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.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
I have an office space that could be used.
Pretty much any size can be parked here.
I have 6 friendly dogs, you could bring a dog.
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week