Make some furry friends helping a donation based cattery in Estepona, Spain

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  • Description

    Description

    Please be kind and read the whole text!

    We are spiritual and environmental orientated people who are running a small cat-rescue center in southern Spain. They are saved from killing stations (perrera), streets or handed over as unwanted pets.
    We often have to cure and socialise them and of course we try to find new homes for them. Until then they are in our care.

    Here comes the part where we need help.

    We are looking for organized cat-lover who like to help with daily work like cleaning our cat-house (30-40 cats) which includes lot's of cleaning litter trays (with poop),floor, making their beds nicely....... but also cuddling and stroking them and enjoying time with our furbabies:-)

    As well we need help cleaning our house where lots of lovely and sweet cats live with us too. picking up (by automatic car) our local volunteer who cleans the cat house twice a week. (Other 5 days it is a helpers job)
    Another job is to help around the house with a bit of gardening, weeding and watering. We have lots of fruittrees like Mandarines, Oranges, Lemons, Chirimoyas, Figues, Nispero to pick and eat fresh from the tree.

    It would be absolutely great if you like and are able to cook healthy vegetarian food for around 4-8 people. This would be a big plus! Please no Fast-food eaters!

    In a place like this there are also always repairs need to be done. Maybe you are a good handyman or woman too who can use a drill and other tools. We would really appreciate this!

    With us live 2 dogs. A very gentle and funny Afghane-hound and an elderly Labrador girl. They are both very friendly and love to be brushed and cuddled. There is one specific cat called Buersti living with us, a 10 year old ginger tom-cat.

    Here of course life turns around cats, cats and cats:-) They live with us in the house as well as in the cattery on the property. Of course bedroom or caravan of helpers can be cat-free-zone. But apart from that cats are everywhere with us.

    We live close together which means we share all facilities. They should be left clean.

    We offer a very nice private guest-room. As well we can offer a big 7m clean caravan to have more privacy. A sweet little, wooden cabine is also an option in the middle of a beatiful garden. outdoor toilet is 10m next to it.
    If you are traveling with you own vehicle we can offer a space with electricity on our land.

    PLEASE NOTE: This place is not for people who are looking for a cheap holiday stay in Andalucia. We need people who have their head together and are centred and balanced and have NO addictions! If you need a place to recover from past experiences this is not the place to be. This is a place where we are responsible for lots of cats, their health and lifes, which is a big responsibility! We expect that our helpers are mainly here to deal with cats!

    If you have skills in creating a veggie garden we would be happy to let you start this project.

    PLEASE NOTE: European driving lisence is essential! with minimum age 23 due to car-insurance allowance. Car is a big 4x4 manual!

    Apart from the job wich will be around 4-5 hours a day we can offer a nice pool in a very peaceful, beautiful and romantic big garden. Of course lots of lovely, fury friends offering company.
    Hiking in the nature, doing Yoga or Meditations in a peaceful surrounding.
    You also can do (walking/cycling) trips into town Estepona (6km) bus-stop is 3km away from our house, down at the beach.
    Distance to other nice city's on the costa del sol: Malaga (80km), Ronda (40km), Tarifa (90km), Sevilla (200km).

    Sometimes you might be able to join our monthly shamanic pipe ceremony. We do have lots of positive spirit, love deep conversations, laugh a lot.

    We are offering WIFI, bedding, towels, vegetarian food and non-alcoholic drinks all day around.

    Looking for people who speak English, German or Spanish.

    MINIMUM STAY IS 3 WEEKS

    We start at 8.30 in the morning and work mainly in the mornings. Evenings are check of cat-trays, watering garden (summer), turning on heating for kitties in winter, feeding dogs and small things...

    We must apologize but we are not prepared for helpers with children or dogs. Prefer non-smokers.

    If you are interested please feel free to contact us. We will only answer you if you please let us know what Color has Buersti;-)

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Help in the house
    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    you will learn a lot about cats;-) and dogs..
    german, english and spanish conversations, enjoying the local town and it's beach,
    We have lots of humour, live spiritual, eat and cook healthy (please no fastfood eater).

  • Help

    Help

    Needing help with cleaning cattery and house and all around cats, big garden and sometimes craft-work. Driving around for different small jobs.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    German, English, Spanish

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Bedroom, or caravan with supplied bedding and towels.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Nearest airport is Malaga, then bus to Estepona bus station. From there we'll pick you up and give you a lift to our house.

    Hiking in nature, beach (40 min walk),
    next town Estepona, 1,15 hours walk, Meditations, monthly shamanic pipe ceremony, yoga
    City's to visit like Malaga, Ronda, Tarifa, Cadiz, Sevilla...
    Visiting different sunday markets with us or just hanging around in our stunning garden with pool.
    Enjoying Estepona the village by the sea with its beautiful old town with nice cafes and tapas bars.

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

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