Fruit Farming and Looking after 3 Children Asturias, Spain




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  • Description


    We are a Spanish family, Mum, Dad and our 3 children. We live in Madrid but spend the month of August in our country home near Villaviciosa in Asturias. Our home is a beautiful traditional house in a pretty rural location with lots of land where we grow fruit trees. Villaviciosa is 9km from the coast and a great beach called Rodiles. From Villaviciosa there are also good bus connections to other parts of Asturias.

    Activities both with the family and in your free time could include surfing, mountain biking, playing golf or having classes at the local golf course, visiting the local countryside (with its pre-romanic and romanic architecture), visiting local cities like Oviedo and Gijon.
    In addition to spending the month of August with us you could also spend September with us in Madrid.
    This opportunity would suit somebody who enjoys country life with an interest in fruit farming and somebody who enjoys spending time with and teaching English to children.

    Please note that there is no feedback for Manuel and his family since this is their first time hosting. The feedback shown on this profile is mine. I'm a friend of the family's and offered to put their profile up in place of mine and manage enquiries since I'm an English speaker and right now we are having a break from Workaway while we have building work done on our house. My apologies if it's confusing, it was just easier to do it this way.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Help around the house

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    In August they will be in a beautiful part of Spain. Asturias is green and in places the mountains are only 15km from the beach, it's pretty stunning. Thereafter they could spend tthe month of September with us in Madrid. We are a friendly family, our house is in a rural scenic location but with good access to public transport for days off.

  • Help


    These are the tasks we are looking for somebody to help with
    1 – Main task – Mondays to Fridays, morning or evening (depending on the weather) activities in English with the kids. These can include trips to the beach, sporting activities like football or walking or sporting activities from your home country. Cultural activities including reading or conversation classes. Five hours in total. If you have a driving licence we can let you use one of our cars and a mountain bike to go on excursions with the kids.
    2 - We also require help with work on our land. Tasks would include hedge trimming, grass cutting, planting fruit trees. These tasks would be optional and remunerated.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Spanish: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    A spare room in our house.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The city of Gijon is 30 minutes away by bus with museums, shops and a beach, Ribadesella is 40 minutes away, a gorgeous seaside resort, Villaviciosa, our closest town has cafes, nice shops and some nice walks. Rodiles is a beautiful beach 9km away. Oviedo, capital of Asturias, is a 30 minute bus ride away and is a pretty cultural city with museums, opera. Food in Asturias is known as being some of the best in the country. Not far away are the Picos de Europa mountains and there are other beautiful walks nearby.

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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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

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    Hours expected

    5 hours per day (max 25 hours/week)

Host ref number: 245445377351