Help me with gardening and repairing my home in Cortes de Baza, Spain

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Spain

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    19/06/2022

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  2022 

 Min stay requested: 1 week or less

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  • Description

    Description

    My name is Jo, I live in a cave house in rural Spain with my 6 dogs, Bonnie, Leila, Pablo, Lucy, Jack, Sophie and Storm Cloud. (The dogs are family and allowed on the furniture.). The great thing about a cave is that it stays cool inside while the temperature rises outside.

    We live in a barranco on the outskirts of the village (2 minute walk away).

    I need help doing general maintenance on the cave, looking after my dogs and helping a friend set up an area for keeping cats whilst they recover from being spayed.

    This is a great opportunity to live in a cave house and find out how/why it works.

    We recently had a storm where sand from the Sahara was in the air for 3 days. My pool is currently full of sand and will take a few weeks to recover.

    The village is called Cortes de Baza and the nearest town is Baza. Please check the logistics of how you would get to Baza before applying as I am unable to collect anyone from the airport.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I am Scottish, living in Spain, I speak a little Spanish and a little French. I live on the alto plain. There are some lovely villages and experiences in the area which I would be happy to take you to if you have no transport. Castril is a particularly lovely village which looks Alpine. There is a gorge walk there. You would be welcome to come on my dog walks as, again, the scenery is gorgeous.

  • Help

    Help

    Must have proof of clear Covid 19 test.

    I need help clearing out the cave i.e. Folding, packing and cleaning.
    I need painting done and some plastering.
    Some gardening.
    Cleaning the pool. Due to the recent storm the pool is full of silt.

    The temperature here is in the high 30s and 40s in the summer and you can't work outside for too long.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent

    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

    Own bedroom and bathroom. The bedroom is a cave room, it's really big and roomy. Sleeping with a dog is optional but not guaranteed.lol

    I will supply food but may not do the cooking if it is specialised i.e. Vegan/vegetarian.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are several cafe bars. Lovely walks around the area. There is a bus into Baza, which is the main town, in the morning. There are local markets nearly every day in the area.

    My home is non-smoking but you can smoke round the pool area.

    I expect My home and animals to be respected and expect it to feel like your home too.

    I am hoping that you will come to stay first for a workaway but come back again for a visit.

  • 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

    I have an office space that could be used.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Pretty much any size can be parked here.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    I have 6 friendly dogs, you could bring a dog.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week



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