Help around my rescue centre in the hills near Alicante, Costa Blanca, Spain




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    I am living in the beautiful nature of the hillside between El Campello/San Juan Playa (beach) and Jijona (20 min. from Alicante, Costa Blanca).
    I am surrounded by rescue animals of my legal non-profit rescue center (horses, dogs, cat, chickens) and other wild animals in nature (lots of birds, gekko's, wild pigs, etc...).

    I am looking for help from couples of handymen&handyladies to help me to redo and repair fences, floors, tiling, gardening, lots of weeding, carpentry, etc.
    As of November, I will also need some help with pruning the trees in the garden and planting new trees and other plants.

    Just to be clear, I do not need help with the rescue animals.

    We live remote and off-grid using solar energy for hot water and electricity.
    We appreciate silence and being one with nature.
    I work full time online and teach several hours a day online and need the broadband quality to be high at those times, so there is limited use of the internet connection (only by cable).
    And as I work full time, I prefer couples so they can entertain each other when I am not available. It is also easier for many tasks to be with 3 than just 2.

    Stays are minimum 1 week, maximum 2 weeks at the moment.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I speak Dutch, French, English, Spanish, and German and can teach you any of these languages.
    I am an Advanced Photonic Therapy instructor and can teach you a course in that as I use it every day on the rescue animals.
    I live in beautiful surroundings where you can enjoy walks in nature for hours without meeting anyone.
    Alicante is close by where you can visit the Santa Bárbara Castle, an ancient fortress with panoramic views, the is an archaeological museum and a contemporary art museum, a beautiful casco Antiguo, the old part of Alicante which is like a village at the centre of the town, you have a beautiful basilic of Santa Maria, lots of beaches, boat trips, visit of the Island of Tabarca, beach sports, the is Elche Palmeral, the largest palm grove in Europe, etc.
    The beaches of El Campello and San Juan Playa are 15 minutes away by car, with lots of sports to do and nice bars for a drink and tapas too of course.

  • Help


    Painting, gardening-weeding, tiling, (repairing) flooring, (repairing) fences, cleaning etc.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Separate property with 1 bedroom house (1 bedroom with double bed, living room, kitchen, bathroom). Solar-powered.
    It also has a separate wooden chalet (5*5) with couch-bed & bathroom for 2 persons. Sea view.
    A dog or cat is allowed too. The land is totally fenced off.
    Internet connection is available by cable but limited when I am teaching. No WIFI. No TV.
    There is always food available and is adapted to the season. In summer it will often be salads and other fresh veggies from the garden en fruits from the trees in the garden for example. And the rescue chicks give fresh eggs every day too, haha (well...not at the moment though).
    I usually only eat one larger meal a day at lunchtime and at night maybe an apple but the fridge in the separate cottage will be filled with all the necessities so you will never be hungry at all.
    Once a week I will also invite you to a local restaurant.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Remote location from public transport so you need your own transport.
    By car: 6 minutes to the village of Jijona, 15 minutes from the beaches of El Campello and San Juan Playa. 25 minutes from the center of Alicante with musea, art, festivals. 30 minutes to Benidorm.
    Lovely mountain villages surrounding Jijona like Torremanzanas, Sella, Relleu,...

  • 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

    Internet per cable is available.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Any size Van can park on the premises

  • Can possibly acccept pets

    Can possibly acccept pets

    A dog and or a cat are welcome. Land is fenced off.

  • 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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