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 well kept, not much work there, that is where we stay for now.
    The second floor needs some work, and the ground floor has to be redone from scratch.

    One of the biggest task will be painting, and removing the old paint, as well as plastering

    It is a great place to make hikes in the nature. which you can see from the window.

    Although the village is small, with under 500 inhabitants, it is well equipped, with supermarket, 5 cafe/bars/restaurants, ironware stores, bakery, butcher, small medical center, public cyber (I have wifi at home), 4 hairdressers!, 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.

  • Arten von Arbeit

    Arten von Arbeit

    Handwerkliche Arbeiten
    Sonstige 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.

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    Depends a bit of the moment.
    Now, February-April, 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 ceiling with gips or plaster.

    From April onwards, tasks will be mostly helping in the garden, cleaning in the home and small maintenance.

    If you have your own ideas about what to do, that is good as well.

  • Gesprochene Sprachen

    Gesprochene Sprachen

    Spanish, English, Dutch, German, French

  • Unterkunft


    There are several rooms with beds, so take your pick!
    A room is set up for volunteers, but if you prefer to sleep in another room, go ahead.

  • 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 16.00 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.

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    Etwas mehr Information

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      Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

    • Wir besitzen Tiere

    • Wir sind Raucher

  • 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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