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.
Help around the house
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.
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).
This host offers a language exchange
This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
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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.
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.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
We have a fast connection in the accommodations of volunteers. I am also a digital nomad and have been since wifi was invented! ;-)
All well-behaved animals welcome!
More than two
Maximum 3 hours a day, 5 days a week