Our house in Mont-ras, catalonia, is similar to a terraced house in the UK. There's quite a lot of work to do and with Alfonso, my husband, being mobility challenged, we sometimes require extra help. A friend deals with the garden and does the basics. So, often we need someone to help in the house, to do a bit of cooking and to keep Alfonso company when I go out or take a break and go away for a few days. The area is very pleasant, just 4 kms inland from the prettiest landscapes on the Costa Brava and there are hills too where you can go hiking. Please bear in mind, however that this is not the sunny south and we do get cold, wet weather in winter (not all the time,however!).
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
Help with Computers / internet
Besides the usual help, we'll especially need someone (preferably a couple) for the month of April. I'll be away for about 3 days, from the 13th to the 16th . A paid carer will come in every mornig to give Alfonso a shower, dress him etc. She will also cook lunch. The helpers' duties would consist in keeping him company during the afternoon and evening plus cooking some dinner. Alfonso appreciates company and is fun-loving and communicative. He often needs help with the computer/mobile and likes to practise his English and also French and Italian. He enjoys music a lot too.
Alfonso used to work as a tourist guide and knows Catalonia very well. he loves to tell people about interesting places to visit, not only in Barcelona but in other areas too.
English, Spanish, Catalan, French, German (ein bisschen)
Apartment in the basement with bathroom, fridge and cooking facilities plus a lovely view of the garden. If this is not available, you will be upstairs with your own bathroom, study and terrace.
In your time off you can visit Barcelona, Girona or the Dali museum in Figueres. You can go cycling, swimming, hiking etc. There is no train but the bus service (SARFA) is not bad and the station is very close to our house.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Not more than 4 hours but you might have to work on Saturdays.