Help us in our glorious little part of the world, Coín, Andalusia, Spain

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Spain

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    21/12/2021

 
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  • Description

    Description

    Hello there!
    We live at a small Finca in Coín,near malaga in Andalucia.
    We live in the Guadalhorce valley in between the Sierra de Mijas and Sierra de las Nieves.
    My husband and I live in the small house with 18,000 square meters of land. Mostly olives but we would love to make a veg plot and develop our terraces for lots of volunteers to camp. It’s currently totally untended as we have been concentrating on renovating the house.
    We run a small vegan catering company, run pop up vegan events, provide food for yoga retreats and we have a charity which provides free veg boxes to struggling families. Volunteers will not be helping with the business.

    We have lots of animals, dogs,cats, chickens and usually a foster dog in tow. We rescue puppies and kittens, especially ones that need bottle feeding.

    Our caravan is in place and has a metal shelter over it but needs work before it’s 100% liveable!
    It’s clean and dry but a blind has fallen down and the solar power needs installing ( we have the equipment) maybe that could be your first job!
    There’s no compost loos yet or outdoor bathroom so they need building too.
    We would love groups of people ,we encourage van dwellers and couples( keep each other company) and young and young at heart who like to work hard and have a good laugh.
    We are not rich and have to recycle lots of found items . I’ve got lots of ideas but don’t have the time or money to do most!
    We have lived here for 2.5 years, the house was derelict, and the land completely over grown. Land is still a bit wild.
    We have lots of flat areas to park on. We welcome van lifers and nomadic folk. Lived on the road myself for many years before putting down roots.

    We have transformed the house, then Covid hit and everything came to a grinding halt.
    We love to socialise, we often have small gatherings here, and love to share a cold beer over dinner in the evening with our guests.
    We can’t have volunteers with dogs I’m afraid. Our cats are too precious.
    We are really chilled out people but we like our volunteers to work hard and follow our farm guidelines.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Learn about vegan cooking and nutrition.
    I run vegan cooking classes you can take part in.
    Learn about rural Spain and it’s agriculture.

  • Help

    Help

    There’s so much gardening! Clearing, weeding, planting ect.
    Always looking for people to help build stuff, like a field kitchen, or compost loos.
    Fencing, cleaning, help with the olive trees, chopping veg.
    Helping us with our charity project, going out with the veg boxes, meeting people.
    Maybe you could help us set up our organic veg plot?
    Dog sitting occasionally.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: 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

    Accommodation

    We have a cute caravan with a big double bed, kitchen and end sitting area. Solar panels for light and charging devices needs installing but we have all the equipment. Gas is on. Wifi does not reach the caravan I’m afraid. But we have a big table on the front terrace for congregating and eating at and wifi is freely available there.
    The loos will be outdoor compost loos and the shower room will be outside but we need to build that !
    It’s not luxury! But clean and comfortable. Would suit a more outdoorsy person who loves camping.
    Please don’t come if you are allergic to dogs or cats.
    You will enjoy the best fresh healthy vegan food on the days you are working. On your free days, we ask you to fend for yourselves. You will always have access to fresh eggs from our lovely spoilt hens.
    The local supermarket is in the village but we go into town every day and would never see you hungry . Hopefully you will be out enjoying the sights and sounds of Andalucia!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are 10 mins from Coín where you can take a bus to Fuengirola and it’s seven mile beach. A proper beach day is always great fun! So many restaurants and local chiringuitos to enjoy the local food. Or maybe take the bus to marbella, with its fancy shops and watch the rich and famous strolling by.
    Malaga is a short ride away with its magnificent cathedral and castle complex. It’s Roman amphitheatre,so many museums and art galleries including the CAC and Pompidou centre malaga. It’s such a cool city.
    Or a day at el Chorro ,swimming in the lakes or visiting The Caminito del Rey and walking the scary walkway.
    There’s so many beautiful walks nearby too, you really don’t have to go anywhere.
    Or just laze in the sun with a beer or two….

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    We work on a one day off, one day on scheme.


Host ref number: 571489733958