Help around the family home in Malaga, Costa Del Sol, Spain

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  • Last activity: 24 Mar 2023



 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks



  • Description


    We are a British family in Mijas Costa, Malaga who moved to Spain over 26 years ago - we live in a nice villa, in a safe urbanisation, 10 minutes (by car) outside of the nearest town. We love to go on walks, hiking, and outdoor stuff! and also just hanging out at our house, especially when it gets hot and we can chill out around the pool.

    We have 2 dogs and 2 cats who are very friendly and a studio apartment attached to our house where you would stay.

    Having a car would be ideal to get around but its not necessary, on the weekend there is plenty for you to do; there are beautiful lakes within a few short hours drive and train journey, mountains to hike and climb very close to us, hundreds of beautiful beaches close by and some even more beautiful ones (Tarifa, Cadiz) within a few hours drive and bus ride.

    We live 35 km away from Malaga city and 30 km away from Marbella. Fuengirola is our closest town, 8 km away and its a big town with plenty to do! We have a shopping centre 4 km away with a cinema, food court and clothing shops.

    Our villa is in the hills so within 5 minutes of our house, you would be walking on a track into the countryside. So we have the best of both worlds; close enough to the towns and cities and far enough away to be surrounded by nature. Our urbanisation has a restaurant, a tiny supermarket and a bar within 5 minutes walk from our house.

    When we have workawayers, we usually only have one or two at a time. We always get along really well with them. We all eat dinner together, sometimes watch movies, whenever we do anything as a family, our workawayers are always welcome to join!!

    We have our 21 yr old daughter living with us too.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Elderly Companionship
    Animal Care
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will benefit from coming to stay with us by perfecting your english and learning some spanish. You could learn a lot of things with us!

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    We are looking for somebody who is able to help us clean the terraces of our villa, cleaning around the house, general house chores and some maintenance like a bit of painting, maybe a bit of dog walking/ training (if you know how to train dogs) and possibly a bit of help with social media

    We often have my father staying with us who is 90 years old, if we do at the time of your stay, we will ask for you to provide elderly companionship, going out with him, making him a sandwich at lunchtime, talking to him… but obviously he Is able to be alone too so you won’t be obliged to be with him 24/7

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    We are British so we speak English as our first Language but we have been living in Spain for over 26 years so we are fluent in Spanish.

  • Accommodation


    We have a spacious studio apartment attached to our villa with a double bed, bathroom, kitchen and outdoor area. You can have the freedom of cooking for yourself when you want but we are aware that we will be providing food for you too so you will eat with us when you want to.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We have the Mediterranean sea a short 10 minute drive from our house, popular hiking trails in the mountains just 15 minutes drive away, our local town is a 10 minute drive also (we live in a urbanisation near the campo). You can go for walks in the hills next to our villa and my 21 year old daughter lives at home and she is into hiking and being outdoors so she could show you around. We have El Chorro (we just call it The Lakes) an 1 and a half hour drive away, or 2 and a half on the train. And Malaga City is 45 minutes on the train. We have a lot more attractions close by or further away but you will just have to see when you get here!

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We have a wifi connection

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day

Host ref number: 113336271572

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