Help on a 4ha plot of beautiful farmland with magnificent views in La Codosera, Spain

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  • Description

    Description

    Having lived and traveled around Asia for the last 13 years, I thought it was about time to explore Europe a little bit more. So I was travelling with my Campervan called "Hope" through Portugal and Spain and got stuck in a laid-back little Spanish village with a magical river directly at the Portugese border. And found a nice bit of land with a view 😃.

    I am presently in the process of restoring an old stone finca. A little hiuse with kitchen/shower is finished already. But there is no electricity just yet. But the view is great and the river refreshing!

    I am looking for someone who is used to live in simple circimstances in nature and has good handicraft skills, as I am about to construct walkways, patios etc.

    For the winter months, I am looking for a responsible, house-sitter. Must be weather proof and self-sufficient, able to light a wood fired oven and living off grid with limited electricity.

    More details if interested.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Animal Care
    Art Projects
    Teaching

  • 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

    As mentioned above, I just moved to this area myself, so it will be exciting to find out together what is really happening here :)!
    I did travel a lot in my life and also lived together for some time with many different cultures. I can tell you quite a few things about life in Asia for example. Or Bavaria.
    But the biggest conclusion I drew, and what I truly learned in my life was the fact that different people from different cultures might look funny or different. Might have different habits of acting or reacting. Might eat strange things or in strange ways. Stare at you, in astonishment, bewildernment, curiousity or even disrespect. But it always boils down to the simple principle that behind this curtain of habits, culture, conditioning etc we are all human beings with the same feelings and needs. So let's try to cheerish the curtain but see the beauty behind it!

  • Help

    Help

    I NEED LITERALLY EVERYONE!
    As in the beginning the accomodation is very basic, I especially need autonomous people, preferrably with their own Campervan or experienced with living under simple circumstances. Crocodile Dundees, McGyvers, Superwomen and Christopher McCandles (with his passion and stubbornness, but better survival skills please!)
    You should be flexible and willing to do whatever there is to do day by day. But generally it will involve

    1. (Re-) building existing traditional stone walls
    2. everything involved in re-building the farmhouse
    3. Cooking/cleaning
    4. chopping down bushes, weeding and replanting
    5. always entertaining us with loud singing, juggling, magic tricks, terrible jokes and Southpark parodies

    AND AND AND

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate
    French: Intermediate
    Romanian: Intermediate
    Vietnamese: Intermediate

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    At the moment, yiu can either sleep in my campervan (see pic) or a tent. Your choice 😁.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    La Codosera is a little village of 2000 inhabitants close to the Portugese border. For me its main site was the piscinas naturales, the beautiful river, the wasteness of the surrounding landscape, featuring cork and olive plantations, inhabited by mainly sheep and cows. You will instantly feel relaxed once you step foot into this beautiful region. The Extremadura breathes history on every corner, the old castles even excited the makers of Game of Thrones!
    The next bigger city is Badajoz, 50 km away, which features an airport and, of course, also a beautiful castle/fortress/school.
    From there you can take a bus. Or, if it fits timewise, I could pick you up from there.
    If you come here, you are interested in nature and wildlife (yesterday I met turtles!!!, and owls and boars greet me every night. Still working on that donkey!) and the small community of people around you. And yes, I like music 😁.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 532786937772