Volunteer and help us on the land in Las Alpujarras, Granada, Spain



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  • Description


    Please note: we prefer volunteers over 25, otherwise we end up feeling more like parents than hosts. Our reply rate is probably 99% but the low figure given is because we do not usually reply through the site.
    We have a modern villa style house in a garden with a pool some 20 minutes walk from the small but cosmopolitan town of Orgiva. We are a family with our son working in Canada and a daughter living in Madrid. We are a friendly family, live a fairly quiet life, but like a laugh and some fun.We are early nighters mostly but guests are seperate enough that they can stay out or in late as they want as our daughter used to!.
    We have lived here for18 years so know the area and can advise on walks etc. Chris does some mountain biking and canoeing.
    Orgiva is between granada and the coast, about a 1 1/2 hr bus ride from Granada. The higher mountain valleys are easily accessible by bus and some fantastic walking is possible up there.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We have always seen workaway as an exchange of help for accommodation with the bonus of getting to know our helpers and socialising with them. We can tell people about this area and about our own culture altho that is becoming more distant after 20 years. Chris can share much about individual psychology and personal development.

  • Help


    Most of the help is in the garden and there is sometimes help needed with maintenance on the house. We ask for 5 hours 5 days a week.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Spanish, a little french

  • Accommodation


    Mostly we are able to offer our very nice guest room with its own bathroom.We ask for no smoking indoors.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We like to make volunteer workers feel welcome and happy here. We have been hosting for many years and enjoy the company of our volunteers. We host for periods of six to ten days.
    Also please make it clear that it is not a cut and paste job and to show you have read this far add the words: 'Amigos de Cortijo de Rosa'.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

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    Hours expected

    5hrs a day 5 days a week.

Host ref number: 5445416694a1