Help an easy going family on our little farm in the Spanish mountains of Asturias, Spain

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Spain

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    18/01/2022

 
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  • Description

    Description

    We are an easy going family looking for help on our little farm in the Spanish mountains. We have a 13 hectare farm in the beautiful province of Asturias.

    The 13 hectares has been used for cattle farming for the last 50 years and we're in the process of getting to grips with the land, rewilding bits of it for wildlife whilst also creating a self sufficient smallholding.

    The work is variable, some hard physical work for example shifting earth and fencing, plus some more lightweight work such as painting.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    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

    We live in a wonderful area with lots of fiestas over the summer, amazing hikes, horse riding, canoeing and the coast just 10 miles away and the mountains of the Picos de Europa a similar distance. We can offer lifts into town and elsewhere when we're heading that way, use of bicycles etc.

    We're still working on our Spanish but are happy to practice and there are lots of friendly locals to practice with too.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    General help around the finca, maintaining paths, cleaning out animal areas, building ponds, fencing, cooking, weeding the veg patch, clearing areas, artwork and sculpture creation always welcomed.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    At the moment we can only offer our spare outbuilding with a double sofa bed, a tent or feel free to bring your own camper van. You will have access to our kitchen and bathroom in our house.

    All meals will be provided.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are a 20 minute walk into the centre of Arriondas full of bars, shops and the River Sella, famous for the Descenso del Sella canoe race in August. As written above, we can offer lifts into town most days and elsewhere if we have space and are heading somewhere. There is a little train in Arriondas that goes to Oviedo in one direction and the coast the other, plus regular buses around the area. We also have 2 new mountain bikes available for your use.

    Cangas de Onis is a 20 minute drive from us, a bit more touristy and the gateway to the Picos de Europa. We can set you up on hiking to the Cares gorge and up into the mountains but we also have great hikes up into El Sueve right from our front door.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Minimum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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