Volunteers will help the host with the construction and improvement of facilities of the camping area and other daily tasks on the farm. Following bioconstruction and permaculture criteria, build with the materials that are in place (wood, dry stone). Traditional carpentry, debarking and transporting logs for future timber framing.
The activities can be the following:
Improvement of the infrastructure in the camping area: access path, construction of a second dry toilet or latrine, improvement in the shower, tables, benches, outdoor kitchen.
Cutting undergrowth of heather and broom to clear land either for cultivation or for pastures, making firewood at the same time
gardening and animal care tasks
Weeding, mulching, pruning tomatoes, harvesting, irrigation
Donkey care and work with them, improvements in their stables
Unterkunft und Verpflegung
Volunteers will sleep in tents in a shady camping area next to the river. There are basic conditions like a solar shower, a dry (ecological) toilet, an outdoor kitchen.
Volunteers will cook for themselves in groups in turns.
The village is ideal for people who enjoy contact with nature. The Wi-Fi connection is limited but there are places with good mobile coverage.
Lage und Freizeit
The farm is located in San Martín de Oscos, in the region of Asturias.
The place is unique and idyllic. It has protection on a European level for the presence of animals on the list of endangered and protected species. It is considered a place of community interest, special conservation area and core area of the biosphere reserve, a lot of ethnographic wealth It has its peculiarities: it is isolated, in the middle of nature, so you have to be in good physical condition and be really motivated, interested in learning a lifestyle like this.
The river runs through the farm propriety, with cold and refreshing water there's pools to dive in.
Easy to organize day trips hiking to ethnographic lights or simply enjoying of surrounding trails.
Wer organisiert das Projekt?
This project will be organised in collaboration with a small local asociation that is based in Asturias.
The local asociation is working on a small agroecological project in a farm, based in an isolated Hamlet next to a river and surrounded by a chestnut forest. Formerly the southern part of the valley was dedicated to the vineyard, to fishing and peach cultivation. It is located in a lovely south-facing hill by the river, protected from the North creating a special microclimate very warm during summer and moderated during winter. The farm works with solar and a diesel generator although we are currently in process of restoration a hydroelectric plant. There s a very wide range of activities dedicating time to:gardening, beekeeping, animal care, land clearing, carpentry and cabinet making, dry stone walling and allways a project of "bii" construction going on.
Oscos Silvestre receives volunteers of different International organizations: worldpackers, wwoof, hippohelp, Helpex...
Perfect place to learn that is possible to live off-grid.
The aim is to create a greener and happier World!
Pesoz bus stop at 19:00h on the 21st.
Excellent opportunity to get an introduction to rural life with a wide range of activities all related to sustainable living:
Small scale forest management, permaculture, "bio" construction, gardening, small scale livestock, permaculture, "bio" construction, arts and crafts creating Resilience, a physical and mental ability to take advantage of local resources.
Please bring a summer sleeping bag, a bedsheet, mountain shoes, a headlamp, work gloves.
Musical instruments, games and other social materials are more than welcome. Don´t hesitative to bring them along with you!!
This project will include a one day only vegan food day agreed by volunteers for the promotion of an environmental sustainable lifestyle.
We are looking for people committed to care for nature, animals and people... Communicative; self-sufficient when working (we will teach you what we know and we also want to learn with you), wanting to develop your personal skills and work together, enthusiastically sharing the experience.
Infosheet will establish some rules of procedures concerning COVID19 behaviour in order to guarantee a safe workcamp for everyone.