We're a couple with a 5 year-old daughter. My name is Julián and I'm 38 years old. We live and work in Madrid (I'm a geographer) but I own an old stone house in a charming village in the Leon province(Spain). It was my grandmother house and I consider myself incredibly lucky to have had the chance to get it, but it's too much house and I have too little time so I need some help.
We can provide comfortable accommodation and three meals a day. We all eat together, you'll be part of our family. Without being ageist, it is helpful for guests to be over 25.
If you are interested, please email me with a description of yourself and what your plans are or we can chat on Skype to go into any questions that you may want to ask.
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Help around the house
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
Work would invole a wide range of tasks like; gardening, minor building works, sanding, painting, cleaning..
We are very accommodating and looking for someone to give a hand with this project. No particular skills are required, though enthusiasm is a must!
Private room, shared bathroom, meals included.
Our house is located in Murias de Paredes, a beautiful little village in the León mountains. Even though the village only has around 50 permanent residents, is fairly lively in summer as some people from León and cities around go there to spend their summer holidays.
By "it is fairly lively" I mean; you'll see some people on the streets and you'll find two bars/pubs in the village, that's all :-) There are no supermarkets, shops, cinemas or any other kind of urban entertainment. The nearest town with that short of stuff is 15 miles away.
So I reckon you'd enjoy the experiencience if you love:
- Hiking, long walks, wild outdoors and nature in general
- Cold water swimming (wonderful mountain rivers, freshwater pools and waterfalls around)
- Skywatching. The starriest sky you've ever seen is in Murias :-)
- Reading, writting, and the pleasures of the quiet life.
I plan to end the daily works at 14:30 and it gets dark at around 22:30 in June/July so you'll have plenty of time to enjoy all of those activities.
If you come from abroad I can pick you up at Madrid airport.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week