Help renovate my town house in Yunquera, Spain



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 Min stay requested: at least a week

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    I'm an active widow in my mid 60s in the final phase of reforming my small 2 floor 2 bedroom town house. I'm a Yoga Life Coach and still give occasional coaching although due to moving to this house and taking a few months out to travel and kick back, I'm not working so much. My most recent adventure was a month back-packing around Thailand Awesome! Absolutely loved it. I've just returned from visiting my sons and daughter and irritating the heck out of my 6 adorable grandchildren.
    I've lived here in this beautiful Pueblo Blanco for the past 16 years and love walking in the countryside here, the National Park Sierra de las Nieves which is a Unesco designated area of outstanding beauty. Bird lovers, walkers, hikers, nature lovers, this is the perfect place for you to experience the benefits of laid back authentic Andalucian mountain village life in the heart of La Sierra de Las Nieves. You'll fall in love with this place and never want to leave. I did.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will love Yunquera as it's the perfect place to experience the benefits of living in a truly authentic rural Andalucian mountain community. This is Real Spain, no pies or chips here! You will hear typical Spanish all around, see how the Andalucians live, enjoy the local cuisine if you choose to visit the bars for tapas, there's an authentic bodega where the local Mosto and Aguadiente is made. There are many local dishes to be sampled in the bars and restaurants, which use local produce. In your free time you can explore the wonderful mountains and countryside, boasting a wonderful array of bird and wildlife. This truly is a haven. This is an ideal opportunity if you wish to improve your Spanish too, or simply experience the tranquility of the area. Malaga and Ronda are connected by bus. There are surrounding white villages on the bus routes too. You are welcome to join me in Yoga practice. I can provide you with a mat for this.

  • Help


    I welcome someone who is vegetarian although I can include some meat and fish if you like, non-smoking, hard working, responsible and ankle to help revamp my existing website, SEO, (GoDaddy) I can take the photos, write text, but a good editor would be fab as I can be too wordy! Someone who has a gentle sense of humour, loves nature, mountains, tasty home-cooked food, music, travel and willing to put up with a cranky granny who is young at heart!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Non-smoking house. Own room in my 2 floor 2 bedroom house. Shared bathroom/wc and wc downstairs too. In winter I use a wood burner. I'm in the process of reforming the house, although it is pretty much done now, just requiring the touching up of re-painting. Lovely peaceful living area.
    Unless you choose to eat out, I will provide breakfast, lunch and supper. The main meal is usually at lunch time, supper being something light like homemade soup or fresh free range local eggs from my friend's finca. I enjoy food so cook for myself and I hope you'll enjoy my food too. Be warned, I love spices and herbs, although not everything is spiced.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    In your free time you can enjoy exploring the breathtaking beauty of the localality. Torrecilla, 1,919 meters above sea level, one of the mountains you can see from the village and my little roof terrace is the highest in la Sierra de las Nieves and the most important mountain in Malaga. Yunquera is situated in the heart of La Sierra de las Nieves. Walkers, hikers, nature lovers, bird watchers and people seeking peace and quiet come here. The views are nothing less than breathtaking. The village itself has its own unique charm, a few small museums, working bodega, bars restaurants, olive, orange, almond and cherry groves, avocados and general produce are all found locally.
    From Malaga AGP international airport, you get the train straight to Malaga, then the bus from the train station up to Yunquera. Or you can hire a car from the airport, which personally, I'd do.
    Malaga and Ronda are accessed by road or bus as are the surrounding white villages.
    Malaga, Marbella, Torremolinos, Fuengirola are all more or less an hour and a quarter away by car if you hire one or have your own.
    Ronda is about 45 minutes by car.
    Algodonales is about 1 hour 20 minutes by car.
    Granada is about 2 and a half hours by car.
    There are so many beautiful places to visit or you can simply be still and relax.
    Please note that this is a rural area, there are no clubs here, so if you're looking for a mad night life, this is not the place for you I'm afraid. Bring a book, or you're welcome to read one of mine of course.

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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 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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