Join us and help around the house and with the garden in village of Oteruelos, Soria, 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 two 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 which are ideal for meditations.

    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 (11) likes comics, video games, taekwondo, cycling, animals, maps and jumping on our large stress-busting TRAMPOLINE. He has been attending a free school for most of his life.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house

  • 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, making kindling, cooking, general help. Yoga sessions are welcome. Any carpentry and permaculture knowledge or experience would be great!

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Spanish and English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    A double room (with its own bathroom) upstairs or a single room (with a bathroom next to it) 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 ) 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    4 hours, 5 days a week

The future chicken shed. It needs some work on the roof.
View from sitting room window upstairs. You can see the pond, fruit trees and trampoline.
View from bedroom window. The barn and the mighty rock.
Guestroom.
Ensuite bathroom.
View from ensuit bathroom window.
July 2017
The river is just ten minute walk from the house.
Tadeo on frozen pond.
One of the beaches at the local reservoir. It is 10 minute away by car or half hour bike ride. It's a beautiful place to swim.

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