Enjoy the Galician culture and gastronomy while helping us rebuilding and taking care of our property, Spain

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  • Description

    Description

    We are currently a small family with a big family house! Evaristo (65) a former farmer who decided to keep on living in the countryside after his retirement and Marta (33) who just got back from a long trip are sharing the house with Lupo (2), the dog, and few chickens.

    Our aim is to clear up, rebuild and make some parts of the farm and the house ready for future projects. We love to live in the nature, therefore we try to keep our orchard, the forest and the surroundings of the property as fruitful and clean as possible.

    Evaristo worked as a milk farmer and as a mail man for more than 40 years, now he enjoys his well deserved retirement and tries to keep the old farm in good shape. This is not that easy, since the property is big, it needs constant maintenance and he has a lot of hobbies to pay attention to: old style motorbikes, playing galician traditional music and coordinating some cultural events during the year keeps him quite busy.

    Marta is now back in Galicia for the summer after a long trip in Latinamerica and wants to use the old farm as the perfect location for future permaculture and social projects (she works with kids, enjoys nature and loves gardening). She spends the free time also enjoying and playing music, visiting the traditional festivals of the region and doing sports with friends. She recently learnt how to surf in Nicaragua and would love to improve her skills this summer!

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We offer the opportunity for workawayers to live in the heart of Galicia, get to know better the traditions and gastronomy and also learn a bit about life in the countryside, gardening and taking care of animals in tight contact to nature.

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for workawayers who are ready to stay at least 2 weeks and max 1 month. We need help with the orchard (permaculture knowledge is here a plus), we are planning to clear up and rebuild several areas of the farm and also some areas of the forest in the surroundings. Some of the tasks we are planning to carry out this summer:
    - clearing and cleaning the garage
    - clearing and rebuilding two of the farm storehouses (getting rid of old materials, sort out and clean the sheds/storehouses).
    - reorganize the orchard, introduce new permaculture techniques,
    -take care of the fruit trees and do some "landscaping" around the property
    -rebuild 2 fences
    -clear up some forest areas, take care of the pine trees in the property

    Therefore people with good physical condition, ready to work with their hands, carry, pull and grab all kind of building materials will have priority. Overall we are happy to welcome anyone who loves to be in the nature, is active and proactive and is interested in getting to know the area in their free time.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Galician, Spanish, English, German

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    The workawayers will share our family house. The house is over 100 years old, rebuilt 30 years ago following the traditional building way of the area. You will have your own room.
    Martas and Evaristos bedroom are located within the same corridor, so if you´re in need of a lot of privacy our place may not be the right one where to stay. The bathroom and the common areas will be also shared.
    As you will be living as a part of the family you don´t need to bring anything with you but your personal belongings. Towels and personal hygiene products will be provided.

    We include three meals a day for our Workawayers. We would like to offer our workawayers a real cultural and life exchange during their stay with us, so we may ask you to cook with us in order to get to know more about galician gastronomy, which is one of the best in our country (we galicians are really proud about that). Allergies or special diet restrictions or choices will be respected. Evaristo loves to cook meat but Marta decided recently to stop eating some animal products, so there will be plenty of options on the table ;)

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    One of the "special treats" of our exchange is called the "excursion lunch box".
    If you decide to work hard during 3/4 days in a row with us and then use the rest of the week to do trips to the beach, to hike or to get to know the surroundings, we offer you to pack your lunch box full with our home made/grown products: veggies, bread, cheese, sausages, wine...this way you can fully enjoy your free days, we round up our meal offer and you get just fresh, healthy and tasty food all the way through our amazing landscapes!

  • 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

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hs a day, 4 days a week. Minimum 3 days a week

Evaristo, ready to play some galician music
Trash picking trails around the village
Lupo supervising our work
Surroundings of the village
Lupo
The orchard in winter
The house in winter

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