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We would love to welcome you at here if you’re looking for nature, sun, mountains, good vibes and hand/land activities.
The Cortijo is situated in the beautiful valley of Padre Eterno in Carataunas.
We are Pauline (28y) & Victor (34y) and live here with Victor’s family (mum & sister).
I’m from Brussels in Belgium and moved here to enjoy the beautiful nature, sun and slower lifestyle. I am giving art and language courses. love travelling, sharing good moments with people and discovering new things.
Victor was born and raised here and knows the region by heart. After living 7 years in Scotland and several years in Madrid, he came back to his hometown in January 2020. He is a mountain guide and will love to show you the best hiking places around.
The Cortijo Las Cañadillas is beautiful, surrounded by mountains, forests and lots of lands. Carataunas lies in the natural and historical region of the Alpujarras in Andalusia.
We want to take care of these beautiful lands, make them fertile, plant trees and build houses in eco-friendly material. In the future, we would like to make the place self-sustainable and welcome travellers, campers, hikers, peace-seekers and nature lovers alike.
We are therefore looking for like-minded people to help us make this dream become true !
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
NATURE: Check the Alpujarras, Sierra Nevada on the Internet and see by yourself (we are around Soportujar & Carataunas)
ACTIVITIES: Hiking, bike, running, walking, yoga, painting, snow, dance, handwork, … There are sport possibilities enough here.
CULTURE: Historic places, typical villages, a Buddhist centre, Granada at 1,5h by car, the sea at 30min by car.
There is enough to do here, you won’t get bored!
- Build an outdoor toilet, shower and sink
- Build an outdoor kitchen, wood houses
- Build fences to keep out the wild pigs
- Demolish & rebuild ancient ruins into houses
- Basically, everything that has to do with the construction of houses
(we want to build our houses as ecological-
friendly as possible so all help and idea’s with that is more than welcomed)
- Clean the lands: chopping wood, plant trees, take out the weeds
- Rebuild walls (bancales)
- Watering the lands in a traditional way (our neighbour will happily teach you how it used to be done)
- Harvest fruits
- Harvest olives (and make olive oil)
=> On the long-term, we would love to be a site where hiking camps, art retreats, sports,... are organised :)
=> Creating a COMMUNITY.
This host offers a language exchange
This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
You can contact them directly for more information.
For the moment, we can offer space for your campervan/motorhome/tents. We can provide one tent as well.
Water & electricity are provided. One outside dry toilet is already built and for you to use. The outside shower/kitchen are under construction :)
We don't offer food for the moment but feel free to take all fruits and veggies from the garden and lands. Every Sunday, our neighbour makes delicious bread for a cheap price as well :) If you plan to stay longer than three weeks, we are happy to discuss together on offering you food and sharing meals :) It's too complicated for us to arrange food with Workawayers who stay less than three weeks (different hours, diets, organisation...) so we decided to ask for less working hours to compensate for the lack of food we offer the first three weeks.
Transports: we advise you to come here by car/van to be fully autonomous as it is a 25min walk to the main road. From there (stop Padre Eterno) you have a bus (ALSA line) that passes by twice a day to go to villages in the region (Orgiva, Soportujar, Capileira, Pitres, Trevelez,...)
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
We are actually looking for people who can help us making video's for our website. if you're skilled with that, let us know !!! :-D
There is a lot of space to put campervans and have your own privacy.
This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.
More than two
Maximum 2-3 hours a day, 5 days a week