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Hi there :)
Our names are Daniel and Gema. We are a family of 5 althought 2 of our eldest daughters do not live permanently with us. We are a multicultural family British/Spanish, entrepeneurs who love travel. Our home is our most loved project. We are working on being self sustainable, and cost free urban farm. We speak fluent English and Spanish.
We keep chickens, peacocks, ducks and pigs all in a 1600 sqm plot. Please take this into account if you can not work with pigs. If you would like to learn about these animals we are happy to share our knowledge.
We would love help with a few tasks at home like putting the dishes in the dishwaser, taking the trash out or making beds, but mainly we would need to have help in our garden, vegetable patch and with our animals.
We offer a private en suite bedroom with access to kitchen and 1gb speed internet.
Cleaning of your living space (including changing of towels and sheets) is included once a week.
We are 55 km away from Madrid city center (Puerta del Sol) by car. The village where we live is called Eurovillas, Villar del Olmo (it is easy to find it by google maps). Public transport is available. There are buses to be connected with the city, it will take you 1,30 hours to get Avenida de América or 50 minutes to get Arganda del Rey, where you can catch the metro.
The tasks we require help with do not require specific skills, just a can do attitude. Task will require you 3 hours of your time per day, 5 days a week. They are as following:
-Load and unload the dishwasher
-Feeding all the animals twice per day
-Give water to the animales twice per day
-Cleaning and sweeping the garden
-Small painting jobs
We are looking for:
- One person
- Non smoker person
- Commited in living with a family and helping us with our project
- Eager to learn how to manage a day to day urban farm with children, sustainable projects and animals
- Eager to have a lot of free time by yourself to manage around
- To be in contact with nature and work outdoors
- To have a very nice and calm space for spending a few days
If you feel this kind of experience is for you, we will be very happy to meet you :)
We would love to know more about you! So we will send you a form with some questions. Thank you for answering it in advance :)
Daniel and Gema
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Help around the house
We can talk English or Spanish as you prefer, if you are interested we can share about local culture and site seeing. You will learn about passive homes, diy, plant, vegetable and animal care, entrepeneurship and sustainability. Please, if you are interested in any of these topics, just let us know, and we will be very happy to share with you. We prefer that you are in charge of the topics you would like to discuss :)
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
General maintenance, cleaning and helping hand in vegetable patch, garden, animals and inside of the house and diy projects. No need for babysitting.
This host offers a language exchange
Dani is a native speaker in English and Spanish, he is from UK but lived most of his life in Spain. Gema is native in Spanish, fluent in English. Please, understand that we can talk to you, but we are not teachers in these languages. We can not offer a language programe.
You will have a private en suite bedroom with kitchen access and 1gb symetrical internet. Cleaning of living spaces is included weekly. It includes changing towels and sheets once per week.
You will have access to use also the washing machine.
Sadly we cannot offer meals, as we do not cook everyday. Of course, you will be able to use all the kitchen for cooking.
You should bear in mind that food is not on our side, that does not take away the possibility of having lunch together if we cook. There is a supermarket 30 min away by foot. You can also join us by car when we go to the supermarket.
There is also room for your vehicle should you have one.
We will be very happy to give you information and pointers of things to enjoy in your free time, both locally and in Madrid city.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
If you are a digital nomad, this is the place to be. Great internet connection, very quiet place to be focus, and a nice desk to have all your stuff. As a bonus, wifi available in outdoor working spaces on our land.
Maximum 3 hours a day, 5 days a week - No food
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