Volunteering in Spain – The Beautiful Outback

Posted by: Tina

When I got to the Wildlife Research and Ecological Farming project my mind was blown.

Genevieve and Brian have really found a little slice of heaven. I had my own straw bale cabin that immediately felt like home. In fact on one weekend I left the comfort of the farm and ventured to the coast of Spain to do some diving (since we are given weekends off) and I remember after a few short hours of being on this beautiful coastline – I started to feel “home sick” for my straw bale cabin and couldn’t wait to get back to it.

Being on a farm and having early sunrises and late sunsets provided a great opportunity to start days early just for myself before starting work on the farm at 10 am. I was able to study and enjoy a cup of coffee and some breakfast before starting the work that needed to be done. Getting to and from the commonage from the house was a treat in and of itself – as we had to walk through plenty of the beautiful outback and take in the sights.

The work itself was rewarding and everything was hands on and new for me so that made it even more exciting. I can truly say i learned something new during every encounter with both my mentors and the animals. I would highly recommend this project – it was a life changing experience and I would do it again instantly.