Stunning olive farm in the Los Guajares mountains, Spain

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    10/05/2022

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  • Description

    Description

    I cannot host you if you are not vaccinated.

    Presently I am particularly looking for those who know how to use a brush cutter/ strimner

    Please do not ask to come if you are flying into Spain from another country just to stay with me.

    This is beautiful but remote area. Please don't apply unless you like peace, solitude, the mountains and walking dogs. There is a village 40 mins walk away and the coast is 40 mins by car. There is nowhere to party.

    There are no buses now from the town to the coast and I will not take Workaways back and fourth. It is a three hour return trip. So, if you apply to come here please be aware of this.

    For this reason I will not host single Workaways unless others are here.

    I have 20 acres of Olives in the Los Guajares mountains above the village of Guajar Alto. I have 400 trees under irrigation and another 300 to restore. I am returning the Finca and olives to their former glory after years of neglect.
    The house is isolated in the mountains. The nearest village is 15 mins by car and 40 mins walk. It is exceptionally beautiful here but not for those who are not content with peace and tranquillity, wildlife and dogs. We have a pool, solar power and WiFi.

    The Finca is not run as a business. The oil produced is for personal consumption and for friends.

    I have three dogs and a cat. Sometimes you will be asked to walk them and there are some beautiful walks in the mountains. If you do not like dogs and animals, this is not the house for you. The animals take priority in this house😄😄😄 and if you go walking you will generally be asked to take them with you 😃

    We always need help with the general maintenance of the land and swimming pool in the sumner.

    Help with family cooking is always welcome.

    You will be treated with respect, have comfortable accommodation and nice food. Help with language is always on hand if you want to improve your English.

    There are always projects to help with like stone wall building and land based garden projects etc.

    This area is a little piece of paradise and you can take time to relax and reflect on Spanish village culture and the magnificence of the Los Guajares mountains.

    Social drinking is acceptable but if you want to get drunk or take drugs then this is not the place for you.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Travellers will spend time in one of the most beautiful areas in Spain.

    Hiking and walking are all here for the active traveller. It is an an olive farm and there is a lot to learn and experience in terms of the maintenace of the trees and harvest of the crop and general sympathetic maintenance of the land. There is a lot to learn here for those intetested in land maintenace and gardening skills.

    The location is breathtaking and there is a local rural Spanish community in the nearby village.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    We particularly need help for the olive harvest December to March. We have fun at this busy time. Also I welcome people with building and land maintenance skills to help with stone wall maintenace on terraces that are in places 100s of years old. Home cooking is always welcome 😀😀😀

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate
    French: Intermediate

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    In house. Private comfortable clean and private. Within reason food of your choice supplied but you have to cook it 😄😄😄😄😄. Vegatarians, vegans all welcome.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The local village is a 40 minute walk. The bus service from the village to Motril is now cancelled.

    Brilliant mountain walks everywhere.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    No problem for camper vans

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week help with normal living chores at weekends that add to comfort for us all like lighting evening fire etc and sweeping the patio.

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