Workaway in Galicia, Spain



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    Steve is a 68 years young single English guy who has lived on a small farm in lush green Galicia since 2002. He was lucky to have a fabulous life of fun and variety, but hard work enabled him to retire early and live the good life of a peasant,with a few luxuries! He dabbles in self sufficiency, but is not an extremist,essentials like coffeee and whisky are much easier to buy than to produce, after all!
    Over the years there have been goats, horses, rabbits and pigs, but 2017 sees about 60 sheep, poultry, cats and a dog called Widget. Most of the food is home produced, including a variety of vegetables.
    Work obviously varies with the time of year. It can include planting, tending and harvesting crops; water management; poultry management/feeding, hunting for eggs and plucking roosters; haymaking and storing; bottle feeding of lambs, and shepherding; Walking Widget in the local scenic hills and vallies; house cleaning and renovation; land clearing; firewood production and storing; mushroom and fruit picking; wine and cider making,- and drinking! Those who want the experience can get involved in humane meat production,but no-one is forced to do work they do not want. And every day, there is sheep shit shovelling........
    There is normally wifi internet and UK TV, and some wicked card playing! There are NOT bars and discos anywhere near. But Steve does treat workawayers to a restaurant meal once a week.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Help


    Hours of work are flexible, depending on weather and season.
    Days off are flexible, take side trips, or enjoy local excursions.
    Steve´s Place is not a commercial farm so there is little pressure!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    There are two queen size bedrooms for workawayers sharing a bathroom. Linen and towels provided.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Most volunteers are collected from Ourense bus or train station, about 40 euros and 6/7 hours from Madrid.
    Nearest airports are Vigo (VGO) which has few cheap or international flights, Santiago (SCQ) which is a Ryanair hub and also has Air Berlin, and Porto (OPO) in Portugal with a wide variety of flights, but longer onward journey

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected


Host ref number: 674793895156