Help take care of the house and garden, take the dog to the beach in Catalonia, Spain

  • España
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  • Última actividad: 10 oct 2023



 Estancia mínima:  Al menos 2 semanas



  • Descripción


    At the moment i am not looking for help.

    Hi! my name is Richard and I live with my daughter and my beagle Bimba at the Costa Brava (Costa Maresme) in Santa Susanna, which is next to Malgrat. It is a comfortable 4-bedroom house, with a large terrace and a swimming pool. You will have your own room . The house is situated in an urban area, Malgrat, which is next door, is a non-touristic and lively village. My daughter, Jules is 12 and she goes to school here.

    I work as a property manager, so I take care of other people’s properties.
    Besides the property management (mostly called holiday rentals) The problem is I have nit enough time to give Bimba the attention she needs or take care of the house, and to cook now and then which is the main reason i am looking for help in the house.

    Before I came here, I travelled with an old camper van in Scandinavia and Europe and have been on some house-sitting jobs and Workaway and other volunteer jobs myself.
    The tourist industry is growing again and there is a need for taking care "the Dutch way" of properties.

    Who am I? Non-smoker, I enjoy life! open minded, organized (sometimes!), calm, always trying to help other people and I enjoy meeting new people, making friends and connections.
    I like to talk about the world, with good company, enjoying cooking.

    The work; main task; taking care of Bimba, she needs to be walked and taken care of, keeping the house organized and helping now and then with the apartments and houses. (Check in/out, cleaning and so on)

    What’s to do in Santa Susanna & Malgrat ? You can hike and bike, mountains and lots of nature just around the corner.
    Go to the beach, surf, kiting, sailing, swimming, diving, running, the beach is enormous.
    There is a well-equipped gym with an indoor and an outdoor swimming pool (own expenses) in Santa Susanna, there is a cross fit in Pineda, padel, water sport, horse riding, lot's of possibilities.

    Lots of cultural locations to visit. Barcelona is 1 hour and 10 minutes by train (5 € to get there and 5 € to get back), beautiful train ride direct at the coast.

    Here in Spain we work 5 days per week, in principal we (try to) relax in the weekend.
    If you are studying or have an interest in the tourist industry in Spain then this is a good experience for you.
    Any experience with (internet) marketing, or other related experience is welcome. If you are experienced with building a basic website with a website builder aplication, then please let me know. ( i use a Dutch system, jouwweb, but i am hopeless with it, achieving nothing) plus, most important, organize Facebook marketing, i specifcly want to target a small área here; Costa Maresme, for property management.

    I speak Dutch, English, basic German and Spanish. If you speak Spanish it is a big plus.

    You will have your own room, I have a car, a scooter and a bike which we can share. The beach is 25 minutes walking. Nice bars all around. Malgrat & Santa Susanna are real Spanish not so touristic villages with a rich cultural life all year.

    Interested? questions? ideas? suggestions? please ask!

    Best regards,

    Richard, Jules, Bimba


    Apparantly a lot op people do not know how to read a profile; so for those who don´t; I can accomodate one person, pay attention to ¨one¨ which means; no couples or families!

    I prefer non smokers. And I prefer that you are not too young (read; you have to be at least 30) and that you have some life experience. Also, it is important you have a valid drivers license.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Cuidado de animales
    Cuidado de niños y juegos creativos
    Cocinar para toda la familia
    Ayuda doméstica
    Ayuda informática
  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    You can experience helping internationally.
    I enjoy meeting new people, making friends and connections.
    I like to talk about the world, with good company, enjoying cooking,
    lots of cultural locations to visit!

  • Ayuda


    Everything we do has to be planned "around" the daily program of Jules, my daughter. She is the most important "job" in the house and I do most of them. But it will be necessary in the nearby future that I devote more time to work.

  • Idiomas hablados

    Inglés: Fluido
    Holandés: Fluido
    Alemán: Intermedio
    Español: Intermedio

  • Alojamiento


    The house has a living room, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 kitchen, large terraces on both floors, private pool. 25 minutes walk to the beach.

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    Lots of beaches, culture and nature and everything is nearby. Malgrat has good connections, the train goes to Barcelona (1 hour 10 minutes) and to the north. Local bus service. You can hike and bike, go to the beach, surf, swim, dive, kite, there is a new gym with an in- and outdoor pool in the village.

  • 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

    Digital Nomads, bloggers, travellers welcome,internet works perfect here, fibra optica.

  • Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    In front of the house there is free parking space.

  • 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

    Maximum 4-5hours, 5 days a week

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 452491442481

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