Volunteer and help us on the land in Las Alpujarras, Granada, Spain



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    Please note: we prefer volunteers over 25, otherwise we end up feeling more like parents than hosts. We usually take people for a week or so.
    We have a modern villa style house in a garden with a pool some 20 minutes walk from the small but cosmopolitan town of Orgiva. We are a family with our son working in Canada and a daughter living in Madrid. We are a friendly family, live a fairly quiet life, but like a laugh and some fun.We are early nighters so need quiet after 11!
    We have lived here for18 years so know the area and can advise on walks etc. Chris does some mountain biking and canoeing.
    Orgiva is between granada and the coast, about a 1 1/2 hr bus ride from Granada. The higher mountain valleys are easily accessible by bus and some fantastic walking is possible up there.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We have always seen workaway as an exchange of help for accommodation with the bonus of getting to know our helpers and socialising with them. We can tell people about this area and about our own culture altho that is becoming more distant after 20 years. Chris can share much about individual psychology and personal development.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    Most of the help is in the garden and there is sometimes help needed with maintenance on the house. We ask for 5 hours 5 days a week.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Beginner

    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.

  • Accommodation


    Mostly we are able to offer our very nice guest room with its own bathroom.We ask for no smoking indoors.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We like to make volunteer workers feel welcome and happy here. We have been hosting for many years and enjoy the company of our volunteers. We host for periods of six to ten days.
    Also please make it clear that it is not a cut and paste job and to show you have read this far add the words: 'Amigos de Cortijo de Rosa'.

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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

    5hrs a day 5 days a week.

Host ref number: 5445416694a1