Update Jan 2020:
looking for help over the next 2-3 months here in Asturias (north of Spain). Room and food for 4-5 hours help per day, 5 days a week.
Would ideally like someone with experience using and maintaining strimmer / lawnmower as there’s a lot of land to clear, mostly brambles, weeds, gorse etc. A few small trees to fell. Also, some house maintenance - sanding and treating window frames etc.
Beautiful secluded spot in nature, great hikes from the house and lovely beach down the road.
Hi, my name is Paul. I moved to Asturias in February 2013.
I'm set in roughly an acre of land on the side of a hill. The beach (playa de vega) is a nice stroll (35 mins) through forest and fields. The walk back from the beach is a gruelling slog that makes me swear after a couple of beers and a challenge either way. There are great walks to be had up from the house too. I, and the dogs are always happy to walk with you or show you some routes. The house is fairly isolated, about 8Km from the nearest town (Ribadesella) though there are buses (every two hours) close by. If you've never heard of Asturias, it's a beautiful, lush, green and mountainous coastline in the north of Spain.
My long term aim is to become more self-sustainable have a lovely little retreat centre. I would love to be able to run some retreats this summer/autumn. In the meantime, there is lots of work to get the house ready. Until i'm ready for more people i have a small straw-bale cabin that i rent out in the summers (often used as accommodation for volunteers in the springtime).
Next year I'd like to construct a grass-roofed yoga/meditation/what-you-like studio but for now I need to prepare a studio space in the house, which is started but needs more work.
And me, I'm a corporate drop out. Twelve years in an office felt like a lifetime so now I'm starting anew. It's horrible and it's hard and its great and I love it. I haven't adjusted yet and am learning all the time. I'm open to all sorts and enjoy meeting people from varying backgrounds. Along with me, there are the two dogs, Peke and Osi, both of which are friendly with everyone.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Eco Projects
I'm happy to share my insights into the local culture and when there's time, I like to take volunteers out to see some of the local sight too.
The first priority now is to get the house renovated and ready to live in , as well as the garden area, building more compost toilets and outdoor showers.
Private room in house or caravan
Please feel free to drop me a line, ask any questions etc...
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
4-5 hours per day, 5 days
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