Looking for a hand with house renovations in our little community in the mountains of Albanchez, Almeria, Spain

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  • Descripción

    Descripción

    We are a happy couple 50 and 52 years old living outside the little village of Albanchez, Almeria, Andalucia, in the very south of Spain. Tonje from Oslo, Norway and Eduardo Spanish grown up here. We live in an old farm house called a 'cortijo'. A house which used to be populated with both people and animals separate under the same roof. The cortijo has a cave inside used as a storage room for food oil wine etc. We live in a small group of houses in the municpality of Albanchez, Almeria. Six people live permanent but there are several families coming on weekends, vacation and longer stays during the year. Dogs and cats also make this the friendly place it is to live in. We both have children and grandchildren busy with studies, work and family. Eduardo's back has gotten very bad and we now have problems finish building the house, taking care of the agriculture business and make all our plans come true. We love cooking and enjoy experimenting making cheese, wine etc. Because of Eduardo's bad back our goal is to make an alternative living. We are interested in changing the environment by thinking permaculture solutions and need help to make our dreams come through. We also participate as citizen scientists in the GROW Observatory project. Tonje speaks Spanish, Norwegian and some German. Eduardo Spanish. The house has unlimited wifi.
    We are open minded and easy going. We have had workawayers since November 2016 and wish new friends welcome.

  • Tipo de ayuda

    Tipo de ayuda

    Construcción
    Mantenimiento / bricolage
    Cocinar / compras
    Ayuda en una granja
    Ayuda en proyecto ecológico
    Ayuda en casa
    Ayuda con idiomas

  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    We offer a variety of tasks and you can practice your Spanish in a beautiful authentic environment. Our philosophy is to protect the antique and old traditions as much as possible and you might learn some new ways of solving challenges.
    The village, Albanchez, is as close you can walk there in 40 minutes or use our bicycle - any ways we're happy to take you there with one of our cars. Once a week we go shopping in Albox which has supermarkets and shops of all kinds ( also a nice market on Tuesdays). There are 4-5 bars in the village, some with free wifi. The population counts approximately 600 inhabitants, the colony of English expats included. In the neighbour village Olula del Rio there is an interesting art museum with their own collection of Goya. You can connect or disconnect to the busy world as you like. We live outside the village with peace nature and a marvellous star view at night. In July and August the town hall provides the village with a public pool completly renovated 2018.

  • Ayuda

    Ayuda

    We need 1 person, from January 2019.
    We have some farming going on around the year for our own use.
    We need help to finish the extension of the road outside the house.
    Renovating an old traditional rustic Andalucian farm house. The cave inside the house needs to be finished.
    Building with traditional materials ( yeso, caña, natural stones, wooden beams) and modern ( bricks, cement etc), electricity installations, painting and cleaning inside and outdoor.
    We also need people to help out growing , weeding and harvesting organic vegetables and feed the chickens.
    The kind of help also depends on which season it is. Examples: In the winter months we pick olives. Summer agriculture. Late summer harvesting and a lot of preserving vegetables and little bit of wine making. Our days never look the same. Some days there are many tasks and others less so you have to be a flexible person who can deal with changes.
    We need responsible grown up handy people. Some building experience is an advantage but not necessary.
    You will be instructed with patience.
    You will benefit on having a driving license.
    If you know anything about permaculture it would be marvellous. We know very little but wish to improve.
    You have to speak Spanish as Eduardo doesn't speak English.

  • Idiomas hablados

    Idiomas hablados

    Spanish English Norwegian German

  • Alojamiento

    Alojamiento

    At the moment we have one guestroom with a double bed in the house. In the first place we wish to live with the workawayers but we also have the possibility to use the neighbour house which is also ours. Bathroom and kitchen are modern.
    We offer breakfast and two meals (comida and cena). You buy your own wine/ beer and snacks.
    Note that our traditional life style will probably not be compatible with vegan lifestyle unless you are open minded. We have had many vegetarians and that worked very well.
    We don't accept any drugs!

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    There are multiple activities and interesting places to visit in the area. This is a rural place situated in the mountains on the east end of Sierra de los Filabres not too far away from the Mediteranean Sea (45-50 minutes drive), The Alhambra (Granada only 2 hours by car), nature in the mountains ( Sierra de Baza and Los Filabres) as in the sea ( Cabo de Gata) typical white andalucian villages, Mini Hollywood (famous for being the place where the spaghetti western movies with Clint Eastwood were filmed and also the epic film 'Lawrence of Arabia' among others and recently 'Game of Thrones'). The local area is perfect for hiking long or short walks.
    The climate is dry and warm very little rain through the year. Fantastic place for ornitology interesting fauna and flora with many protected species. Cycling is a popular sport. Also nice roads for biking or just exploring the area with a car.

  • Un poco más de información

    Un poco más de información

    • Acceso a Internet

    • Acceso a Internet limitado

      Acceso a Internet limitado

    • Tenemos animales

    • Somos fumadores

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    Uno

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    Horas esperadas

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Marlon, Marisa and Anna at the public pool in Albanchez.
Eduardo and Eva-Rose discussing agriculture and practising Spansh.
Jayne, Joan and Eduardo preparing for the new drain behind the house.
Estefania with her favorite tool.
Happy workawayers peeling grilled peppers. James, Lydia, Santiago, Anja, Amit and a little bit of Eduardo. November 2016.
Amit and James learning to use a two wheeled tractor. November 2016.
Sunday expedition to La cueva del agua with James, Marco, Lydia, Santiago and Joao the dog. November 2016.
Expedition to La cueva del agua. November 2016.
Eduardo teaching Lydia and Santiago how to work with yeso. November 2016.
Rivazo (stone terrace) finished and represented by James, Lydia and Santiago. November 2016.
Steinar from Norway picking olives. January 2016.
Nina from Norway making wine. September 2016.
Cortijo Ramon. Our house.
Hosts Eduardo and Tonje.
































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