Help care for our home close to Torvizcón, Spain

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  • Description

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    *** We're looking for a house sitter!***
    *** 1 July until 21 August***
    *** Please write us if you're interested in having our place to yourself for 7 weeks. The first days we will show you how everything works.***
    ***Only write us if you have affinity with horses and living off grid and if you really plan to come***

    We are Sanne and Marc, a couple from the Netherlands. For work, Marc teaches singing and theatre and he installs solar systems. Sanne used to edit study books, but now has a job caring for horses.

    We are living with our 5 year old boy, a cat and two horses in a beautiful field in the valley above Torvizcón. Our place is about 30 minutes from Órgiva in Andalucia, Spain.
    We live in a yurt, basic but comfortable. We have electricity from a solar system and a water connection. We're now working on a little shower house and we use a super basic compost toilet.

    We're trying to live in a sustainable way. We eat mostly organic and/or local and stick to a healthy - mostly vegetarian - diet. We plan to grow some vegetables, recycle, try to reduce plastics and chemicals. Also, we drive an electric car that charges with the solar system. Sanne likes to care for the horses and she started a little veggie patch.

    Then there is the project of building a second yurt from scratch, that we're slowly working on. We have walls and doorframes and we are making the roofpoles smooth, which takes forever, because there's 80 of them. Next step is to make the roofpoles all the right size and make them fit the holes in the crown.

    In the next couple of months we need help with:
    - The household: mostly dishes (they keep growing back every day!), some cooking, some cleaning maybe.
    - Gathering and chopping wood.
    - Tidying up and cleaning in and around the house of the neighbour which we used as storage space.
    - Spreading compost on olive trees
    - Working on the veggie patch
    - Horse care (which means mostly: mucking out horse poo)
    - ... I probably forgot something...
    - After all that: working on the second yurt

    If you come to stay with us, your work will depend on what needs doing at that time. We'll be happy to share our knowledge of off-grid living, solar systems, horses and electric cars if you're interested.


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  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Jardinage
    Bricolage et projets de construction
    S’occuper des animaux
    Baby-sitting et jeux créatifs
    Cuisine/repas pour la famille
    Aide à la maison
    Entretien général

  • Projets impliquant des enfants

    Projets impliquant des enfants

    Ce projet peut impliquer des enfants. Pour en savoir plus, consultez nos directives et conseils ici.

  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Nature, learn about living off grid, yurt building, horses

  • Aide

    Aide

    We need 1 or 2 people to help us. You're welcome to come for any amount of time!

    We're looking for people who are okay with being in a quiet place. We're in the middle of nature. We always share the big meal of the day, which is mostly lunch and sometimes dinner. The other meals you'll mostly eat by yourself, as we prefer our sleepy breakfasts alone, and evenings are private time for us. Sometimes we'll have a nice evening together though, we do like a bit of social too :-)
    We prefer people who can work independently and show initiative. We're not always doing the same tasks as our volunteers, as we can have different types of jobs to do and we also have to go away for work and care for our child. We trust our volunteers to be responsible for their tasks and keep track of their own hours.

    Activities:
    - The household: mostly dishes (they keep growing back every day!), some cooking, some cleaning maybe.
    - Gathering and chopping wood.
    - Tidying up and cleaning in and around the house of the neighbour which we used as storage space.
    - Spreading compost on olive trees
    - Working on the veggie patch
    - ... I probably forgot something...
    - After all that: working on the second yurt

  • Langues parlées

    Anglais: Courant
    Hollandais: Courant
    Espagnol: Intermédiaire
    Français: Intermédiaire

  • Hébergement

    Hébergement

    We provide:
    - a caravan with kitchen.
    - internet (limited) in the yurt
    - the food (fruit/cereal/bread/cheese for breakfast and dinner, and a decent vegetarian meal for lunch)
    - when we go to Órgiva, we'll give you a lift (we go about 4 times a week)

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    If you don't have your own transport, we can pick you up somewhere or you can take public transport.

    Things to do in free time:
    Without transport you can go for walks in the mountains around us and to Torvizcón, or just hang out in the garden or in your caravan. If you're good with the horses (we'll find out by meeting them together), you're welcome to spend time with them and take them for walks (no riding).
    With your own transport or public transport:
    - Go to Orgiva, the main town of the area, with lots of activities like concerts and yoga classes
    - Go up into the Sierra Nevada for beautiful hiking
    - Relax at one of the beaches, at about 45 minutes drive.
    - Granada is about 1,5 hour away

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Espace pour garer des vans

    Espace pour garer des vans

    It's a bumpy road to our new place, most vehicles are fine though.

  • Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    We like dogs, if they are well trained and good with kids, horses and cats. Also, dogs are not allowed on the bed and couches of the caravan. Please clean up any poo around the living areas.

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Deux

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week (we're flexible)

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