Help us with daily life, gardening and animal care in Costa Del Sol, Spain




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    We are a couple with a lovely dog and a 25 years old daughter who is studying in Italy. We left France 13 years ago to start a new life in Italy and then in south of Spain. We bought 10 years ago a big Finca in Costa Del sol that we completely fixed, reformed and decorated by respecting its andalusian character and environment. It was hard work but worth it as the location is stunning, a place in the countryside with panoramic view over sea and mountains. (Only 5mn driving from unspoilt beaches and seaside town Torre Del Mar, 30mn from Malaga.
    We used to rent the Finca for 3 years welcoming people from all over the world but we are now more likely to work on other projects .

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Animal Care
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We really think that it's a great and unique volunteer opportunity as you can get all the aspects of living in a nice Finca discovering the beauties of Andalusia and really experience to live like a local while taking care of lovely pets.
    You will surely improve your skills in a great place of nature and make some progress in languages too as we speak French (native speaker) Spanish, Italian and English.

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    Hello everybody !

    1/ We’re looking for a COUPLE (mature, clean and no smoker) willing to stay for a long term ( at least 3 months) helping us with gardening (sweeping outside spaces, watering the plants) small maintenance & cleaning and when needed taking care of our lovely dog and 2 adorable cats. The cherish on the top would be that one of you has the skill to cook Asian cuisine for us sometimes ;) .

    We will be very vigilant that this couple respect the space that will be made available for them.

    As we ask only 15 hours per week and per person in total: 30h/couple a week, We won’t provide food but a great little independent apartment of 60m2 with terrace wifi, TV ....

    This apartment will be clean and in perfect condition and we will expect it to be returned in the same conditions (which unfortunately was not always the case during our last workaway experiences. :(...

    If you are interested in our proposal, don't hesitate to contact us, it will be a pleasure to meet you and providing you more details.

    Kind regards !


    PS: We’ll take time to consider your requests and choose the persons to help us but will answer you for sure ! :)

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Italian: 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


    In return, we offer the couple to live in one of the building of the Cortijo with stunning view (a lovely 60m2 independent studio fully- equipped with air conditioning / heating -system, washing machine, television, terrace with barbecue with view over mangos y avocados fields) ...
    The bedroom is with king size bed, a room with wardrobe/ office and bathroom with toilet sink and shower .

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    In the Cortijo you can really get back to the roots: Besides some houses nearby you are surrounded by avocado, mango and citrus fruit orchards with sheep or goats occasionally grazing about – the pure Andalusian idyll free of noise or architectural eyesores.
    The village may be small, but it offers pretty much everything you need – including a rustic bar with live acts occasionally performing on weekends.
    Plus, there is good public transport from and to Almayate.

    Besides, Almayate is located on the last undeveloped stretch of coastline of Costa del Sol – in the off-season, the beach is deserted, only during the summer months mostly Spanish families can be spotted. Every couple of kilometres you will find little taverns offering freshly grilled fish or a Gin and Tonic – there is no better way to enjoy the sunset.
    The closest city, Torre del Mar, is at a distance of around 4km. Besides countless bars, restaurants and shops you will enjoy the lovely beach promenade stretching over various kilometres, and at its end there are several beach clubs – during the day you can chill on enormous beds, during the night dance in the open air.Just a bit further on your way to Nerja, in the fishing village Caleta, you can have a nice meal and beautiful view of the port. The white villages of Nejra and Frigiliana (20mn from the house) are stunning as the historical city centre of Malaga (30mn driving / 45 mn by bus from the house) And then obviously Granada, Córdoba, Sevilla, Gibraltar etc.

    Contact us ASAP!

    Kind regards


  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    25 hours PER WEEK/person

Host ref number: 652997241843