Sunseed Sustainable Living

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04270 Sorbas, Spain via
Contact
Email: 
sunseedspain [at] arrakis [dot] es
Phone: 
+34 950 525 770

Sustainable Living Village in semi-arid environments in southern Spain, founded in 1986, that is very committed to low impact living. There are four houses and the village can cater for up to 35 staff and volunteers.

Projects include solar cooking, water catchment, organic farming, waste recycling, composting, solar powered broadband.
Offers structured volunteering program for short or long term stays. 

Sunseed has a quarter of a hectare of irrigated terraces and use many hectares of land for dry-land regeneration trials, organic growing and reclamation of eroded slopes.

Demonstrating a sustainable lifestyle and dryland management are two of their key aims. They try to use low-tech methods that have the least detrimental environmental impact.

Limited resources, the near-desert environment and the need to find sustainable solutions determine the living conditions there. Their electricity, generated by solar panels, is used sparingly in winter when they have less daylight. The also use the sun’s energy to heat water for showers, and make use of solar cookers and solar food dryers whenever possible. Water is pumped up from our local river by means of a water powered ram pump. They re-use or recycle most of their rubbish, and all of their organic waste goes back into the ground as compost or into composting toilets. 

 

Use the "contact us" page on the website to get in touch.

Details
Commitment: 
Both short stays and long (8 weeks)
Money: 
Mandatory donation of about € 100 per week, includes food and accommodation. European Funding program support possible.

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Apdo 9, 04270 Sorbas, Spain