Help with babysitting and donkey care near Costa Brava, Spain

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    22/05/2022

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  2022 

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a big family me, 1 child (4 years) 1 dog, 23 donkeys, 4 chicken, 5 gosts and a pig. Since spring 2020 we are living on a 15ha ranch in the middle of the nature, near the mediterranean coast (Costa Brava) and the Pyrenees. Still many things have to be done to renovate the place and make more out if it. And on a finca with animals, there is always something to do!
    The donkeys I am are offering for walks, family activities and multy day trekkings (mostly selfeguided tours). I love the animals and want to give them a foreverhome. The welfare of them is very important for me.
    Our live is simple. We live in a small house with solarpannels, a vegetabel garden and lots of do it yourself.
    During the summermonth we will be up in the Pyrenees, offering the trails from there. (More details further on)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will have time to hike around by yourselfe, with us or with a donkey. You can join our activities with the donkeys and you can learn a lot abour them!!

    And of corse if you want, you can learn some spanish, catalan or german.
    You will have also a lot of time to relax and desconnected of the stress of the civilisation.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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  • Help

    Help

    As it is sometimes quiet tricky to combinate to look after my doughther and to do everything wich has to be done with the animals, around the house and the finca we are living, i am very happy to get some help. Help with the basic care of the donkeys(cleening feeding), but also to help with my little garden project, with some little renovations in the house and on buildings, to play with my doughther and help with whathever it has to be done(cooking, cleaning,...)
    You don't need any knowlege about the animals. But it is important to love to spend time in nature and with animals and to like a basic lifestile. Also it is important that you don't have a problem to work fisicly and sometimes on your own.
    Your dayly helping time can vary depending the tasks wich have to be done. There will be days where it is quiet buisy and others less.
    Lets say, 2-4 hours of help.
    For the summermonth middle of june to beginning of september i am looking for people they like camping and mountains. We will spend the summer month in the Pyrenees near Lles de Cerdanya. Here the temperatures are better for the hikes so we move the donkeys up there and rent a medow near a farmhouse. Here we sleep in tents and have a very simple life. During this time i prefere helpers they stay longer than 2 weeks, have a driver licence and if possible some expereance with horses or donkeys. Also if you speak some spanish and german it would help a lot!
    During the summer i am also looking fore a homesitter, to look after the goats, chicken, garden and a few older donkeys left a home ( some expereance with equines requierd). The homesitter should be available for 3 month (beginning of june to beginning of september), have a own car and know to speak some spanish. The dayly work hours are around 2h and include feeding in the morning and evening. So you will have a lot of time to enjoy the summer, going swimming in the sea, lake or river, going on excursions, have a relaxed life or work on a own project.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: 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

    As we life in a very small house, we can't give you a place there inside. But we have some confortable Bungalows wich have a proper bed, kitchen, gas heater, hot shower and toilet). Just there is no electricity in the bungalow so the light is made with candles and camping lights.
    In summer we offer a big tipitent with all the nesecary stuff to stay confortable and sleep like a king. If you want, you can bring your own tent or if you travel with a caravan, there is enough space to park it somewhere.
    For electricity we have solarpannels and a generator for the washingmachine.
    It is more practical to cook toghether and share the meals. But we don't have any strict rules about that. Provided meals are part of the exchange. Every now and then we have to go to civilisation for shopping. We eat vegetarian, but don't have any problem if you want to buy and cook your own meet.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is a lot to do near our home! We live totally in nature but the next city(Figueres)with cultural offers is only 15 km away.
    If you like to mountainbike or hike you have also many posibilities!
    The beach is about 30 min driving away, with all the posibilities to swim, kayak, snorkel,.....
    Next busstop is in vilarnadal, 1km from our place.

  • 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

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 2-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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