Non-Profit School Gaianes, Spain

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Experiencia rural entre olivos y almendros en Alicante - España

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Connect with nature
19 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Connect with the locals
18 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Plant crops, sow seeds and help in outside tasks.
Help with painting, graffiti, sculpting or drawing.
Painting & Decorating
Help with painting or decorating the property facilities.
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
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What you get


Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Private Room
You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
Fast Internet Access
High-speed internet for you to work remotely
Dedicated Workspace
Specific space for you to work remotely
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Free Hiking Tours
We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!
Yoga classes
Take free yoga classes at our place.
Bikes at your disposal
You can use our bikes any time you want.
Pick Up
We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.
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Stay at least
6 days
Stay up to
1 week

The Experience

Vivimos en una casa antigua (restaurada y con jardín) en el interior de la provincia de Alicante, a las faldas del Benicadell en Gaianes. Tenemos campos de olivos y almendros, también huerta y árboles frutales. Las tareas de la persona voluntaria se centrará en el cuidado y recolección de los olivos, almendros y la huerta, además del cuidado, limpieza y mantenimiento de la casa y la nave (donde guardamos las herramientas del campo).

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  • Fluent Spanish or Beginner English
  • Between 22 and 55 years old
  • Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or partners)

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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22 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks


Non Profit School


Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

  • 19 Get in touch with nature
  • 18 Meeting locals
  • 17 Immersing in the local culture
  • 13 Learning about sustainability
  • 12 Developing environmental awareness
  • 11 Meeting international travelers

This host contributes to Sustainable Development Goals

  • 13 15. Life on land
  • 10 3. Good health and well-being
  • 6 17. Partnerships for the goals



If you are looking for a home away from home and immersing in the local culture, this is a perfect experience. Herminia opens not only the doors of her cozy home but also her heart! I had an experience of a lifetime - harvesting olives on the fields, learning about the complexities of olive oil making, visiting the factory, participating in Herminia's yoga class, hiking the nearby mountains, going to the beach with Herminia and more. Thank you Herminia for the warmth you brought to my life and this beautiful opportunity to be connected with nature. Muchas gracias y espero que nos vemos :)

6 months ago

Herminia replied

Muchas gracias Kristiana para mí vuestra estancia también ha sido inolvidable, hemos creado un equipo de trabajo maravilloso que transformó una tarea dura y aburrida como es la recolección de la aceituna en una auténtica diversión. Agradezco tus cálidos y amables comentarios así como tus sugerencias que ya he puesto en práctica. Si espero que nos volvamos a ver y no olvides que esta es tu casa. Hasta pronto. Que tengas un año nuevo tan maravilloso como te mereces.



Reflecting on my journey home, I'm overwhelmed by the sheer magnificence of this experience! Of course, olive picking is hard work, sometimes I went to bed at 10 pm but it was worth it for the morning and watching the sunrise and to be ready for the day. Herminia, our host, embodies pure warmth; she offered a snug haven and deeply cared for our well-being. We did a lot of fun things together! Despite the language barrier, our bond flourished, and we became close friends. I feel so fulfilled and calm, still remembering the beautiful aroma of olives and the fresh olive oil.. Thank you, Herminia!

6 months ago



It's a very nice and unforgettable experience in Herminia's house. She is such an elegant, intelligent, friendly and considerate lady. She always cares about your feelings. I really feel welcomed and respected in her home. The house is big and beautiful with many arts items. And she provide a cozy place for me to live and sleep. She drive me to Gandia Alcoy Alicante and Vanlenia,made the famous traditional delicious food –paella for me .We went to pick up the figs from her big fig tree,went hiking with her neighbours.Here is just like a home away from my own home. I surely have fun there.

8 months ago

Herminia replied

Muchas gracias Helen, has sido muy amable y una gran maestra para mí. No solo por lo que he aprendido de las comidas y las plantas, sino de tus actitudes y respeto. Estas invitada a impartir un curso en Maroliva cuando tú quieras, sé que contigo podemos conocer más la gran sabiduría de la medicina china, de vuestras costumbres y modos de vida, tan desconocidos para nosotros. Espero que puedas venir con tu familia. Hasta pronto. Abrazos. Herminia



It took so long to write a review for this experience, because I just couldn't find the right words to describe how happy I was in Herminia's house, still these words are not enough. I barely can hold back my tears when I start to remember beautiful days I spent with this marvellous lady. Here I need to say more about your future host. She is not only the owner of the nice country house and olive farm, also this strong woman is a writer, professor of arts, artist, businesslady and very deep, intelligent person. I've never met such a generous human being who is always there to share and help.

about 1 year ago

Herminia replied

Muchas gracias Dyliara por tu maravilloso comentario. Yo también añoro nuestros paseos por el monte, desde que te fuiste solo pido un deseo: poder conocer algún día tu país. Confío que puedas volver para que reanudemos nuestras conversaciones e intercambiemos los platos típicos de nuestros respectivos países, todo eso que nos enriquece y nos ayuda a crecer. Hasta pronto. Un fuerte abrazo. Herminia



This experience was nothing short of fantastic. Herminia is an amazing amazing woman who was beyond welcoming and was always providing opportunities to learn about and explore nearby places. She was very patient with my lack of Spanish and was very encouraging to keep practicing. We cooked together for each meal and Herminia made sure we tried lots of traditional dishes and desserts. We mainly helped with yard tasks as well as some indoor organization. This experience is a must if you want to experience local Spanish culture and eat numerous types of fresh oranges every day!!

over 1 year ago

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