Help with several projects around our finca in rural Andalusia near Granada, Spain

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    25/04/2019

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  2019 

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello Workaway visitor,

    Andalucía is, to our humble opinion, one of the most wonderful places on earth. We are located in the area of Granada City , surrounded by no less than five main natural parks, lakes and Spain's largest national park, Sierra Nevada!

    We live in a typical Spanish cortijo ‘with fields full of grain’, as The Doors were singing about in their song ‘ Spanish Caravan.’ The finca is situated on 10 hectares of land, at an altitude of 1000 m. We have our own well and the views are spectacular.

    Currently we are looking for some lovely people with following skills:

    We are looking for people to help us expand the possibilities of the farmhouse. Next to the main house there’s the possibility to make a lovely place to stay in the former barn and workers house.

    If you are an expert in veggie gardening, agriculture, beekeeping and irrigation, we will be happy to host you. We could do with some help there.

    If you can contribute turning the finca in a self-sustainable place to live, please do.

    If you have other skills that might interest us, tell us about it. You might just be the person we are looking for.

    The help consists in a mix of all above, depending the needs of the year. We trying to teach you things and experiences you never had.

    Besides working we like to celebrate free time and from time to time we will invite you for seeing special places around. We also like to eat good food, a glass of wine and share that with you. We like to talk, make fun and share joy.
    Basic meals are provided each day. Any extras, you will need to buy for yourself. Examples: Alcohol, snacks, cigarettes etc.. All meals are included if you eat with us.


    Who are we?

    We are Gitte and Robbert, 50 and 47 years young and we live here for about a year now.
    Gitte is a writer, working from home, and Robbert is an artist doing field work in the region. We left our place up north to live our dream of being in this heart-warming country by creating our home through permaculture, natural life and culture.
    We offer you an opportunity to live an experience in this outstanding beauty, with pure air, spectacular nature and a warm climate, in a friendly and safe environment.

    We speak Dutch, French, English and a mouthful of Spanish.

    We are having water, electricity, heating, WIFI , GSM signal and an outdoor pool. We try to be self-sustaining, bit by bit.
    We embrace nature and try to grow our own food. We are dedicated to our project to live a more authentic yet deepened life style.

    We can arrange to pick up people that are with public transport and help to plan your trip to here.
    Workawayers should have their own voluntary work insurance cover whilst staying with us.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Art project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Travellers will enjoy the overwhelming nature and we are culturally interested. We like to teach about our life and surroundings. Language skills should improve and the immersion in this non touristic region will teach you about the authentic Spanish life.

  • Help

    Help

    In short we need help with all our activities: assisting the craftwork, building, gardening and so on. We think about 5 hours help against meals and lodging. The help can be physically demanding sometimes. In the coming time we need people who can build and maintain the garden and the water system. We share all household duties as well.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Dutch, French, English, some Spanish and German

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Private bedroom and shared bathroom for the helpers.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week




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