First up, we are totally new to this, but we really need some helpers.
We are a happy English/German, vegetarian family of 5. We speak English and German and the children learn Spanish and Catalan at school. We live on a Finca not far from stunning beaches in the South East of Mallorca.
I am Inés taking on the role of looking after food and laundry and our general household and most things related to the children, i.e. school runs and getting them to activities and friends etc. I also speak a basic Spanish. Sean, my husband works a 9 to 5 job (although it can vary a bit) 10 minutes on a motorbike from home. Flyn, 11 likes to play tennis and he loves reading (mainly in English) Noah, 9 loves Art & Music and is learning to play the drums. Enzo, 4 my little boy loves to be just like his big brothers and showing real character at times. On weekends when we not maintain garden and house or dashing off to do some kids activity, we try to enjoy time at a nearby beach or going for a walk or exploring places on the island we have not seen.
There a few things that need updating, painting, sorting out and the garden needs maintenance and there is also a pool that needs to be looked after. We are always pretty busy around house and garden. We like to improve where possible, but we have a limited budget only.
We know it is fun way to get our kids acquainted with people from other places of the world and we adults will also love to get to know you and learn from you. We had one Workaway last year and were all really happy. We would love to have more people come and be with us, but we are having an issue with Space. The garden is huge, but the house it tiny and the amenities are nit really suited to have workers right now. Hopefully in the near future we will look into building a composting toilet to make things easier.
We are a happy family, but daily life without extended family nearby means certain things are harder to achieve in a shorter space of time, but our main priority is not to loose out completely on quality family time, i.e. exploring together, going to the beach, playing board games, having a film night, playing sports in the garden.
Help in the house
If you desire, you can improve and learn languages with us.
A little spark of Kindness can put a colossal burst of Sunshine into Someone’s Day, so who know what we could take away from one another when our time comes to an end, but I believe we will be richer no matter ☺️
“In learning you will teach and in teaching you will learn” – Paulo Coehlo
We are looking for a Workaway to stay with us for the month of April, for about 3 weeks. During this time you will stay with us in our apartment. There is enough space and we will provide a room for you. We have two fully equipped bathrooms, so we are ok to accommodate an extra person. You are welcome to eat (vegetarian) with us during your stay.
We would recommend that you rent a car for the duration of your stay, as simply going to the nearest beach requires a 10minute drive, but also considering that you might want to explore the island in your free time. There is plenty to see and do. We only have one vehicle between us, so if you decide you don’t want to rent a car, it means you will have to rely on our schedules to be offered lifts here and there, but it will limit you a little. Renting a car will also help a bit to get from our apartment to the property we are working on. We require you to be able to help on the weekend, as this is the time my husband will be mainly around. Therefore during the week will be more free time for you.
We are hoping that you can help us with the garden maintenance and various handy tasks on the house; we will update and specify the list of tasks according to the progress we make.
Other options to help out might involve spending time with our children, i.e. play games, read a story, go on a bike ride with them, play at the beach with them.
You should be handy around the house, be able to learn fast and adapt the new skills quickly. You will be able to lend a helping hand with some heavy carrying tasks. We are looking for a fit and healthy young person that gets stuck in and is not afraid to get their hands dirty. You should like children and be able to engage with them in their topics and conversations. An open ear to children’s stories goes a long way and will earn you plenty of brownie points from them ☺️.
You will have your own bedroom and a shared bathroom.
We are Vegetarians. We will provide one cooked vegetarian meal per day, mostly this is at dinner - and it will be great if you could help us cook or clean up after. Other meals will be up to you, so you might want to help yourself to whatever we have in the fridge.
We eat rather healthily and there is always plenty of fruit and veggies in the house, aside from bread, baguettes, cereal, cheeses etc. We don't consume many snacks or soft drinks, but you are welcome to buy those for yourself if this is what you like.
The best way to get around Mallorca is by rented car or a motorcycle. There are buses that run from Campos to Palma and other parts of the island too, but obviously car is the easiest. Campos is a small town with bars and restaurants in the centre.
There are many beaches and coves. Mallorca is also famous for hiking with plenty of trails from easy to hard and it’s a popular place to come for cyclists.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week