Get stuck in some garden projects in El Morreon near Orgiva, Spain.



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 Min stay requested: at least a week

  • Description


    I am a single mum living with my daughter in El Morreon near Orgiva. I eventually hope to renovate my stone house so I can rent it out in the summer to create an income and enable me to spend more time with my daughter in the holidays,I work as a chef at local yoga retreat centres,

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help with Eco Projects

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    With the wall project in the second week you will be working alongside a skilled dry stone waller and will learn this skill,There are often music and fundraising events nearby as well as local yoga classes at my neighbours when she is here. I could pass on some cooking skills too! There are nice walks -especially down by the river,

  • Help


    Firstly I would expect you to work hard on your work hours. I am in need of help gardening , pruning and clearing. Picking almonds and then olives at the beginning of December. Cutting cane and bamboo and using it to finish walls on a wooden construction, help clearing and re-organising shed and tat pile .At the moment I am looking for 2 people to help gather rocks from other parts of the land and dismantle a stone wall and remove chumba cactus roots which has died and is causing the wall to collapse , The wall is part of a drainage channel which directs flood water off the mountain away from my wooden house, This will be hard physical work and I would be looking for 2 people to work on this for 2 weeks.There is also painting and maintenance work and removing aloes from the garden and re-siting on the hillside at the edge of my land as a firebreak and boar deterrent, You would need to work unsupervised on days when Im out at work.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Self contained stone house with double bed but single beds can be added, compost toilet , outside washing up area and shower. At least one meal will be provided on workdays and food to cook for yourselves at other times

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    I am half an hour by car to beaches, An hour or so to Granada and Sierra Nevada ,Its about 40 mins walk into town (often you can get a lift) where you can get buses to Granada .I hope to do more creative projects in the future and have alot of decor and sculptures from over 15 years decorating venues and festivals throughout Europe

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    A little more information

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

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