Beautiful Denia by the sea. Wonderful mountain villages inland.

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  • Description

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    Profile i have just reactivated my profile after some absence from the site. the flat in Denia has changed but is very central to shops and beach. a new photo will be uploaded soon. Please note i do not take anyone under the age of 30 anymore. Please also note that the work start time.

    I live in Denia , Spain and partly in a very pretty mountain village (half and half in july august) . The 600 year old house in the mountain village has nearly completed renovation (95%)(still some work left but bedrooms and living areas are finished). i spend varying amounts of time in each (with a little jack russel type doggy) depending on season. These days im spending most of the time in Denia, especially in the winter months but during july and august i will be mostly in the country village. (Internet is fine in Denia but a bit slow in the village inland.) in winter now in denia all of the time.

    I have become aware of the 'workaway' scheme through friends who also take workawayers.

    Activities that i do that may be of interest are tai chi, chi kung, wushu, sanda, karate , and just started yoga on the beach also. Also film and music. at the inland village there are opportunities to get involved with ecological projects with olive and almond trees, possibly grapes soon too. Olive collecting season is around december and almonds around September..

    Also 3D animation and film editing (adobe c.c), improving adobe c.c and animation for current and future indie film projects.

    Also paint but not for a while , (room for you to paint for sure)

    In order to progress personal projects this year I am keen to host people who will undertake keeping the house and appartment clean for me during working hours. When there are 2 workawayers here work can be varied to suit the likes and skills of the workawayers. I would also like to learn many extra things particularly chinese medicine, manderin, acupuncture,somatics, adobe c.c and always more 3d graphic skills. Also improving my Spanish would be great.

    Manual work hours are a maximum 0900 until 1300 5 days a week maximum which can be varied slightly depending on circumstances and skills. Note work starts at 0900. It is important that you are comfortable with and use to doing housework before applying. Work could also include sanding wood, varnishing, picking olives. Please read the workaway guidelines regarding cooking and cleaning shared responsibilities. You may join in classes of Tai chi , yoga, self defence, mindfulness but this is outside your working hours. Im sorry to include this sort of statement in my profile but it is important to lay down guidelines and explain the way things work here before you arrive, Workaway is an exchange of commitment , interests, work and leisure. It takes both host and workawayer to contribute to a successful visit. workaway guidelines are very important for both parties to work to. i hope you will have a good time here and if everything works out good you would be welcome again.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Denia is full of culture, bars and restuarants, all of which are close by. Workawayers can attend our tai chi classes, tai chi combat classes, yoga, tai chi meditation, E.F.T and other assosiated training and skills can be shown. I can share my skills also. The area inland from denia to the village house is very beautiful, and I am happy to to give the tourist experience. I am deliberately playing down the pleasant experience of staying here in denia and the inland village as I have on a few occasions had workawayers arrive who are keen to take but not help.

  • Help

    Help

    As I have said above I need someone who is happy to do housework and light sanding and varnishing between the hours of 9-1300, which can be reduced or varied slightly depending on circumstances. it is important that I say this because I have had workawayers arrive who do not like doing housework or cooking, even for themselves

    I aso like to improve skilld with Adobe c.c after effects or Illustrator, photo shop. plus 3d animation iClone,Vue 3d, 3dxmax. Unreal engine 4

    In regards to manual help although a little building work remains in the mountain house but i think i would restrict assistance to painting and some revarnishing and sanding work. there is a little sanding and varnishing to do in Denia also.

    The house in the country would suit someone like an artist, composer or writer who would like some tranquil time to create. In Denia there are lots of activities, hustle and bustle , live music sometimes, beach, check it out on the web
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    If you can teach/ help me with anything associated with chinese medicine or manderin language etc that would be great. if you like getting involved with eco farming work that would be good also (in respect to preparing for and harvesting almonds and olives.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English and some spanish

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    you will have your own room with a bathroom within it in the house inland. in denia you will also have your own bedroom and bathroom also.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    inland it is quite isolated and tranquil, walking is excellent- in denia the flat is in the town and near the beach so very easy to get around everywhere by foot. now living centre of town but 5 minutes to beach.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

  • ...

    Hours expected

    manual work would only be until lunchtime. start 0900. (max 25 hrs a week)

here is Rebecca with the silver table she renovated for the apartment in denia.
view of port from lower terrace in apartment denia. other terraces have views of sea and castle.
benimassot fiesta
paella fiesta in next village benimassot
volunteers Joanna and marta at Tollos fiestas 2july 015
with Joanna from Poland at Tollos fiestas
tollos fiestas 2015
tai chi in denia










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