Experience Galicia, Spain and help us with our garden and building maintenance

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  • Description

    Description

    2020 update: as of February we have availability - New renovation project.

    We are a semi-retired couple from Germany having lived and worked abroad (UK 15+ years) we now have settled in rural Galicia.

    Here we renovated and created a home, a holiday let, gardens and a small nursery for flowering plants.
    We try to live as organic and sustainable as sensible and possible here in very rural Galicia. We grow some vegetables, have supporting solar power, our own wells, etc.

    The area offers stunning nature but it is mainly for people who look for a tranquil & relaxed place.

    Although in the middle of the countryside we do have WiFi and other mod cons.

    A minimum stay of two weeks we found works best.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    If you are slightly extrovert and speak some Spanish we have very welcoming neighbors and you can experience life in a small rural community.
    You will participate in the challenges to keep a flower garden during changing seasons and times. as well as growing plants for sale.
    The small "huerta" (veg garden) does need constant attention, as do the wines.
    You are welcome to help or prepare meals and pick up cooking tips.
    There is jam making, we make our own grape juice, making ketchup and generally preserves for the winter.
    There are always small renovation and constructions going on and your help and input is more than welcome.

    There is also plenty of time to explore the stunning nature and we take you along to show even more "hidden" secretes.
    So be prepared to get your hands dirty but also enjoy life.

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for help in the garden and poly-tunnels (digging, weeding, potting, water management), maintaining and improving the buildings (tiling, painting, spring/autumn cleaning, etc.). We now have 2-holiday homes we rent out and you may get involved with change overs as well as maintenance.

    2020 - Time & weather allowing, we'll start a new cleaning / clearing & renovation project. Transforming a semi ruin in the village into a lovely holiday home.

    So there is a large variety of work available - If you can cook you are welcome to try your skills and introduce us to your favorite recipes.

    Ideally, we are looking for a couple (or two who can share) - singles are welcome as well! - who are prepared to volunteer about 5 days 5 hours daily. According to the needs, hours and days are flexible.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Deutsch, English, Espanol

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We offer a replica "Bauwagen" which is a small house on wheels. This has a comfortable, extendable (160 x 200) bed, table, chairs etc. Can be heated - electric & wood burner -, does have electricity and access to our WiFi net. Next to it are the old stables which contains the toilet and washbasin. The shower is solar heated beside the Bauwagen, but if it's too cool you can use ours or if not rented the holiday house one. There is easy access to the "alpendre" which contains a full outside kitchen. Needless to say that you can use our main kitchen as well.
    We happily share our warm evening meal with you. During the day we eat irregularly and are happy to share as well, but there are also provisions to make your own meals.

    Bread van comes round daily.

    See ya
    M&B

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The property is situated in the province of Lugo just across the rio Sil is Orense (province). The area is also known as Ribeira Sacra. We are near Sober at the end of a small village with about 20 permanent inhabitants, 40 cows, pigs and numerous cats and dogs. Being here it is easy to forget that we are actually in the 21st century.

    The next village with a pub and supermarkets is a 20 minutes walk away and it is another 10Km to the next town.

    We have 2 bicycles you are welcome to use.
    We live in the heart of the Ribeira Sacra, known for its vineyards, beautiful countryside with deep gorges, rugged mountains with untamed nature.
    Galicia also called “green Spain” and it is different. One has to experience it to know.

    July / August the local swimming pool is open.

    During summer we tend to go swimming in the nearby river, you are welcome to join.

  • 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

Ever lasting tree
Main garden
Nearby landscape
Grape in flower
Feature
Full moon
The " Bauwagen "
Walled Garden
Rio Sil
Nursery - Viveros
Huerta - Veggies

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