Come and join a single Mum at a mountain farmhouse in Oria, Spain

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  2022 

 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

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  • Description

    Description

    We live in the middle of a beautiful mountainside in a remote rural location in the South of Spain. The mountain tops are full of snow in winter and gorgeous sun in summer. But all year round we have blue skies. Just 1km from us is the nearest village, Los Cerricos, where there is a Church and 3 bars. The next nearest small town is 10 km away, (Chirivel) with banks, supermarkets, restauarants, shops etc, further afield are many pretty towns and local attractions. Where we are, it's just the noise of goat bells and the occasional tractor! Fantastic if you love nature, peace and quiet.

    I was going to teach in Bangkok after living in the UAE for 7 years, but I split with my husband in Aug 2019 and ended up on the beautiful mountainside with 2 toddlers, (Albie, is now 8 and Teddy, 6) an autistic 21 year old, Tom, a farm house, a beautiful, soft dog, Sophie and 10 acres of land......(I am a Spanish, French, German and English teacher, originally form the UK)

    I need someone (or a couple) to principally help with childcare whilst I work. Ideally with a car or at least a driving licence to be able to run some errands and carry out some light housework and cooking duties. There are always plenty of DIY and outside projects going on, almonds and grapes to be picked (depending on the season) so the handier you are the better!!!

    In return, you will be rewarded with a wonderful experience, a chance to learn new skills, such as basic building, landwork or cooking, improve your English or Spanish and gain great references. An opportunity to live in a wonderful area to explore Almeria, Andalucia and Murcia, an as well as happy memories from a loving, crazy, family environment, lots of nature, lots of beautiful views, wonderful neighbours, local bars and lots of family fun.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    English, Spanish, basic building and farming skills. They will have the opportunity to learn about the culture and explore southern Spain. I will also write excellent references for good workers.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help

    Help

    Principally - child-care for a few hours a day. Someone who can help with basic homework and cook the children´s dinner 4 evenings a week. Other optional duties could include collecting grapes, almonds, weeding, basic building work, painting walls and general household duties. Ideally the person or couple will have a car to help with duties which is also usefu in their free time due to the remoteness of the location.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    German: Intermediate
    French: Intermediate
    Italian: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Private room in the family country house. All commodities, bed, bedding, wardrobe, cupboards, heating, wifi - shared bathroom and shared living spaces.

    All meals and drinks provided free of charge. You can either cook and eat privately, should you prefer, or join with the family mealtimes.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    During your time off, it is a wonderful place for outdoor pursuits such as walking, running, yoga, cycling etc. In walking distance, you can walk to the local village (1km away) where there are 3 busy bars that also serve excellent food at very reasonable prices. I can assist with transport to nearby towns and cities but there is no public transport available in the immediate vicinity. I can offer bicycles or can help with transport to places where you can catch a bus or train - 25 mins car journey away. 1.5 hours by car is the wonderful city of Granada and its ski resorts. It is 1.5 hours to the beach, 2 hours to the city of Almeria or 1.5 hours to Murcia. We live in a very friendly community of Spanish, English and other nationalities. It is easy to meet people and make good friends.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    Decent WiFi connection and quiet spaces.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Tons of space for vans and campervans

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Complicted with dogs because we already have a dog. We have 3 cats but they live outside. Open to other pets.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

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

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