Eco-friendly frugal independent Off-grid Cave house, Spain

Cave house, eco-building, eco-living, co-living

Co-living project on their way to live sustainable, bit by bit.

cave houseHello, Amazing people out-there, cleaning lovers, we’d love to host you one or two weeks in July/August. Also Looking for a home/dog sitter fixed dates 01 till 15 October; you will hit an amazing cool/hot/fancy place to stay.  Want to know more about it? Drinking some coffee/tea, watching the sunrise/-set above the mountains, look at the stars with no light pollution: that is how our cave house sets in Nature! Completely off-grid with the smallest footprint possible.

We live in a cave house on the top of a hill (great view), solar power, own well. 35 minutes by car to some civilization. At 1017 meters altitude, on our own 18 ha, 13, 2 acres. An opportunity to experience life in outstanding beauty, with pure air, no light pollution, a warm climate, in a friendly safe environment in the middle of nature. Watch out, Andalucía is very hot in the summer( but nice in the evening), but can be cold in the winter and rainy. There’s no Wifi out in nature, but I promise, you will not find a better connection.
Simple life – a happy life. Try to go zero waste.

At this moment we are on a quest for different personalities and skills :
  1. We are also looking for volunteers to make this place more amazing in 2019.
  2.  Long term stays as we both agree.
  3.  Or just convince us we have to host you 🙂 (It worked already several times. Teach us about your skills and we will certainly consider your proposal. We love to learn.
    Stays are minimum one month( except if announced otherwise) , so we can immerse you in our style of life.
Works to do
  • spring clean up
  • some wall buildings for rain management.
  • Taking some rocks out with a jackhammer, You will love this.
  • Making an outside shower for the volunteers, wits sun heating power. and a bathroom, for more comfort for you.
  • Also making a terrace for the volunteers.
  • Making a dome for the garden equipment.
  • Wastewater management for garden work.
  • Road repairs
Now, our introduction:

We are Hilde, 46 years and Alain 53 years. We left the rat race and started all over here in Spain. Our intention is to create a little paradise through permaculture, natural life and community.
We have 5 dogs (rescued from dog shelters), 1 cat who thinks she is a dog and one bird of prey. In addition, 5 chicken. We also have our own bird of prey, a red-tailed hawk. (The only 100 % non-vegetarian), so we expect everybody to connect with all the animals.

We do love board games like Munchkin, Carcassonne, the Village, Santoska, Catan (Star Trek ) and poker (not with money :-)) – We love to interact with you!

If you apply to us, put “happiness” in your answer. So we know you read it all. You can also put in “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” without copying and get extra bonus points.

What type of host are you?
  • Private/Individual/family
What are you looking for help with?
  • Animal keeping
  • Building
  • Farming/Gardening
  • General Help
What’s the mission of your community?

cave house

People who want to live the dream with us. Honesty, trustful, reliability and open-minded, respect for other people’s stuff and privacy, kindness, are really important to us. One important thing I will say is that I do not get on with anyone who is judgmental or prejudice in any way against race, gender or sexuality. We do not get on with bullies or small minded people.
Sometimes when you lose your way, you find yourself here. Be sure you want it. You might be greater as you suspect. De-connect to connect. Get your mind free again.
We cannot accept volunteers with pets or drug or alcohol habits. Also, kids are not welcome due to the slopes and the big dogs. We are looking for people to help us. We love to teach you new skills. But the main gain is to meet people to let them discover this fabulous region and our style of life. Workawayers should have their own voluntary work insurance cover whilst staying with us. EU citizen an EHIC card.

How many volunteers could you host?

More than two

When would you need volunteers?

All year long, depending on the volunteers from other websites

How many hours of help per day?

4-5 hours of help per day

How many days of help per week?

5 days per week – 2 days off

Note about the volunteer work and other expectations
  1. We are also looking for volunteers to make this place more amazing in 2019.
  2. Long term stays as we both agree.
  3. Or just convince us we have to host you 🙂 (It worked already several times. Teach us about your skills and we will certainly consider your proposal. We love to learn.
  4. Stays are minimum one month (except if announced otherwise), so we can immerse you in our style of life.
Are accommodation and food included?

Yes, food and accommodation are included

What type of accommodation can you provide?
  • Private Room
  • Dormitory/shared rooms
  • Others

A small cave for one person on the top of the hill. A bigger cave (like a studio) with a bedroom. You will have a small kitchen to cook in. Also a basic washing machine. Outdoor shower, sun-heated. Eco toilet. You will need your own sleeping bag and work gloves due to hygienic reasons. We can provide extra blankets.

cave house, eco-shower, workaway, helpx, granada,

Diet,  nutrition information and Type of accommodation

We will provide you with basic local foodstuffs for everyday life (locavore), health and balanced. (Vegetarian) The rest is up to you. Think about that we are 17 km away from the shop and they have a limited supply. Therefore, if you want daily fresh food, you will have to bicycle a lot.

So please bring Eco-friendly soap/shampoo/detergent, as we do not supply these items. Not bringing Eco-friendly washing products will result in no washing.

Fees – do you charge any?

We will provide you with basic local foodstuffs for everyday life (locavore), health and balanced. (Vegetarian) The rest is up to you. Think about that we are 17 km away from the shop and they have a limited supply. Therefore, if you want daily fresh food, you will have to bicycle a lot.

VISA

No! I cannot help with Visa. Requests of Invitation Letters will be ignored

What are the volunteers’ benefits?

The big attraction of the cave houses is the fact that you feel in a cave house like in nature. That security, peace, tranquillity and beauty of nature. An additional advantage of the cave dwellings is the constant temperature. It always fluctuates between 18 and 22 degrees. ( not heated 16°C ) An asset should not be underestimated in a climate like that of Andalusia where it is easily 40 degrees in the summer. “In a cave house is cool in summer and warm in winter. ” In the winter the cave maintains 21°C with one log burner and in the summer the same but without the log burner . 🙂

Who wants to live in a cave?

Well, it would appear that many people all around the world have found caves to be very practical and in lots of cases a luxurious form of dwelling. They can have all the mod cons and of course not forgetting the eco credentials of the natural insulating properties of living in a home with more than meter thick walls and meters of rock or hard clay as a roof. So if you fancy something a little different with an eco-slant then get yourself over to the Granada province of sunny Spain and have a scout around.

What to do in the free time

This area is abundant with mountains, natural parks and beautiful whitewashed villages, what are you waiting for? In Orce, there is a fantastic free natural swimming pool which is a great place to spend some time. If you like walking or cycling the opportunities are endless.

Language

English , Dutch , french , Spanish

Geography and cultural heritage

The Andalusian village of Orce may be small, but is nevertheless of remarkable importance in the search of the first traces mankind in Iberia, with archaeological digs uncovering proof of settlers there from millions of years ago… More info: http://www.andalucia.com/province/granada/huescar/orce/home.htm

How to get to your site

Transport: 2 buses arrive every day in Orce from Granada, the bus company is ALSA.

Hitchhiking is difficult to here, but not impossible. We can pick you up at the bus stop.

Other possibilities can be discussed depending on where you are coming from. We will help you to find the easiest way by plane, train, bus or all other forms of transportation.

Is there internet access?

Yes, but not very strong.


CONTACT DETAILS

duboclickx@gmail.com,
http://www.facebook.com/cavehouseoffgrid,

https://www.instagram.com/off.grid.unplugged.caveman/

Host name: Alain


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Author: Voluntouring staff

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