I’m Becca, a creative businesswoman from south east London who’s run away to the Spanish hills for a while.
I live in a rustic 'cortijo' which I bought 21 years ago. Casa Becca remained stubbornly 'unreformed' for many years, but I have been improving her over the last three years and moved out here full-time in June 2018.
While here, I am seeking work teaching English, exploring the hills around the village, gardening (planting trees and more), blogging and trying to progress a novel I started many years ago. I love music (especially roots reggae). I am also seeking out good music and interesting communities in my new area!
Visitors here will be able to experience life in a small Spanish mountain community, sample regional food in the local tapas bars, hike in the hills, enjoy local fiestas, visit the coast and nearby cities such as Granada which is just two hours' drive away. In the summer, the town swimming pool is a fabulous place to relax, meet people and cool off!
If you would like to learn English, I can help. If you are keen on travel, music and literature, we will certainly have things in common.
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
You will experience life in a small Spanish mountain town and learn more about one of Spain's most interesting and beautiful regions. I can take you out on hikes in the surrounding countryside, and introduce you to local craftspeople - there is a honey business, an olive oil business and more. If you want to improve your English, I can help - I am a qualified language teacher. If you enjoy writing, literature and music, we will have much to share.
I mainly need helpers to finish off some simple painting, decorating and small DIY jobs within the house. However, if you have building skills, there could be some other projects for you. Gardening help is always good - I have several terraces to maintain. If you are a keen cook, you will have a chance to cook using local produce. If you are a Spanish speaker, I would love the opportunity to practice my Spanish.
English, Intermediate Spanish
Single bedroom in my house. One workawayer maximum. Later on, once I am more used to Workaway, we may be able to make other arrangements in the case of couples wanting to volunteer. Shared bathroom. I will provide breakfast and one main meal per day, plus food for you to make your own second meal. You will be welcome to cook for yourself, or both of us.
On your days off you can take a bus to Almeria, the capital city, which is full of interesting bars, restaurants and sights. You can also go to the coast (although will need a car for this). You can hike in the surrounding countryside, or just relax in my beautiful garden. I will be able to offer lifts to the coast and local towns on occasion, and it is possible to hire a car in the village. Please note, there is only one bus from/to the village which only goes to Almeria once (or sometimes twice) a day.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week