Share everyday life in a country house in the Basque Country, Spain

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a family of 4: Matteo (italian), Ane (Basque) and 2 kids Oihana (born in 2007) and Asier (born in 2010).
    We live in the Basque Country, in the countryside, in a 300 years old rural house that we are renovating to open a guest house this summer.
    The house is quite isolated (1 hour walking in a mountain path or 15min by car from the nearest village).
    So if you are looking for a relaxing place, this is your place!
    We are easy going people that enjoy simple things like natural landscapes, a walk in the mountain or a good chat with a glass of wine.
    We grow up our own vegetables in our organic veg-garden and around the house we have 2 hectares of land that we are tidying up. So there is quite a lot of work to do outside.
    We also have some animals: donkeys, rabbits, hens, dogs and cats...
    Here you will have a totally "off-grid" experience: electricity only from solar panels, spring water and heating with a firewood boiler.
    At home among us we speak Italian and Basque but we can also speak English and Spanish.
    We both work outside, so we usually are not at home from 8.30AM to 6.30PM during the week.
    We have been quite active on other sites, so we are used to host people at home and we love to have cultural interchange.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Help in the house
    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will live in our house, share with us the everyday life, learn local culture.
    We can share what we are learning about eco-farming and animal care.
    You can learn the local language. You'll have spare time to visit our Country and to go to the beach/mountain. Have a look to The Official Tourism Website of the Basque Country to have an idea.
    Matteo usually goes trail running on the mountains close to the house, if you like it you can join him!

  • Help

    Help

    We look for a person that could help us with the house chores (cleaning up, washing machine, etc..) / building (helping building stone walls, basic plumbing, carpentry etc..) / gardening (cutting grass, taking care of the veg garden, ).
    You don't need to be a professional. We'll teach you how to do each task. but of course any of your relevant skills will be put to use!
    Working time: 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week. There is no scheduling so we can plan the jobs together according to our needs and to your free-time plans.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Basque, Italian, Spanish

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You will have your own private room with a double bed in our house. In the house there are 2 bathrooms that we'll share.
    Smoking not allowed inside the house.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We have no TV and limited WIFI but usually there is a good mobile phone coverage.
    The house is quite isolated. It would be better if you have your own car, bike or good legs.
    Our daughter is coeliac, so at home we always have gluten free food if you need.
    We live in the heart of the Basque Country, at 40 minutes by car from the 3 main cities: Bilbao, San Sebastian and Vitoria.
    20min by car from the nearest beach (Deba).

  • 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?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week. Timetable is flexible.

Your room! There are two double beds, one downstairs and one "under the roof"
Our first Workawayers Moira and Brian and the brand new fence they built!
Our family (on holiday!)
Hens and pony!
The veg-garden
The house
The donkeys
View from your room

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