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*****IMPORTANT: I know summer is coming and as our home is close to the ocean we get a lot of messages from people who want to come for ''vacation'', but as you know, workaway is not the platform for that. So, if you really want to volunteer for us you need to:
-Read the whole profile
-Let me know why you want to come, what attracted you from our profile, what you want to learn from us
-And most importantly: why should we choose you as a volunteer.
I am sorry about this but as we get many messages, I will only reply with a positive reply to the ones that really touched me <3 Thanks for understanding!*******
We are a very open minded family looking for a helping hand that loves the nature and agriculture as much as we do :)
We are Ana and Manolo (my parents), Bea (my oldest sister) which is now living and working in the Netherlands as a researcher in Chemistry, Marta which studied Economics and is now living and working in Barcelona and then me. My name is Ana and I am studying Chemical Engineering in Santiago and come home every weekend to help my parents, meet my friends, and to take you around :).
We live in a small village 5 min away by car from the sea. Our village is called Comoxo and the town Boiro.
My mom is an ace of cooking and handywork! She is good at making traditional galician dishes and Christmas decoration with plants from the forest, she also makes beautiful floral crowns for my friends and I to go to the traditional parties here in summer. She is also patient to teach the people Spanish, if she sees that you are enthusiastic and a hardworking person ;) She takes care of and eldery woman in Boiro in the morning, and in the afternoon she takes care of another eldery woman in Comoxo. Every Saturday morning she also sells fruit from our garden at the street market.
My dad is an egghead! Even though at the beginning he would look a bit serious, after 2 days working with him you will already know all the history of our house, village, his political ideology and also a lot about agriculture, forestry and botanics. He is at the moment prunning the kiwi trees so if you are really interested into kiwis you should come the 2 last weeks of February, as he will finish prunning, tying the brunches and do a graftage of a new kiwi species, the golden kiwifruit :D We are very excited about this!
To sum up, we like HARDWORKING and enthusiastic people. If you are one, you will feel like at home! We are flexible with schedules and you can either wake up early in the morning and do the 5h all together to have the afternoons free or help a bit in the morning and a bit in the afternoon. You'll have 2 days free, you can choose when. We usually do everything together, have breakfast, lunch and dinner together. If you are a more independent person you can also tell us, but in Spain it is really common to enjoy our meals together.
Práctica de idiomas
Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
Ayuda en una granja
Cocinar para toda la familia
Ayuda con ordenadores/Internet
En este proyecto podría haber niños. Para obtener más información, consulta nuestras directrices y consejos aquí.
You can learn Spanish and Galician from my parents, as they don't speak any other language than Spanish and Galician. I will come home every weekend and can show you some nice places around. I love to bike so we can also do it together if you also like sports or you can use my bike during the week when I am not there. I also like to surf, if the waves are nice we can also go together and I also love to bake with my mom.
You will also learn a lot about agriculture, we love nature and my parents have been working in this area for many years. Also, a lot of family members and neighbours ask us for advice as Manolo, my dad, is very good at graftage!
We have a huuuuge garden with many different kinds of fruits and vegetables, from the most exotic to the most traditional here in Galicia. We grow tomatoes, potatoes, lettuce, lemons, oranges, clementines, leeks, tamarillos, raspberries, strawberries, feijoas, figs, chestnuts, wallnuts, hazelnuts, pomegranates, peaches, pears, apples, cherries, loquats, straberry trees, and many other fruits that you will see when you come here :)
We also have a kiwi plantation, you will also help with the prunning and carrying the wood back home with my dad.
We also have vineyards and make ecological wine. We make wine like romans used to do it, stomping the grapes with our feet, would you also like to try it?
We need help with:
-Removing weeds at the garden and tilling the soil when needed. We need help giving love to our garden :)
-Friday's harvest. We sell at the street market on Saturdays so Friday it is always harvest day!
-Cleaning a van: I am planning to prepare a van to take tourists from Santiago to our area and show them the coast, the garden etc
-Photography, graphic design and web design: I created an instagram account (@comoxoorganics) to share and spread the sustainable and rural life and I would like you to help me make it more beautiful :)
I am also quite creative, I paint and I've been designing bags to sell our fruit at the street market. I am also interested in web design, as an engineering student I learned a bit but I still have a looot to learn, hopefully we can exchange knowledges, I teach you agriculture and a bit of construction, and you teach me graphic design, photography and web design ;)
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We offer a private room, the bathroom and kitchen will be shared with us.
With your free time you can do whatever you want. You can visit many places around here, there are a lot of beautiful destinations, for example Fervenza de Cadarnoxo, which is a waterfall that you can reach by walking or by bike, Castros de Baroña by the coast and Mirador da Curota, where you get some really nice views of Ría de Arousa estuary. Porto do Son is also a very nice area if you like surfing, you can also do kayak, rowing or any other sport that you would like. Pontevedra and Santiago de Compostela are not far away (40 min by car). And then Coruña and Vigo are a little further but not too distant. You can also use my bike and bike around the cost, it is beautiful!
The village can be a bit quiet and boring, so I can also give you some contacts of friends of mine that live in Boiro or even the neightbours will be very interested to get to know you. I have two little neighbours that are very nice and funny, sometimes we also do acroyoga at the terrace when the weather is nice, they love it!
Acceso a Internet
Acceso a Internet limitado
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