Help us restore our Catalan house built in 1792 in Olot, Catalunya

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  • Last activity: 3 Jul 2024



 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks



  • Description


    *"Please do not apply unless you have read all of our profile right to the end and not just our reviews." *
    We would love positive, independent,enthusiastic, smiley people. *With good communication and istening skills (essential for a happy house share and safety when working together) to come and share our home.* To have some fun and laughter whilst restoring this lovely house.
    We have a property in the Garrotxa Natural Park. A great place for hiking and cycling. There are many projects here. Something to interest everyone!
    We hope to share our knowledge in tasks and also learn some new things along the way.
    We have one very friendly dog called Evie that loves cuddles!
    We would really like to learn some Spanish if possible! And we're happy to help people improve their English.
    We are a short walk from Olot which gives our workawayers all the independence they want as the Olot bus station is perfect for catching a bus to explore the surrounding towns etc.

    We are all sharing the house we live in, it's not a hotel it's a house share so we share the cooking, cleaning fetching the logs etc.

    No offence intended at all but we can not accept people with strict dietary requirements at this time.

    We are omnivores.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    This is a great area of Catalunya it's an amazing place to explore, so much to see. The people here in Olot are so incredibly kind and friendly, we feel very lucky to have found this place.

  • Help


    At this time we are mainly working outdoors gardening.

    We have lots of outdoor projects to do while the weather is good, gardening, fencing, hedge work etc. We would also like to start a vegetable garden with the aim to be more self sufficient. This is quite dependant on getting a fence put in first.
    Also lots of restoration work and decorating the inside of the house. We love to meet people that are motivated and are able to work on their own initiative and that are willing to share their ideas with us. Many heads together can come up with good solutions! We love to have a well earned beer or two or three together and talk about life and share stories and experiences.

    At this time the garden help is mainly weeding, tidying and planting. we have some interior painting to do, we have tidying, cleaning, organising to do of the near completed house before we move onto the next house.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    German: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    Own bedroom within shared house.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are a short walk from the town of Olot and are happy to help people organise day trips to explore. We also have many marked hiking routes from our house that are beautiful walks to different villages, forests, volcanoes and the most amazing views. Every day the views are different and so breath taking.

  • A little more information

    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

    25 hours a week

Host ref number: 567468151558

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