Maintenance help with an Andalucian cortijo - Summer 2018

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  • Description

    Description

    I live with my partner in beautiful rural Andalucia in the province of Granada. We have been in Spain since 2002 and now live a simple relaxed life and look forward to meeting new people. We own a holiday Cortijo which is let throughout the year to all nationalities. We live in a cortijo (farm house) which has been renovated and we have acquired the adjoining cortijo and have restored it with the help of volunteers to use it as another holiday property. We have 1 cat in the house and often there are others around the house and land. We look forward to welcoming people to our home and having lively, good humoured conversations. We have had some fantastic people staying with us and many have become good friends.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance

  • Help

    Help

    We have spent much time restoring the holiday property and now our house is looking a little neglected. 2018 is the year to give it some attention.
    We are looking for people for the summer of 2018 (May onwards) to assist with light building work/maintenance of the holiday property and our old Andalucian Cortijo. Ideally a couple or 2 friends staying with us for 2 weeks would be great. However single workawayers are also welcome.
    Typically the work might be cleaning and maintaining the pool area, repairing,painting, gardening, watering vegetables, helping to prepare for guests etc.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Spanish

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We live in a large Cortijo (farmhouse ) and a good sized en suite bedroom is available to stay in. The room also has its own outside door leading onto a large terrace. We have wifi and online TV available. Outside is a small swimming pool for cooling off in the summer (only available when there are no guests staying), there is also a home gym and exercise bike.
    In exchange for 4 to 5 hours work in the morning, 5 days a week, we are offering accommodation and food all of the week. We are not vegetarians but do not eat that much meat. We have 2 bikes which workawayers can use.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The area has few foreign tourists and is a good place to learn and practise Spanish. It is a rural area, but the local town of Orce has a night life, particularly in the summer, where bars and discos stay open until the early hours. The cortijo is situated in a small village that contains some Spanish owned second homes (used at holiday times), but which is very quiet for the rest of the year. There is a village bar open during the summer. In Orce there is a fantastic free natural swimming pool which is great place to spend some time. If you like walking or cycling the opportunities are endless. Some of our previous workawayers have climbed the nearest mountain. Granada is a couple of hours bus ride away so if you wanted to visit on days off it is a possibility.
    Workawayers should have their own voluntary work insurance cover whilst staying with us.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    4 to 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Henry, cleaning the patio
Tom - painting
Yan and Arkadiy painting the railings
Carter repairing the wall
Krystian, Rory, Ali & Rafal
Pam channelling out the floor
Terry channelling out the floor
Runar
Kris plastering
Rafal after valeting the landrover
Jordan - paint scraping
Charlie
Daniel y David






















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