Join us, our dog Scobi and our four hens at our beautiful cortijo in the Andalucian countryside, Spain




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  • Descripción


    We live in a large rural house in Los Vélez in Almería province with our rescue dog, Scobi. Last year we took on a big house with a huge garden that was totally neglected but is now being tamed and taking shape. Our native language is English but one of us is also fluent in Spanish. We enjoy walking in the countryside with the dog, gardening, socialising and getting to know new people. Both of us enjoy cooking and will ensure whoever comes to work for us is warmly welcomed, treated with respect and provided with good quality food. We have found that the optimal period for both us and the work aways tends to be a 2 week stay with a possible extension for up to 3 weeks.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Cuidado de animales
    Cocinar para toda la familia
    Ayuda doméstica
    Mantenimiento general

  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Vélez Rubio is a unique Spanish mountain town with a vibrant feel and welcoming people. We have travelled extensively and love to share stories and experiences with others. We are happy to help you with your English if you need this.

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    We are currently looking for people with specific skills that can help us with a few projects we would like to complete:

    1) Somebody who can erect chainlink fencing (with a gate) to create a separate outdoor area for the dog.
    2) Somebody who is good at working with wood and can build a dog kennel, a log storage area, and outdoor furniture made with old pallets. (Basic tools available)
    3) Somebody creative that could build an outdoor kitchen area on a minimum budget.
    4) General gardening skills and weedinh
    5) Interior painting skills to decorate 4 rooms on the ground floor, including ceilings.
    6) Painting of external balcony railings with black enamel paint.
    7) All exterior windows and doors need an additional coat of wood stain.
    8) A large wooden cabin needs sanding down and treating with wood stain.
    9) Build mini-golf holes or other giant outdoor games (Giant Jenga, petanque pitch etc).

    If you can help with any of the above we would like to hear from you!

    Please acknowledge that you have read this section when you apply and let us know which of these projects you think you could help with.

  • Idiomas

    Idiomas hablados
    Inglés: Fluido
    Español: Fluido

    Este anfitrión ofrece intercambio de idiomas
    Paul is a fluent Spanish speaker

  • Alojamiento


    You will have your own double bedroom with mountain views and share two bathrooms with us. You will have access to all shared areas of the house including the lounge, dining area, kitchen the garden and swimming pool (July to September).

    We will buy the food, you can help yourself to breakfast and snacks. Depending on our schedule we will either cook and eat lunch with you, or leave food available for you to help yourself to. We will cook an evening meal for you on your working days, though we're happy for you to help out with the cooking if you'd like to. On your days off, you're welcome to stay on-site and help yourself to food.

    If you choose to go out to eat you will need to finance this yourself.

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    There is lots to see and do in the area. For those traveling without their own transport, we can collect you from Vélez Rubio where there are a number of Alsa bus services passing through the town from all of the major cities. We also have a very old car that you are welcome to use to visit nearby towns and villages (Diesel not included and you need to be over 30 years old with a full driving license for vthe insurance). Otherwise, the town is a 35 minute walk away. Lots of natural beauty right on the doorstep and a national park 20 minutes drive away. It is approximately 1 hours drive to the coast (Mojacar, Águilas, Verá), 30 minutes to Lorca and an hour and a half to Almería City.

  • 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

    Internet is stable and reliable, due to rural location we receive 20mb download and 2mb upload speeds. Usually sufficient for general work tasks.

  • Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Plenty of space for vans and campervans on site. One hookup available.

  • Podría aceptar mascotas

    Podría aceptar mascotas

    Yes, but be aware that our dog may take a little while to properly socialise with other animals until he gets to know them. Please discuss with us first if you would like to bring a pet. Pevious Workaway visitors have stayed with dogs and cats and this worked out fine once Scobi got to know them.

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    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?


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    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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Precisión del perfil: (5.0)

Intercambio cultural: (5.0)

Comunicación: (5.0)

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 687516996419