Help us with the tree house in a small hamlet in Basque Country, Spain

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  • Description

    Description

    Good morning, my name is Miel and I live with Ione, Ruiz, Ana and the newcomers home Zura (born 2018) and Xune (2019). We live in a small hamlet and in a collective way. The house is in a neighborhood called Osintxu, 5 minutes from Bergara and 5 from Soraluze-Plaentxi. Gasteiz (Vitoria) is 35 minutes away, Donostia (San Sebastian) 40 and Bilbo (Bilbao), too. On the other hand, Altsasu (heart of Navarra) is 40 minutes away. The nearest coastal town is about 20-25 minutes away. The mythical mountains of the area are also nearby. The location of the house offers options to visit almost all the best known places in Gipuzkoa and part of Araba, Bizkaia and Navarra.
    An important characteristic that we need from the volunteers is that they should be autonomous people. All of us work outside the house, each one with therir schedules and commitments, so we cannot be with the volunteer all the time. We love to share moments and we try to do it as much as possible, but it is necessary if you decide to write us, to reflect honestly about this point.

    Buenas a todxs!, me llamo Miel y vivo con Ione, Ruiz, Ana y las recién llegadas a casa Zura (nacida el 2018) y Xune (el 2019). Vivimos en un pequeño caserío y de una manera colectiva. La casa está en un barrio llamado Osintxu, a 5 minutos de Bergara y a 5 de Soraluze-Plaentxi. Gasteiz (Vitoria) queda a 35 minutos, Donostia (San Sebastian) a 40 y Bilbo (Bilbao), también. Por otra parte, Altsasu (corazón de Navarra) queda a 40 minutos. El pueblo costero más cercano queda a unos 20-25 minutos. Los míticos montes de la zona tambien están cerca. La ubicación de la casa ofrece opciones de visitar casi todos los lugares más conocidos de Gipuzkoa y parte de Alava, Vizcaya y Navarra.
    Una caracteristica indispensable que pedimos a los voluntarios es que sean personas autonomas. Todos nosotros trabajamos fuera de casa, cada uno con sus horarios y compromisos, por lo que no podemos estar todo el tiempo con la persona voluntaria. Nos encanta compartir momentos e intentamos hacerlo al maximo posible, pero es necesario que cuando decidais escribirnos hayais reflexionado honestamente sobre este tema.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Gardening
    Animal Care
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Visitors can learn our language (Basque) and different types of skills such as gardening, education, carpentry, acquire a different experience in collective, cooking, caring for animals (chickens, donkey, cat and dog), and many things. plus!

    Los vistantes pueden aprender nuestra lengua (euskera) y diferentes tipos de habilidades como por ejemplo, horticultura, educación, carpintería, adquirir una diferente experiencia en colectivo, cocinar, cuidado de animales (gallinas, burro, gato y perro), ¡y muchas cosas más!

  • Help

    Help

    All kinds of help are needed:
    · DIY and construction: We want to make a tree house ...
    · Gardening: We have fruit trees you have to prune them (in time) and collect the fruit. We have enough flowers and in summer you have to water them, we have a small garden that you have to take care of, grass, etc.
    · Childcare
    · General home improvements; electricity, cut firewood,
    · Organic garden; one of the inhabitants works the land and sometimes needs help.
    · Animals; We have chickens and a donkey. You have to feed them and sometimes lipize your home. Dog, you have to take a walk (if they are around a couple of hours in the bush, better (border coli)).
    · Help in other neighborhood projects.
    · General cleaning of the house.

    *Apart from the productive tasks that the volunteer has to do, the person who come at home will be one more in it, so we appreciate to get involved in reproductive tasks also (wash thee dishes, passing the broom, cooking, setting the table ...)

    Se precisa todo tipo de ayuda:
    · Bricolage y construccón: Queremos hacer una casa árbol...
    · Jardinería: Tenemos árboles frutales hay que podarlos (en época) y recoger la fruta. Tenemos bastantes flores y en verano hay que regarlas, tenemos un huertito que hay que cuidar, cesped, etc.
    · Cuidado de niñxs
    · Mejoras generales de la casa; electricidad, cortar leña,
    · Huerta ecológica; uno de lo habitantes trabaja la tierra y algunas veces necesita ayuda.
    · Animales; tenemos gallinas y un burro. Hay que alimentarlos y algunas veces lipiar su casa. Perro, hay que sacar a pasear (si son vueltas de un par de horas por el monte, mejor (border coli)).
    · Ayuda en otros proyectos del barrio.
    · Limpieza general de la casa.

    *A parte de las tareas productivas que pueda haber, la persona que venga a casa sera una mas en ella, por lo que apreciamos que se imvolucre tambien en las tareas reproductivas (hacer el fregado, pasar la escoba, cocinar, poner la mesa...).

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Basque: Fluent
    French: 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.
    Please contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    The house has two floors, previously they were two separate houses but today it is all one. Normally we live on the ground floor that we have a large living room. It has some land around with trees and a small parking lot.
    As already mentioned in the general description, the workaweyer would have a room and a kitchen with room to be. In the hamlet we all live together and usually use the kitchen and dining room on the ground floor, but there is another kitchen upstairs, which in case you wanted to, you could use. You would also have your own room upstairs.
    In the house there is hot water, heating, 3 bathrooms, wifi ...

    La casa tiene dos plantas, anteriormente eran dos casas separadas pero hoy en día es todo una. Normalmente hacemos vida en la planta de abajo que tenemos una gran salón-comedor. Tiene un poco de terreno al rededor con árboles y un pequeño aparcamiento.
    Como ya se ha comentado en la descrición general, los workaweyer dispondrían de un cuarto y una cocina con sitio para estar. En el caserío vivimos todos juntos y solemos usar la cocina y el comedor de la planta baja, pero hay otra cocina arriba, que en caso de que quisieras, podrías utilizar. También tendrías una habitación propia en la planta de arriba.
    En la casa hay agua caliente, calefacción, 3 baños, wifi...

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    As mentioned before, the house is located in the center of Gipuzkoa. It is interesting to have a car, but in the absence of one the bus lines are quite good and the bus stop is 5 minutes walk from the house.
    To mention some nearby plans:
    · Montes de Aizkorri (Oñati)
    Mount Udalaitz (Arrasate)
    · Monte Anboto (Elorrio)
    Usako River (Oñati)
    · Beaches and coastal towns; Deba, Zarautz, Mutriku, Ondarru ...
    · Festivals of surrounding villages (in summer)
    Enbalse of Urkulu
    . Bike rides (in Begara we have an extensive bike path that goes to the south of Navarra ...)
    · Very good restaurants
    · Extensive Cultural Agende (we have a very rich musical culture)
    · Museums

    Como ya se ha mencionado antes, la casa está situdad en el centro de Gipuzkoa. Es interesante tener coche, pero a falta de uno las lineas de autobús son bastante buenas y la parada de bus está a 5 minutos andando de la casa.
    Por mencionar algunos planes cercanos:
    · Montes de Aizkorri (Oñati)
    · Monte Udalaitz (Arrasate)
    · Monte Anboto (Elorrio)
    · Río Usako (Oñati)
    · Playas y pueblos de la costa; Deba, Zarautz, Mutriku, Ondarru...
    · FiestaS de pueblos de alrededor (en verano)
    · Enbalse de Urkullu
    . Paseos de bicicleta (en begara disponemos de un extenso carril bici que llega hasta el sur de navarra...)
    · Restaurantes muy buenos
    · Agende Cultural extensa (disponemos de una cultura musical muy rica)
    · Museos

  • 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.

  • 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

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week


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