Here's the deal...
In exchange for your time, labour and skills i contract to provide you with;
Board and lodging
The chance to be an integral part of a self sustaining, environmentally sound project
The chance to experience new things and learn new skills
The opportunity to take part in local culture and share your own cultural perspective with us
You will be staying in the small village of Leorza where I need help with the running of the house, garden and livestock.
The help needed here is extremely varied and we hope that you will feel free to contribute whatever your particular skill might be:)new thingsnew things
This a very rural location which offers ample opportunity for climbing, walking, biking etc..
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
This is an opportunity for you to live in the middle of Europe’s largest oak forest, to feed chickens, maintain the garden, walk with donkeys, manipulate bees and basically just be with nature. The volunteer work is sometimes hard but always rewarding.
Locally there is a really very vibrant and considering its size culturally very rich, community. You will have ample opportunity to enjoy the curiosities of Basque culture and to learn Basque and Spanish
We need one person to help with various tasks around this house
In winter months we are more likely to need two people and work focuses on building projects
The help needed is varied and would include;
1 I often have construction projects on the go. For example, This year I'd like to bnew thingsuild a bread oven. Experience in construction helps but don't worry if you haven't worked in this area. You do need to be practically minded and good with your hands though.
2 General help in an ecological garden. Tasks typically include; weeding, watering, harvesting
3 General help around the house.
4 Helping with the donkeys. Walking, grooming, feeding etc..
5 Assisting with the bees. Manipulating the hives, harvesting honey etc..
At the moment we manage to do all this ourselves and don't intend to dump you with all the worst tasks. Rather it would be a case of distributing the tasks and changing to avoid getting stuck with the less attractive ones.
I hope that we offer a space here where you feel free to offer your particular skills and where you don't worry about what you don't know.
YOU NEED TO BE AUTONOMOUS AND PRACTICAL.
You won't be left on your own but you need to be able to show initiative and just get on with stuff.
For your benefit and ours we would have a one week trial period. If during that time you find that things aren't what you expected or there is some sort of incompatibility we all go our separate ways with a smile.
English, Spanish, Basque
Private bedroom. Shared Kitchen, bathroom and living space
This place is ideal for people interested in the out doors, particularly walking, climbing and biking. Although the village is very small there is a very good sense of community here and considerable interaction between the numerous small villages in the area. There are buses to Vitoria and very often lifts can be arranged with other neighbours. This is a very rural location and demands that people who visit are practical and resourceful.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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