Abrazo House, learning in nature

  Here’s a big place for a big project! If you decide to visit Abrazo House you will have the chance to learn lots of useful things for a self sufficient and healthy life, such as how to build your own house, how to get food from nature, how to use solar energy and, of course, how to share life with others in nature. Sounds interesting, doesn’t it? Robert, Almu, and their two bilingual daughters have made their home there. They settled down some years ago in this amazing place at Valle de Aras (eastern Cantabria, not far from our also partner project Las Lindes), from which you can see […]

Finca La Pizpireta, a house among the berries

And here we go introducing one of our partner projects: Finca agroecológica “La Pizpireta”  Patri and Luigi are two young producers of organic berries that live and work in the Valle del Pas, southern Cantabria, an area with an amazing natural landscape marked by the traditional cattle farming, the little streams everywhere and the huge green mountains all around.  They have been hosting volunteers since two years ago, mainly during the summer season, when the berries need to be picked and distributed (and tasted!). They belong to a bigger net of organic farmers and consumers called Efecto Ecológico, and sometimes they also have to do some tasks related to that (preparing baskets […]

Why volunteering in Cantabria?

Yes, all our current partner projects, through wich you can come to Spain, are located in the Comunidad Autónoma of Cantabria, near the north coast of Spain. So let’s talk a little bit about that very special place…  Many people say Cantabria looks a lot like Ireland, maybe because of its huge cliffs and its tipical rainy weather, or maybe because for some people it is unexpected to find such a green landscape in Spain, and no trace of the typical image of flamenco and forever-sun that is associated to the word “Spain”.  Cantabria is a small region (600.000 inhabitants) and for active travellers (and locals!) this is a big advantage: let’s just say […]

Volunteering and learning spanish

SPANISH NATURALLY collaborates with some projects in Spain that can host you for free if you get involved! They all are organizations with a social impact, dealing with ecology, natural farming, rural development, social innovation… they host people as well as these peolpe help them in their project for a few hours a day. It is an chance to live in nature with a spanish group of people and learn about the language and culture in a very personal way… We will tell you more about each project on this blog… coming soon!!