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We live in the middle of a beautiful mountainside in a 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, 6 and Teddy, 4) an autistic 19 year old, Tom, a farm house, a beautiful, soft dog, Sophie and 10 acres of land......(I am originally form the UK)
I need to do a great deal to make it work for me and the kids. I want to set up a campsite ready for summer 2020 and later on, develop a guest house. Ideally it will all be eco friendly. I could also do with some help around the house - either someone who is DIY handy or with general household duties and childcare, as I am also working part time teaching Spanish and English, as per my profession.
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.
Babysitting / child care
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
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.
Basic help e.g. clearing land and rubble, knocking down walls, chopping wood, collecting grapes, almonds, weeding, planting and collecting vegetables, basic building work , if able (this will be supervised by someone) painting walls and general household duties, cleaning, cooking (if able) and some childcare, if experienced.
English, Spanish ...some French, German and Italian
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.
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 the use of diesel quad bikes (they are insured and no licence needed) and bicycles or can help with transport to places where you can catch a bus or train - 25 mins car journey away. 2 hours by car is the wonderful city of Granada and it's ski resorts. It is 1 hour 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.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Minimum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week