Off the grid living - we look for travellers and volunteers to share our lifestyle in Spain

We are a community of people living in a Mediterranean area, where we try to thrive with the abundance that Nature offers all around us.

We open our space to any travellers, students, young or old, nomads, changemakers, hippies, conformists or anti-conformists: we are happy to share our philosophy and lifestyle with you, whoever you are. Our purpose is mostly educational, as we have a very minimalistic and anti-materialistic vision; we would like to educate the generations to come about the advantages of a more simple life in true contact with Nature, eating less but better, working less but more significantly, possessing less and sharing more.

We don´t have a perfect life, we make many mistakes, and we miss many commodities. At the same time, we can enjoy the advantages of this lifestyle:
  • free time, 
  • good food, 
  • more health, 
  • social contact, 
  • play and adventures,
  •  (almost) no competition between individuals, 
  • support, psichological and phisical, coming from our "modern" tribe.

We believe in personal spaces and in community spaces. We believe individuals need both of these elements (personal time/space and social time/space) in almost equal dosis, in order to have a healthy lifestyle).

For this reason, we try to give our guests 8-9 hours of sleep and 8-6 hours of free time. We ask generally 4-5 hours of community work. We usually work together and decide what to do together, especially if the work is hard or challenging, also according to the community needs.

Social work includes:

-forestry
-gardening
-ecobuilding construction
-research
-cooking
-organizing events


To reinforce our community ideals, we often organize circle meeting when we discuss about anything we want, or anything we have learned and we want to share.

Decisions making is not democratic but based on everyone consensus. This system seems to work just fine and we hope not to change it.

We try to defeat Ego, through constant communication and improvement proposals, and other social techniques (sometimes improvized). When it comes  to take decisions we believe the scientific method it is the best tool: therefore we base our choices on observations of causes and effects in the reality of nature.

By doing this, we aim at creating a new, personal culture, traditions and folklore, that fit better with the circumstances of our environment.

We don´t consider ourselves spiritual people, though most of what we do is, in a certain way, spiritual. All religions and creed are accepted, though we do not practice or follow any official religions.

LGBT community: all sexual orientations and philosophies are welcome to join here and bring their own richness.


Come if you are looking for understanding, social bonding, and affection.
Don´t come if you are looking for sex or other edonistic activities that dumb our senses (smoking, drugs, drinking ecc.). Alcohol is allowed but modeherately.

Some of us here is polyamourous, there is also a monogamous married couple with children. We respect all views.

Diet -  free food offered but...

This is a thing we regret to say and might limit your freedom here: we do not accept animal killings or other violent form of animal explotation. Because of human impact on the enviroment many species of animals have already been displaced here, confined or condamned to extinction;
Hunt is forbidden, so is meat consumption.

Here we try to help animals instead and we give them space to live in safety.

Diet is strictly Vegetarian or Vegan, or even Raw - (fructarian for who can manage it).

 We don´mind cheese making and eggs gathering if it comes from our free range chicken. We cannot accept industrial meat and industrial dairies products.

Accommodation

Depending on the weather, season, or other circumstances, accommodation can be in tents (your personal tent) yurta, wwooden house, caravan, cob houses. In some of these structures there´s no electricity but in the main house there is modern equipment (electricities, computer, small library, bathroom with showers).

There´s wifi, books and computers that you can use for whatever purpose.

However we ask guests to limit the use of internet for "social networking" purposes. We believe that the only social moments are the ones spent with real people in real life, instead of the virtuality of the net.

Volunteers requirements and hosting limits

Every enviroment has its own capacity limits.
There´s only a certain amount of food that our place (and Nature) can provide for everyone, without interrupting a natural cycle and a natural balance. Therefore there´s a limit of people we can host.

We´ve found that even social interactions are better if they don´t exceed a certain number of people. A good number for us is 12. It´s good if the team of people is made by 12 individuals.

So we can host up to ten volunteers at a time (making us a tribe of maximum 20 people).


The costant exchange and the open doors to as many people as possible ensure "fresh air" for our community, in order for it not to stagnate, in a social way of speaking. However we host preferably in the summer months as we prefer to have a private time in the winter (especially around Christmas times).

We are sorry to say that due to the large number of requests of volunteers we might do a pre-selection. So the more info you share about yourself, the better the possibilities to be accommodated by us.

Please notice... we cannot provide VISA. We simply don´t  have time to provide passport or Visa to anyone requesting hospitality here. Nor money for the transport. So, please, stop asking.


A good guest for us should have the following attributes:
  • -Like to live in Nature and get their hands dirty
  • -They´re not afraid of animals and wild life, bugs, or other creatures that you will inevitably encounter during your stay
  • -like simplicity and minimalism
  • -like culture and exchange
  • -like intelligent technology rather than superfluos technology
  • -sense of humour, willingness to have good time and fun.

Contact Details

To apply or to learn more about us fill the form:
Our Volunteering Application Form



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