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We are Santiago and Tadeo, my son. Polly (my ex partner) and I bought an old house and large garden in the village of Oteruelos, Soria, Spain, which we had renovated two years ago. We moved in June 2017. We need help in the garden, growing food, planting trees and setting up permacultural systems, such as a grey water recycling system, 'forest garden', chicken shed, an array of vegetable growing areas, maximising water conservation, etc. We also need help in the house with household tasks and cooking.
It is in a beautiful rural setting, 14 k from the small city of Soria. There is a river nearby, and also a large picturesque reservoir, both of which are good to swim in. The region is sparsely populated, and has many semi-abandoned villages. It is rich in medieval, Roman and prehistoric historical sites. There are many excellent biking and walking routes in the area, and lots of hidden beauty spots.
I like rural life in general, but also like films, reading, cooking, gastronomy (vegan food, Indian food,...) travel, cycling, walking, mushroom picking, gardening (I am a beginner gardener) and being a father. And I am into shiatsu, yoga and meditation.Tadeo (11) likes comics, video games, taekwondo, cycling, animals, maps and jumping on our large stress-busting TRAMPOLINE. He has been attending a free school for most of his life.
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
You will learn about Spanish rural culture, you will get fit, improve your DIY skills, and have fun! You can also enjoy local biodinamic produce.
Gardening of all sorts, making kindling, cooking, general help. Any carpentry and permaculture knowledge or experience would be great!
Spanish and English
A double room (with your own bathroom) upstairs or a single room (with a bathroom next to it) in the house or a large tent in the garden, as you wish.
There is hardly any public transport from the village ( a bus to Soria on Mondays and Thursdays ) but we and our few neighbours have to go regularly to Soria, so you can get to shops and services easily. You can cycle to Soria in an hour, or cycle to the reservoir in 40 minutes. If you bring your car you can leave it in the large garage opposite the house. In the summer there are some festivals in the villages nearby. There is also an impressive golf club within ten minute walk with a restaurant and a bar.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
4 hours, 5 days a week