Learn about permaculture and enjoy living on a horse ranch in an intercultural family environment in Aranjuez, Spain

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  • Description

    Description

    A young dynamic family who lives on a 10 ha horse ranch right in the UNESCO town of Aranjuez only 50 km south of Madrid. We live only 2 km away from the Royal Palace and enjoy working outside and developing new projects. We are a fun young married couple with two children a 5-year-old son and a 2-year old girl, who love travelling and dealing with other people from other cultures. We are both business minded people who have decided to live on a restored horse ranch. We are open-minded and well educated looking for people who speak at least English, want to enjoy Spain and learn Spanish while teaching us about their culture and language. You must enjoy children, nature and animals.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Language practice
    Help with Computers/ Internet
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We provide an opportunity to learn about the many aspects of living on a farm and bringing up a child in a liberal educated way. We homeschool our child and we have a priority to provide him with an excellent education. We like to teach people and provide opportunities to learn. We are also keen for people who want to be more dynamic to get involved in our other business ventures which requires IT, language and social skills.

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for someone who loves to carry out fun activities which children and help in homeschooling, while they learn more about sustainable farming, live on a horse ranch and be part off our very intercultural family environment. We speak English, Romanian, Spanish and German. We want the experience to be varied with the opportunity for the person to come to learn about the daily life of being in Spain, enjoy teaching children, develop farming and business skills. We also run several other projects from our offices situated on the ranch which we welcome people to take part in. At the moment we are busy finishing of our pottage garden and educational english/spanish fun camp for children between the ages of 3 and 12. Other work examples are translations, design, web development, creativity...

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Romanian: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have several options for accomodation depending on the time of the year. One of them is the opportunity to enjoy your own private bedroom which is not shared with anybody else. During the summer months we have a BBQ and swimming pool area and in winter in the north of Madrid, you can go skiing. Your bedroom will be inside the house where we live permanently with the rest of the family and we look forward to enjoying meals together in a family environment. We expect the person to live as one more family member to help in the daily activities of living together and spend time relaxing enjoying the time inside the house in an open family environment. As our summer period is very warm we also have during the summer outside options of tipi style tents to sleep and a shower and bathroom nearby.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Aranjuez has a university with students, great nightlife, tapas and also historic reference. The Aranjuez Cultural Landscape is a singular entity of complex and historic relationships between nature and human activity, the sinuous watercourses of the rivers and the geometrical design of the landscape, urban and rural life, and between the forest wildlife and the refined architecture.

    Aranjuez bears witness to various cultural exchanges over a span of time that had a significant influence in the development of its landmarks and the creation of its landscape, thereby becoming a model for its culture's use of its territory. The process of transformation dates back to the reign of Philip II when, with the influence of the Crown and the wealth of nature as the determining elements, Aranjuez was established as a Real Sitio (Royal Site) in the sixteenth century. The Royal Commands of Ferdinand VI, Charles II, and Isabella II marked its evolution in the 18th and 19th centuries. This landscape survived during the 20th century when it was opened for the enjoyment of the public.

    The property comprises of diverse elements that make up the different zones: historic vegetable gardens, tree-lined avenues and groves (Legamarejo, Picotajo, El Rebollo), the Palace and ornamental gardens (the Prince’s, the Island, the Parterre, the King’s and Isabella II’s gardens) and the 18th century historic town centre. The conceptual combination of these zones creates a series of landscapes that, together, comprise the Aranjuez Cultural Landscape. These include the water landscape (rivers, ponds, dams and ditches), the agricultural landscape (orchards and nurseries, stock-breeding farms, and meadows), the delectable landscape for leisure (ornamental gardens), the ordered landscape (the geometry of the streets and squares that shape the natural terrain), and the constructed landscape (the palace, the planned town, the roads, and agricultural buildings).

    Toledo another great location is only 50 km away and was once the capital of Spain with the famous landscape reference from Don Quixote. Madrid city lifestyle knows international for it football team Real Madrid allows you to easily and quickly see art, museums and modern lifestyle which contrasts with the tranquillity of being on the ranch in Aranjuez. There are trains and buses running continuously. There are also great possibilities to travel with a special student or young transport pass which covers the whole community of Madrid for under 30 euros a month.

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    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

    We work from home with an office environment for up to 5 people. We are currently installing a 5G wifi in the office as rural internet is very slow only 3mb download so we hope to have a great new super fast connection once 5G rolls out towards the south of Madrid.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Any size

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours/day, 5 days a week

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