Cultural exchange and help restoring a Basque farmhouse in Elgoibar, Spain

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Spain

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    23/10/2021

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  • Description

    Description

    Hi. I live in a typical Basque farmhouse that I have been restoring for 20 years. I would like to house good people in exchange for help with workaway. It is also my goal to meet people as a cultural exchange and that we can learn a little from each other. The farmhouse is a typical Basque house built in 1900. It is practically renovated but there is always some work to do. The help to be carried out would be oriented to construction in general as well as to maintenance and production work typical of an ecological farm, following some principles of permaculture. The environment is very nice and quiet. It is located in the Basque mountains 6 km from the town of Elgóibar.

    Hola. Vivo en un típico caserío Vasco que estoy restaurando desde hace 20 años. Me gustaría alojar a buena gente a cambio de ayuda con workaway. También es mi objetivo conocer gente como un intercambio cultural y que podamos aprender un poco unos de otros. El caserío es una típica casa vasca construida en el año 1900.Esta prácticamente renovada pero siempre hay algún trabajo que hacer. Los trabajos a realizar estarían orientados a la construcción en general así como a trabajos de mantenimiento y producción tipicos de una finca ecológica, siguiendo algunos principios de la permacultura. El entorno es muy agradable y tranquilo. Esta situado en los montes vascos a 6 km de la población de Elgóibar.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    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 can always learn something from people who want to learn. I want to offer a vision of caring for nature and all its living beings in a pleasant environment, although now a bit degraded by forestry operations.


    Siempre se puede aprender algo entre personas que quieran aprender. Yo quiero ofrecer una visión de cuidado de la naturaleza y todos sus seres vivos en un entorno agradable aunque ahora un poco degradado por las explotaciones forestales.

  • Help

    Help

    Typical works of an ecological farm and construction. The help to be carried out would be oriented to construction in general as well as to maintenance and production work typical of an ecological farm, following some principles of permaculture.
    DIY projects, gardening

    Trabajos tipicos de una granja ecológica y construcción.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Spanish: Fluent
    Basque: 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

    Accommodation

    Hamlet. Private room. Shared bathroom and kitchen. The farmhouse is my residence but I work outside the home so I only spend part of the day. It is important to know that the farmhouse is 6 km away from the nearest town, so if they do not have their own transport, the volunteers' stay would be directed to staying on the farm for the majority of their stay.

    Caserío. Habitación privada. Baño y cocina compartidos. El caserío es mi residencia pero yo trabajo fuera de casa por lo que solo estoy parte del día. Es importante saber que el caserío esta alejado de la población más cercana 6kms ,así que de no tener transporte propio la estancia de los voluntarios estaría dirigida a permanecer en la finca la mayoría del tiempo que dure su estancia.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    In their free time, the volunteers, in addition to enjoying the house itself, have hiking options. On the weekend you could visit San Sebastián or Bilbao, both just 50 km away with public transport available. I offer to show them places on weekends according to availability and tastes of each one.

    En su tiempo libre, los voluntarios, además de disfrutar de la misma casa tienen opciones de hacer senderismo. El fin de semana podrían visitar San Sebastián o Bilbao, ambos a escasos 50 km con transporte público disponible. Yo me ofrezco a enseñarles lugares los fines de semana según disponibilidad y gustos de cada uno.

  • 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.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours/day, 5 days/week maximum - Máximo 4-5 horas al día, 5 días a la semana

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