Gardening and renovation project of an 300 year old farm house in the mountains near Bilbao, Spain



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    Hello, my name is Sylvia, I am 50 years old and live with my 2 cats in an old farm building with 2000 m2 of land surrounded by horses and sheep. Walking up the mountain for 15 minutes you reach the nearby village which has a pub and small shop. There is a bus every two hours which takes you in less than an hour to Bilbao.

    At the moment we need mostly help with some carpentry and plumbing work. I would appreciate some help with the garden and making a fence around the garden. I am looking into natural fencing using the wood from the forest next to the land.
    The very old farmhouse is also always in need of some repair. Depending on your skills there might be something you could do.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    It would be great if we can exchange experiences and knowledge and learn from each other. I can teach yoga, painting/drawing, and macrame. I am looking forward to getting to know people with different skills and ideas and hope we can inspire each other.

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    Most of the time there should be different types of help needed: some building work or simple carpentry work and maintenance of the land. I am also learning about bioconstructions and hope to start soon making cob walls. If you think you can contribute to any of the tasks, please get in touch.

    Unfortunately, I will not always be able to work with you or teach you something. You need to have some skills and be able to work independently.

    The maximum stay is one week and can be extended if we find enough things to do.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    I can teach German and English.

  • Accommodation


    You will have your own room in the house, but you can also put up your tent on the farm near the river if you wish.

    We cook mostly vegetarian dishes. It would be nice if you would cook sometimes too.

    Digital nomads are welcome, you will have your own desk and can work fewer hours if you get your own food.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You will find mountain routes nearby and a beautiful giant cave. You can get to the beach by bus in 30 min.

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    • 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

    I work from home myself and have a strong internet connection. Digital nomads are very welcome, you will have your own desk. You may have to do desk sharing with the cat.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    You can park in front of the house but.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    All pets are welcome as long as they understand the cat is the boss.

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    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximal 4-5 Stunden am Tag, 5 Tage die Woche

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