We are Joan and Judith, a Catalan/Scottish couple living in Garrotxa, Catalunya. Our home is a 15th century farmhouse with 13 hectares of land (8 hectares of woodland and 5 hectares of pasture) that has been in Joan´s family for over 100 years. We have four horses, one dog, two cats and 12 chickens.
Help in the house
Help with Computers / internet
Garrotxa is a beautiful area that is not particularly well-known. There is an incredibly interesting history and culture. And the people are one of a kind! We have the volcanic natural park as well as the area of Alta Garrotxa. There are the historic towns of Santa Pau, Besalu and Castellfollit de la Roca.
We are looking for volunteers to help us with a range of work around the house and farm. We always have work in our organic vegetable garden and clearing and bringing into use areas of woodland and fields that need attention. This year, we are also focusing on renovating an old outhouse into a bigger and safer henhouse. We would also like to freshen up and paint inside the house - some work to do if the weather isn't so good. We can offer accommodation and meals to a single person or a couple. We have a double bedroom, including wi-fi.
English, Spanish, Catalan
Double bedroom, shared bathroom, central heating and use of kitchen.
We recommend that you have a car but if not we can pick you up from the bus station in Olot. The area has some well-marked hiking trails. There are routes that can take you to the volcanic area as well as Alta Garrotxa. It really is a beautiful area.
We have had some volunteers staying with us before and they have really enjoyed their experience - in fact they have returned for a second stay. We ask that volunteers help us for 5 hours per day, 6 days per week.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
5 hours a day, 5 days a week