Help us rebuild a 1879 house in north Spain in Asturias

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  • Beschreibung

    Beschreibung

    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.

    2020 goals:
    Rebuild the collapsed wall, overhang and roof of the south wing of the house. If we accomplish that by the beginning of summer we're back on schedule.
    I plan on digging the driveway dismantling the retention wall and rebuilding it during the summer. So plenty of stone masonry on 2020.

    February 2020 update: very productive month our goal of increasing the room available at home was accomplished and now we have new dinning and cooking area. Tough work ahead of us the Ddmolition is starting. We're clearing a colapsed wall setting up scaffolding and dismantling a section of the roof.

  • Arten von Arbeit

    Arten von Arbeit

    Gartenarbeit
    Bauarbeiten
    Handwerkliche Arbeiten
    Kochen/einkaufen
    Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten
    Hausarbeiten
    Betreuung von Tieren
    Hilfe mit Computer / Internet

  • Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    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.

  • Arbeit

    Arbeit

    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.
    This is a construction site, the house is 140 years old and everything needs attention. Half of it needs rebuilding so at times the work is tough and dirty.
    We're at a stage where we finished the consolidation and already started demolition and rebuilding.
    Not all is heavy lifting and cement mixing 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.

  • Gesprochene Sprachen

    Gesprochene Sprachen

    Spanish, English, Italian, Japanese

  • Unterkunft

    Unterkunft

    We have a guests room in the house, with two bed and a bank beds and a small office downstairs where we can put an extra double bed. Workawayers are expected to share the room but We'll do our best for you to be comfortable and let you know with whom are you going to share and only exceptionally there will be more than two volunteers sleeping in one room. 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.

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    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.

  • Etwas mehr Information

    Etwas mehr Information

    • Internet Zugang

    • Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

      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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    Arbeitszeiten

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

Cobblestone path. Our first masonry project.

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