Come and join our stairway to heaven in the mountains of Andalusia, Spain

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  • Last activity: 6 Jun 2023



 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks



  • Description


    Hi we're John and Gill who have been living the dream since December 2016 in the beautiful mountainous region of Andalusia in Southern Spain. We live with our four dogs, Charlie Brown who's a beautiful little rusty coloured long haired rescue dog. Our newest arrival is Rosie also a wire haired Jack Russell.
    Our beautiful home is an old renovated finca with a lovely relaxing terrace which is situated between the stunning views of mount Maroma (tallest mountain in the province of Malaga) and the mediterranean sea. We are 6 kms from the town of Velez Malaga and 10 kms from the popular coastal resort of Torre del Mar.
    The famous buddhist retreat, Karma Guen is a 5 minute walk away and the Stupa with its 360 degree views is a 5 min drive away. Our house lies within 10,000 sq mtrs of terraced land with almond trees, figs, mangos and oranges. The accommodation is a casita which the work away will be accommodated in. It consists of a double bed with a modern shower room, wash basin, toilet and small fridge.
    We live up a 4 klm wide track. Although we don't provide transport you're more than welcome to have a lift when we need to go into town, normally every two or three days.
    We need an enthusiastic couple (man and women) for at least a couple of weeks to paint the exterior of our single storey house. Sorry no smokers.

    John and Gill

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We believe that they would benefit from the whole experience of living in the campo of Andalusia. If English is a second language they would also improve their vocabulary and grammar. In addition, back in the UK John was a very experienced cookery teacher and head chef and would be happy to pass on some of his knowledge if cooking is a passion of theirs.
    Overall we believe it could be an amazing experience.

  • Help


    Painting inside and outside of house

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Small but perfectly formed casita down on the land which commands beautiful views over the mountains. Tiled bathroom with excellent hot/cold water shower facilities, toilet and sink. Tea/coffee making facilities. Suitable for couples, friends or individuals. Meals supplied up at the Finca.
    Our new friends are expected to keep the house they stay in clean and leave it as they found it when their stay finishes.
    There is a double bed in the casita.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Velaz Malaga and Tore Del Mar are busy vibrant Spanish towns with great transport links with Malaga airport.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 298682776536

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