We are a small family running a small rural hostel in the wine producing area of northern Spain. We've been running this place for the past 18 years but there´s always work that has to be done that we can't manage to keep up with... it would be lovely to have some extra willing hands!
In this area of rural Spain there are many chores to be done, and here, if you help someone to collect their grapes it is an unspoken agreement that when the time comes you will have their help to pick your olives.etc. No money changes hands, it has long been a way of life in small comunities such as this.
While we don´t necessarily want anyone to pick olives or grapes we often need help with other areas of our life here which has nothing to do with the hostel which we run. In exchange, we are very willing to help our visitors with their Spanish or even get an idea of how Basque sounds! We can teach you basic Spanish or English dishes and of course take you to get to know the area...there´s lots to see! We have had some great times with our workawayers over the years many of whom have returned to visit with family and friends...some to even repeat the workaway experience. We look forward to seeing you! FROM THE BEGINNING OF MARCH WE WILL NEED HELP WITH GROUPS OF CHILREN WHO WANT TO PRACTICE THEIR ENGLISH....ANY WILLING MONITORS???
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
They could learn how to cook traditional Spanish foods and practice the language. We are language teachers so help will certainly be at hand for those who need help with their Spanish! We will help our visitors to get to know the area.
Volunteering might include picking grapes, olives, almonds, walnuts...depending on the season. Pruning?? We also need help with stone construction... general maintanance around the area.
English, Spanish, Basque
Double room with bathroom...separate from the family house
This is a VERY quiet rural dwelling/motel. My husband and I are both semi-retired language teachers and we, and a part -time worker run this place. However we know that there are various jobs to be done that we just can´t manage to cope with....Younger hands and arms are needed! Anyone coming to our house should not expect any night life! It might sound boring, but it is very pleasant. We are non-smokers/drinkers.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two