Hello, we are a group of friends and collaborators who decided to start an agricultural project. We want to maintain a healthy and sustainable lifestyle. We have been doing the project for three years. We live in a rural house surrounded by the Valencian hills and in the village of Meliana that is next to the fields that we cultivate. From Naquera it takes 30 minutes to get to Valencia, in a car or you can take a bus and subway that will last an hour and a half. Naquerà, the nearest town, is 20 minutes away and has everything you need (bank, post office, supermarket, bar, etc., etc.) Meliana has a metro nearby. In Naquera we live, with 4 dogs, 2 cats, 4 goats, chickens, a pig. The landscape around the house and its surroundings is beautiful. It only takes a short walk to get to the top of the hills with fantastic views of the city or the mountains, or you can explore more extensive terrain and get equally impressive views. A wonderful place to relax and reflect, with good Mediterranean cuisine. We speak Spanish, English, Italian and French. The aid consists of 5 hours in the morning from Monday to Friday. At 10 am each morning, as we work, we stop for 30 minutes to eat a sandwich that is included. The main part of the work in the fields consists in planting and harvesting vegetables and eliminating weeds. When necessary, we sometimes stay at home to work. This may include: cleaning, general housekeeping and, sometimes, carpentry and construction work. We are always open to new ideas for projects. So do not hesitate to recommend improvements Cultural exchange and learning opportunities Here you can work and develop your linguistic skills, develop your knowledge of agriculture, learn to prepare Mediterranean dishes and make amazing new friends. You will leave your comfort zone and make lifelong changes to who you are. Accommodation in Naquera we have two rooms dedicated to volunteers and in Meliana one. We can provide you with sheets and pillows if you wish. We will provide breakfast, lunch and dinner, always with the collaboration of all for a good maintenance of the places, the dinner is cooked among all promoting a spirit of collaboration! In Naquera we have Wifi that is good for Facebook and WhatsApp, but it is slower for YouTube and streaming movies.
As said above, we believe in sustainability and personal growth. The days pass pleasant, some day in the field is harder than another, do not be afraid to get dirty and work! But relax ... The morning goes by fast! In the moments of rest we can share activities such as walks, yoga, meditation, massage, reiki or simply rest! Anyone who wants to teach and share their knowledge and experiences in everything related to care and personal growth, physical, spiritual is welcome!
I had a wonderful time in Náquera 😍 it was my first worldpackers experience and it was everything I expected!
I arrived at the farm and 7 puppies were born that night, so lucky! Great to see them growing ♥️
Everyone was very friendly and welcoming, the work was nice, the field work is meditative and the weather was great. The nights are cold though 🥶 beautiful hikes and wonderful night skies 🌟
Loved the community, learning from each other and share my own knowledge. Food is delicious! I will miss my big family 😘 I will go back definitely.
7 months ago
Gracias Pierre y Familia, fue una experiencia breve pero inolvidable. Por razones personales fue mas corto de lo planeado, pero el tiempo allí fue increíble, me llevo miles de historias y nuevos amigos.
Recomiendo la experiencia 100%, volveré por mas Náquera y su magia.
Buena Vida ;)
8 months ago
Primero muchas gracias Pierre era una experiencia surreal, the vibes are chill and positive, i feel like everyone can learn something here and grow in some way, for real i cant express how greatfull i am to have been able to volunteer here, enjoy !!! Muchos saludos y abrazos :))
8 months ago
Gracias Pierre y Betlen !! Mi experiencia en Naquera fue realmente hermosa, me sentí acompañada y en un hogar 💛 el ambiente de la casa y de los voluntariados es hermoso! Tienes mucho tiempo libre para ti . Los horarios se respetan y la comida es muy rica y de la huerta 💛 te acostumbras a levantarte temprano y los fin de semana libres 🙌 si te gustan los animales tenes muchos y muy mimoso jajaja . Gracias gracias gracias 🙌 ya volveré a visitarlos:)
9 months ago