We have created a Mediterranean mountain garden here in the Alpujarras of Granada province, southern Spain. As an officially registered not for profit organisation we open the garden to visitors on a regular basis. There are just the two of us here (Robert and William, late 50's) full time, working on this project along with running a successful self catering holiday home business. The help we need from you is mainly with the garden and can encompass a wide range of tasks, from weeding, and composting to cultivation of our vegetable garden. Building work is sometimes required but not always. The work can be physically demanding.
We are looking for volunteers who have experience of gardening and who are genuinely interested in helping us develop our garden project. Two week placements are offered initially. Volunteers will stay in our house in a comfortable room that has two single beds and its own bathroom, under floor heating during cold weather. No smokers only please. Wi-fi available. All meals, accommodation and linen provided. Usually 5 days work followed by two days free. Help also expected with preparing food, clearing up and some general chores of everyday life. Couples often work out better due to the nature of the accommodation, but single volunteers can also be accommodated as long as you are an independent type of person who can occupy yourself during free time.
Our house and land are situated in the high Alpujarras, in the countryside between Pitres and Pórtugos. Arriving by bus is relatively easy, 3 buses a day from Granada to Pitres. It's not far to walk from Pitres or Pórtugos (1.5km from each).
Plenty of fresh air, fantastic views and very good food. We also offer walking holidays so we have plenty of information about this for you to borrow in your free time.
Help with Eco project
We would be looking for our guests to share our life style in our own home but also to engage in the surrounding area. We are close to the local villages, but are also close to wilderness with a huge potential to spot birds, photography and enjoy hiking on your day off. We can provide walks or you can chose to wander in the hills. We prefer 5 hours help per day and of course you would have free days to explore at will.
We have a lovely twin bedded room in our own guest house which is for your own use. It has complete use of your own private bath room
You can reach us by bus from Granada or Malaga to the local village of Pitres we are just a short walk away.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
5 hours a day 5 days a week