Join us and help around the house and with the garden in village of Oteruelos, Soria, Spain

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Spain

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  • Description

    Description

    We are Santiago and Tadeo, my son. Polly (my ex partner) and I bought an old house and large garden in the village of Oteruelos, Soria, Spain, which we had renovated three years ago. We moved in June 2017. We need help in the garden, and setting up permacultural systems, chicken shed, an array of vegetable growing areas, maximising water conservation, etc. We also need help in the house with household tasks and cooking or even babysitting.

    It is in a beautiful rural setting, 14 k from the small city of Soria. There is a river nearby, and also a large picturesque reservoir, both of which are good to swim in. The region is sparsely populated, and has many semi-abandoned villages. It is rich in medieval, Roman and prehistoric historical sites. There are many excellent biking and walking routes in the area, and lots of hidden beauty spots. There is an equestrian riding school in a farm in the woods within a 10 minute bike ride.

    I like rural life in general, but also like films, reading, cooking, gastronomy (vegan food, Indian food,...) travel, cycling, walking, mushroom picking, gardening (I am a beginner gardener) and being a father. And I am into shiatsu, yoga and meditation.Tadeo (12) likes comics, scale model design, board games, video games, taekwondo, cycling, animals, maps and jumping on our large stress-busting TRAMPOLINE.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will learn about Spanish rural culture, you will get fit, improve your DIY skills, and have fun! You can also enjoy local biodinamic produce.

  • Help

    Help

    Gardening of all sorts, cooking, general help is welcome. Yoga sessions and Music teaching are also welcome. Any permaculture or carpentry knowledge or experience would be great!

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    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.
    Please contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    A double room (with its own bathroom) or a double room (with a bathroom next to it) upstairs in the house or a large tent in the garden, as you wish.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is hardly any public transport from the village ( a bus to Soria on Mondays and Thursdays and the rest of days if you request it ) but we and our few neighbours have to go regularly to Soria, so you can get to shops and services easily. You can cycle to Soria in an hour, or cycle to the reservoir in 40 minutes. If you bring your car you can leave it in the large garage opposite the house. In the summer there are some festivals in the villages nearby. There is also an impressive golf club within ten minute walk with a restaurant and a bar.

  • 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

    The wi-fi works quite well.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    There is plenty of room in the property to park their campervan or caravan.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Dogs are welcome.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    4 hours, 5 days a week. Also some help with meals and cleaning expected.

Sushi, the cat.
Garden bonfire.
Chiken shed front door.
Chicken shed back door.
View from room window upstairs. You can see the pond, fruit trees and trampoline.
Allotment.
View from ensuite bathroom window upstairs.
Pond by the river. Just ten minute walk from the house.
Tadeo on frozen pond.

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