Help in a beautiful permaculture garden high up in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Southern Spain



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  • Description


    Carole and Brian live in a beautiful small-holding, high up in the Sierra Nevada mountains near Granada in southern Spain. We have three store traditional Alpujarranean house, a swimming pool, a permaculture vegetable garden and fruit orchard.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house

  • 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

    Learn about Organic Gardening; Learn Permaculture; Experience Spanish Country life; Learn Spanish; Learn English.

  • Help


    We are looking for an individual or couple interested in Permaculture (it would be great if you have done a course) to help with our fruit orchard and vegetable garden, planting & harvesting and general farm maintenance. The Workawayer will be expected to work a maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week and the Hosts will provide ample accommodation and healthy meals with the family. A salary or pay is not included.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    The cortijo is a 1 hectare small-holding with a three story house, the lower floor is available for Workawayers which consists of a large en-suite bedroom and an private terrace. Suitable for a single Workawayers or a couple. We also have a large swimming pool which is available from Jun until Oct.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The Cortijo is about 20 minute walk from the village of Capileirra (the second highest village in Spain and voted one of the most beautiful villages in Spain 2017). It is in the heart of the Poquiera Valley in the Alpujarra region of Andalusia, a one hour drive from Granada. The area is famous for hiking, cycling, horse riding, or climbing the Mulhacen, the highest peak in Iberia towering at 3,479 metres above sea level.

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    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?


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    Hours expected

    5 hrs / 5 days

Host ref number: 498417121862