Help with some DIY projects on our finca in Mallorca, Spain

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  • Description

    Description

    We are both in our late 50s, Dutch from origin, but we have lived in Sweden (where we still own a house) and now on Mallorca. It's so much fun over here that we rarely go to Holland or to Sweden anymore.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    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

    We will share our knowledge and experience on all fields that the volunteer may be working on, like construction, gardening, wood working, metal working, whatever is being done. But also driving the big machines could be part of this, depending the work to be done.
    We are not experts in any of the things we are doing, but we can do, make and build everything you can think of. We just do it and as mentioned, we have really all the tools you can think of.

  • Help

    Help

    We own a 3 hectare sized finca on Mallorca. We like to do things, to create and share knowledge with others. We have all the tools you can think of, for gardening, but also for construction, carpentry.... you name it and we have it. Including some super big machines like telescopic handler, excavators, loaders a mini dumper.
    What we need now is a person skilled with wood, a carpenter to make big doors for a building we are restoring. But there are always many projects going on here, also related to building natural walls, concrete building, cutting and milling trees etc etc etc etc.
    We have had many volunteers in the past through this website but also through various other websites. Most of the volunteer stays have been very positive and all volunteers had a great time and learned a lot.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent
    German: Intermediate
    Swedish: Intermediate

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have a few guests houses on the premises, one very small but comfortable 1 room/bedroom house, which has an outside kitchen. It's suitable for max 2 persons. The other house is a much larger house, but with a much smaller kitchen. It has a great view over the valley below towards Inca, the 3rd largest city on Mallorca.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are situated just outside Selva, a small town with around 1000 inhabitants. Selva is about 2 km from Inca, the 'big' city. We do have a few bicycles and there are buses going to Inca and in the other direction to the Tramuntana, the mountain ridge very closeby (we are at the foot of the this ridge).

  • 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

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Milling our own pine trees, how cool is that.
The huge telescopic handler is one of the big toys we have and which come in handy for moving trunks.
The wooden table was ready just before a small party we had for friends on Mallorca.
This is s relatively small project. A wooden table made from wood from our own pine trees. We have a milling machine to saw trunks in whatever wood we need.
We used brass dishes cut from rod material to cover the ugly bolts, grind it and sanded it.
Me in my workshop
Host ref number: 533649561463