Getting a house in order in beautiful quiet mountain village in Malaga, Spain




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    I have a traditional village house in a very quiet mountain village where I live much of the year. After months of lockdown followed by several workaway groups it has slowly got out of hand. I need somebody to help get it back to something better! For a few days or week anytime between November 22nd and December 14th.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • 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

    This is a small mountain village, a world far away from tourist Spain. It's very very quiet, but equally very friendly. You'll be greeted by everybody - they would love it if you can chat to them (though the local dialect / accent may make that a challenge...) . It's surrounded by a National Park, walking routes, a river, hills and mountains, forest land. If you want to see just how calm village life is, it's perfect; if you want to get right away from everything, it's perfect.

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    The house is an eccentric mix of great views, terraces, a garden, several bedrooms, an enjoyable kitchen but it is slowly sinking under a collection of books, cds, cassette tapes ( ??! ), surplus cutlery clothes chairs cooking things chargers aaaand other things beginning with c ? It really needs somebody tactful and ruthless to come along for a few days and give it an independent view and help re-organise, recycle, clean, tidy... The garden needs it too. Also the farmhouse a few kms away. But this time it's mostly about the village house.

    I'm hoping for somebody independent; who's had / organised their own houses; who's lived a bit and has perspectives and opinions; who's maybe looking for a short break now that travel is easier and will do a few days to help in return for accommodation and food.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Intermediate
    Japanese: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    I'm happy to teach Spanish; teach basic Japanese; chat in French

  • Accommodation


    The house is the accommodation is the job.... You'll have a choice of bedrooms ( and I hope will suggest / implement ways to make them more comfortable...), and you can find space to yourself. There's a garden and a roof terrace. There are all usual facilities like showers etc, maybe more functional than beautiful. The house is in a very typical mountain village, not touched by tourism; there's nothing much to do except walks, watch birds, sunbathe, swim in the river, pick fruit, listen to music, enjoy the woodstove, visit the farm, plant trees, learn Spanish, read books, get or give shiatsu, paint, learn how to make adobe or clay plasters, make tapas, cook very large meals...

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You can get to the village by a daily weekday bus to / from Ronda, and there are two trains a day to a nearby station. It's easy to travel from here to the big places like Sevilla, Granada, Cordoba if you want to make it a base for getting to see Andalucia. It's a bus ride to Ronda from Malaga which has cheap flights from almost everywhere.

    This is a completely flexible workaway; we can negotiate everything about how / when / where, so it can easily work round somebody who's already travelling nearby and wants to have a place for a few days, or somebody who's wanting to get away for a few days. The weather is unpredictable, because autumn, but is likely to have quite a few spells of gorgeous sunny days.

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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 possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    But dogs mustn't be the kind that chase sheep...

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    15-25 a week

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