Help with gardening and carpentry projects at a country house in Binissalem, Mallorca Spain



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  • Description


    We are a South African family (Kevin, Lara & Tommy) living on the lovely island of Mallorca. We have lived in various areas of Mallorca for nearly 10 years after travelling and working on private yachts since 2002. We own a food business specialising in South African foods. Lara works at the business full time and Kevin is a private yacht captain, and travels away for work during the year. Our son, Tommy is an energetic and confident 12 year old and we have 3 very friendly dogs, Layla (8 yrs) Buddy (4 yrs) and Oreo (10months).

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are english speaking South Africans, so workaways will enjoy a taste of South African culture. We also speak Spanish & Lara speaks French too. Binissalem is in an agricultural area where not much english is spoken, so a great opportunity to learn spanish or even some Mallorquin.

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    In January we moved house from the SW coast to Binissalem, the inland wine making region of Mallorca. Our new home is in need of reforms so we are looking for someone to help gardening, carpentry, building projects or handyman type work to make our home look as beautiful as our surroundings. We also have a caravan that we are converting to a food truck, so anyone who has experience in this field would be welcome. Since we are self employed we tend to work very long hours so it would also be lovely to have someone who is happy to hang out at home with our son if we are tied up at events that run late.

  • Languages spoken

    Afrikaans: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    Own room with double bed (or 2 single beds), shared bathroom and shared kitchenette.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Binissalem is inland and is the wine making area of Mallorca. There are mountains close by where walks and hikes are abundant. The country side is also criss-crossed with little single lane country roads which are great for cycling. There is a train station in the village so Palma is easily and cheaply accessible.

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

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    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Tommy's tenth birthday when Hayden & Kate were with us.
Buddy & Oreo sharing the stick
Thanks Jan & Andrea. Enjoy your next adventure.
Tommy & Buddy the Dog Show winner
Tommy and Adam (our Irish workawayer) on an excursion in the tunnels at the military area near our house.
Tommy and Buddy in the dog house!!!
Tommy and his best friend, Buddy.
On holiday in South Africa a few years ago.

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