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Yurt sweet yurt…

Yurt sweet yurt…

After spending a week in Portugal we did another Workaway. Our motivation arises not only from the financial advantage but also the distinct experiences we had earlier in Catalonia. This time our host is a Dutch Frisian family of 5 (mother, father and 3 active blonde haired boys). They came all the way from the northern part of Holland, Frisia, to South Portugal. What a journey! And most importantly, what a change! They gave up their life and jobs in…

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Bees and bread BnB

Bees and bread BnB

This time we landed on a beekeeper’s and baker’s organic olive farm. Close to Camarles, a vacation house on a Finca owned by a Belgian couple was our home for another week. There we learned about beekeeping, making sourdough bread and all the challenges to maintain an organic farm. As we were cleaning the beehive’s panes (part of the work), we learned the unique alien life of bees. As you might know, it’s a women’s world with a queen and…

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Off the beaten grid…

Off the beaten grid…

Leaving the busy Barcelona behind us, we headed to a rural farmland in Flix that we found through Workaway. A 16-hectare Finca with 740 olive trees and 250 almond trees would be our home for the next 10 days. Our door to a simple life… Arriving at a house like this certainly raises some questions, doesn’t it? We had to go through it anyway because we gave our word. Putting up our lowest expectations, it was actually quite a pleasant…

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