Looking for help with our rural off grid house, project and garden in Andalucía

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Spain

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  • Description

    Description

    We are looking for a couple or 2 or 3 workawayers together who will have their own en suite accomodation.

    We have a small holding. It is in rural andalucia, Spain, totally off grid, solar electric, well water, gas/wood heating cooking. It is 4km from a sealed road, 7km from nearest village. (Or three miles by boat)

    Grounds are 1 hectare which we have enhanced with an olive grove, vineyard and citrus trees. On top of this is a substantial kitchen garden with the aim of being self sufficient in veg and fruit.

    Life very much centres on the tidal river at the end of the garden. We have a motor launch for going to town, and bars. Canoes for fun. Ocean going yacht anchored outside. Main house is raised on hillside with magnificent panoramic views up and down river

    Have approx 100 m of private river bank with jetty.

    We are an english married couple, 60ish! Adventurous, fit, keen to learn and ... Fun!

    We are creating an idyllic space in idyllic countryside.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay
    Help with Eco project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are on a learning curve as to what to plant and when and how best to stay with 'green' principles. Travellers will share this.
    There is a beautiful and unspoilt countryside to enjoy, Spanish to be learned and a small but vibrant social scene in the nearby villages.

  • Help

    Help

    Looking for help on the land, clearing hedgerows and river frontage. trellising vineyard and olive grove, including installation of irrigation systems.

    Pruning overgrown trees and fruit trees

    Planting new trees

    help on yacht including varnish, paint, minor carpentry and general maintenance.

    cleaning river launch

    Painting exterior of house.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English french spanish

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    There is a self contained cabin with double bedroom, washroom with shower, WC and basin ad a living room with kitchenette, table and chairs, a couple of sofas, leading out onto a small veranda. Cabin has own solar 220v electric system, and gas heating/cooking/BBQ. There is limited internet at available in main house and cell phone is fickle save for a few specific places.
    Cabin is fully furnished with bedding, towels etc.
    Laundry is available in main house.

    Cabin is a few metres from our swimming pool

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    7 km walk to nearest village with shops, bars , restaurants. There is unlimited walking and rambling nearby. Birdwatching is great, angling on the river and other watersports.lots of open mike amateur music in village with sizeable expat community, mostly Brits, dutch, French, German.

    We go out 2 or 3 times a week shopping, touring drinking etc and will happily take travellers, also at least weekly to nearby village in our riverboat.
    We are 45 mins drive to nearest lovely sandy beach, similar to main town.

    Will be happy to collect travellers from local town.

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

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