Join our family in a rural mountain village in the spectacular Quirós Valley of Asturias, Spain

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  • Description

    Description

    Our home is located in a rural mountain village in the spectacular Quirós Valley of Asturias. We accept people who like nature, good food and good company. The chores vary depending upon the season.

    I am originally from Colorado in the USA and have been living in Spain for 27+ years. I am an avid skier, hiker, and world traveler. Juan Carlos is a classic Spaniard who loves to share the knowledge of history with our guests and workawayers. He's very passionate about food and wine.

    During the spring, there will be garden preparation and planting, general exterior help. In the summer months, expect to be weeding and watering the gardens.

    In the fall, it'll be harvest time and cleaning up the garden.

    In the house, we prepare communal meals which we enjoy together.
    Meal preparation and clean-up form part of this task.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You'll be able to practice Spanish and English while here. We love having help in the kitchen so plan to take a few recipes home with you. We often enjoy excursions to nearby villages or the beach and welcome our helpers to join us.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    We are interested in your skills.
    Are you a computer expert?
    Do you know how to sew?
    Can you cook?
    Do you like to be outdoors and spend time in the garden?

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    There are two places where our volunteers sleep. Depending on how many people are at our house, you may be sleeping in one of the bedrooms in the house or in a very spacious room that can accommodate up to 3 people in the main house.

    We have WiFi so you should bring your own computer.
    There are two guitars, a banjo and a piano at the hotel.

    We have an international selection of DVDs and an extensive library of English books.
    If you need to know anything about the Camino de Santiago, just ask, we've been leading groups along the Camino since 1995 through our other company

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is a local bus from Oviedo to Barzana de Quirós, near to where our hotel/retreat center is located.
    From the hotel, there are numerous hiking trails, a long-distance biking trail (The Senda del Oso), other WorkAway hosts.

    We host several yoga retreats a year led by international instructors.

  • 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 good wifi at our retreat center. Since we ask 5 hours a day of light gardening help, there's plenty of time to do your own thing.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have a large parking area but access can be difficult for large vans. Cars are fine and a standard van (9 passenger)

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    We ask you help out 5 hours per day

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