Help me build a vegetable garden and do other small projects in Gestalgar, Spain

  • España
  • 96 “me gusta”
  • Última actividad: 26/01/2023




  • Descripción


    Hi there, I'm James. I'm 29 years old and from Scotland, although I've lived in Valencia for the last 4 years. I recently bought a house in the countryside near the city. It's a beautiful place surrounded by mountains, with lots of hiking routes and two pretty villages nearby. There are things I want to do in the house and the garden - repainting the outside walls, starting a vegetable garden, building a sun shelter and generally tidying up the outside so it's a nice place for us to hang out. I bought the place with the idea of turning it into a kind of sanctuary for myself and other people to relax, meditate and get in touch with the land, by learning how to live off it. I'm still in the very early stages of that, so anyone else with similar ideas and ambitions would be a great help to have around!

    I'm originally from Scotland and work online as an English teacher, although my real passion is music and writing, which I also do - without making any money. When I lived in London and Glasgow I hosted lots of people and loved the experience. I love meeting and spending time with new people, learning about other cultures and making connections that last!

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Práctica de idiomas
    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Ayuda doméstica
    Mantenimiento general
  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    I'm an English teacher and I can of course help you with your English. I'm also fluent in Spanish so if you're learning Spanish I can help you with that too! If you're a musician, then we can make some music together - I play the piano and guitar and sing and I have built a small home studio here. Other people are always the best inspiration!

  • Ayuda


    Most of the tasks I need to do are outside in the garden - namely planting and then maintaining a vegetable patch, clearing various debris that the previous owner left, building more places to shelter from the sun (which is hot in the summer!), building a barbecue, and making some of the ugly brick walls you can see in the pictures look nicer by painting or decorating them. I'm also planning to start brewing beer - something I've always wanted to do. There's some light building projects which I need to do, like replastering a wall - nothing too serious though. Even if you can just help with sweeping and tidying the garden you're very welcome to stay. Tasks aren't done on a serious rota like in other more organised workaways - it's just my house and garden and I'm looking for someone who's good company and happy to help out with things!

  • Idiomas

    Idiomas hablados
    Inglés: Fluido
    Español: Fluido

    Este anfitrión ofrece intercambio de idiomas
    I can help you with English and Spanish as well if you're a beginner.

  • Alojamiento


    The house is a bungalow with a big kitchen, two bathrooms, a garden and roof terrace. I have a spare room in which there is a comfortable single bed, a desk and storage. In terms of food, we can take turns cooking and I will provide the basic ingredients. I'm a meat-eater myself, but I love vegetarian and vegan food and I'm happy to adjust my diet according to your needs!

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    The house is surrounded by mountains with lots of places to hike and in the local village there is a nice river you can swim in. The place is amazing for cycling. Like everywhere else in Spain it is full of history - on the other side of the hills there's an abandoned airfield from the civil war, and down the road in Gestalgar there is a castle and the remains of a Roman aqueduct. Valencia is only a 50-minute drive away or there's a train from Llíria which I can drive you to. There's also a bus to the city which passes once a day. I have internet access which you're free to use, although it's a 4G connection and although it's very reliable it's a little slow by modern standards - 20mb/s - and I need to use it to teach my online classes, so I ask that you don't watch any videos in HD or download large files. I also have a TV with access to Prime Video.

  • Un poco más de información

    Un poco más de información

    • Acceso a Internet

    • Acceso a Internet limitado

      Acceso a Internet limitado

    • Tenemos animales

    • Somos fumadores

    • Puede alojar familias

  • Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    I have a 4G internet connection which I use for teaching online classes - so you can't watch HD video or download large files. Otherwise, you're free to use it!

  • Podría aceptar mascotas

    Podría aceptar mascotas

    Este anfitrión dice que acepta a viajeros con mascotas.

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?


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    Horas esperadas

    Ad hoc - maximum 4-5 hours a day, up to 5 days a week

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 139123696146

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