Help with planting and building projects at an organic farm in the mountains outside Malaga, Spain



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  • Description


    I'm an ex-EU translator 59 years old Danish setting up a small organic farm in mountains outside Malaga (25k direct bus). I need help with putting 60 abandoned avocado and orange trees into shape again, planting new olive and fruit trees, setting up a big kitchen garden. I have a gardener but help needed, also with construction work like building stables and transforming garden shed into guesthouse. In May 2018 especially looking for somebody who can do welding.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Animal Care
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • 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

    Producing organic fruit and vegetables in tentative self-sufficiency. We are not vegetarians though. I can help with learning Spanish language culture and history.

  • Help


    I am used to having young people around and used to share my former big house with EU trainees. Still friends with most of them. They come visit also which explains need for caravaning or camping in season !! I can help you if you want to learn or improve your Spanish. We have horses, dogs, cats and chickens and having the space we also from time to time foster big abandoned dogs, a real problem in rural Spain due to crisis. We make them ready for adoption to good homes in Holland and Belgium. You must like animals.

  • Languages spoken

    Danish: Fluent
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Portuguese: Intermediate
    Sami: Intermediate
    Swedish: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    Winter: guest room inside house either double or single (couples are welcome). In summer: caravan or tent (due to many friends and family visiting).
    Internet is not limited in volume, and is quick inside house. In the caravan Internet is mobile, so signal because of the mountain often not very strong but enough for daily emailing Facebook etc. Smoking is allowed outside.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We have local bus to village in one direction (3k) and to downtown Malaga in the other direction (25k). In village bus connection to Fuengirola. Golf, horse riding, trekking, biking, swimming in our BIG pool.village not too small 20,000 inhabitants. Gorgeous scenery all around. Caminito del Rey and Ardales lakes not very far.

  • 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

  • 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

Host ref number: 922532622827