Looking for help renovating our property and garden in a small but well known village in Asturias. Cudillero. Spain



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    Hi, we are Alex and Peter. We have been in Spain for many years , we have a house on the island of Mallorca, which we successfuly renovated with the help of many Workawayers. it was a challenge, but was great fun doing something like this and we made many good friends during the work, perhaps they will come and visit on mainland Spain.
    Our new project is on the mainland and on the edge of a beautful small village, on the Atlantic coast.
    Its just a short walk to the old fishing village, which is built like an Amphitheater and has a wonderful Placa with cafes and resturants. the Most important, its peaceful and a great place to relax and collect your thoughts. We love it here. Obviously there is tourism during the summer months, but its almost exclusively Spanish.Our new project is around 15 minutes on foot up the hill and set on a piece of ground which we will turn into a beautiful garden. Its quite near the old pilgrim way on the coast.
    At present we are waiting for electric and water to be re-connected. Our intentions are to make the house habitable before the Spring. At the moment it only has around 30 square metres useable but come the spring we will have space for a couple of workawayers. It will be general chores on the house and in the garden, so be prepared to get your hands dirty.
    I just want to add that we enjoy the company of others who do not take themselves toooooo seriously, its good to laugh, even over ourselves.
    IMPORTANT if you write us and ask to stay with us, please let us know if you change your mind. It is only fair on the other travellers and indeed for us as well. Thanks

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Apart from speaking English, German and Spanish, we can also offer an insight into a Euro-Spanish way of life, including the language and also some building skills.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

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    There are plenty of finishing projects, i.e. plastering, painting but also some woodworking. We would prefer travellers who have some experience in the tasks we have ,I am a Builder, but a pair of willing hands are always welcome, as there is still a lot of carrying materials etc..... My girlfriend is trying to improve her English and can offer some help with Spanish if you need it and then there is the garden, it is taking shape, but I dont have enough time to talk to my plants (ha ha).We are planning to plant crops of some sorts.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

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    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
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  • Accommodation


    One room which will accomodate two people...........maybe more a bit later.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The village has easy access to the nearby beaches and I have a 9 seater VW Van, so no problem with transport. the village is 15 minutes away from the Airport Aviles, so pick up is available.
    If you enjoy a peaceful life, dont mind a little work and feel like being part of our little family (for however short a time), give us a try.....
    P.S. we are not workaholics (but not lazy) and tend to give ourselves plenty of time to enjoy our lives in one way or another.......and we still travel as often as possible.

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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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    my VW Van is around the size, space next to the house.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 4-5 days a week

Host ref number: 694191845199