Gardening and construction help in the the beautiful Alpujarras, Spain

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Spain

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    26/05/2022

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  • Description

    Description

    I have lived in Las Alpujarras permanently since 2005, having been a visitor for 4 years before that.
    It's the longest I've lived in one place. Clearly I love it here! And I know the area quite well.

    There are many beautiful walks, both locally and a bus ride away. We have amazing and inspiring views of the sea and on a clear day we can see Morocco too!
    The coast and the historical city of Granada are about 40 minutes journey in a car/bus from us.

    My 14 year old daughter was born in Granada and we live in a cortijo on a beautiful mountainside above Lanjaron, 1023 metres above sea level, south-east of Granada.

    We offer good vegan/vegetarian food & your own accommodation in a room in the house, in exchange for 20-25 hours work per week.

    I'm willing to share my knowledge of: the area, Gardening, English, Spanish, Health, Nutrition, Aromatherapy, Massage, Soap/skin products making, Yoga, Pilates, Food Preparation & anything else of interest!

    We have an adorable cat.
    Smoking is outside of the house only.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • 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

    Come and experience living off-grid in beautiful nature, with clean air, spring water and stunning views to nurture you.
    I am happy to share my knowledge of the area, Gardening, English, Spanish, Health, Nutrition, Aromatherapy, Massage, Soap/skin products making, Yoga, Pilates, Food Preparation & anything else of interest!

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    PLEASE PUT THE DATES YOU ARE HOPING TO STAY WITH US, IN YOUR MESSAGE TITLE. Thanks!

    I am looking for assistance in keeping the various fruit trees (including olive), vegetable & flower gardens well maintained, harvesting & also making improvements to the house & land. Projects vary.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Room in the house (the wonderful dome enjoyed by previous workawayers, is in need of repair!)
    Very comfortable bed (single bed for solo travellers, double bed for couples/good friends). Towels & bedding are provided.
    Wood burner heating, hot water shower, solar electric power, spring water (completely off-grid).
    Spectacular views.
    Swimming pool (April-November).
    Al fresco bath under the stars (November to April).

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Helping hours are often flexible and can be split or merged to suit everyone.
    There are many gorgeous local walks to enjoy and a plethora of great events to attend in this vibrant, multi-national area.
    The coast and Granada are reachable in less than an hour by car.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Plenty of parking space on the land, with fantastic mountain views (approximately 30 or 80 metres from the house).

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    20-25 per week

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