Join us for an adventure...

What we offer...

Come and stay for a minimum of 1 week, soak up the power of the mountains, drink in the beauty of the natural world that surrounds this inspiring place and contribute to its creation so others can follow you. We are open to explorers, families, couples, healers and digital nomads so long as you resonate with our values and want to share your gifts. 

You are provided with accommodation in exchange for 4 hours work, 5 days a week (20 hours in total) OR if you want to exchange in a different way speak to us;  maybe you want to make a sculpture for the land here, or maybe you want to nuture the vegetable garden all weekend....if you have a passion and we can see it bringing something to life here let us hear it! 

Accommodation

Accommodation when possible is at Dragonfly House in a private or shared room and bathroom in either the farmhouse or guesthouse. When we have guests, if needed, you can switch and stay at Rainbows End (Helen's house), just a 5 minute walk through the olive groves to the retreat centre. It is a little more rustic but big dog cuddles are supplied all day long.

Internet is good in both locations but there is no mobile phone signal...!

Projects

We have a range of projects you can get involved with depending on your skills and willingness to learn including; creating a vegetable plot and herb garden, building a yoga shala, creating a meditation walk, creating sculptures and artworks, adding outdoor showers, planting gardening and landscaping, repairing the fences, creating seating areas, building a chicken coup, building a dog pen, animal care and training and digging a natural swimming lake.

At the moment we are particularly keen to hear from people that know about permaculture or are keen gardeners as we embark on our project to turn the 15,000 sqm olive grove into a food forest. 

How it works...

We share cooking responsibilities and food costs every day (5 Euro per day) and come together to eat and share our days' experiences and stories, however if you want to cater for yourself you can when we don't have guests. We offer a range of activities for you to get involved in each day so you can learn new skills or focus on something you feel passionate about. We ask you to keep your room clean and tidy and laundry facilities are provided for your use, we ask you to wash your bedding and towels each week. 

 

Exchange

If you have opted to exchange your time as labour, working hours are flexible between 9am until 3pm Monday to Friday with an hour for lunch at noon. Transport into Antequera can be provided twice a week on shopping days. You will need to speak a little English, although we are very very welcoming of people willing to help improve our Spanish! There are many hikes close enough to the Dragonfly house to enjoy in your time off, check out the EXPLORE page on the website to get to know what the area has to offer.  

Yoga and free time

You can join our morning practice or any retreat centre YOGA CLASSES taught by Helen free of charge and are encouraged to take time for self reflection and meditation while you are here. Some of our retreat leaders welcome our work away family to join retreat classes but this is not always the case.

We hold an open learning environment so we hope you will contribute with compassion to your own and others growth by welcoming others observations of you, sharing what you observe in exchange, giving new perspectives and expanding understanding in a sensitive and supportive way.

When the retreat venue is hired, you will need to be respectful and aware of noise levels, use of the terraces and pool may be restricted based on agreements with guests, however you are welcome to EXPERIENCE all the facilities if the centre is not occupied. 

Transport

We ask you to make your own way to Dragonfly House, we can help you out with a pick up and drop off from Antequera Bus Station or if you would like collection from Malaga airport we can arrange it and ask you to cover the cost of fuel and if we need to send a driver their charges to us. 

We shop twice a week and you are welcome to join us for a trip into town. We have bikes you can use at your leisure to enjoy the countryside. If you have your own vehicle or want to hire one this can be a great way to see more of the area. 

If retreat guests or other work aways are taking excursions there may be the opportunity for you to join. 

Want to find out more?

We can't wait to meet you. Our work aways are like gemstones to us and we appreciate all the gifts you bring. Please contact us to find out about availability, discuss what you are looking for and to see if we are a work away match. Find out what inspires us here.