Help in the garden and house staying on the beautiful island of Ibiza, Spain

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Spain

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  • last activity

    Last activity

    15/09/2019

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  2019 

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    We live in the middle of the island in a fantastic countryside location in a spacious villa with a pool and gardens. We have a relaxed family style and we all love to meet new people and socialise. We have 2 boys aged 11 and 17 but our eldest is away from home studying so most of the time it is only 3 of us. The boy’s first language and what we speak at home is English but both the boys are fluent in Spanish and have some Catalan too. We all share a passion for music in all of it's varied genres and our house is seldom without some on in the background. Having said this when the boys are at school during the day the house is actually very peaceful so you will find a nice balance. One half of our team is an artist, working from home and the other runs a Solar PV business here on the island.

    We are looking for someone from
    the start of September 2019. We are happy to consider shorter stays within this period but ideally we would like stays of 3 weeks or more. This would be the perfect opportunity for someone that wants to establish themselves on the island or equally for someone that wants to visit during the wonderful quiet winter months. We would also consider a couple travelling together.

    We love to cook and eat a healthy balanced diet with a focus on vegetarian meals. We do not eat meat or dairy products but we do eat eggs, fish and seafood.

    We have two cats here so please be aware of this if you are allergic!

    PLEASE NOTE...We would highly recommend that you have transport here as the house is quite isolated. It is a 15 minute walk to the nearest bus stop and the buses are limited. However in the low season it is very cheap to hire a car here, on average you will only pay €15/€20 PER WEEK. You will really get to enjoy the island more if you are able to afford this. Take a look at Do You Spain for the best carhire prices. It is also possible to hire a scooter.

    We do require someone to be over 25 and have a driving license as there is the odd occasion when we need our car to be used for work and our insurer does not cover younger drivers.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are a social bunch and we love to share our beautiful island with our visitors. We would be happy to help with teaching English and the boys can help with your Spanish too! You could add to your language learning at one of the many language schools on the island or fill your time by exploring the island, volunteering at one of the animal shelters or simply enjoy the peace and tranquility of the location. Enjoy lovely walks on the deserted winter beaches. There are also a number of walking groups that meet regularly during the winter and this is a great way to meet people here. There is also numerous Yoga and fitness classes available.

  • Help

    Help

    Predominantly we require help with maintaining the garden, housework and possibly some house maintenance (painting etc) - so please do not apply if you don't like this type of work as this will be the majority of what we need.
    There may also be some childcare and nighttime babysitting but this is very straightforward as it is for our 11 year old son and he is pretty self-sufficient.

    There could also be the opportunity to get involved in assisting with an art project. This work requires someone that has very good attention to detail, is fastidious in their work and has an eye for design so please let us know if you think you have these skills in your tool kit!

    If you are a keen cook we also welcome sharing the cooking duties.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English and Spanish

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Double room with private bathroom.

  • 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


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