Help restore an 120 year old house in the center of Pola de Allande on the Camino Primitivo, Spain




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    Hi there, dear potential Workawayers,

    I just bought a house in december in the center of Pola de Allande, and need help to make it look nice again. It is on the camino primitivo, so a good place to take a break if you are doing the camino, or plan to do so.

    The older references you see are of my former place, a bed & breakfast in the Tigre Delta nearby Buenos Aires in Argentina. So I am used to having volunteers.

    Anybody is welcome, but if you have construction skills, such as masonry, carpentry, putting new floor, installing electricity, you are very welcome, as those things need to be done the coming months.

    The house has 4 floors. the First floor is finished, that is where my room is and you will be staying.
    The second floor is also finished by now. The ground floor has to be redone from scratch. In the coming weeks a company will come to install a new floor. Then new electricity has to be installed.

    We have taken out the weeds in the garden, so now we can start planting lawn, flowers, plants and trees, and create a terrace for a sitting area.
    I would also like to build some wooden furniture (tables and objects to sit on) from all the big pieces of wood there are such as big shelves and pallets.

    It is a great place to make hikes in the nature. There are beautiful views from both sides of the house into the surrouding mountainrs.

    Although the village is small, with under 500 inhabitants, it is well equipped, with 3 small supermarkets, 8 (yes, really!) cafe/bars/restaurants, 3 do it yourself stores, a bakery, a butchery, small medical center, public cyberpub (but I have wifi at home), 4 hairdressers!, a library, a bookstore, and even a swimming pool in summer.

    I will provide the food. If you enjoy cooking, thats great, it is not what I enjoy normally.
    Food is without meat most of the time, I am a flexitarian. I eat meat outdoors. If we (or some) want to eat meat, the idea is to share the cost.

  • Arten von Arbeit

    Arten von Arbeit

    Handwerkliche Arbeiten
    Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten

  • Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Practice languages, I am fluent in Spanish and English, and comfortable in German and French, native Dutch.
    It is a nice village, where you can talk to the people, who are friendly and often have time to chat.
    You can develop your do-it-yourself skills.
    Often there is a wide variety of volunteers. Recently I had people from 7 different countries at the same time.

  • Arbeit


    Depends a bit of the moment.
    I am doing all kinds of small repairs and upgrading.
    I need mostly help with painting, priming, sanding, filling up holes in the walls and with gips or plaster.

    If you have your own ideas about what to do, that is good as well. For example making murals, or some help with the website and social media.

  • Gesprochene Sprachen

    German: Fließend
    English: Fließend
    Spanish: Fließend
    French: Fließend
    Dutch: Fließend

  • Unterkunft


    There are several rooms with beds, so take your pick! I cannot guarantee you will have your own room, but if you are a couple (or family) you should normally be able to have one.

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    To reach Pola de Allande, you can take a bus from Oviedo or Gijion, but there is only one per day, leaving Oviedo around 14.30 and arriving arriving around 17.45
    I can pick you up in Cangas de Narcea, to where you can take a bus every few hours.

    I am flexible with the hours you put in, as long as you are responsble, and do contribute, I prefer giving suggestions about what you could do, but really like people to work independent. If you want to relax some day, go for a hike, or study (spanish), no problem.

    Apart from the Camino primitivo long distance hike, there are many short and day hikes you can do, starting from Pola itself or some place nearby,
    I have books at my place you can read, there is a library, free to use internet cafe, and it is nice to hang out in the cafes.
    In the evenig we sometimes make a fire in the garden, to relax and/or to cook

  • Etwas mehr Information

    Etwas mehr Information

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      Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

    • Wir besitzen Tiere

    • Wir sind Raucher

    • Familien möglich

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    mehr als zwei

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    some hours per day, flexible, max 25 hours a week with 2 days off

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