We're Suso and Myriam, a couple in our thirties with 2 dogs and 3 cats that just bought a beautiful big XIX century house.
We speak Spanish obviously and English both of us Myri speaks as well Italian (she was born in Naples) and Suso can hold a conversation in Japanese because he spent long time in cycling in Japan.
Our goal is to rescue this piece of history from decay and make it our home in the way. We plan doing as much as possible ourselves using materials and methods from the period to accomplish our goal. The house has being at least 20 years vacant now and the last 70 years of use wasn't taken care very well. The gardens are in rough condition as well but that will take less effort and with some elbow grease we will grow our own vegetables soon enough.
Check our YouTube channel to learn more about the house and about the status of the renovation. Look for Suso Nauta in YouTube and please subscribe if you find it interesting. We can use some help with subtitles and translating titles and descriptions to reach more people so if you like our channel and want to translate it will be very much appreciated.
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Help with Computers / internet
Help us rebuild a 1879 house in north Spain (just 10 minutes from the beach) and make it a passive sustainable home. We don't need any special skill and if you're willing to learn about carpentry and masonry from a professional Suso will love to teach you from the very basic all the way to advance stone cutting and Japanese timber framing. And Myri is very passionate about gardening cooking so if you fancy to help us growing vegetables, taking care of the animals and making pizza you'll find a very warm welcome.
If you're interested in traditional construction methods and hand made stuff we'll love to learn from you and we're happy to teach you. All good ideas that fit the philosophy of the project are welcome. Also you can experience life in the countryside of Asturias in a wooded area close to the sea and mayor tourist attractions you can visit on your spare time. Although at first glance it does look we're isolated you can take the bus and be down town Gijón in about half hour. Or in beautiful Villaviciosa in 10 minutes.
Spanish, English, Italian, Japanese
We have a guests room in the house, witj a double bed and a bank bed. Workawayers, when more than one at the time, should share the room
We'll do our best for you to be comfortable. Food will be provided by us and cooking as well unless any workawayer likes to take over that task or any other to keep us working.
The bus stops just in front of the house four times (two in each direction) and like I mention you can go to Villaviciosa or to Gijón. Beaches are quite close too (8 Km to playa España) and the surrounding are perfect for hiking and cycling. The camino de Santiago if pretty close too so if you're hiking to Santiago don't have to divert that much or you can start the trail from home.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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