Help me to set up a "paddock paradise" for my horses in San Vicente del Raspeig Alicante, Spain



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    My name is Bernie, I am a French & Italian woman in her fifties, and since 2012 I live with my 16 years old son, in a small Finca in Elche in the Province of Alicante with good weather and so much sun all year long!
    We have 3 horses, 1 Italian double Pony (breed) Pony di Esperia "Felicitá" incredible for trekking in the countryside, 1 P.R.E. horse very good at Dressage (Doma Classica) "Brujo Antares" and 1 Lusitano stallion "Brujo" also incredible for trekking.
    We also have 2 cat Angus (almost 1 year old) and Simba 2 years old, 3 very friendly dogs, Frostie (5 years old), Calypso (golden 6 years old) and Kaisa (Caucaso Shepherd 1 year old) and 3 hens! We love animals...
    Our family lived in different European countries through the years such as France, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain. We also have travelled a lot and we enjoy multicultural experiences.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    For sure you could get experience with horses and dogs and see what it is like to live with them at home! We can talk in any of the languages mentioned above fluently should you want to practice conversation. In Elche or Alicante there is also possibility to follow Spanish tuition of course. We can teach you how to cook Arroz alicantino (paella) and Tortilla de patatas, but also Quiche, soufflé au fromage and Tarte au citron.... My French roots!

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  • Help


    We need some help approximately 1.5 hours in the morning and 1.5 hours in the evening from Monday to Friday to take care of the horses & dogs, feed them and clean manure in the paddock :-))

    So, we are looking for animal lovers with or without experience with horses and dogs but willing to learn, also with driving licence to be able also to pick up my son from school bus stop in the afternoon and to help with small home tasks, cooking and gardening.

    I also have a great project in mind to work on for spring 2021 in some 20.000 sq. meters land of ecological leaving and setting up a "paddock paradise" for my horses in San Vicente del Raspeig. Still to be started.

    There is no minimum stay but at least one month would be ideal.

    Looking so much to hearing from you.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent
    Dutch: Beginner

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  • Accommodation


    You will have your own bedroom with double sized bed and your own bathroom with shower. You can cook your own meals or decide to have them with us in a more convivial way and we can enjoy sharing recipes.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Alicante and Elche are 2 beautiful and pleasant cities with nice historical centers.
    The barranco of the Rio secco is nearby our home and you can go for a walk with the dogs or if you are able, go for a ride with the horses. You could ride either outside or in the pista, and also take some Dressage classes should you want.

    We have a bike and the train station is 10 min by bike, from them you can go either to Alicante or Elche. There are beautiful beaches not far from home 15 minutes driving or in Alicante itself. We have a swimming pool too.

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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 host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    Although we live in the country side, internet connection is good for teleworking.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Small parking around the house eventually available

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    No problem apart may be for grown up cats because of the dogs and our cat

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    Hours expected

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

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