• Family Camp in Spain •
A cultural and linguistic immersion in Spain
The project: Belèn, Miguel Angel and their two children aged 11 and 6 live in a remote village in the foothills of the Spanish Pyrenees in the Aragon region. This region experienced a very intense rural exodus during the second half of the 20th century and today has many abandoned villages.
The family has created the non-profit association "Laboratorio de Ruralizacion" which is a space of learning and experimentation to generate new ways of living in the rural world.
The aim of the association is to revive these deserted lands and support the various ruralization processes by experimenting with bio-construction and agro-ecology. It is a place to discuss and plan new ways of living and socializing. Hence the family restores and develops an abandoned farm according to those principles. The restoration gave birth to the Casa Salinas Hostel, which welcomes many visitors in fine weather.
The week is organised as follow:
Day 1, Sunday: Arrival after 4 p.m.
Welcome and presentation of the "Laboratorio de Ruralizacion" project which manages the Aldea de Puy de Cinca. Settling in the hostel rooms.
Day 2, Monday: Participatory activities in the morning: Agro-ecology in the vegetable garden: Visit of the vegetable gardens of La Aldea, weeding, planting in nurseries, watering.
Fun activity in the afternoon: "How to make a paella? »: Learn to make a delicious paella!
Day 3, Tuesday: Participatory activity: Donkeys in the Aldea de Puy de Cinca: Learn about the donkey conservation project which is in progress. Visit of the herd, the donkeys will be combed, fed, the enclosures will be checked. Repair of some fences and maintenance of electric fences.
Fun activity: How to make rosemary essential oil: Walk to collect rosemary, learn about the properties of medicinal plants and making of essential oil in the still.
Day 4, Wednesday: Participatory activity : Bio-construction with clay: Repairing the wall of the henhouse with a technique of bio-construction with clay. Bring old clothes, the clay will be trampled on and then mixed with straw to coat the walls.
Free afternoon to visit the beautiful places of the region (your choice):
Visit to the medieval town of Roda de Isábena
Visit of the villages of the Fueva Valley and sunset at the top
Visit of the Puppet Theater Museum, Los Titiriteros de Binéfar
Day 5, Thursday: Participatory activity: Wood maintenance: sanding and maintenance of doors and windows
Fun activity: Visit of the Buddhist temple Dag Shan Kagyu: Visit of the temple and stupas in the company of Lama Teresa.
Day 6, Friday: Participatory activity: Maintenance of the lake path: clearing the path around the donkey plot, collecting firewood.
Fun activity: A fire will be lit in the stone oven using the collected wood to prepare a delicious dinner and have a good evening.
Day 7, Saturday: Fun activity: Excursion through abandoned villages (all day): Accompanied by the donkey Caneto, walk to abandoned villages in the valley, learning why those villages were abandoned and thinking about how living in the rural world today.
Day 8, Sunday: Departure
24 to 31 October 2021
By a lake with turquoise waters, the isolated village of Puy de Cinca is located in the foothills of the Spanish Pyrenees in the Aragon region.
One week, from Sunday to Sunday
The Albergue Casa Salinas hostel offers beautiful mountain or lake views. Free Wi-Fi is available.
Families will be accommodated in a family room with private bathroom (sheets and towels included)
Breakfast is served at 8:30 a.m. and morning activities are from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The midday meal is taken at 1:30 p.m. and the evening meal at 8:30 p.m.
Food is based on Mediterranean and local products. Special diets are taken into account. Meals are prepared in the restaurant kitchen with the participation of families.
Organization, registration fees and follow up costs.
Plus accommodation and meal package with full board: € 250 per person
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