Help us in our garden and home in Capileira, Andalusia, Spain



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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

  • Description


    Born in Buenos Aires, Carlos is a retired psychologist who worked with at-risk youth. I (Robert) am a travel writer and former Lonely Planet author. We live in a beautiful “finca” (mini-farm) with beautiful views in Capileira, one of Spain’s most picturesque villages with lovely restaurants, lively bars and an organic shop. We are an hour from Granada and 50 mins from the sea.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help around the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are both passionate about the region and the unique culture of the Alpujarra region. We can guide you to stunning walks as well as the rich cultural life available here. The town of Capileira is a great mix of locals still farming their small plots as well as newcomers who have come to pursue their art or craft in a serene and beautiful place.

  • Help


    We need some help 1) maintaining the gardens, fruit trees and small plot for veggies; 2) general housework; and/or 3) small maintenance projects. The ideal person has a green thumb and/or is handy with a power drill (we are both useless with the latter).

  • Languages

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

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    You will have a separate cabin built in traditional style in the garden. It is equipped with a small fridge and microwave, a private bath and a private deck with wonderful views.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The towns around have a surprisingly vital cultural life. Hiking and other mountain activities begin at the edge of the village. Daily buses connect the village to Orgiva (the regional center) and Granada. Connect in Orgiva for buses to nearby coastal towns. The village is located in a Unesco-protected valley that is also part of the Sierra Nevada National Park.

  • 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

    We have a fast connection in the accommodations of volunteers. I am also a digital nomad and have been since wifi was invented! ;-)

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    All well-behaved animals welcome!

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 3 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 471133556273