Come and help in Zahara de la Sierra, Cadiz, Spain



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    Currently looking for help for Late August early September.
    We are a couple, ( Stefan, American and Mona, English of Indian descent ) , running a busy restaurant with rooms in a beautiful, tranquil very rural village in Southern Spain. We speak English at home but there is the chance to converse in Spanish with our friendly wait staff who are all local. The village is a 10 minute walk from the finca and Zahara is situated between Ronda and Sevilla and is small, 1500 inhabitants so this is a great chance to escape the busy world, however you must realize that there are less amenities therefore than in a bigger town.

    Currently we are living in a house with a large garden next to a river. You will have your own room and bathroom . We need help weeding , watering , cleaning the swimming pool and help walking our dog.

    Nearby we have a farm that is under construction and orchard mainly growing olives , almonds , oranges pomegranate, carob ect. We have limited water and an over abundance of rabbits , wild boar and mountain goats so growing is difficult . We are also renting a beautiful house in the area with a swimming pool and a large garden that needs weeding and watering So your time would be spent between the two. A drivers license would be helpful We have had many work aways here over 8 years with many wonderful experience and positive relationships formed,

    We need dependable self reliant people who are happy with the day to day care of the farm and orchard which involves some longer days some shorter so flexibility also appreciated. There is weeding, planting, painting, some light building work, and cleaning, . People in search of too much excitement will not be happy here! Keeping a tidy house is a big plus! Remember you will be alone most of the time so please bear that in mind if you are traveling solo.

    The Farm is solar powered and we use well water so you need to be able to save power and be conscious and not spend ages charging laptops etc, people who appreciate this kind of lifestyle are most welcome! The house has good wifi and laundry can be done up at our hotel and sometimes you can come up for a dinner there which is a treat.
    You will have The house to yourself.
    There is a collection of books and DVDS which you can enjoy..

    English with some Spanish or desire to learn would be best as this is a rural and typical Andalucian community. Flexible outdoorsy people, happy multi- tasking, and keen on nature as this is far from city life! The village is a 10 minute walk uphill so this is not great for people who do not enjoy walking. Also nightlife is limited as this is such a rural community.

    Right now looking for a couple/2 friends (happy to share a bed) from now
    Min 3 week stay, preferably someone who may like a couple of months.
    We have reviews you can read and we are more than happy to answer any questions and let us know about allergies and intolerances also. We provide all food.
    Please contact us if you think you are right for this lifestyle, work. We look forward to hearing from you.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • 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

    We are happy to teach how to prepare local Spanish tapas and regional dishes as well as my Wife’s Goan Indian family dishes. Our staff are all local and enjoy speaking Spanish with newcomers .

  • Help


    Help and maintenance of property(orchard, olive grove) so weeding, planting, pruning, painting, cleaning pool, walking dogs, feeding them and chickens, taking care of kids on weekends. Some experience appreciated. A self reliant approach.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Your own room in our farmhouse, simple rustic accomodations, solar powered, well water, local pool close by and lake. Fireplace for winter, need to build fires. Laundry and WIFI available.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Our posting is ideally for people who are looking to stay put for a while as transport links are not great from our village. There are hiking routes, beautiful nature to photograph, a lake to swim in in warmer weather. However for people who wish to travel around this is not the place (although to see places close by before of after leaving is easy enough to do as we are not far from Sevilla, Cordoba, Granada, Jerez, Ronda and Malaga.) As we have dogs who need caring for we prefer to have workaways who are here to be here in rural Spain and make the most of that experience for 3-4 weeks or longer if its works out.

  • 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.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    5hours a day, 5 days a week, but flexible how this is managed.

Host ref number: 4134866324d5