Stay and help at an olive grove near Madrid, central Spain



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  • Description


    Our home is in an olive grove in the Gredos mountains 135km from Madrid (towards portugal). We have two teenage daughters.
    I am English and speak fluent Spanish and my partner is Spanish and also speaks English, German, Portugese.
    We always need help on the land and around the house - maintenance and DIY as well as gardening and landscaping. We appreciate people who are looking for cultural exchange, who enjoy family life, interaction with children but at the same time are independent and adventurous.
    We have a small retreat center with a large yoga hall for activities. People who are interested in yoga / meditation are welcome to participate in activities or use the space for self guided practice.
    Our land is 2km from the nearest village and although you are welcome to use a bicycle for getting around we would like to receive people who have their driving license and are experienced drivers comfortable using our cars.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We will help you understand Spanish culture and the language and give you any other support you may require.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We mainly require help on the land - clearing, pruning, harvesting etc. Someone who is handy and DIY friendly would also be useful! Specifically in this moment we are looking for people who don´t mind getting their hands dirty as there is landscaping work to do on the land as well as pruning and burning in the winter months. We are also looking for skilled people like carpenters / builders etc. We would like to insulate a small caravan for housing volunteers this autumn as well as build an outdoor kitchen.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    We speak English and Spanish at home but Jorge can also speak Portuguese + German fluently.

  • Accommodation


    We have a small apartment which is also used to house people who come for retreats, so availability varies. There is a caravan also. If you come in the summer you may prefer to sleep under the stars!

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    We prefer non smokers, country lovers who are enthusiastic and honest.

    We provide wholesome food, mainly vegetarian.

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    • 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 wifi connection

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    you are welcome to stay in your van / camper

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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Host ref number: 4882812784c3