Help out needed at animal sanctuary for horses and donkeys and build forest houses in Galicia, Northern Spain

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  • Description

    Description

    Help needed at an animal sanctuary for horses and donkeys and help with other general building & maintenance jobs in Galicia, Northern Spain

    Animal sanctuary for donkeys, horses & chickens.
    Help needed around the sanctuary with mucking out, donkey brushing, feeding, caring for the chickens, garden work, general building work & maintenance of existing buildings.
    My place is a farm sanctuary for abused and unwanted animals, I’ve been running the sanctuary for over 4 years. I originally started in Denmark but recently relocated to Spain. I primarily care for donkeys & a small number of horses but have rescue cats, dogs, geese & turkeys at another nearby location where I live. The location for workaway’s has donkeys, horses, an elderly cat & chickens.

    Types of help and learning opportunities


    Land clearance

    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care, cleaning out & feeding
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    People will learn all aspects of animal care, including feeding, maintaining & repairing fencing, how to clean out stables and do basic medical tasks. How to move a large herd of donkeys & horses around & care for several chickens.


    Help

    Animal Care help, feeding of animals, cleaning out, maintenance of their shelters, moving hay bales. Sharing the preparation & cooking of meals for themselves & other workaways, cleaning the house & grounds and some land clearance. Ongoing maintenance of the land, animals housing, fencing & maintenance of the main house. General building jobs as required.


    Accommodation

    I offer private rooms, 2 doubles & one single, and some storage for clothes, There’s a private indoor shower, toilet and washing machine. A shared indoor kitchen with hob and fridge. There’s an old range in the kitchen which provides a heat source when lit, & can be used as an oven. I provide bedding but not towels. I can provide a heater for each bedroom .


    What else ...
    Local town Approx 40 minutes walk. There are taxis. A car or bicycle would be useful if you want to go to the town & don’t want to walk or get a taxi, or explore some of this beautiful region. A car is helpful to explore further afield such as the thermal springs although there are buses from the local town of Chantada & trains from Monforte de Lemos.

    Parking is available a few mins walk from the house.

    We have no WiFi (the local town has bars & cafes with WiFi) but you can get 3G/4G in some parts of the house. It does get muddy at the farm & at some times of year it can be wet & cold in Galicia. We do get great sunshine too though! You need to come equipped with waterproof clothes, warm clothes (for some times of year) & good wellingtons or waterproof boots for working at the farm. I provide work gloves if you need them.

    You need to be confident around equines. Workaways are shown what to do when they arrive & tasks are allocated daily/weekly.

    I live at a nearby location with some of the other rescue animals & I use my bicycle as my only means of transportation. I’m always contactable and come to the house several times a day between early morning & evening. I’ll also get food shopping for you as needed.

    If there’s others staying then you’ll agree yourselves who’ll cook each day ( usually just the evening meal but it’s up to you how you work it out) & the house cleaning rota. I provide a hoover & all other cleaning equipment.


    Hours expected
    Minimum of 1 weeks stay. Up to 4 hours a day split across the day depending on the animals needs. We start at 9am. Tasks are allocated depending on how many workaways are staying. You have 2 days off a week. You can do more hours if you want to.

    You should bring some wet and cold weather clothing, a towel and some boots for working in mud in and around animals..
    Thank you
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  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    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

    People will learn all aspects of animal care, how to clean out stables

  • Help

    Help

    Animal Care help and garden tasks, dog walking, feeding of animals and some building crafts

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    I’m eager to learn any new language but can be a slow learner but will try

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    I can offer a private room with double bed and some storage for clothes, there’s a private indoor shower and toilet too with washing machine. A shared indoor kitchen with over and fridge. And two more basic empty rooms downstairs with a possibility to stay with one double bed and a single.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Local town good 45 minutes walk away

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    4 hours a day

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