Greyhame Farm         
Permaculture project, creative residency & safe space for queer folk & their allies in the mountain paradise of Teverga, Asturias, northern Spain

Greyhame Farm/ Memories

Exuberant growth goes hand in hand with a secret existence, evidenced occasionally by the circling of vultures overhead, the whitening bones of a recent kill below and the occasional sighting of the berry-spotted poo of the bears.  Life has to be quick here with a years growth taking place in a shortened season.  On the high meadows the grass grows hand in hand with a variety of herbs, orchids and other flowers.  Cattle, young and old, roam as freely as the dominant bulls will allow, with their bells ringing next to the herds of horses who keep to separate pastures with their own bells and foals.  Species live both separately and together with bees and wasps drinking from separate ponds, but fertilising the same flowers.  In the green leaves and the limestone caves hide the midnight predators who themselves become the hunted as the days shorten and Autumn takes the leaves from the trees to provide a bed for the animals, a home for the ants and nutrients for next year´s explosive growth.  The people of the hills come to enjoy the land of their parents at weekends.  Their fields get smaller as the uncontrolled growth shows trees creeping back onto the ancient pastureland.  In Asturias, nature seems to be in the ascendancy, belying the ecological woes that the leaders of the world ignore. - words by Willie Giles

Greyhame Farm / The Studio

Greyhame Farm is a permaculture project carved out of the mountainside nine hundred metres up, just below the Marabio Pass, in the northern Spanish concejo of Teverga, Asturias. From 2022, we welcome creative artists & mindfulness practitioners to enjoy The Studio, a restored workshop with log stove & tiny kitchen that looks out over the mountainscape and our kitchen garden. Uses for The Studio have included yoga, meditation, book writing, and recovery. 

Applicants for long- & short-term stays & creatives/practitioners with course proposals for 2022 should contact in the first instance.

Greyhame / planet & produce

At Greyhame we believe in slowly working hard to make a productive, sustainable community life in the mountains. This takes time, and involves experimentation, failure, set-backs & belief in hard work. We follow permaculture values, & are open to learning more always. In order to achieve this we welcome international volunteers who seek a rural safe space as a queer person or an ally of queer folk. 

See below if you would like to apply to volunteer.

Queer folk & their allies wishing to volunteer at Greyhame should click on our Workaway page here.