Come and help in a small finca with lots of animals in Mallorca, Spain

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  • Description

    Description

    Welcome to this small finca in the centre of the beautiful Mediterranean island of Mallorca.
    Seeking mature minded, logical and sociable workawayers that can assist to keep house tidy, pets happy and offer assistance with whatever task is the order of the day....

    Right now I am preparing to move house and so need somebody who is strong to help sort through lots of mechanical equipment and tools and assist in packing boxes. Ideally somebody who is over 27 years old with a clean driving licence (at least 2yrs) so that they can drive one of our vehicles if necessary. Competency in using power tools will be useful.

    There is approx 4 acres, on which predominantly grow almonds and figs. Plus a few carob trees, and a variety of citrus trees.
    You need to love dogs (currently there are 3 boisterous hounds) and cats x 6 plus pig, chickens and sheep.
    Basically if you have common sense, a mature attitude and a willingness to help then please contact us.

    The finca is about 2km from Sineu, which has very easy train access to Palma and occasional buses to other local villages, and has a multitude of bars, shops and restaurants, post office, medical centre, and one the island’s largest markets every Wednesday.
    The finca is not listed as organic but no chemicals are used on the land and all endeavours are made to be as Eco and environmentally friendly as possible. Electricity is by solar power, with generator back up for those occasion times that the sun does not shine. Yes - it does rain here, thankfully, as that helps fill the underground water tank, with tanker top ups as needed. There is WiFi - and Netflix!!!

    Originally from England so English is the main language used!

    NON smokers only please.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The finca is well away from the main tourist areas of Mallorca. The local area is a good indication of how country life has existed here for centuries; many farmers still use permaculture and bio-diversity methods. The local people are proud of their Mallorquin roots and the culture and language reflects this strongly.

  • Help

    Help

    Apart from the request as above there would be daily housekeeping tasks such as sweeping and mopping, and grooming the dogs & cats.

    There can be flexibility with the days and hours volunteering but generally ask workawayers to work an active 5 hr day x 5 day week; early starts around 7-7.30 are needed to sort out the animal feeds - and if we have tasks that need to be completed then an 'all hands to the pump' mentality is appreciated! Please note clock-watchers are not appreciated!
    Additionally, it is asked that workawayers keep their own space (bedroom and bathroom) clean and tidy; and assist with the preparation and clearing up of dinner.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You will have a private bedroom with en-suite shower and toilet. All bed linen and towels are provided.
    Three meals a day are provided; breakfast and lunch are 'do it yourself' (cereals/toast for breakfast; cold meats, cheeses, salad etc. provided for lunch), whilst the main evening meal is a cooked sit-down together sociable time.
    Vegetarians can be catered for easily. If you wish to share your recipe knowledge that's brilliant - it's good to experiment with cuisines around the world.
    NON-SMOKERS only please.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is a library of local guide books and can assist with time off ideas; plus a large library of fiction and reference books to borrow.

    Please note that the environment is not considered suitable for children. All of the animals roam freely around the finca, there are areas still under construction/reformation and there is a fair amount of heavy machinery in regular use.

  • 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 satellite internet which is generally stronger than phone line and stable. Many of our previous workawayers have worked or studied whilst staying with us. We can be fairly flexible with working times too if there are scheduled online meetings.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

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    Hours expected

    We ask for each volunteer to provide us with 5 hrs active help per day with flexibility to help with bigger tasks; plus assistance with dinner is much appreciated.

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