We are doing renovation and garden projects now in Catalonia, Spain. Come and join us!

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  • Description

    Description

    Hi, we are the Hodges family. We are a mixed culture family who are of Jamaican and English decent, and now reside 5-10 minutes outside Tortosa. We live in a 3 plus acre finca property which is off grid. we have invested in a large solar panel system of which we get our energy supply. We are currently working on installing a well on the property however; we have access to water supply in the town area.

    The land is established with olive, almond, and carob trees. we have chickens, 2 cats and a two dogs called Loba and Cairo

    Our plan is to install an irrigation system for our plants, fruit and vegetables and we are learning about permaculture so that we can eventually rely on it as a way of life.
    Our daily routine involves feeding the animals, watering the plants, helping in the house and helping with other projects. these projects includes, tiling and decorating the house, fencing the property and completing building work on a self-contained bungalow for our volunteers and visitors to stay. However, in the meantime we house our volunteers for summer in a caravan that sleeps 2 or possibly a family of 3-4.

    We speak english and are currently learning Spanish and Catalan. our son is 15 and is learning Catalan in school, therefore any help would be appreciated.

    We do like an early start to the day and do not work on Saturdays.

    Tortosa is a beautiful town. The Delta Ebre runs through the town and is known for its large cat fish and is popular for fishing hobbies. There are also festivals such as the Tortosa renaissance in July. The region is also known for its rice paddies. Mount Caro is in full view to the rear of our property and views from the top of the mountain are exceptional.

    We have bicycles if you want to ride, otherwise we use a jeep for transport. The beaches are 30 minutes away and a public swimming pool including a bar is 10 minutes away.
    We also have table tennis, air hockey and board games.

    All of our volunteers are treated as part of the family.
    We look forward to all our volunteers and hope that they enjoy their stay with us.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Other
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I am from Jamaica, my husband from England. we lived in Canada for a year then we moved to the the UK. We love tasty cooking. We are loving, patient, chatty and caring and would love to share what we have.

  • Help

    Help

    Our daily routine involves feeding the animals, watering the plants, helping in the house and helping with other projects. these projects includes, building a block chicken coop, plastering the house, fencing the property and completing building work on a self-contained bungalow for our volunteers and visitors to stay.
    In the garden we need help with picking the carobs and olives, pruning and clearing dead branches; also strimming and clearing up the garden. we would occasionally like help with painting.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Catalan and Spanish

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We are currently completing accommodation for our volunteers and visitors and all our guests are treated as part of the family. For the moment accommodation is in one a caravan that sleeps 2 people or a family possible of 4. We do eat meat, however we can cater for vegans and vegetarians.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live in Roquetes, with Tortosa about ten minutes away. There is the river Ebre, Delta Ebre boat rides. The town is known for its cat fish or fishing hobbies.
    If you look online, there are beautiful sights and we have bicycles if you want to ride to town, Otherwise we have a jeep! We tend to go to the beach for relaxation or there are festivals such as the Tortosa renaissance from 20-23 of July. Usually, we like an early start and we have siestas.

    We do not work on Saturdays as we take this time for family time.

    We do not smoke but you are able to use designated spots.

  • 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

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week (max 25 hours/week)

Howdy Partner
Like the hat
Main house, with half of the solar
View from the guest bedroom
Construction of the fence. Only 450 metres to go
The corn protected by a very nice Swiss fence
Volunteer Linde admiring the new crops:)
Pruning the olive trees with the goat looking for a treat!























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