Are you friendly, enthusiastic, responsible, with common sense and a positive 'can do' attitude?
Would you like to spend at least one week - possibly two or three weeks - in Andalucia?
If so, please read on......
My wife and I 'retired' to Spain 5 years ago and bought a neglected Farmhouse in the hills of Andalusia which has now been professionally renovated.
We live here with our 'rescue friends', a Jack Russell X and 2 cats, so any volunteers will need to be animal friendly and not have pet allergies, as sofas will need to be shared!
This is strictly a non-smoking and drug-free environment - with no exceptions - neither do we accept volunteers with pets or children,
In return for your help with a variety of tasks, we offer you comfortable accommodation and healthy food (Vegetarian/Vegan) - some of which you may be asked to prepare.
If you have any questions, please ask!
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An excellent opportunity to visit a beautiful and unspoilt area of Spain, rich in history and with numerous places of interest nearby.
Located at 1,000 metres above sea level, there are long distance views and clean air, with low levels of traffic, Moorish Castles, Roman remains, friendly locals, authentic Spanish living, local Bars serving tapas free with your drink (not coffee/water!) and a generally relaxed way of living.
You may want to improve your Spanish or acquire your first few phrases to take back home along with many positive memories of stunning scenery and a way of life which has not essentially changed over time!
We are looking for fit, healthy, responsible, NON-SMOKING volunteers who are willing to undertake a variety of tasks, which will be mainly external, although there are just a few internal tasks remaining.
Outdoor work will include path laying/renovation, weeding, digging, planting and general landscaping.
Indoor tasks will involve some wall painting, staining beams, as well as some light housework.
No particular skills are required for these tasks, but a positive attitude and willingness to carry out simple tasks with a decent level of diligence and good natured enthusiasm, is assumed.
If you enjoy (and are reasonably proficient) cooking healthy vegetarian/vegan meals, then we would particularly welcome you!
We would also expect you to assist generally in the kitchen, clearing up afterwards (including loading/unloading the dishwasher) or washing/drying up and generally keeping the communal areas clean and tidy on a regular basis.
Although my wife does not drink alcohol, I usually have a glass of wine with my evening meal and you will be included in this if you wish, but we do not provide a 'free bar' for you to enjoy at your choosing and any alcohol consumption is at my sole discretion.
I would also like to ask that your Workaway Profile provides ALL the essential information about you (and anyone you are traveling with), and that the photo(s) you upload are recent! (within the last 12 months would be helpful).
We look forward to hearing from you and are happy to answer any specific questions that you might have or provide additional information.
English, basic Spanish.....
The house is a detached Farmhouse (Cortijo) with almost 7,000 m2 of land, with numerous Olive and Almond trees and far reaching views.
Volunteers will have use of our Caravan, which is located about 50 metres from the main house.(
The Caravan is a large 4-Berth model - which is used either as two single beds or a large double - it has a gas hob/oven, fridge, washroom with sink, toilet and shower cubicle and central heating (gas/electric) for chilly evenings/mornings.
(Note - there is also a new 'Pool Bathroom' some 20 metres from the Caravan, which is available for your use)
Individual volunteers who are willing to share with another volunteer - of the same gender - are also welcome.
Although there are adequate cooking facilities in the caravan, it is assumed that you will cook and eat in the house on most occasions.
We also have a dedicated indoor Yoga space (35 m2 approx), which those who are interested in Yoga can use for personal practice (there are mats for general use) - times by agreement.
This is Air-conditioned during hot weather and heated during colder times.
We are several miles from the nearest town of any real size (20,000+ pop) and public transport is non-existent, but we would be willing to provide lifts into the nearby towns a couple of times a week, for sight-seeing/food shopping in a genuine Spanish environment.
This environment would definitely not suit 'party animals' who are looking for crowds and noise, although there is a local bar about 10 minutes walk away, which also serves food - where some basic Spanish will be required!
However, if you appreciate clean mountain air and the tranquility of being in a rural environment, we'd love to hear from you!
There are excellent opportunities to walk through surrounding Olive groves and wonderful distant views of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, some 40+ miles away. A lack of 'light pollution' means that star gazing at night is a wonderful thing to do!
I can collect you from the Bus Station in Alcala la Real, which is about 20 minutes from our house and an hour from Granada.
The property is about an hour from Granada, an hour and a half from Cordoba and Malaga is just under 2 hours distant.
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5 hours x 5 days per week per person