We are a Brazilian-Catalan family living in a small village 1h away from Barcelona. We are surrounded by wineyards and beautiful trails to go walking, cycling, running and horseback riding. The beach is 15 mins by car. We have a few horses and three dogs. We have lived in several continents for many years and, now that we are back home, we love hosting our international friends and meeting new people from other countries. If you love kids, animals and feel like having a farm experience, we are waiting for you :)
Babysitting and creative play
Help around the house
We often have friends coming over and every now and then some kids come to ride horses, so you will have the opportunity to meet local people and learn about our culture.
The local pool is open during summer time, so you can enjoy meeting the villagers there and at the village bar, where they make really amazing organic pizzas!
If you like horses and are proficient at horseback riding, you will also enjoy horseback-riding through the vineyards and mingling with our animals!
We need help in different areas:
1) We are looking for a self-motivated playful person to help our 3 year old kid discover our world through experimentation. The person would help getting him ready in the morning to go to his activities, and playing a few hours in the afternoon/evening. She/he would speak to him in English. Cooking skills are also very valued at home :)
2) Basic horse caring. Mainly feeding and cleaning the paddocks/stables (they stay mainly outdoor)
3) House fixing / basic house construction projects. Being mainly made of wood, our stables need tons of maintenance! We have to refurbish some of the sables and we have some ideas things we would like to build. Some wood/plumbing/electrical knowledge would be VERY valued
4) Interior design projects. We also want to re-invent our space and we need creative hands-on help :)
You will stay in a small horse farm in a small Catalan village. You will have your own room with a shared bathroom and kitchen. We have solar panels and our own borehole, so we are very conscious about energy use.
Food will be provided; it is best if you enjoy cooking as you may cook your own meals.
Our stables are in a semi remote location. We live 400m away from a small village, where buses run on very specific hours. You can walk, byke and horsebackriding aound the area, or take a bus/car to the beach, Port Aventura (the amusement park) or Salou/Cambrils. Trains also run to Barcelona every 30 mins, and the fast train (AVE) station is not far from our place.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
6h/day, 5 days a week
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