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We are ecologists. We own a 30000 m2 property on the Costa Cálida south east of Spain at one km from the sea in the heart of a protected regional park. We are naturists. The property is really calm and idealic. It is a paradise.
We have wonderful dogs, very playful, a lot of energy and love to give. They are great. They love to have a walk at the mountain or play at the beach.
Types of help and learning opportunitiesCharity WorkHelp with Eco ProjectsGardeningDIY and building projectsAnimal CareHelp around the houseGeneral MaintenanceHelp with Computers/ Internet
Cultural exchange and learning opportunities
We are using the workaway system because we would like people to get to learn how to live with little impact on the environment, respect environment, animals even insects (although we are not so friendly with flies!). Here you will learn how every animal is important, how to reduce your impacts and still be happy (even more). I meditate every day so you may meditate with me if you wish.
Our place is excellent for watching animals. I can share my little knowledge of it.
It might not be the best place if you want to learn Spanish though. We usually end up speaking the language in which you are most likely to understand. As misunderstandings lead to things done in the wrong way. I would love to learn portuguese though.
Cultural sharing is important, for both sides as we also learn from our workawayers. Should you just be interested in cheap holidays, this is not the place for you. It takes time to share knowledge, this is why short stays don't make sense.
Mainly sharing all our daily tasks:
- gardening with us, learning about local species, invading species, how to best respect and preserve the surrounding nature;
- learning the use of our compost;
- participate in the maintainance of dry walls (as local cultural heritage). If the situation arise that we are doing this during your stay, you can participate. Should you have experience in this, please mention it when you contact us)
- sharing the house cores (cleaning).
- sharing the maintenance of the house (which does not require qualifications).
- walk the dogs together
- we sometimes participate in ecological actions organized by local environmental associations (removing plastics from beaches, reforestation project). If your stay coincides with one of this project, you will be invited to join in.
- Your stay might also coincides with some solidarity actions towards animal rescuing. We are not in association but we are sometimes involved in such unpredictible situations.
- you will be asked to recycle your trash. If you think climate change is a myth, it is preferable for both parts that you look for another place to stay.
Minimum age: 26. Maturity essential.
Minimum stay of 2 weeks.
Coming with painted long nails or with huge luggage does not make sense here and will mostly be a burden for you. Life here is simple and authentic and any superficial person will not feel comfortable and be better at ease somewhere else.
Also if you are a strong head, get irritated when being told what to do, especially by a woman and/or a person younger than you, don't even contact us.
By confirming your participation you commit yourself in coming and staying the length of time that was arranged. It is a question of mutual respect. If you are likely to change your mind, please don't even contact us.
Flexibility is essential in terms of tasks and hours. We ask only 15 hours per week, but it may happen that one day we have to dedicate 6 hours and the next 2 days you are totally free.
Due to negative experience, on departure we will check that the caravan is left in good condition and cleaned.
FROM APRIL TO OCTOBER: Because we live in a naturist environment, if you are not naturist, you will not have access to the whole property. It is essential that you are at ease in a naturist environment. We want everybody to feel comfortable. Naturism is not only nudism, it is a wider state of mind, with a lot to do with ecology and respect for nature, animals and other people's differences. Thanks for telling us about if you have naturist experience or not when you contact us.
A nice remodeled caravan with incredible views on mountains, in an extraordinary landscape. The caravan has 2 beds (plus one sofa bed) and a living room. The kitchen is very basic but enough to prepare simple food (a fridge and freezer, a gaz cooker). Toilets inside. Shower outside with hot water (we are lucky to have an excellent weather almost all the time). A terrace with fantastic views.
The pool is only accessible to naturists and its access is limited.
Wi-Fi is provided during the day but may be shut down from about 11pm to 9am.
We will not provide food because I have a complicated diet for health reasons but you have your own house and are totally independent. You can buy food at a little store within walking distance. To compensate, we only require 15 hours per week. In case there are several workawayers at the same time you will be asked to share the caravan. Max. 3 persons in very exceptional cases. Usually max. 2 persons. Our place is not adapted to children for security reasons (swimming pool).
What else ...
You will have the possibility to do hiking or mountain bike (bringing your own), go to the beach. A lot of private time. A bus stop is at 800 meters. Please note that we are in a remote place and that you need to take the bus for maybe half an hour to be in Cartagena. You can walk to the beach though. Please don't come with more luggage than what you can carry as we will not provide transportation and you will take public transportation.
Nearest airports : Murcia or Alicante. Both have bus connections to go to cartagena. Murcia is slightly closer.
We expect our guests to have high level of higiene and cleanliness and to respect the calm and silence of the place. The house should be left in a perfectly cleaned condition and it is a very important requirement for us.
Adequate behavior is required: smoking in designated places. Reasonable use of alcohol. No visits for obvious reasons (naturist environment).
If you have read until here, we are very grateful for this!!! Please mention the password "sunset" at the beginning of the contact mail so we know you have read our profile. We will give your mail a special attention ;-)
A little more information
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Can host digital nomads
We have WiFi but it is rural WiFi which usually is very good but can not be guaranteed at all times as the provider can encounter technical problems due to weather. We often turn it off at night. Good 3G in the area.
Space for parking camper vans
We have a cover parking space for campervan with 3 point electricity plug special for campervan. ALWAYS ASK US FIRST.
Can possibly accept pets
ALWAYS ASK US FIRST.
How many Workawayers can stay?
More than two
15 hours per week
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Mikel est un volontaire adorable, généreux et de confiance. Sa compagnie est agréable. Il est toujours prêt à aider. Il sera le bienvenu s'il souhaitait revenir. Je le recommande.
Sophie es una gran anfitriona, amable, cariñosa, comunicativa, amante de los animales y muy comprometida con el medio ambiente. Sophie te hace sentirte enseguida como si estuvieras
En todo momento nos hizo sentir como en casa, es una gran host! Su calidez humana, entusiasmo y alegría contagia y logra que trabajes con muchas ganas y buen humor. Te hace participe de sus ideas, siempre está dispuesta a enseñar y a escuchar sugerencias, acepta todo tipo de opinión siempre que
nos sentimos muy agusto que fuera amante de los animales ya que viajábamos con nuestra mascota Amón ( nuestro gato ).
un día salimos todos por la mañana a rescatar a una perra que llevaba 3 días perdida
It was winter, so there were no guests in, and we had a few days of rain.
I did a variety of tasks;
Gardening (weeding and trimming trees), collecting fire wood, cleaning, attaching a cable, proofreading, blog writing and promoting the business.
The caravan accommodation is perfect, with an
El trabajo en general fue simple, en un principio realizamos trabajos de carpintería y pintura, luego nos
Pedro is the action man in the house, he loves mountain climbing and has been doing it since a very young age, motorbikes and gardening as a
Altogether 12 days- with work, hiking, cooking and some walks to the beach time has passed very quickly.
We helped with different work like painting, a little bit gardening and also
Pedro and Sofie are flexible which is nice on the one hand but sometimes it is better to plan tasks and days ahead
Nous sommes accueillis par Sophie et Pedro qui n'ont pas ménagé leurs efforts afin de rendre cet échange fructueux.
Nos attentes ont été largement dépassées, et c'est avec plaisir que nous retournerons partager ces moments enrichissants.