Spain·October 17 - 31 2022
Mountain houses and gardens where to live and work. Join the company of curious people and supportive ambiance in a 25 inhabitants village.APPLY
Come and join life in Couto Mixtour, a social project for taking back life and community in Meaus, a Galizian rural village with 25 inhabitants, some goats and donkeys. You'll spend your days working on things that matter to you personally while giving a few hours of yourself back to the broader community You can meet some fantastic people from all over the world who are here to work or to host an event. Couto Mixtour is an ideal location for hiking, biking, kayaking or Geocaching and paraglandig. You can actually cross the border with Portugal with the Camino Privilegiado, see wild horses, by following the mountain trail. You can also join our activities in the village like Escape rooms, have a class of bobbin lacemaking or help around our permaculture garden. So grab some friends or family and come explore this place we call home - it's filled with slow living opportunities, lush nature and skies full of stars.
After a life in Barcelona with all her vibes, He and Carola decided to move back to the grand family's village to explore their heritage and give their daughters a sustainable and magical childhood. Javi gives heart and soul to this project to bring back energies and happiness to the little village of Meaus, with activities and a soul food restaurant.
She is the other half of the project. She is the heart and joy of the project. She is always willing to help with whatever is needed. She can be taking care of the animals, taking care of the orchards, or in any other part of the town helping a neighbor. A psychologist by profession, musician by hobby. Accompanied by her smile, she will make your stay as perfect as possible. Tireless worker.
Room in accommodations, typically apartment-style
Community Leader & local team
Group pickup upon arrival
Welcome and orientation
Positive impact experiences
Personal and professional workshops
Tour of the neighborhood with our team
Local community exchange
Professional and lifestyle networking
Weekly social eating with locals
Flights to and from your destination
Transportation to the airport after your trip
Travel & medical insurance
Additional local experiences, side trips, and amenities available for purchase on our Marketplace
Any necessary visas, vaccinations, COVID tests , or medical costs
A Galizian rural village
Our grandparents were the last generation of peasants from Meaus. They lived authentically from the rural world, from what these lands and the animals they raised gave them. Centuries of traditions, transferred from generation to generation, that have been lost over time. Now we are the grandchildren of those men and women, who want to recover their most ancient traditions, and in honor of them, we want to recover the vitality of the Couto Mixto, making their environment and way of life known.
The main languages in the village is Spanish with some Italian and English
Nothing is better than finishing your workday with a cerveza and some relaxation in these natural hot springs.
Explore el Camino Privilegiado, a panoramic route between Spain and Portugal
It was at a Facilitation Training that I first met Javi, who then persuaded me to come live in this place. So I made my way there - but what caught me off guard was how friendly everyone was. The residents have been so welcoming - everyone knows each other well enough to really let you feel at home when you're just getting started. Can’t wait to come back here!
Discovered this project through a European opportunity and decided to stay here. I'm a professional photographer and a cultural professional. In Meaus I met so many interesting people and I found a second home.
Casita n.1 will welcome you with light and warm colors with a big kitchen and two spacious rooms, enjoy your time here.
Casita n.2 is a just renovated rural home where you can find a big living room with a modern kitchen where you can share your meals and two spacious rooms, where to be at home.
In our spaces, everyone helps to cook dinners and we turn. You cook one day with another person, then someone else cooks dinners for you during the whole week. Our team can help and facilitate communication and the organization but you’ll learn to self-manage and share community duty, everything is optional and of course, you can cook for yourself but we’ll encourage everyone to step into a family and community style. If you really don’t like to cook you can always set the table or help with the dishes at the end.
There are common kitchens and indoor and outdoor dining spaces.
There is also a bar and a restaurant in the village with special discounts for you guys.
We organize groceries shopping and then we split food costs at the end of your stay. It usually costs from 8€-12€/day for 4 daily meals, including drinks and desserts.
You can always add to the list your personal preferences.
You will spend less money on the food than in any European city as you only pay for your part of the ingredients.
There are always vegans, vegetarians, and meat eaters in the group, so don't worry about the variety of the meals. Everyone enjoys their diet.
One time per week we will gather all together with the participants, the local community, and the village to host a meal. We’ll cook and share recipes, you can finally bring your grandmother's secret one and cook it with one of our grandmas. Trust us, it is not complicated, everyone can bring something and we’ll eat and play music and have fun.
We are settled in a remote Galician village, our homes are made of stone and big spaces indoors are not common. We are working to open a coworking space, in the meantime, there are plenty of outdoor and small locations so you can be more focused on your work.
Every participant will be required around 5 hours per week of exchange of skills and competencies, with this time we’ll organize workshops for the community ( both local and us) or help the locals in improving their life and business. Can be literally anything, you can bring your SMM skills and set up a campaign for the local restaurant, build an Instagram page, or help with countability. But you can also help around the garden, give food to the animals or teach your languages to the kids or give finally the woodwork lesson!
We’ll map the needs and desires of the village and your skills and inclinations, so you’ll be part of the co-creation of this experience.
If you are too busy with your work you can always choose between our options during the booking.
The entire cost of an Inesto experience is broken up into a deposit payment. Inesto’s fee and program fee. Your deposit payment is due before the start of your program, and your program fee is due before your program for Retreats and Remote Experiences.
Depending on your program, your down payment is broken up into 1-3 installments. Your initial down payment is made to officially reserve your spot on our programs. The deposit payment affords us the confidence to begin booking all of your arrangements on your behalf. The full down payment is made at the initial booking for Retreats and Experiences. The deposit and the Inesto fees are not refundable but in case you’ll not able to join us on the date you'll plan we’ll convert all the deposits into credit for another of our solutions.
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