Gardening, small renovation projects and dog sitting at our villa with pool close to Alicante, Spain

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  • Last activity: 21 Jul 2024



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    We are originally from Holland and Germany and have recently moved to our new house about 30 minutes inland from Alicante.
    We are looking for some strong arms to help with renovations, gardening, and occasionally taking care of our 2 big dogs when we are absent on short vacations.
    Workaways will stay in separate guesthouse.
    We have a swimming pool.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We have lived in 7 countries , have moved to Spain 8 months ago and are learning Spanish.
    During my work as an international Hotel General Manager, I have worked in these countries with staff from many different countries and cultures.
    I have tought Hebrew and Dutch to small groups.
    While I am interested in learning Spanish and improve my Arabic, the workaways could learn Dutch ,German, or Dutch with us.
    My wife has some experience with organic, sustainable gardening.
    In Holland she owned together with our daughter a big organic flower garden where clients could pick there own flowers.
    In Spain we now have a big garden, and where my wife intends also to make an organic, sustainable vegetable and fruitgarden.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    Renovations, Painting, Gardening, and sometimes taking care of the 2 dogs.
    Our projects are not suitable for families with children.
    We have to large and heavy puppies.They are friendly but also playful and can jump sometimes.They are work in progress and we don’t like the idea that by accident a fragile child would get injured!

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Hebrew: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent
    Arabic: Beginner
    Spanish: Beginner
    French: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    Interested in learning Arabic and Spanish.

  • Accommodation


    Separate 2 bedroom guesthouse.Prepare their own meals in our separate guesthouse with kitchen. We will supply the food and beverages.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Beautiful area for hiking and long walks.
    Big sportpark close by.
    Close to Elche (Unesco world heritage side for Palmtrees).
    30 minutes to the many beaches and 30 minutes to Alicante.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    Yes,we have a good internet connection and there is space for a work spot.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    It is possible to park a campervan.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    We have 2 young but big dogs. They are friendly and usually get along with other dogs.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 725224544767