Help around my property and enjoy a typical beautiful Spanish village



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    Hi, my name is Lynne and I currently live in my Spanish villa, which looks out over the beautiful mountain range of La Safor. I am from the UK, and have moved to Spain to live permanently, having taken early retirement from Social Work. I have two feral cats that I have adopted, and am thinking of also getting a dog.
    I am very friendly and I enjoy having people around and meeting new people.
    I live in a lovely 3 bedroomed villa and I also have a three bedroomed log cabin that I rent out to holiday guests mainly in the spring and summer.
    I love to cook for people, and can cook both vegetarian and non vegetarian food; English, Spanish, Thai, or try anything new you might like to teach me.
    There is a private swimming pool and extensive outside garden space, situated in a tranquil green valley with stunning mountain views and working orange groves, yet near to Spain's best blue flag beaches.
    All modern amenities are just three minutes drive away in the cute, traditional Spanish town of Villalonga.
    The garden is particularly lovely, with many mature fruit trees - orange, mango, advocado, fig, almond and nispero. Many ornamental flowers and cacti, aloe vera, african daisies, bouganvillea, roses and much much more.
    The chalet and villa are at the end of a quiet road that follows the river Serpis up the valley from Villalonga town. It is quiet and very little traffic. Dog walkers and cyclists outnumber any cars going past.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I have British, Dutch, Filipino and Spanish friends all living in the Mountain and nearby village. The nearby village is typically Spanish and beautiful, with a number of Spanish cafes, bars and restaurants. The area is renowned for its fresh drinking water that flows from the several fountains. Once occupied by the Moors (Arabs) the village still has the remains of the castle once constructed to defend the local people from the attacking Moors. There are two beautiful churches and a public outdoor swimming pool available to meet the locals in the summer months. I only speak a little Spanish but I have recently joined a Spanish course again. Language exchange may also be something a work away can help me with and I can of course offer English in return. The name La Safor comes from Mount Safor the crater like mountain backdrop to the village of Villalonga. It is said that the reason for this is because it was caused by a direct hit from a meteorite millions of years ago.

  • Help


    I would like some help with the garden, especially in the autumn months to prepare for the winter. There are some minor general maintenance jobs, including outside and inside painting, and maintenance of the log cabin. It all really depends on the time of year and where I can use an extra pair of hands.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Again this depends on the time of year and the circumstances. It may be that you have your own bedroom in my three bedroomed villa, with your own bathroom and shared kitchen and living room. Alternatively you may enjoy the three bedroomed log cabin with living room, bathroom, and kitchen. Both properties have a terrace with stunning views overlooking the mountain and the village. Both properties are also equipped with English tv, good internet, movies , games and books.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    I often visit Gandia and Oliva, including the beautiful beaches, and I would be happy to offer lifts and days out whenever the opportunity arises. There is also a bus service from the village and a train station in Gandia to Valencia and other areas.

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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • 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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