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ES-MAD 11.1 ESPAÑA Los Molinos del Río Aguas, Paraje Natural 'Karst en Yesos de Sorbas' (Almería). Agriculture / Art / Environment 20/09/2020 03/10/2020

Pita Escuela - Environmental Arts Education Camp

Camp code:

ES-MAD 11.1



Start Date:

20 Sep 2020

End Date:

03 Oct 2020


11: Climate and sustainable lifestyle


Mixed Age Camp

Work Types:

Agriculture / Art / Environment

Number of volunteers:


International age:

21 - 99

National age:

21 - 99

Extra fee to be paid in the hosting country:

104.00 Euro [2574 Mexican Peso] 

  1. Accommodation and food: 104.00 Euro
  2. Transportation: 0.00 Euro
  3. Activities: 0.00 Euro
  4. Hosting organisation support: 0 Euro

Purpose of extra costs:

8 euros a day for food and logistics

Required Language:


Spoken Language:


Motivation letter:

This camp requires an additional motivation letter to explain in more detail why you would like to attend.


Description: We are an Environmental Education Center based on artistic creation combined with experiences of nature, sustainable development and music. We teach a respectful way of life, giving an example of a self-sufficient house that has artistic spaces and a music studio surrounded by pure nature.

Declared by the Andalusian Government as an Artisan Association, the Pita Escuela is located in a unique ecosystem, an oasis in the heart of the Almería desert. The Association was founded in 2011 by the German Tim Bernhardt who has lived in Almería for more than 25 years. Tim is a professional craftsman, multi-instrumentalist, innovator, manufacturer of musical instruments and pioneer in specialising in the full use of Pita wood (Agave).

Type of Work: This volunteering opportunity was born out of the need to carry out a continuous production where we will share our extensive knowledge in the creation of musical instruments and crafts made with Agave (Pita) wood. We are looking for motivated people to create these products, welcoming a desire to grow, learn, share and explore. We will form a dynamic and communal working group, in which we are all responsible for daily tasks. Professional craftsman Tim Bernhardt will give an introduction to the various tools, manufacturing methods, and natural treatments he uses in his unique craft. We will discuss the botany of the Agave, knowing its survival tricks and the incredible variety of uses of this sustainable desert resource.

Study Theme: We will learn the about the problems caused by the over-exploitation of the aquifers in the area - ecocide. We will take the group on a small excursion to highlight the uniqueness of the powerful ecosystem of the natural area where our project is located. On this tour, we immerse ourselves in the geology of the place, its endemic flora and fauna and the exciting history of this sustainable village that has a gallery of archaeological interest where a historic ditch, that was built by Roman slaves in ancient times, makes its journey from the source of the Río Aguas...

Accommodation: Self-sufficient house with living room, 3 bedrooms and one large bathroom.

Language: English, Español, Deutsch

Requirements: It would be good if the volunteer knows how to work with Wood. Team work is essential!

Approximate Location: Los Molinos del Río Aguas, Paraje Natural 'Karst en Yesos de Sorbas' (Almería).