Join our family of three and help with our many projects in Galicia, Spain

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  • Description

    Description

    Hola! We are a Dutch family of three (My husband and I with our little boy Zen, 1 year). We are looking for some people to help us with some projects we have in mind.
    You can discover a great area in Spain and borrow surfboards, climbing gear, and many other things we have lying around here! We can help you learning how to surf.

    A few months ago we moved to this beautiful place in the rough nature of Galicia. We felt in love with the gorgeous cliffs, surf beaches and the green nature around. We bought a big piece of land with a main house for us to live in and two small ones. They all need work. The heaviest work we already did 💪 now we would love to make the place self-sustainable and work on our many lovely projects we have in mind. Skatepool, greenhouse, food forest, waterfall, tree house, domes, natural swimmingpool and many more ideas. We will make sure you get breakfast and lunch, a nice tent to stay in until we finish some projects (treehouse, dome etc) where you can sleep in. It would be really handy to have a car yourself. We can help you with surfing or sailing if you never done it before!

    Everyone is doing there own thing a bit over here, often friends are over as well. We like to hang out campfires and enjoy a wine but no need to join if you prefer the quietness. We prefer some time for ourselfs as well, that is why we choose to not include dinner. We have a van with a kitchen that you can use to cook something. We are all easy going so we go with the flow. Zen is really zen luckily! 😉

    Aah I Just see I can choose an option of 'creating/cooking family meals'. That is always great! If someone can cook. I planted a lot of herbs and vegetables in the garden. Many fruit Trees and rare eatible plants and flowers. If you like cooking/experimenting, please do so!
    My Spanish is not so good yet, so if you can help with that would be great as well!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Discover the rough beautiful nature of Galicia.
    We bought an amazing place in this area and need some help with some projects in and around the house. We are working towards an off the grid place! It would be amazing if you can help us with that. First we would love to finish the inside of our house, which means some Lime plastering, building a floor and probably next year a new roof. Beside the house we would love to work this summer a lot in the garden. We want to create a forest garden, build a dome as a Greenhouse, an outside kitchen/bar from an old shed, build a treehouse, a place for chickens, natural swimmingpool, skatepool and many other projects. We are a nature lovers and often at the ocean. Poeh, what you can learn from us..? We are both very adventurous and sportive. So we can take you on our surf/climbing/sailing trips and teach you how to do that. I am a dance teacher, midwife and nurse as well so if you are interested in any of that, I love to share my knowledge!
    Besides us there are a lot of great people around us with many different skills. Although we live on top of a mountain in a quite area we have a lot of friends around so it often feels as a small community.
    We will work together on projects that you would like to do!

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    Help needed with several projects, self sustainable based.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    I would like to speak better Spanish.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    For now I have tents and a camper available. As soon as we build some of the projects you can stay in a dome, tree house, yurt or something else!
    We have a hot shower, compost toilet, warm living room and great kitchen! You will have the camper for yourself with a own toilet and 2pers bed.
    You can eat with us or cook if you like!
    We can provide tents and beddings!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Check out the Ortigueira area on Google. Many many things to do over here! You will need a car if you want to explore a bit on your own as well, also handy if you need to do some shopping etc. (hiring over here is around 10 euro's a day). There are as well trains and busses going but not often a day!

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Enough place to park your van, cool view as well ;)!

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Any pet is welcome! We have a lot of space and love animals

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week


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