Animal, Garden and Home care wanted in Costa Blanca, Spain.



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This listing is a Last minute host. They have let us know that they are looking for help immediately as well as at other times of the year.

 Min stay requested: at least 1 month

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    I usually accommodate two workaways, each with their own room. I live on the outskirts (2km) of a typically Spanish village . Also near a Spanish Seaside resort of Santa Pola (7km) which is about 10 minutes by car as is also the city of Elche (12km) . I am a woman and I live with 1 elderly German Shepherd dog with mobility difficulty and 4 rescued indoor cats. Animal Lovers only please as my animals live as part of the family in the home and my elderly dog needs a lot of assistance with her mobility right now. If you have any allergies to cats or dogs this placement is not for you either , I am a teacher of English . I am happy to help with English, but I would prefer that whoever stays has a usable level of English to enable us to communicate successfully. I do also have family nearby, but they work and live independently.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Language practice
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Learn something of life living in Spain. I do speak some Spanish and my adult kids living nearby are completely bi-lingual . But I am British and a qualified teacher and If desired I can help with English language learning

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    I live on the Costa Blanca in a typical Spanish village, near to the city of Elche and not far from the seaside town of Santa Pola. 10 minutes drive or 30 minutes walking. There is a bus that runs from the village to the city of Elche which is only 10 minutes away by car and from there buses and trains can be taken locally and Nationally. The airport of Alicante is 12 minutes away and Alicante city about 20 minute drive. I also have two bikes that I am happy for workaways to use. I have a small plot of land and 1 semi disabled dog and 4 indoor cats. I run a business teaching English classes from Home as well as outside classes. So it is important someone is here whilst i am working. I have had some back and knee problems (although better now) and really need some help with the house, animals (as a priority my dog is disabled ( Muscle weakness in her back leg) and needs assistance with walking now also has a wheelchair and general care and someone being at home with her, especially when I am working) and general help cleaning, cooking, painting and some maintenance on the property, Gardening etc. I am a fully qualified teacher and work both from home and home visits to students and I am also happy to give help with language learning too.
    IMPORTANT A love of animals, compassion and willingness to help and care for them is an absolute must.! Because of my situation it is very important that you are sure about the time you can stay and that you are happy to help with my dog. She needs walking regularly outside with a harness. some leg exercises, brushing and feeding. Please be sure you would be able to come and stay before committing . if you have pet allergies too this is not a good placement for you as my pets live indoors.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English native, Spanish average

  • Accommodation


    Own Bedroom and use of bathroom facility in a spacious country home with large garden and pool. Although there are a few buses which leave locally , it is only 10 minute ride away to the city and seaside resort by car . Own transport would be a good idea. e.g. bike, moto or car.. I am not a smoker, but happy to accept smokers who can smoke outside . We have plenty of outside space and covered areas. Although I am a vegetarian, I am happy to have non vegetarian workaways to stay .

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are near to the city of Elche and to the seaside resort of Santa Pola. Both are less than 10 minutes by car. We are also only 12 minutes from the Airport and 20 minutes to the city of Alicante. There is a bus and taxi service to the city of Elche and from there, there are national bus and rail services. There are also two bikes which I have for use.

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    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?


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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week .

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