Come and help us to get our farmhouse finished in the village of Oria, Andalusia, Spain



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    Hi we are Joel & Cori (29 & 42)...we have 4 children and we live in the mountains in Southern Spain. We are originally from Brighton/Worthing area of southern UK. We need a bit of extra help getting our farmhouse finished... fitting doors, making shutters (carpentry),Plastering some walls, landscaping our garden and laying block pathways. We are a family run retreat centre in rural Spain...and we are looking to get the finishing touches completed this year!

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Help in the house
    Art project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are an English family located in a small rural village in the Spanish mountains of Andalusia, there are a few shops and plenty of bars & restaurants to indulge in Spanish cuisine and culture. We can offer help for people learning English. The locals are mostly Spanish and are very friendly and easy to talk to. Our children speak Spanish so can help out with the language, and we are learning so can help out where we can. We would love you to come and stay ... you will be treated as part of the family ! We look forward to hearing from you and working together.

  • Help


    We require help getting our garden ready for planting, so we will need to collect stone and make raised beds. We will be helping as and when we can (as we have 4 children who are 14, 12, 11 and 2 maybe the older ones may lend a hand!), but for example would prefer someone who is confident in gardening.
    We also have a few projects that could do with someone to help with woodwork, such as larger shutters on our terrace.
    We have all the materials to build a barbecue on our terrace but would love some help, also some plastering and general diy helping out... :) Please get in touch to find out more

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    The house is an old Spanish farmhouse on the edge of the village, looking out over acres of mainly almond and olive trees. Your accommodation will be 2 adjoining double bedrooms, one with twin beds and one with bunk beds with double on bottom. Rooms have modern en suite with a lovely shower. You will be downstairs in our family house, so plenty of privacy as all of our family rooms are upstairs. You will receive breakfast, lunch and dinner every day, with fruit and drink available at all times. As we are a large family we tend to do large meals in the evening, such as Curries, Shepherd's Pie, Stews, Pizzas/Pastas/Salad etc. Lunch will be sandwiches and fruit/yoghurt. Breakfast will be cereals, toast, or bacon & eggs.

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    We can pick you up from Almeria, Murcia intl or Granada airport if you do not want to hire a car. We are both laid back and have no strict schedule with the work, although everyday we will expect between 4-5 hours of work, depending on what we are doing and what progress we are making :) There are plenty of mountains walks nearby, and the local swimming pool is open 10-8pm everyday all of July & August...which has a pool side bar that serves food, drink & hot snacks.

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

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    Hours expected

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

Our Family!
Oria Village
Friends & Family on a mountain trek!
Cori & Joel in Granada

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