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

    17/06/2021

 
  2021 

 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    We live in the south of the island in a fantastic location in a villa with a pool and gardens. 5 minutes walk to the beautiful Mediterranean Sea and 10 minutes from Ibiza town. 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 a couple or individual from
    the start of March 2020 through until July. 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 springtime months.

    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 recommend that you have transport here but it is not essential. It is a 20 minute walk to the nearest bus stop but the buses are limited in the winter. 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.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • 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 and renovating the garden, some house maintenance (painting etc) and some housework. So please do not apply if you don't like this type of physical work as this will be the majority of what we need. If you have experience in woodwork/carpentry please let us know as this would also be very helpful.

    There could also be the opportunity for the right person 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

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Double room, bathroom shared with only one other bedroom (that is currently used by other workaway guest)

  • 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

  • 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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