Help my parents paint and varnish their home in the lower Pyrenees, not far from Barcelona!



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    My parents are a a retired couple. They split their time in between their small flat in Barcelona and their second home in a wonderful town in the Pyrenees., Santa Maria de Besora, where they need your help! They don't speak English, but you can communicate in English with my brother or their niece, that lives nearby. They understand French and speak Spanish and Catalan.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects

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    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    My parents need help for painting and varnishing doors and windows, as well as doing small repairs in this 200 year old house.

    You will have to sand and paint some doors and walls. Please, do not apply if don't have experience in doing it, as the house is old, it's a bit of a tricky job!

    They would be happy to host you in Santa Maria de Besora, a wonderful small town in the lower Pyrenees, at 1h drive from Barcelona and 1h30' by train. Besora is an incredible unspoiled spot in the mountains, perfect for nature lovers and people that like hiking or cycling in an very beautiful environment.

    Additionally, and depending on the period of the year, you could help them with their vegetables garden.

    You would work the usual 5 hours a day and you would get accommodation in a private bedroom and delicious meals.

    My mother is very talkative, so you could practice your Spanish with her.

    They need you to be a person with a good work's ethic, easy-going and non smoker. They get on well with smiling, open-minded and honest people. You should also be independent and like simple life in a peaceful environment.

  • Languages spoken

    Spanish: Fluent
    Catalan: Beginner
    French: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    A private bedroom, shared bathroom. Delicious Spanish and Catalan home made meals.
    No internet at home, available at the small café.
    At 7km. from the railway station in Sant Quirze de Besora.

    Maybe it's obvious to say it, but we are a family, not a hotel, so we are sure that you will act as you would do at home (so you will clean up after yourself, let your bedroom in perfect conditions the day of your departure, switch off lights and/or fan when not in the studio, etc).

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Santa Maria de Besora is well located to discover not only what the mountains can offer you but also old cities and towns like Ripoll and Vic. You can also visit Barcelona and the Pyrenees (Puigcerda, Núria, ...) by train.

  • 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?


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    Hours expected


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