Experience a vegetarian albergue General maintenance help wanted in St. James Way, Spain



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  • Description


    We're a small association of pilgrims running a small vegetarian albergue on the St. James Way to Santiago, in a quiet village named Pieros. We greet and care the pilgrims who arrive here and share with us their Way.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You'll have the opportunity to meet everyday different people from all over the world, and share their deep and spiritual experience about their own Way, no matter the cultural or social heritage. This is going to give you the chance to practice languages (especially if you're interested in english and spanish).
    You'll live St. James' Way from the side of who's caring for the accomodation, food and the soul of the pilgrims, the hospitaleros.
    You'll have the chance to live and learn about the cultural region of El Bierzo.

  • Help


    We need enthousiast and hearty people who wish to help the pilgrims and us with daily chores.
    We also need somebody able to cut and chop wood, build a small shelter and with skills for small carpentry jobs.
    We also need to grout a stone wall.
    We'll eventually need help for a small garden.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Spanish: Fluent
    English: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    For the accomodation, depending on the present volunteers, we might have an available caravan, and sleeping places either in a mezzanine or in the meditation room. You might have to share those with the pilgrims during the daytime.
    The albergue is vegetarian, but it is possible to have meat and fish times to times.
    There is an available kitchen, we usually do rotation for cooking and have food together. Initiative for the volunteers' food is welcome :)
    The resting room and shower are shared between the volunteers (and sometimes with the pilgrims).
    Available washing machine.
    We do NOT accept pets.
    Internet connection is not available in the albergue, you'll find wifi connection in the closest village, Cacabelos (2km)

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We're between important stages on the Way, Cacabelos and Villafranca del Bierzo, the first known for its wines and the last for being the previous capital of the county.
    The largest town, Ponferrada, is at 19km far from the village, and there are daily busses reaching it.
    Many landsights and historical sites are around and worth visiting, especially Las Medulas, a World Heritage Site, and many more, merged in the nature.

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    More or less hours, depending on the number of pilgrims that arrive each day...

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Host ref number: 868652441294