Help with maintenance of our villa in a sunny Lanzarote, Canary Islands



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    Retired Schoolteachers -early retirement scheme. Man and wife team with two grown up children, one of each, older son (37) works in Tenerife. Younger daughter (28) completed graphic design degree at Glasgow School of Art, and works in Dusseldorf. My wife and I generally spend winter in Scotland and return to Lanzarote - mid-Feb until November. We basically 'holiday' - tour and sunbathe. Unfortunately we have to shop and keep up general maintenance to our property, which sadly interrupts our reading and relaxing in front of TV. We have a large 4 bedroomed Villa in a rural village in central Lanzarote and very occasionally have other family guests visiting us. Normally we only accept workawayers who are over 30 years and have a social care or educational or medical background . Unfortunately we never accept single males under 45 yrs.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Elderly Companionship
    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

    Learn a little bit of Scottish /Spanish Culture. in a historic village (just celebrated 600years of Teguise history in 2019) and have the opportunity to explore the magic of Lanzarote.

  • Help


    Help around house in maintenance. i.e. brushing, mopping, window cleaning and painting. My wife has recently been hospitalized with a mild type stroke which has given her some issues with mobility and occasional confusion so some help with her needs would be appreciated. Nursing or care experience would be a great asset.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Private twin bedroom with lockable door and shared toilet/shower facilities within the family swimming pool or hot tub . Large sun terrace and free run of family areas.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    A Unesco biosphere reserve, Lanzarote is an intriguing island with an extraordinary geology of 300 volcanic cones.. There are great beaches and interesting sights.

    Long associated with package tourists and pie-and-chips resorts, times are finally changing and there has been a marked increase in the number of independent travellers to the island. In response, the government has undertaken an island-wide initiative to signpost walking trails, and rural accommodation options have increased.

    The island’s major sights have been aesthetically developed by the late César Manrique, a Lanzarote native and artist. He still has a considerable impact on the island via a cultural foundation that promotes Lanzarote’s conservation, culture and architectural integrity.

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    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

    Maximum 2-3 hours a day, a few days a week

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