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My name is Belen. I am married and have 3 children (all boys! 14-16-18 years old) and a puppy. When the children were small we had german aupairs. It was a great experience to have foreign people at home. We still have contact with most of them and they come and visit us frequently. Now the boys are no longer babies, but I miss having foreign people at home, so I thought it would be a good idea to have somebody to help with the garden :-)
We have a house in the countryside in Conil, Cádiz (south west coast of Spain, Andalucia). It is a beautiful family house, with swimming pool, surrounded by pine trees and a very big garden. During the summer my son brings his horse to the house. I am now starting to plant potatoes and other vegetables (for our own use and to give away) and I am looking for someone with gardening and basic farm skills, who would like to spend some time in the area and help in the garden in exchange of accomodation and food. Only a few of hours are needed in the garden so the rest you can enjoy going to the beach, cycle around the area, surf, or even go to a language school to practise some spanish ;-)
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You can enjoy the great weather and the beatiful landscape.
You can learn things about the garden, you can learn spanish, you can learn about andalusian culture.
Lots to learn and to enjoy!!
We have a gardener that comes once a week and gives me directions on how to grow the vegetables. He is in charge of the grass once a month.
In the garden, there is always something to do!! and lots of new things to invent...
Apart from the potatoe field that I have started, there is a piece of land that I would like to accomodate for horses and another part of land where I would like to grow something (still thinking what....)
I would also like to do a compost, but have no idea of how to start...
All new ideas & proposals for the garden and the land are very welcome ;-)
This host offers a language exchange
I am very happy to teach you spanish and help you in anything you may need.
You will have your own room in the house and your bathroom. There is internet in the house and all the facilities you might need.
Some days we will be there (maybe just me, maybe with the rest of the family...) and some you will be on your own.
You can borrow a bike to go around places. It would be great if you have a driving licence because you could use my car, in case you need one.
There are lots of great places to visit in the area
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
We have just installed new internet at home and it is working great. You could work from your room or in the library upstairs, where you will find peace and quiet and a great atomosphere to work and concentrate.
Lots of space to park your caravan, or any other vehicle.
I have a puppy (7 months), called Cooper and the house welcomes other pets (if they are friendly...:-) We sometimes have a horse in the garden.
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week (maybe less...)