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Help with cooking and housework in our isolated mountain home in Asturias, Spain

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  • Last activity: 05/02/2023

Availability

  2023 

 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello :) We live isolated up in the green pristine mountains of Asturias which are buzzing with wild life, by the Natural Park of Redes.
    We need 2 kinds of help... have a close look and choose what suits you best :)

    1) In Tozu where we run a 5 table little country restaurant in the middle of the mountains. I need help with my baby when I am busy and also with homework in Spanish with my 9 and 11 year old boys with cleaning and maintenance... everything in general.
    Tozu is 5 km Up and down mountains away from where we live. You will have your own bedroom in our little apartment above the bar. We dont live in this apartment but we use it when bar is open. Meals will be provided at lunch or when in bar, but when not in the bar we can just provide you with the food needed to cook in the kitchen in the appartment. Mondays, tuesday and wednesday the bar is usually close in low season. See you soon!

    2) In our very isolated home where only 4x4 can get to. It is 5 km up and down the mountain from Tozu. Here we are restoring an old stone house and also extending the organic vegetable plot.
    Food and accommodation (caravan) is provided in exchange for help to do a range of chores that suits you best like; removing dry stone walls, weeding, stock fencing, digging to get plots ready, mowing, planting, watering, pointing. Firewood, fencing, only if you are interested you can learn from Jono some building skills. Housework, help with children, their homework, baby and cooking family meals??... everything is needed!

    Activities such as caving, rock (and tree) climbing, trekking are possible in these wild mountainous surroundings. We speak both English (Jono IS English) and Spanish (I am from Asturias) so if you'd like to practice a foreign language we can help you. I am not always at home as I run a little restaurant (5 tables) in "El Tozu" 5 km away from the house.
    We are 20 minutes drive from town and we usually go down once per week.
    Everyone willing to help is welcome! Sandra, Jono, 2 boys and toddler

    Public transport bus (ALSA) or train (FEVE) reaches Infiesto, 20 minutes drive from home or Tozu.

    Hola :) vivimos en las verdes montañas de Asturias al lado del Parque Natural de Redes y necesitamos ayuda en 2 sitios diferentes:

    1) En el Tozu... donde llevamos entre montañas un pequeño restaurante rural de 5 mesas y un apartamento que alquilamos. Aquí necesito ayuda con mi bebe cuando estoy ocupada, también cuando están los niños con sus deberes en espanol, con limpieza, mantenimiento y todo en general ;)
    El Tozu está a 5 km bajando y subiendo la montaña de nuestra casa. Ofrecemos como alojamiento una habitación con cocina y baño compartido en el apartamento encima del bar,usamos este apartamento los días que el bar está abierto, sin embargo no vivimos aquí. Os ofrecemos la comido cuando estamos o estáis en el bar y cuando no, os daremos lo necesario para que cocinéis en la cocina del apartamento. Los días libres suelen ser los lunes y los martes. Hasta pronto!

    2) En nuestra muy aislada casa en el monte con acceso en 4x4!! Estamos reconstruyendo una antigua casa de piedra y ampliando el huerto ecológico.
    Ofrecemos como alojamiento una caravana y dar comida a cambio de ayuda en cualquiera de los muchos trabajos que se necesitan en el terreno o casa; quitar malas hierbas, plantar, regar, cavar terrazas para la ampliación del huerto, hacer cierres, tirar y reconstruir muros de piedra, segar, rejuntar paredes o ayudar con los niños, las tareas de la casa ...
    Estamos a 20 minutos en coche del pueblin y solemos bajar una vez a la semana.

    Cerca hay cuevas, pistas de escalada, rutas de trecking y otras actividades que tienen que ver con la naturaleza. Hablamos en ingles y español, si a alguien le interesa practicar una lengua extranjera podemos ayudarte.
    Bienvenido tod@s l@s que quieran ayudar mucho mucho :) ! Sandra, Jono y 2 nenos y un peque de 3.

    No hay transporte publico, los buses (ALSA) y trenes (FEVE) llegan hasta Infiesto, 20 minutos conduciendo desde casa o Tozu!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Teaching
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    A different way of living!! Isolated and inmerse in the mountains with difficult access. Learn as we do about growing our own crops and reconnecting with nature. You will find some peace and quiet if you wish or come to the village where we run a little bar and get the real rural Asturias and North of Spain! If we have spare time we can visit secret Asturian places :) Tell us, what would you like to get in exchange?

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help

    Help

    Food and accommodation (caravan) is provided in exchange for help to do a range of projects that suits you best like; removing dry stone walls, weeding, stock fencing, digging to build terraced plots, mowing, planting, watering, pointing, playing with children, housework, help with baby, cooking family meals? X:)

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

    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

    Caravan up in the mountain with nice views. It is at the top of our garden about 50 metres up.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live in an isolated spot, activities such as caving, rock (and tree) climbing, trekking are possible in these wild mountainous surroundings. We speak both English and Spanish so if you'd like to practice a foreign language we can help you.
    We are 20 minutes drive from town and we usually go down once per week.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We have wifi in Tozu appartment, in Tozu bar and in our house in the mountain. No wifi in the caravan

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Parked in Tozu public space. Close to our bar and little shared appartment with electricity with access to shower .. internet.. kitchen...etc

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 591187215484

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