Help me in my house in Zaragoza, Spain

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  • Last activity: 17/01/2023




  • Description


    Well, actually my house is 15 km from the city, far enough to feel isolated, close enough to enjoy the interesting entertainments there only 20 minutes away driving time.

    At this moment, the most important tasks in the house are already finished. During the lockdown and ahead I had the amazing help of my workaway friend Eric, who made possible the miracle of finishing the house much before I could expect. I will always be grateful to him.

    In any case, there are many many things that can be done. About construction tasks, now I want to build an extra room which will be the "laundry room". Apart from that, outside there are many things to do related to gardening, like cleaning, taking care of the trees...

    About the premises, there are two big warehouses of 200m2 each. One of them is “my house”, well, part of it, of course. The other warehouse it has a music room of 50m2 and the rest is used just as a warehouse to keep stuff. Apart from the buildings, there are around 4.000m2 of land where I have the vegetable garden, trees, hence chickens, and a lot of grass to remove, hehe...

    As a summary, this is what you will find if you wish to come over:

    - Isolation from civilization (but the bus stop is just 1,2Km away).
    - Lots of different tasks to do. The idea is that you decide when to work and what to do among the different things to do. I go work in the morning and I'm back around 3, so if you prefer to work on your own, the morning is your moment, and if you prefer to work with me, then the afternoon will be the moment. Lunch time is when I'm back from work. In Spain we usually have lunch and dinner much later than in other places...
    - Internet access with no restrictions.
    - Lots of space to place your camper if this is the way you like to travel.
    - Lovely cats and a wonderful dog, Lili, always wishing to play.
    - Nice walks next to a water channel.
    - Good vibes and atmosphere.

    In any case, expect tasty and healthy veggie meals :-) Some of the vegetables will be from the vegetable garden (depending of the season). I have also some hence chickens so we have fresh eggs, I love that! Although I'm vegetarian (I eat eggs and dairy products), I will respect you if you want to cook meat or fish for you. No problem at all finding it in the fridge. But I will try to do my best in the kitchen so that you don't miss meat or fish at any moment... And if you want to teach me new recipes, you're very welcome, fore sure. :-)

    I don't want you to work more than the time you think is fair. I find that in some cases, some hosts use Workaway as a platform to find free labour hand, so to say, modern slaves. I don't like that. I'm up to the idea of sharing life, sharing the chores... something like when you are living in a flat with other mates. So, I give you shelter and food, and you help me out with my duties. I guess that this was the original philosophy of this site. So what I expect from the workaway experience is to share the feeling of living in a community. I don't want to consider myself "the boss" and you "the worker".

    By the way, if you happen to play an instrument, you are more than welcome to bring it and play it!. In any case, you must now that I have a couple of guitars (classic and electric), an electric bass, drums, different percussion instruments, keyboard, a flute and a couple of saxes... All the instruments are looking forward to being played by you...

    Also, I'm interested in solar-energy issues. I have a project on this matter with a workmate. So if you are into this, we can share our experience about that.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    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

    Zaragoza is an interesting city, with many amenities, live gigs, theater, museums, tapas, nightlife... We'll go many times to downtown to enjoy the nightlife.

  • Help


    Construction with plasterboard, general maintenance, animal care (dog, cats chickens), gardening...

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    A guest's room with a queen bed and a couch that can be a single bed. I've got linens, towel, shampoo... no need to bring anything.
    If you are three people (a couple and someone else) the room will be OK for the 3 of you. It's not pretty big, but it's fine for a couple of weeks.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    I'm a vegetarian, not vegan, and I love cooking.
    I play sax (as a hobby), and I love everything related with playing with other people, mostly jazz.

    Soy vegetariano, ovolácteo, y me encanta cocinar.
    Toco el saxo (aficionado, no soy profesional), y me encanta todo lo relacionado con tocar música en grupo, sobre todo el jazz.

  • 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

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Plenty of space to park your campervan

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    If you have a dog, it should be a friendly dog, since I have a dog and cats.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 3-5 hours a day, weekends free.

Host ref number: 436398325117

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