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Youth and EcoBuilding in Ecovillages

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Climate action, environment and nature protection

Community development

Rural development and urban regeneration

In this short-term project we want to propose to the young participants an experience in bioconstruction, to open with them a broader reflection on current lifestyles. Just as today few question the need to take care of our food to enjoy good health, many are still not aware of the large amount of toxic products that can exist in our home and can affect our general state.


The present accreditation request is for our project "Los Portales", located in the farm of the same name in the province of Sevilla (South of Spain). Its aim is to experience and diffuse a sustainable way of life. "El Espacio Cooperativo" promotes a life style based on a harmonious relationship with the nature and proposes activities that encourage social and ecological changes, as well as personal growth with the assumption that more sustainability implies more connection, integration and cooperation.


Finca Los Portales
Castilblanco de los Arroyos


Partner 1


WWOOF ESPAÑA es un asociación sin ánimo de lucro que sirve a voluntari@s (WWOOFERS) y granjas o pobladores rurales que trabajan con métodos ecológicos y sostenibles.


Yainz 33, 14
Cereceda 39860


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Partner 2

RAS (Red Andaluza de Semillas)

La Red Andaluza de Semillas "Cultivando Biodiversidad" (RAS) desarrolla una gran cantidad de actuaciones por todos los rincones de la geografía andaluz


Caracola del Centro de Ecología Social "Germinal", C.E.S. (antiguo C.I.R.)
Parque de San Jerónimo s/n. 41015 Sevilla (España)

The aim of the project is to allow participants to live an experience of transforming an agricultural space into a habitable space, discovering the constructive approach with straw bales and mud plaster and all the phases of finishing and equipping the space.

The aim of this experience is to make young people aware of the importance of living in healthy self-construction spaces, providing them with tools and experiences that will enable them in the future to continue training or experiment with what they have learnt, in order to intervene in situations that may require this knowledge: emergency situations in which it may be important to be able to build habitable spaces in a short time and at low cost, experiment with sustainable self-construction to preserve natural spaces, contribute to the construction of villages in emerging countries with local and renewable materials, etc. Or simply experience the satisfaction of building their own house.

Roles of the volunteers


Have been involved in the implementation

Eu program

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Climate action, environment and nature protection Rural development and urban regeneration Community development

Quality Standards of project with volunteers

I declare that my project meets all the quality requirements here listed

  • There are clear, planned outcomes for the local community based on identified needs.
  • Volunteers bring added value to the project and don’t replace paid staff.
  • Volunteers are recruited, trained and managed according to the quality volunteer management cycle.
  • The conditions of the opportunity are inline with the relevant legal framework in the country/ region concerned. Eg regarding insurance, expenses payments, agreements/contracts etc.
  • The volunteers are celebrated and thanked for their time and commitment.


  • The organization providing the volunteer opportunity demonstrates an inclusive approach. Volunteers from all backgrounds and situations are welcome.


  • There is the opportunity for the learning acquired through volunteering to be validated, if the volunteer desires it.