Help us with our large garden in the Alpujarra near Granada, Spain



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  • Description


    We moved here in 2004 for a different lifestyle from S E England We have 4 sons in their 20s' & 30s. We own 12,000 sq m of land in a beautiful part of Spain- the Alpujarra- a green oasis between the Med and the Sierra Nevada mountains. We have 2 dogs, 4 cats, chickens, pigs, turkeys, ducks, geese, peacocks and LLAMAS. We are passionate gardeners and we open our garden every week to visitors. We also enjoy a productive vegetable garden.
    We ask our helpers to work 5 hours per day 5 days a week in exchange for board and lodgings and good food and great accommodation. We have had helpers from all parts of the world for more than 8 years and are very used to enjoying their help and company. We are very sociable and our house always enjoys plenty of visitors and you are always included in the activities. We work hard but enjoy life too!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Garden design and maintenance. Basic building work particularly outside work. Working with nature. Working with animals. Working with the public (on our garden open days). And for non English helpers, improving their English (Kay is a qualified teacher and has taught English)

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    Projects involving children

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  • Help


    With a large garden we need help with keeping it under control [weeding and pruning]and developing it further. We produce plants for sale from our own stock as well as our own compost and manure. Although the animals don't need a great deal of maintenance or care they are a big part of our daily lives.
    General maintenance of the house is always part of our lives of course! [although it is under 10 years old] You would be helped along the way and not asked to do anything that we would not be happy to do.
    We open our garden to the public once or twice a week so we make cakes and serve visitors too.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    The accommodation is of a high standard as you would be living with us in our comfortable home and staying in our sons' bedrooms with your own bathroom.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The local town is 2.5 km from here. where there are loads of bars, weekly market etc There is a thriving English community around here. As we are in the middle of the mountains there are lots of walks and the med is only 40 minutes drive [or by bus] and the skiing resort [Granada] is under 1.5 hours from here. Granada is a magnificent small city with a good university and heaps of cultural history.

  • 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

    5 hours, 5 days a week or equivalent

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