Help a nice family off the grid in Tarragona, Spain

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a married couple. Chris and Fiona, with our 21 year old son, Nicholas.
    We have 4 older children and 5 grandchildren living in UK.
    Chris is an engineer, retired'ish. If it's broke, he'll fix it!
    I'm a House Wife and Mother, When I'm not in 'support mode' for Chris. I enjoy arts and crafts. I knit, sew, paint, draw etc.
    Nicks is 21, He's just finished training to be a Forester, he will be helping to clear the land devastated by the forest fire in June. Gaming is his thing.

    THIS IS NOT AN ECO PROJECT.

    We have no mains any thing. No water, electric, gas etc. We collect rain water for use in the house. We have a septic tank for waste water, so must be a little careful what we put down the loo/drains. We generate our own electric via the sun and a big generator. The use of things such as hair dryers, hair straighteners, electric toaster or any other item with a heating element is either Special Occasion or Emergency Use Only.
    We have no postal service to the house, we have a P.O. Box in the post office. There is no rubbish collection. We have to recycle all the rubbish.
    It's just what we have to do to live where we have chosen to live.

    Our house sits on 6 hectares of land. We have another 6 h a short way off. The village of Flix is within walking distance.

    Flix has most of the facilities we need. There is a health centre, post office, supermarkets, chemists, hardware shops, hair dressers, lots of bars!, petrol stations, garages for repairs, computer bits, and a market on Thursdays.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Help around the house
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are happy to share whatever we know with you.
    We think that is the idea of "Cultural Exchange "!

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    At this time we really need people with at least a fundamental knowledge of the things we need help with.
    Buildings are up but need finishing. Plastering, painting, tiling, pluming, electrics etc, general maintenance of the house and land.
    Also help with iphone and android devices. Help with wifi/internet connections between security cameras and these devices.

  • Languages spoken

    Catalan: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate
    French: Intermediate

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    A 6 birth sized caravan. Clean and tidy. Tea and coffee making facilities. We ask that you don't cook or smoke in there. It has a wooden veranda with easy chairs.
    The Richardson Room. With fly free area.
    This is seperat from the house.
    It has Internet access and a smart tv. In the fly free there is a 2 burner camping hob.
    Shower room with toilet and basin. For your use.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are very near the river Ebro, so good for fishing, if you're a fisher man.

    Flix is on the main railway line between Barcelona and Zaragosa. Barcelona. Tarragona, Salou, Port a Ventura, Valencia all within 1 or 2 hours away.

    Being able to drive would be an advantage as we are a little out of the way. Not remote. We can supply a car if you can show us you have a clean driving license and a responsible attitude to other peoples property.

    We start our day at 8.30. But don't generally get out of our PJ's till around 9am!

    We tend to have our main meal in the evenings. Although not vegetarian ourselves, I am happy to carter for vegetarians.

    Pets are: Killer Cat Kiki, small but deadly! Leave your bedroom door open and you'll either have her sleeping on your feet or crunching up the her latest kill under your bed! Frog, the last surviving of my Xenopus Leavis (African clawed frogs) at 15 years old he's entering his twilight years and about 30 comet gold fish (they keep breeding!)

    Having had a couple of problems, alcohol is something you are offered or you ask for. Under no circumstances do you help yourself.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week






















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