help me with some household chores and share life with me in a beautiful villa in Spain

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    09.10.2020

 
  2020 

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  • Beschreibung

    Beschreibung

    I have previously had wonderful volunteer lady's stay with me for periods up to 12 months. I am now, once again, in a position to offer this rare, quite unusual and very special opportunity

    It is suitable for a lady,50 plus years of age to 68 who is preferably looking for a longer term stay.The longer the better for the "right" person.

    Five years ago the host became a widower after 51 years of marriage which has resulted in this rather special housekeeping position in his quality villa.It is aimed especially for a lady who is able to cook tasty,especially English style cooking, of nutritious meals as, I have to be honest, I am totally incapable of doing this! I am seriously useless!!.....lol

    It is important that the helper is friendly and competent and able to use her initiative to perform all the normal daily cleaning jobs that a house requires. Always appreciate occasional help with gardening (mostly marble chipping covered flower beds and landscaped block paving so weeding and helpful pottering about only....nothing heavy) This is optional and most definitely secondary to the housekeeping requirements.

    Must be totally honest & trustworthy and possess a friendly enthusiasm to help out. Hopefully a lady with no past baggage/problems who has an outgoing bubbly, happy personality and ability to enjoy all that living in a quality villa in the hottest region in Europe offers. A walk in the surrounding countryside with my loving and adorable female dog is also appreciated.

    Although Covid has taken its toll with local bars it still offers an opportunity to join in the wonderful Spanish quality of life we enjoy here where there is quite a UK presence. A great chance to expand Spanish language skills with the locals as this is a community where we mix together, Spanish, English, French, German and Dutch as complete friends.

    This position is most definitely neither strenuous nor taxing and the helper will have copious amounts of time to pursue their own interests.

    My home is a completely renovated (2011) large, quality villa with swimming pool, numerous block paved landscaped terraces which enjoy the most amazing, indeed absolutely stunning, views down to Mojacar Pueblo, Garrucha, Vera and the beautiful blue Mediterranean Sea beyond with the Cabrera mountains opposite.

    The helper will have her own en-suite bedroom with, as already mentioned, plenty of available time to pursue her own interests. There is Wi-Fi Internet in this bedroom and also throughout the villa. UK channels on new flat screen TV and en-suite bathroom with shower. It also has Air Con and a Caribbean fan. The aim is to give the helper a high quality, freedom filled, relaxed lifestyle so that the stay becomes a most enjoyable experience where mutual, platonic companionship is important as it has most certainly been for previous helpers who, after departing, have remained close friends.

    The Villa is situated just a few hundred yards from the lovely olde worlde traditional "white" Spanish village which is quaintly small but has currently two restaurants, two Spanish bars, Post Office, Two supermarkets, Bank with ATM machine, Chemist and a well used Gym which is alas currently closed due to Covid restrictions.There is also a popular jewellery making centre.

    Situated in the foothills of the Sierra de los Filabres, the whitewashed pueblo rests on the mountainside with an Elevation of 405 metres above sea level and co-ordinates of 37° 11' 27.6? N, 1° 58' 50.16? W and has panoramic views that reach down to the Mediterranean sea.

    Combining a stunning rural setting with a convenient location, the main road network and the motorway are just a 10 minute drive away and Almeria airport is approx 40 minutes away.

    Clear mountain air, breathtaking scenery, peace and tranquillity coupled with a traditionally Spanish way of life are just some of the attributes that attract both visitors and permanent residents to this picturesque village, attributes that have won the village numerous awards. If you like busy Cities this is not the place for you but if you like peace and serenity it most certainly is.

    It is just 20 minutes by car from the glorious, nay the fabulous, 4 mile long beaches of Mojacar with hundreds of restaurants and just 25 minutes from Garrucha & the Vera beaches. The National Park of Cabo de Gata is a short drive away as is the only desert in Europe, the Tabernas Desert, where so many famous films have been, and are currently still being, made.

    The helper I am seeking is able to perform as a housekeeper where being friends makes for the friendly, platonic companionship I am hoping for. As you will imagine it is a lonely life for the host being on ones own in such a large villa.

    The position is on a no payment basis where the helper gives approx 5 hours a day of her time 5 days a week in return for her own accommodation and all food provided. The importance of cooking good evening meals has to be stressed. She will find that she has an abundance of personal time to enjoy the fantastic, friendly and convivial lifestyle in this amazing village. It is NOTHING like life on the Costa's for this is the REAL and GENUINE Spain.

    My previous HELPX ladies are happy to vouch for me, answer your questions and confirm that everything is as I describe.

    An opportunity exists to occasionally use the hosts second older but reliable car subject to the helper paying their own fuel costs (and any fines or damage they might incur!) for her use. This fantastic opportunity gives the helper "wheels" enabling her the freedom to get around the local area as bus communication links are almost none existent.

