Help restore our Moorish house in an attractive ancient town in the Valencia area, Spain



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This listing is a Last minute host. They have let us know that they are looking for help immediately as well as at other times of the year.

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

  • Description


    Our unique Moorish house is within an area known as the Costa Azahar, an area of Spain's sandy coastline which is little-explored by tourists.

    We are seeking a pleasant outgoing person to join an easy-going, friendly but hard-working mid twenties host who is renovating this characterful old house and, whilst keeping its Moorish character, aiming to bring modern comfort to it.
    Ideally you should be able to stay for at least two weeks to a month as this is a large project needing time,patience and energy.
    This is a summer home with three generations of family history attached to it.
    Of late it has been receiving the care and attention it really needs, but the task needs more willing hands.
    I have an optimistic,outgoing nature and am interested in reading, problem solving,outdoor pursuits and philosophy.
    I am easy-going and considered to be a good conversationalist.
    (Having previously been a Workawayer myself I understand the role from both perspectives )
    I can guarantee you will be fairly and honestly treated here.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Coming to this part of the Valencian community will expose you to the Valenciano language as well as Castillian -standard Spanish. The area is a renown for its many fiestas and local folk traditions.Here you will have an opportunity to visit archaeological and rural crafts museums and a wide variety of Spanish and English operas and dramas are offered in the local theatre.
    The community welcomes students,artists and musicians and has much natural beauty to inspire in the town and unspoilt countryside nearby.
    Spanish lessons are offered by native speakers in the town.

  • Help


    Our project will involve a variety of tasks including painting and decorating, plastering, possibly floor tiling and simple DIY carpentry.
    (Knowledge of plumbing would be useful too).
    Previous knowledge of these skills would be handy, but enthusiasm and a willingness to learn one or two simple skills is more important and will make you a welcome addition.
    You will be asked to work for 5 days for 4-5 hours and will have every weekend off to enjoy the area.
    If you are travelling around using a van or car for transport that would be really helpful!

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English,a little Spanish

  • Accommodation


    Simple,somewhat Spartan accommodation is offered,(comfortable bed,clean bedding and pillows and a chair plus ample storage space) in your own private room, and you will have access to most areas within this large house, with its roof terrace and barbecue area.
    Food will be bought by the friendly young host and shared with workaway visitors.
    Food will be prepared and cooked for you unless you are keen to take a turn.
    All supplies are freshly bought from the market and shops nearby.
    Your laundry will be taken care of.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Locally there are bars,restaurants, a flamenco show in the summertime (a short taxi or bus journey away) also an excellent multi lingual theatre and cinema.
    The landscape varies from citrus orchards to wild hills and mountains,with views of the nearby mediterranean from our terrace, so photographers,campers,hikers and artists will find inspiration here.
    This simple working town is close to excellent long sandy beaches which are only a short walk away by taking a route through a nature reserve.
    It also boasts wetlands, hot springs, a historic centre, historical heritage, museums, sports facilities, municipal sports centre, paddle tennis, sailing, golf, football, basketball, Valencian “pelota” and heated swimming pool
    The town has regular, spectacular traditional pagan and religious festivities too.

    An hour's trip by train brings you to the City of Valencia for only 7 euros.
    Your friendly young host can give detailed advice of the many simple pleasures available in the area.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 764862118271