Learn about olives and Andalucian culture - help with the harvest at our cortijo in Niguelas, near Granada, Spain



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 Min stay requested: at least a week

  • Description


    We are Tim (originally from Australia, retired from working for humanitarian agencies) and Helga (borh in Granada, lived many years in Ireland, furniture restorer and artist). We have three large amiable dogs, two cats and chickens. Our cortijo is primarily planted with olives, but also almond, cherry, nispero, kaki, grapes, quince and citrus. We are new to Workaway. Please ask for references.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help

  • 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

    Travelers can improve their English and/or Spanish, learn about olives and learn and Andalucian culture.

  • Help


    We own a cortijo (small farm) in Niguelas, Granada Province, Andalucia, We are looking for help with harvesting and pruning our 50 olive trees, house-painting and building work.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Helpers are accommodated either in an en-suite room with twin beds inside our house or, if there are no guests, in a larger apartment with its own bathroom, TV, cooking facilities which we let. We enjoy cooking and provide a range of healthy meals, vegetarian if preferred.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is a lot to do in the area. The cortijo is situated on the borders of the Sierra Nevada National Park. A paradise for hikers. There are a variety of easy and demanding walks starting right outside the house. There are regular buses from the village to Granada, the coast and pueblos blancos of the Alpujarra.

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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 394887222932