    If you think you are the lady who would enjoy this quite unique quality experience then please do not hesitate to get in touch with me by e-mail and we can discuss it further. I very much look forward to hearing from you.

    A review from another previous HELPX helper: Helper: Francoise Roux LUDWIG
    From: France Date: March 10, 2016

    In May it will be 3 months spent with John in his beautiful villa, taking care of his house,and mostly cooking for him. John is a very easy going, kind, intelligent and a fun, charming man to be with. He enjoys a variety of food well prepared. If you are responsible and just get on with the job John is very fair. Just be polite and pleasant and you will have a great time. John is very appreciative and has lovely friends you may want to mingle with in the village, a very friendly place.

    There is a fantastic view from the villa that would surpass just about anywhere and a lovely swimming pool for the abundance of free time that you will find you have if you take this lovely position.
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    A review from NANCY SAMES who was a wonderful helper who stayed with me from September 2017 to April 2018.

    "I rate my stay as 5 stars. I had the good fortune to spend 6 months with John in his beautiful villa in a small but lovely Spanish mountain town from September 2017 to April 2018. The villa has amazing views, a fabulous climate and a pool, which I was free to enjoy in my time off, which was plentiful. John is easy to get on with, makes no extraordinary demands other than what you have read in his profile. The villa is easy to clean, John is easy to cook for, loving traditional English food but also happy to branch out and try different cuisines. His gorgeous female dog loves to go "walkies" and taking her out is a good way to explore the area. John will take you to local functions, bars or indeed a restaurant from time to time as his guest which can also help you to integrate into the friendly community. I cannot express enough how grateful I was to have had the opportunity to be in this lovely area of Spain and doing what I love best, housekeeping and walking. From making friends through my time there, this year I have had another opportunity through HelpX, to spend a few months nearby - what a wonderful life. Thank you John."

  • Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Seniorenbetreuung
    Gartenarbeiten
    Zubereiten / Kochen von Mahlzeiten für die Familie
    Hausarbeiten

  • Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Although the village is affected by Covid restrictions it still offers an opportunity to join in the wonderful Spanish quality life we enjoy here where there is also quite a UK presence. A great chance to expand Spanish language skills with the locals as this is a community where we mix together, Spanish and English, as complete friends/ The exact opposite to the normal perceived view of the Spanish Costas this is the real Spain where you can indulge in and enjoy the peace and sheer serenity of living in this quiet but wonderful countryside.

  • Arbeit

    Arbeit

    Cleaning tasks that a house normally requires. Would always appreciate occasional help with gardening which is mostly marble chippings covered flower beds and landscaped block paving so weeding and tidying only....nothing heavy and this is optional and most definitely secondary to the housekeeping requirements.

    A walk in the stunning countryside with my loving and adorable dog would also be appreciated.

    The helper I am seeking is able to perform as a housekeeper where being friends makes for the platonic companionship I am hoping for. As you will imagine it is a lonely life for the host being on ones own in such a large villa. She will also have an abundance of personal time to enjoy the fantastic, friendly and convivial lifestyle in this amazing village. It is NOTHING like life on the Costa's for this is the REAL and GENUINE Spain.

  • Gesprochene Sprachen

    English: Fließend
    Spanish: Gute Kenntnisse

  • Unterkunft

    Unterkunft

    The helper will have her own en-suite bedroom with, as already mentioned, plenty of available time to pursue her own interests. Wi-Fi Internet in this bedroom and throughout the villa. UK channels on flat screen TV and en-suite bathroom with shower. Also fitted with Air Con and Caribbean fan. The aim is to give the helper a quality, freedom filled, relaxed lifestyle so that the stay becomes a most enjoyable experience where mutual, platonic companionship is important, as it most certainly has been for previous helpers.

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    Situated in the foothills of the Sierra de los Filabres, the whitewashed pueblo rests on the mountainside 400m above sea level with views that reach down to the Mediterranean sea.

    Combining a stunning rural setting with a convenient location, the main road network and the motorway are just a 10 minute drive away and Almeria airport is about 40 minutes away.

    Clear mountain air, breathtaking scenery, peace and tranquillity, and a traditionally Spanish way of life are just some of the attributes that attract both visitors and permanent residents to this picturesque village, attributes that have won the village award after award.

    It is just 20 minutes by car from the glorious, nay the fabulous, 4 mile long beaches of Mojacar with hundreds of restaurants and just 25 minutes from Garrucha & the Vera beaches. The National Park of Cabo de Gata is a short drive away as is the only desert in Europe, the Tabernas Desert, where so many famous films have been, and currently being, made.

  • 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

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    Arbeitszeiten

    5 HOURS PER DAY MAXIMUM, 5 DAYS A WEEK

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