina and Paul's finca was absolutely what I was looking for. The... view complete review

Helper: Jay Lyons Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Spain Date: October 1, 2019
Marina and Paul are not simply excellent hosts they are also lovely people wh... view complete review

Helper: Anezka and Nikola Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Czech Republic Date: March 16, 2019
Thank you thank you Marina and Paul ❤🌻 We dare to say that ... view complete review

Helper: Vincent Krijthe Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Netherlands Date: February 18, 2019
Early January 2019 I was lucky enough to live with and help Paul and Marina f... view complete review

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Helper: Zuzana and Ondřej Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Czech Republic Date: November 10, 2018
There is already written everything about accomodation and work... So we can ... view complete review

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Helper: Vaclav and Linda Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Czech Republic Date: March 21, 2011
The stay at Paul and Marina's house couln't be a better start to our voluntee... view complete review

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Helper: Steffen and Lina Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: October 17, 2010
We has such a great time in Mijas! Marina, Paul, Tessa and Seb are such a kin... view complete review

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