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English guy, retired early to move to Spain. Living near to Carcaixent in the Valencia region in a 1920 Farmhouse and orange grove. House is in very good condition and only needs small repair jobs and some re-decorating. Currently there is not a lot of furniture so help with furnishing would also be useful.
This finca is 2 km from the nearest railway station. The area here is very flat so great for cycling, but also just a short drive to the mountain areas. Valencia city is 40 minutes, very easy on the train and plenty of beaches within a 30 minute drive. There is a bike and I am happy to make some road trips to explore.
My main requirement is to turn this place into a more comfortable home whilst working on my intermediate Spanish so am looking for anybody who can help a little with decorating and small projects. No special skills required...!
I am not good at cooking or eating, so you will want to do your own thing in the kitchen probably. Feel free to cook for me if you want to. Basic food and drink is provided of course, along with the accommodation.
Key rules are safety and health. No risky activities and basic good hygiene like keeping the place reasonably clean. Smokers are not very welcome, I'm afraid... sorry.
Overall this is a very tranquil place being among the Oranges. I am very easy going and open minded person and there are no expectations other than that listed above.
DIY and building projects
Help around the house
Learn a little about citrus farming and local town life in the Valencia region. Visit local towns and old cities such as Xativa, Alzira and Valencia with their historic roots. Relax and enjoy the tranquility of the area and take occasional trips to the costal towns such as Cullera, Tavernes & Gandia with their spectacular beaches.
Light help in the orange grove picking fruit, clearing leaves, weeding etc. Indoor help is mainly cleaning, minor repairs, decorating and help with furnishings
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Double room & private bathroom.
Sharing the kitchen, dining room and TV room.
2 Km from nearest town and railway, but very quiet and rural amidst the orange groves.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Fully fenced property .. good for dogs
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week