Volunteer and help outdoors in Navarra, Spain

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  • Description

    Description

    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!

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Language practice
    Teaching

  • Help

    Help

    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.

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    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.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Spanish, Basque

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Double room with bathroom...separate from the family house

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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.

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    20?

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