help with maintenance and gardening, restoring old farm in Andalucia



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  • Description


    Spanish/English couple in our 50s living in an old finca with land and animals. No particular project or organisation, just slowly making progress and living as self-sufficiently as possible.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We have returned to the finca where my partner grew up as a small child and have been restoring the place to a working finca after decades of neglect. You´ll learn skills and a way of life that the older generation remember but which is slowly disappearing, planting and grafting, harvesting olives and almonds, making wine, keeping chickens and a kitchen garden, dry stone walling . You'll learn spanish hopefully and get to know lots of local dishes and quaint cooking traditions.

  • Help


    We'd welcome someone who speaks some spanish to help with work on the finca which would include simple construction jobs, strimming, some chain saw work, dry stone walling, painting etc Starting any time.
    5 hours a day with option to do more for pocket money. It would probably suit a strong male with some building and chainsaw experience but we're happy to host anyone energetic enough to do different outdoor tasks .Driver an advantage, it´s a 25 min walk to town although we're often popping in and out and give lifts .

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    German: Beginner
    Italian: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    I speak a few languages so happy to help someone practice one they're learning. My husband only speaks Spanish so ideally you should have some notion of Spanish in order for us all to communicate comfortably

  • Accommodation


    Caravan under the trees with bathroom close by, shared use of kitchen and everything else the tiny cortijo has to offer.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    This area is great for cyclists and hikers,the natural park is 5 mins away and of course the beaches are about 40 mins. Malaga city is amazing and obviously worth a visit, and the village is very lively with a buzzing international community all year round,plenty of bars,shops, a gym, yoga centre etc. Bird-watchers have a field day here. If you ride you could use the horses at your own risk.

    To get here there is a Bus from Malaga or Torre del Mar to the village of Competa then we are a 10 min drive or 30 min walk.

    We have horses,dogs,cats and chickens and olive trees so no good for people with allergies! We eat some meat and fish but mainly vegetables, and accept smokers (outside)

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    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

    Internet cover in and around the house is reasonable and free to use

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have space to park a van and water and electricity can be connected when necessary

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 169468183747