We are a dutch couple and live part of the year in Andalusia (Spain) and part of the year in the city centre of Amsterdam. In between we are traveling a lot ourselves. Our place used to be a shed for 300 goats that we changed after 6 years of work into a olive farm. We are located at an altitude of 1200 meters in a beautiful hiking area at the northern slopes of the Sierra Nevada, about 700 meters from the nearest villages, Alquife and Lanteira, where you find shops, banks, and several bars and restaurants. We have two big friendly dogs, cats and chickens (all of them are not supposed to enter the house), an olive orchard, almonds and a couple of fruit trees. The Sierra Nevada National Park starts a few hundred meters from our dwelling and is an excellent place for hiking, mountain biking (we have four ATB’s) or horseback riding. The city of Granada is about 85 km. from Alquife. At our place you will find silence and clean air, space and security.
About the help. We need someone to get out the weed of our terrain.
This is a perfect place for people who like to hike and learn about Andalusian country life. Bart is a social scientist and member of IU (Izquierda Unida) who knows a lot of Spanish and local (social) history. Marion sells horseriding holidays in Spain.
We are looking for someone to help harvesting the almonds in october and the olives the 1 week of Januari.
You will sleep in a private room. You can cook for yourself or somethimes cook and eat together with us. You will have to do and pay for your own shoppings.
The house lies in the middle of nature, quite isolated, in between two villages. (800 mtr). There are two buses a day during weektime and one in the weekend to Guadix, the administrative and comercial centre of the region. You can hike in your spare time and visit the local villages.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
about 3 hours a day (max 15 hours/week)