Help at our small farm and have a go at sheep shearing in Grado, Spain

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Spain

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    18/10/2021

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  • Description

    Description

    We have a house in the countryside and need help looking after the animals we have in our fields. You can learn a bit about animals such as sheep and a few cows and goats. We are located in a beautiful house surrounded by nature and will need a bit of help with looking after the field next to the house.
    Most of the work is fixing posts and the fencing - so a little bit physical.

    Can you help us with teaching us farrier skills. We want to learn more about horses.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    So at our house you can speak or learn Spanish and English and can also speak in Portuguese.
    We will show you how to shear sheep. You can learn to take care of cows and horses, like moving them from to field to field and their daily habits.
    Look after the chickens and goats too.

    We would like to learn how to be a farrier with horses so we can pass this on in our future homesteadstays.

    We have a relaxed vibe in the house and we would love you to join us. We don't have timed dinners or meals as each day is different. You are free to come and go as you like.

  • Help

    Help

    Hello

    Looking for a peaceful location to relax, work digitally or study then this is the location for you.

    We have sheep, goats, horses and cows. Basically we need some help with the fields - cleaning, cutting back hedges and ferns (as they have gone a bit wild with the rain) and making sure they are closed properly with the fencing as they are a bit old and rotten now. As well as ensuring the animals have water and the right food. We will show you how to do everything - but some autonomy is needed too please.

    You can show us farrier skills too please.
    We really want to know more about horses.


    If time permits then some general maintenance about the house and the traditional horreo and it´s gardens would help us too-but the priority is our small number of animals - well precisely their fields.

    You get accommodation included. Comfortable, clean with all the amenities.
    Double or single room with bed and plenty of room.

    You will be staying with a couple (Spanish and English)

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Italian: Intermediate
    Portuguese: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    Spanish English Portuguese Italian

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    House.
    Single or double bedroom. Bed. Hot water. Bathroom. Kitchen. Lounge. Place to park.
    20 minutes drive from the capital of Asturias - Oviedo
    40 minutes drive to the other main city Gijón.
    10 minutes from the other local towns Trubia and Grado for supermarkets, pharmacies, post offices, banks and cafés. The last two are both accessible by bike or bus.
    Located to close to a river for a summer dip.

    If you don´t have a car we can take you places - once in a while.

    You can help yourself to breakfast in the kitchen including fruit and bread everyday and fresh eggs.

    There is a fridge and cupboard where you can store your own food. On the working days we will also provide ingredients for you to make another meal a day or provide the meal depending on the day.

    One of us is veggie so we can make sure vegetarian food is provided.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Asturias and it´s neighbouring counties (Galicia and Cantabria) are a paradise.

    If you like rugged beaches this is the place for you - so many hidden gems. Surfing is available too. We have contacts where you can rent boards in Gijón and you can stay in a surf hostel.
    Mountain biking, cycling and hiking are all popular sports and activities here too as we are located half an hour from two of the main national parks in the Cordillera Cantabrica - Parque Somiedo and Parque Redes and about an hour from the Picos de Europa.

  • 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

    The wifi we use is using a hotspot from our extra mobile. It works really well. We can offer a desk. The bedroom is begin enough for a desk and the views are calming for inspirational writing and more.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    There is not enough space for a motorhome but there is for a small campervan and or a car.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Although we have dogs already so maybe another dog might be a little too much. I´m sure we can work something out.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

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

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