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Help needed at an animal sanctuary for horses and donkeys and help with other general building & maintenance jobs in Galicia, Northern Spain
Animal sanctuary for donkeys, horses & chickens.
Help needed around the sanctuary with mucking out, donkey brushing, feeding, caring for the chickens, garden work, general building work & maintenance of existing buildings.
My place is a farm sanctuary for abused and unwanted animals, I’ve been running the sanctuary for over 8 years. I originally started in Denmark but recently relocated to Spain. I primarily care for donkeys & a small number of horses but have rescue cats, dogs, geese & turkeys at another nearby location where I live. The location for workaway’s has donkeys, horses, an elderly cat & chickens.
Types of help and learning opportunities
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Animal Care, cleaning out & feeding
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Cultural exchange and learning opportunities
People will learn all aspects of animal care, including feeding, maintaining & repairing fencing, how to clean out stables and do basic medical tasks. How to move a large herd of donkeys & horses around & care for several chickens.
Animal Care help, feeding of animals, cleaning out, maintenance of their shelters, moving hay bales. Sharing the preparation & cooking of meals for themselves & other workaways, cleaning the house & grounds and some land clearance. Ongoing maintenance of the land, animals housing, fencing & maintenance of the main house. General building jobs as required.
I offer private rooms, 2 doubles & one single, and some storage for clothes, There’s a private indoor shower, toilet and washing machine. A shared indoor kitchen with hob and fridge. There’s an old range in the kitchen which provides a heat source when lit, & can be used as an oven. I provide bedding but not towels.
What else ...
Local town Approx 1 hour 30 minutes walk. There are taxis. A car or bicycle would be useful if you want to go to the town & don’t want to walk or get a taxi, or explore some of this beautiful region. A car is helpful to explore further afield such as the thermal springs although there are buses from the local town of Chantada & trains from Monforte de Lemos.
Parking is available a few mins walk from the house.
We have no WiFi (the local town has bars & cafes with WiFi) but you can get 3G/4G in some parts of the house. It does get muddy at the farm & at some times of year it can be wet & cold in Galicia. We do get great sunshine too though! You need to come equipped with waterproof clothes, warm clothes (for some times of year) & good wellingtons or waterproof boots for working at the farm. I provide work gloves if you need them.
You need to be confident around equines. Workaways are shown what to do when they arrive & tasks are allocated daily/weekly.
If there’s others staying then you’ll agree yourselves who’ll cook each day ( usually just the evening meal but it’s up to you how you work it out) & the house cleaning rota. I provide a hoover & all other cleaning equipment.
Minimum of 1 weeks stay. 4 hours a day split across the day depending on the animals needs. We start at 9am everyday. Tasks are allocated depending on how many workaways are staying. You have 1 day off a week. You can do more hours if you want to.
You should bring some wet and cold weather clothing, a towel and some boots for working in mud in and around animals. We do not supply clothing or footwear for volunteers.
Aide avec des éco-projets
Bricolage et projets de construction
S’occuper des animaux
Aide dans une ferme
Cuisine/repas pour la famille
Aide à la maison
People will learn all aspects of animal care, how to clean out stables
Animal Care help and garden tasks, dog walking, feeding of animals and some building crafts
Cet hôte propose un échange linguistique
I’m eager to learn any new language but can be a slow learner but will try
I can offer a private room with double bed and some storage for clothes, there’s a private indoor shower and toilet too with washing machine. A shared indoor kitchen with over and fridge. And two more basic empty rooms downstairs with a possibility to stay with one double bed and a single.
Local town good 1 hour 30 minutes walk away, tough terrain through the mountains
Accès Internet limité
Nous avons des animaux
Nous sommes fumeurs
Plus de 2
4 hours per day
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