Hi, we’re Paul and Kate - for the last four years we’ve been gradually renovating a town house in the Andalusian town of Martos.
A real labour of love we’ve got much of the house habitable but the next stage is rewiring - we need help for a week or so at the beginning of August to chase cables in and get ready for an electrician to sign things off.
We’ll also be doing other work like painting, plastering and clearing some rubble from repairing a ceiling
It’s pretty hot in Andalusia during August so we’ll work in the morning then you’ll be free for the rest of the day to do your own thing
Martos is a lovely little town but realistically you might want transport to get to Jaén (20 min), Córdoba (1 hr), Granada (1 hr) or the coast (2 hrs) We’ll be going out fairly often, to the municipal pool, Jaén, Granada or to swim in a lake so you’ll be welcome to come along with us..
We also have a back yard with a pop up pool which makes a lovely space to chill.
We are ideally looking for help during the first 2 weeks of August as we have family coming out on the 13th.
DIY and building projects
We’re an English couple so we’re not going to teach you Spanish but Martos is very much a Spanish town, very little English spoken and very traditional
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
General property help - renovation, basic electrics.
We can offer a private room for one person or a couple
We have a shared bathroom, a pop-up pool to cool off in
You can share our meals or use the kitchen and BBQ
There are shops and a market within a 5 minute walk
Martos is a small, rural town in the heart of the olive producing area of Andalusia, it has plenty of bars and restaurants, a lovely open-air municipal pool and open countryside all around it.
It’s also a great way to experience Spanish hospitality with traditional free tapas with your drinks!
There are buses within town and further afield but we’ve never investigated them and there’s limited online information!
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 3-4 hours a day, 5 days a week