Join our family and help us with our home garden and kiwi orchard in Boiro, Galicia, Spain

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  • Activité récente: 20 juin 2024

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  2024 

 Séjour min. souhaité : Au moins une semaine

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  • Description

    Description

    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) and 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 :) I have 2 sisters but they are now living and working abroad, you might meet them if they are around when you come.

    We live in a small village 5 min away by car from the sea. Our village is 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 an elderly woman in Boiro in the morning and in the afternoon she gives love to our garden.

    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 pruning the kiwi trees so if you are really interested into kiwis you should come the 2 last weeks of February, as he will finish pruning, 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 that REALLY LIKE GARDENING and have read the whole profile. We prefer to host people that are 26 years old or more and if you are a surfer I'll be more than happy to host you as I really want to improve my surfing. 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.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Projets artistiques
    Pratique d’une langue
    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Compagnie pour pers. âgée
    Enseignement
    Jardinage
    Bricolage et construction
    Aide dans une ferme
    Cuisine/repas pour la famille
    Aide à la maison
    Entretien général
    Aide informatique/internet
  • Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de l’ONU
    Pas de pauvreté
    Faim «zéro»
    Bonne santé et bien-être
    Éducation de qualité
    Égalité entre les sexes
    Eau propre et assainissement
    Énergie propre et d'un coût abordable
    Travail décent et croissance économique
    Industrie, innovation et infrastructure
    Inégalités réduites
    Villes et communautés durables
    Consommation et production responsables
    Mesures relatives à la lutte contre les changements climatiques
    Vie aquatique
    Vie terrestre
    Paix, justice et institutions efficaces
    Partenariats pour la réalisation des objectifs
  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    You can learn Spanish and Galician from my parents, as they don't speak any other language than Spanish and Galician. It is very important that you have a good level in Spanish to volunteer with us, or at least if your level is basic but you really want to improve your Spanish mention it in the message please.
    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 love to surf, if the waves are nice and you are a surfer we can go together. I also love to bake with my mom, we sometimes make some really nice cakes, get ready!
    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!

  • Projets impliquant des enfants

    Projets impliquant des enfants

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

  • Aide

    Aide

    **At the moment we are looking for help for the kiwi harvest, which takes place around mid-end of November. We prefer a couple and if you know how to play an instrument, bring it, cause after the harvest we always have a nice jam session!! **

    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 kiwis, tomatoes, potatoes, lettuce, lemons, oranges, clementines, leeks, tamarillos, raspberries, strawberries, feijoas, figs, chestnuts, walnuts, hazelnuts, pomegranates, peaches, pears, apples, cherries, loquats, strawberry trees, and many other fruits that you will see when you come here :)
    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?

    Mainly 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. At the end of the week we always harvest our fruits for consumption.

    I am also quite creative, I paint and I've been designing bags. I've also created an account on IG where I share recipes with our fruit and everything that has to deal with Galician rural life and sustainability.
    I am also interested in web design, as an engineering student I learned a bit but I still have a lot 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 ;)

    I would also like to build a composting toilet, so if you have carpentry skills, you'll be our next workawayer :D

  • Langues

    Langues parlées
    Espagnol: Courant
    Galician: Courant

    Cet hôte propose un échange linguistique
    Cet hôte a indiqué qu’il souhaitait faire partager sa propre langue ou en apprendre une nouvelle.
    Contactez-le pour en savoir plus.

  • Hébergement

    Hébergement

    We offer a private room, the bathroom and kitchen will be shared with us.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    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 coast, it is beautiful!
    It will be better if you have your own car/van, as the best places here in Galicia are not reachable with public transport.
    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!

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads

    Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads

    Cet hôte a indiqué qu’il aimait accueillir les digital nomads.

  • Espace pour garer des vans

    Espace pour garer des vans

    Cet hôte a de la place pour les vans.

  • Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    Cet hôte a dit qu’il acceptait les personnes voyageant avec un animal.

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Deux

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

N° de référence hôte : 172316174357

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