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Old coal mine estate needs volunteers

World, Europe, Spain, Selva


Travel dates

23°C, 07:31

About the workproject

We need 5 volunteers

In 2012 me and my wife have bought a former coal mine estate on Mallorca, size: 3 hectares. There are still some of the old buildings on the estate like the storage building for the coal and the mine tower. There are 4 houses which all used to have their own specific purpose till the mine closed in 1986. We are transforming the estate with some quite drastically changes like: creating a vineyard, a lake, a waterway, changing many boring pine trees for more interesting trees - preferably subtropical producing fruits or nuts. Right now the vineyard is being created, which involves a lot of work. There is many bedrock - or as we call it 'badrock' which needed to be removed. I guess we have a mountain of over 50 tons of this stuff right now.

About the host


Mark (55)

Host since

German, English, Spanish, Nederlands, Swedish

Last seen online

I am Dutch and run my own internet publishing company for many years together with my wife. Our current main websites are related to 'home exchange' and a bookkeeping solution for 'dummies'. I like to combine my work with having fun and in fact: work should be fun and this works rather well I must admit.

Project dates

Open for offers, contact us

Work to be done

  • gardening
  • construction
  • help in the house

Expected workhours

  • 5 hours a day
  • 5 days a week

Work exchange deal

  • private apartment

We can offer you what is available. There are 3 accommodations available, but sometimes these are in use already by friends. Contact us for more details.

  • self catering

You can prepare your own meals, we will supply you the food.

  • no money is involved